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Antilock Brakes - Antilock Brakes Antilock brakes are impressive performers on the test track and in television advertising. What has surprised a lot of people is that anti-lock brakes are not reducing the frequency or cost of accidents. This is the case despite the obvious benefits of antilock brakes in test situations. The reason why anti-locks are not making the expected and much projected difference is because many drivers lack the knowledge and experience need to use ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) effectively....   [tags: essays papers]
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Car And Bicycle Brakes - Caliper Brakes Effectiveness: good mechanical advantage as it allows the operator to brake with little effort on the hydraulic lever, which needs to be squeezed. Material: Calipers are fixed mount, opposed piston calipers cast from aluminium alloy. Calipers are the hydraulic clamp portion of the disc braking system. Manufactured from either ferrous or non-ferrous materials and bolted firmly to the suspension upright(or knuckle) the caliper holds the pads in place and, through the action hydraulic pistons actuated by the master cylinder, force them against the rotating surface of the disc when pressure is applied to the brake pedal....   [tags: essays research papers] 377 words
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Front Disk Brakes - Front Disk Brakes For most people, driving a vehicle is a normal and every day process. On any given day, driving in city or town traffic one can experience a number of noises, by either their own, or somebody else’s vehicle. The most common sound made by the brakes of a vehicle is a light squeak, very high pitched and annoying. It may be time for new brakes, but wait; there could be a simpler fix. This paper is designed to educate the layman about brakes and give him or her some insight on how to fix them....   [tags: Automobiles Mechanics Essays] 1162 words
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History of the Development of Brakes - History of the Development of Brakes The first brakes were drum brakes. They were metal upon metal, and made a terrible noise, although they did work. Since then, brakes have been made with asbestos, which is heat resistant, hard wearing, and relatively silent. Drum Brake (1890s~1980s) The working parts of a drum brake are contained in a hard metal drum that is attached to the hub of a wheel and revolves with it. Inside, but unattached to the drum, are a pair of stationary curved brake shoes that are normally held away from the drum by springs....   [tags: Design and Technology] 836 words
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Atlanta Braves - Many people see the Atlanta Braves in different lights, by asking diverse people about them, you will get some vastly dissimilar answers. If you ask any young person who the Atlanta Braves are, you will most likely hear something like this: The best overall baseball team since I’ve been alive. But if you ask an older wiser person who the Atlanta Braves are, here’s the answer you’ll probably get: A baseball team that has come back incredibly from they’re not so grand past, a great story of a worst to first baseball team....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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braces Suck! - "Braces Suck!" One out of three children or teenagers will have to live, at one point, as a prisoner of their own dentist. Teenagers are faced with zit and acne wars during the stages of puberty and braces add additional torture to this already hellish time to both parent and child. A life with braces is far more embarrassing, painful, and expensive than living with buck-teeth, gaps, or overlapping teeth. Mental scars remain long after cuts and bloody sores in the mouth have healed....   [tags: essays research papers] 460 words
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Braces: A Pain In The Ass - Braces: A Pain In The Ass One out of three children or teenagers will have to live through their "rites of passage years" as a prisoner of their own orthodonist. Puberty is burdened enough by zit and acne battles, awkward growth spurts, and raging evil hormones. Braces add additional torture to this already hellish time to both parent and child. A life with braces is far more humilating, painful, and expensive than living with buck teeth, gaps, or a snarled tooth. Mental scars remain long after cuts and bloody sores in the mouth have healed....   [tags: essays research papers] 484 words
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Love of Baseball in Milwaukee: the Cream Citys, Bears, Orioles, Braves and Brewers - Abner Doubleday may not have known that his game would change people, cities, and an entire nation, but that happened to Milwaukee and the United States. Milwaukee’s “first” baseball game played in 1859, ended after three innings with a score of 40-35 (Mishler 1). Yet, that was only the beginning of Milwaukee’s love affair with baseball. Fans have cheered for Bears, Brewers and Braves, among others. Through thick and thin, Milwaukeeans have supported their heroes and the heroes have given it right back; this is the story of Milwaukee and its main love, baseball....   [tags: sports]
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Safety Features in Automobiles - Safety Features in Automobiles "Motor vehicle crashes are the number one killer of Americans under the age of 34. Every 22 minutes someone is killed in a crash" (Vince and Larry). Since 1990, many new safety features have been put into vehicles to help save lives. These features are Antilock brakes, airbags, OnStar, and four-wheel drive or all wheel drive. "One of the best safety features available is anti-lock braking system" (Gillis). Antilock brake system (ABS) is a safety feature that keeps the brakes from locking up so the driver can maintain control over steering and directional stability in situations where the driver has to apply heavy brakes, heavy enough that if the vehicle was not equipped with ABS, the brakes would lock up....   [tags: Expository Essays Research Papers]
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Automobiles Then and Now - Automobiles Then and Now The automobile has become an important part in our nations economy. In fact such an important part that is has called for many changes through out its history. One of the main changes is the body. In the 1950's the body was made mostly of steel. This was okay if you like bulky, heavy, gas guzzling cars. The main reason why steel was so widely used is that the steel industry was so huge and steel was so cheep that it was the logical thing to use. However with all the advances in plastics it did not make sense to use steel when a lighter more durable substitute became readily available and much cheaper....   [tags: Papers] 1003 words
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Physics of Stopping a Bike - In short brakes are a tool that turn kinetic energy into heat(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brakes). This is accomplished by applying friction in one way or another. In the case of disk brakes friction is created because the braking mechanism exerts a force on the break pads which pushes them into contact with disk. It is this contact combined with the fact that the disks are rotating that causes kinetic energy to be converted to heat. If the purpose of brakes is to convert kinetic energy into heat, then in order to know how much heat the brakes make requires that we find out how much kinetic energy there is in a moving bicycle....   [tags: physics bicycle]
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To Save a Life is not an Option - To Save a Life is not an Option As America has progressed through the years, its citizens have grown more and more conscientious about their health and safety, and through science and technology have designed many things to be safer and increase health for little money. Laws have been passed so that health may be maintained and in many cases it is cheaper to live a healthy lifestyle rather than an unhealthy one. Cigarettes put deep holes in pockets, and fines keep people from not wearing their seatbelt, yet despite the low cost of many safety advances made for automobiles, consumers are still forced to pay more for safety features in cars....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Car Safety - CAR SAFETY Active and Passive: Car safety features are grouped into two categories: Active and Passive. Active feature are designed to reduce the likelihood of a crash. Things such as tires, brakes, lights and steering are active features. The most important of all of them however is the driver. Passive safety features aim to reduce the damage done to a car’s occupants in the event of a crash. These include things like seatbelts, airbags, and crumple zones. For all these features any car can still crash so this report aims to make you more aware of the safety aspects of modern cars and what role they play in driving....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Business Ethics Case Study - 1. The Facts: Kermit Vandivier works for B.F. Goodrich. His job assignment was to write the qualifying report on the four disk brakes for LTV Aerospace Corporation. LTV purchased aircraft brakes from B.F. Goodrich for the Air Force. Goodrich desperately wanted the contract because it guaranteed a commitment from the Air Force on future brake purchases for the A7D from them, even if they lost money on the initial contract. John Warren is a seven-year senior project engineer with Goodrich was directly in charge of the original computations for the brake and the preliminary design....   [tags: Business Ethics] 1348 words
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Physics of a Mountain Bike - Physics of a Mountain Bike This paper will discuss some of the physics involved in bicycles. Specifically, mountain bikes with suspension. A bicycle is a very energy efficient vehicle. Its wheels allow its rider to make full use of inertia and gravitational potential energy. The basic design of a bicycle has been around for over 100 years and compared to other things, has changed very little. Some of the topics that will be covered are: frames, wheels, suspension forks, suspension frames, brakes and how all these things affect speed, momentum and stability....   [tags: Physics Papers]
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Breaks - HYDRAULIC BRAKES Brake Hydraulic System Principles & Service Tips. Everyone who works on brakes MUST know these concepts and procedures In the early days of the automobile, some very clever engineering was employed to apply brakes mechanically. For example, the Italian Bugatti routed the cables over the top of the front axle so that the twisting action generated by stopping added force to the shoe cam lever. No matter how ingenious the design, however, there was always a major drawback: Nothing could insure that braking force would be exactly equal at any pair of wheels, so there was a good chance that stepping on the pedal would cause swerving and skidding....   [tags: essays research papers] 2450 words
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Drive a Car, Not a Cell Phone - ... Three hundred may seem like a small number of deaths, but for a cause that is so easily removed it is alarmingly high. A controlled study in Australia founded the statistic “four times more likely” though it was later echoed by studies performed in Canada, linking hand held phone use to property damage. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reviewed over one hundred twenty hand held phone studies and found almost all of the studies report some aspect of a drivers’ performance is affected by distraction from the hand held phone....   [tags: Driving Mobile Phone Use]
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Road Rage - All of the sudden a red Dodge speeds past me on the right. He's swerving all over his lane. The tail lights all of the sudden exclaim bright red as his truck almost comes to a complete stop. I approach his truck on the left going about 4 or 5 mph over the speed limit. The brake lights go off as I approach his bumper. Without warning, he swerves into my lane almost whipping his truck at me. I jam on my brakes as he cuts me off, his tail no more than 5 feet from my front bumper....   [tags: Creative Writing Examples] 623 words
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Aggressive Driving Can Lead To Road Rage - It starts with just a moment of tailgating, or maybe the guy in front of you cut you off or wouldn’t let you into the fast lane. In some cases it appears that incidents of road rage are caused by simple misunderstandings between drivers. A driver may make a momentary error of judgment but the perception of another driver is that he or she is driving aggressively. Then suddenly it turns into World War III on the highway. It matters little what causes it; a bad day at the office, a love affair going bad, credit cards maxed to the credit limit....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Comparison of BMW and Mercedes Benz - Comparison of BMW and Mercedes Benz      The most popular car of this century are the Mercedes Benz and the BMW. Many different cars in the world dont campare to at least half of what a Mercedes Benz and a BMW are. Two specific cars are the 2000 BMW M 2-door Coupe 3.2L, 2000 BMW X5 sports activity vehicle 4-door sport utility 4.4L, 2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK 430 2- door Coupe 4.3L, and the 2000 Mercedes-Benz SLK 230 Kompressor 2-door convertible 2.3L. In this report I will be tlaking about these specific types of Mercedes-Benz and BMW....   [tags: Compare Contrast Cars Essays] 852 words
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Physics of Bicycles - Physics plays a vital role in all that we do, whether we are aware of it or not. The sport of bicycling is no exception to the physical laws of Mother Nature. Friction is a resistive force that always acts in a direction that is opposite to the motion of a body. Frictional forces are dependent on two components; the coefficient of friction and the normal force. Friction = (µ)(n) There are two different types of frictional coefficients, static and kinetic. The coefficient of static friction is the frictional force that must be overcome before any motion commences....   [tags: physics bike bicycle cycle] 967 words
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Physics of Mountain Biking - Mountain biking is enjoyed by millions of people throughout the year, and is attracting more and more people everyday. Physics plays a vital role in this sport and without it, mountain biking would have no challenges and would cease to exist. The concept of mountain biking is simple. Just take your primitive bike riding skills, and ride trails found off the beaten path. From this notion of riding a bike, an Olympic sport has evolved and many people have found meaning and joy in their lives. m = mass of bike and rider g = gravitational force A= acceleration mu = kinetic friction coefficient · Inertial Forces = m *A · Frictional Force = mu * m * g * cos(theta) · Gravitational Force = m * g * sin(theta) Gravity is the force that holds the bike to the ground and causes riding up hills challenging and riding down them easy....   [tags: physics sport sports bike cycle biking] 1445 words
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Bicycles - Bicycles and life The bicycle was a truly exciting machine when it was first invented over a century ago; it was improved with every passing. A bike has many advantages- it is the most energy efficient form of transport on earth, it is healthy, non-polluting, economical and safe, but it's most unique, outstanding and enjoyable quality is that a bike is totally personal. The experience is unlike anything that you encounter while you are bicycling. Swooping around corners, the wind rushing against your face and through your hair, the smells of grass, of morning bakeries and evening dew is sensational....   [tags: World Cultures] 349 words
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Why Driving and Cell Phones Do Not Mix - ... The brain being that it is trying to focus on more than one activity can cause a delayed reaction during an event such as needing to hit the brakes abruptly, potentially causing s collision (Kendal 1-4). To most people it is apparent that talking on hand-held cell phones while driving is not a good idea, but recent studies suggest that hands-free devices are just as dangerous on the road. Experts said: “Drivers are more likely to swerve between lanes, slow down, and miss important signs when engaging in a phone conversation while driving” (Chen 1-2)....   [tags: Driving Safety ]
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Future of Cars - Future of Cars Vehicles have been around Europe and the United States since the late 19th century. Henry Ford was the first person to produce inexpensive vehicles quickly and was the one to start Ford Motor Company. Ford vehicles, as well as many other vehicle companies, have caused people to think differently as to how to travel from one place to another in an efficient manner. From its inception to today, vehicles have changed dramatically. We as drivers feel having the new features or advanced technology in our vehicles is considered unique, especially if it’s under our ownership....   [tags: Technology Vehicle Essays]
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Car Repair For The Do-It Yourselfer - Car Repair For The Do-It Yourselfer For most people driving a vehicle is a normal and every day process. On any given day driving in city or town traffic one can experience a number of noises by either their own of somebody else’s vehicle. Car repair can be very expensive, and lately, do-it-yourself projects are very popular. In today’s Internet world, the driver has an option to explore the World Wide Web for information on symptoms, problems, and, depending on the service, the repair procedure....   [tags: Compare Contrast Website Essays Internet] 959 words
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Hybrid Car: Honda Insight and Toyota Prius - Hybrid Car: Honda Insight and Toyota Prius Gasoline price is rising and we do not know how many times it would rise. We do not want your car cost you $25 or $30 each time you pull it to the gas station. Hybrid car is a solution to solve this problem; it combines two or more sources of power. A typical of hybrid car combines a gasoline motor and an electric motor. A special feature for a hybrid car is that we do not need long extension cords to charge the battery. The Hybrid car usually recovers braking energy to charge it....   [tags: Transportation Automobiles Essays] 1403 words
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Future of Automobiles - Future of Automobiles Lately the trend in cars has been anything but. Lately in the United States the trend has moved toward the SUV or the Sports Utility Vechile. Thats Right the family station wagon and the Minivan are things of the past and I am going to take you through a thorough examination my favorite the Toyota 4Runner Ltd 1997 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4WD WHAT'S NEW FOR 1997 All-new 4Runner debuts with more interior room, stronger engines, dual airbags, new colors, and a top-of- the-line Limited trim level....   [tags: science] 881 words
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Auto Competition - Auto Competition Intro When an auto manufacturer needs to cut costs it will sometimes look for help from another manufacturer. This process results in a merging between companies in order to benefit one another. Companies may merge to be cost efficient or even to gain entry into another market segment. Either way, manufacturers try to gain instant results by merging. Auto manufacturers compete with each other to give consumers the state of the art safety systems that they demand. Parents are becoming more concerned about their family's safety with the lifesaving abilities of airbags....   [tags: GCSE Business Marketing Coursework]
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Car Safety - Car Safety Automobile Safety It’s a dark rainy night. You and your family are coming home from a late night family party. As a car is coming through an intersection another car cut in front of it. The driver decides to hit the brakes so you can avoid the car, but as he presses the brakes, the car loses control on the slick wet road. He is not able to gain control and at that point he has endangered the lives of himself and many others on the road. This is just one example of the many types of things that occur in our streets everyday....   [tags: essays papers]
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Hazards of Robots in Manufacturing - Robot Hazards Introduction: the aim of this assignment is to gain general awareness and an understanding of the legal requirements and responsibilities that are involved in the safe working practices associated with robotic assisted manufacture. This is to be achieved by the identification of associated hazards with robotic applications and provide an understanding of how these hazards are overcome. Typical sources of hazards associated with robotic operations within the working environment include....   [tags: Robotics] 1632 words
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Overcoming my Fear of Roller Coasters - I have this fear that causes my body to shake. When I think about it, my skin becomes pale and cold. It’s death speeding through my mind. Once I have seen these monstrous roller coasters, the only thing in my mind was fear. Knowing that I’m afraid to go on these rides, I didn’t want to look like a fool in front of my friends. My mind is thinking of deadly thoughts. My palms were sweaty and I was twitching like a fish. I was petrified of heights. We pulled into the roller coaster park in our Ford Excursion truck....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Personal Experience] 803 words
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Bicycle Critique - The most versatile bicycle is one with upright handlebars, slick (no huge knobs) medium-width tires, attachment points (braze-ons) for a rack and other accessories, and no shocks. This describes a popular segment of the bicycle market these days, "urban bikes". My bike is like this, though back in the day it was purchased it was considered a mountain bike. Frame. It is important that a bike frame's geometry matches your body and your typical type of riding. Imagine a rubber frame: stretch the top if you have a long torso, shrink the bottom (make the wheels closer) if you want quick handling; stretch the bottom if you want a smoother, more stable ride for touring....   [tags: Bicycles] 1046 words
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Stuck in Traffic - Staring at the ocean of brake lights spread out before you, you listen as the morning DJ’s voice drones on about the weather. Fifteen minutes have passed, you realize, since you first stopped at the back of this seemingly never-ending line of cars. The sign to your right warns of a lane closed due to construction in 2,500 feet. You let out a heavy sigh as you wonder how much more time this next half of a mile is going to add to your morning commute. Such is life in our modern day of mass transportation, you think to yourself, but surely there is some way to alleviate this headache....   [tags: Driving Safety]
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Impossible Choices: An Examination of Engineering Ethics - In a few months time, Searle Lawson went from an ambitious engineer to a helpless employee, trapped in a messy debacle that affected himself, his company, and those external to the company as well. The events surrounding the failure of the A7D brake design involved the moral compromises of engineers and managers alike, each motivated by their own morals and priorities. However, here we will examine Lawson’s experience personally, looking at the ethical approaches and consequences the young engineer may or may have not considered....   [tags: Ethics]
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The 1948 Tucker Torpedo - Every so often a man or women has an idea that is innovative, amazing or in some cases far ahead of its time. Unfortunately it is far too common that these ideas are lost or stifled by people who are afraid of the change they may bring. Since people also tend to believe if something seems too good to be true it probably is, these ideas may not get enough good attention until it is too late. Preston Tucker was one of these innovative people with a great idea. In 1944 he began work on a car that was safe, reliable, and groundbreaking....   [tags: Business Analysis ]
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Women on the Bottom and Men on Top - ... Studies have shown, however, that there are numerous statistical differences between men and women. Steven Pinker noted that, “men are, on average, better at mental rotation and mathematical word problems; women are better at remembering locations and at mathematical calculation, match shapes more quickly, are better at reading faces, are better spellers, retrieve words more fluently, and have a better memory for verbal material” (797). According to these studies, men realistically tend to be generally better suited toward mechanical and women toward clerical....   [tags: Gender Studies]
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Comprehension Instruction - ... 200) , telling the teacher to introduce with a chart which can be more confusing then just explaining it before beginning . The contrast is that the article gives question you should as the student. The last three steps for the strategy included “ Overviewing the text” , “ Activating prior knowledge relevant to the text”, and “Making predictions about the text” (Neufeld, 2005, p. 304). All these sections are very detailed and start with having the student do a survey of the text then bring what knowledge they already and finally allowing them to make the own assumptions about what they expect the text to initial....   [tags: Education]
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Restoring an Old Truck - ... These are steps that are most likely going to need done to any truck from the 1950’s or older. Depending on the shape the truck is in, other tasks may need to be done, anywhere from replacing the box, to window glass. (Brownell 17). The complete restoration or nuts and bolts approach is when the truck is completely disassembled and everything is fixed or replaced. It is nicknamed the nuts and bolts approach because each and every part, including all nuts and bolts, are given attention. Because there is a lot more to be taken care of, this method of restoration will take much longer than the rebuilding approach On average, this process will take three to five years from start to finish....   [tags: Restoration]
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Exploration of Brake Pads - Exploration of Brake Pads Do you hear a screeching sound like metal rubbing on metal when you hit the brakes on your car. If they do, I think its time for your brake pads to be changed. To change your car's brake pads, you must have a few pieces of equipment and recourses. There are a few pieces of equipment, which can be found just inside your car itself. The jack and the wheel wrench are located in trunk of your car under the carpet. The jack has a diamond shape too it with big twisty looking screw in the middle of it....   [tags: Papers] 424 words
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Physics of Hydraulics - Missing Figures/Equations History The type of physics that I will be presenting is a branch of Fluid Mechanics. Fluid mechanics studies the physics of gases and liquids. Hydraulics is defined as: "a branch of science that deals with practical applications of liquid in motion." Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary, via www.dictionary.com The science started over thousands of years ago with Aristotle (384-322 B.C.) and Archimedes (287-212 B.C.). Many European scientists also contributed to hydraulics, including da Vinci, Mariotte and Boyle....   [tags: physics hydraulics] 556 words
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Scary Experience On The Road - Most people I know have had some sort of scary experience on the road. Whether it is driving on the road or trying to cross the street. My scariest experience took place on a sunny Thursday afternoon driving home. I pick my brother up from school around the same time everyday. But for some reason, I decided to pick him up a few minutes earlier that day. I took the same, usual, boring road to picking him up. There was no traffic that day, no pedestrians on the sidewalks and the sky was clear. Not a cloud in sight....   [tags: Personal Experience] 521 words
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car wash - I for one think that driving a car is fun. I also think that during the hot summer, when you are out in the sun, it is nice to get a little damp and cool off. Driving convertibles is also good in the summer if you have the top down, so you get a chilled breeze through your hair. And since I like those things you would think that being a little damp would help someone stay cool and having fun in the sun while driving your convertible. But I found out that people don’t appreciate you helping them stay cool and moisturized while they are driving in the ferocious sun....   [tags: essays research papers] 844 words
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Ordeal by Cheque: The life of Jr - TLC Checkbook Final Draft Ordeal by Cheque: The life of Jr Tony turned the corner at a dangerous speed, trying to go even faster, but the sirens behind him did not get any softer. This was all the kid’s fault. That stupid kid. Tony sped up, dodging traffic as he had so many times before, except this time it was different. The kid. Tony thought back, remembering everything he could, all the way to the very beginning. Lawrence Exeter Junior had been born in the heat of the day on September 2, 1903....   [tags: essays research papers] 3000 words
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