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Galactic's Funky Grooves - Galactic's Funky Grooves Suddenly you stop. As you and your friend saunter down the block, you are unexpectedly controlled by an unseen force. A faint intent to defy this compulsion crosses your mind, but you deem any attempt to resist futile. Your hips start to shake, your feet strut, and your plans for the night go out the window. The thick clouds of jazz and funk seeping out of the nearby club fill your ears and heart with desire, and as suddenly as you stopped, you and your friend decide to enter and open your eyes to the band playing tonight, Galactic....   [tags: Papers] 1061 words
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Resulting Structures of Galactic Collisions - Resulting Structures of Galactic Collisions In the visible universe, there is one type of event that is often responsible for a good deal of the varied phenomena we observe across the cosmos. A type of event whose effects are both destructive and creative. This event is the interaction of two or more galaxies. The results of a galactic interaction are so varied that each event is unique. Therefore, only a select few examples will be described in the following pages. An examination of the term “galactic interaction” does not immediately convey much in the way of understanding as to exactly what happens during one of these events....   [tags: Essays Papers] 2320 words
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Future of Our Galaxy Galactic Millenium - Future of Our Galaxy Galactic Millenium What Does the Future Hold. (adopted from an article by Greg Laughlin and Fred Adams, "Celebrating the Galactic Millennium", Astronomy November 2001) Not too long ago, we were looking forward to the New Millennium. To many of us, this was an important event of our lives. On a larger scale, however, the New Millennium looks insignificant. "If we adopt an astronomical perspective, however, a much larger and more distant celebration remains on the schedule-the Galactic Millennium," write Greg Laughlin and Fred Adam in their article Celebrating the Galactic Millennium....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1185 words
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Galactic Center at Very High Energies - ... There are two main pathways to produce gamma-rays: the first is a handronic process where protons with TeV energies scatter off lower energy protons producing pions ( \(pp \rightarrow pp \pi ^{0} \pi ^{\pm} \) ) with the \( \pi ^{0} \)s quickly decaying into two gamma-ray protons. The energetics of the collisions generally produce gamma-rays with energies \(\sim 10 \times \) less than the incident TeV proton. The second mechanism is via inverse Compton scattering of UV photons off of TeV electrons....   [tags: The Universe, Black Holes] 878 words
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Planet Daiban, Capital Planet of the Galactic Federation - ... I don’t even think this person can even be called a human. She’s more of a towering machine with a thirst for blood and power.” Ilven explains. “She?” Aran inquires. “Dark Samus, your evil clone.” Ilven states coldly. “What?!” Aran blurts out. “Dark Samus, I said. Your evil clone, with an uncanny desire to hunt down and capture the Valley of the Alimbics’ power for herself and her minions, could possibly become the force that could wipe out civilization as we know it. If the Metroids are given this power, an untold anarchy would fall upon the universe as living beings are slaughtered by these creatures....   [tags: Fictional Writing] 2078 words
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Marketing Plan For Starbucks - Introduction The purpose of this paper is to describe the attributes of the Starbucks Chai Tea and energy drinks in detail. The pace at which this product will move through the product life cycle will be described as well as the factors that will impact its movement. Also, details on how the product life cycle will impact the marketing of the Chai Tea and energy drinks will be identified. The positioning and differentiation strategies for this product will be identified. The appropriate price strategy to be used will be described....   [tags: Starbucks Business Market Plan ] 1677 words
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The Ruthless Chancellor Palpatine -             Power is both a good and evil thing. With power, a person has the potential to change the world. With power, a person’s words would be so influential, that anything would be possible. But when a person uses power for evil, it could possibly provoke the most horrible events imaginable. One person who used power for evil was a character from the movie Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith created by George Lucas. The characters name was Chancellor Palpatine. In a span of about fifteen years, he was able to manipulate the political system of the Galactic Republic so that he would come to power....   [tags: Star Wars, Revenge of the Sith, George Lucas] 1047 words
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Global Warming: Human or Natural? - ... Methane breaks down faster then carbon dioxide with the help of aerosols. It is given off in landfills, coal mining, stationary and mobile combustion, wastewater treatment, and other places. Global Warming is a Natural Phenomenon Cosmic and Galactic Cosmic Rays One natural causes of global warming has to do with cosmic rays. Cosmic rays are high particles that have been coming down to Earth from space. Some people have thought that when they come down to Earth they form cloud droplets. That means if there is less cosmic rays then there are fewer clouds....   [tags: Climate Change, Argumentative Essay]
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Isaac Asimov's Foundation - Cycles of History - Isaac Asimov's Foundation - Cycles of History Foundation is a novel throughout which the cycles of history are present. Isaac Asimov's peculiar notions on how change in the environment affects the nature of historical change are present throughout this novel. Asimov uses principles of Marxism to fabricate his future history. Asimov also creates a future political structure modeled on the Roman Empire. According to Jean Fielder, one of the greatest influences on Asimov's Foundation novel is Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire....   [tags: Isaac Asimov Foundation] 465 words
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Isaac Asimov's Foundation - Psychohistory - Foundation  Psychohistory Psychohistory is the framework upon which Isaac Asimov's Foundation rests. It provides for diverse episodes about a variety of characters over a period 400 years, and those episodes feature a number of strong-minded individuals seeking solutions to a series of problems as they arise (Gunn 42). In the novel, these problems have all been fore-ordained long ago by Hari Seldon's science of psychohistory. Psychohistory is defined by Asimov as a "'profound statistical science' that deals with the reactions of human conglomerates to fixed social and economic stimuli" (Touponce 76)....   [tags: Isaac Asimov Foundation] 483 words
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The Universe - The Universe Luminosity is the amount of light that is radiated from a star. White light is the composition of all colors. In elements, the energy discharge can be displayed as light. Just by looking at the colors that are discharged, one may precisely identify the element. In understanding the universe, the Doppler effect is one of the most important tools. The Doppler effect is a shift in frequency due to a moving source. Skipping a rock on water would be an example of this effect. The circles would be off center because the rock is a moving source....   [tags: Papers] 2520 words
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The Elements Of Science Fiction In Asimov's Foundation - The Elements of Science Fiction in Asimov's Foundation The Elements of Science Fiction in Asimov's Foundation [This essay explores those characteristics of the novel Foundation, which are peculiar to the genre of Science Fiction.] The most fundamental and obvious element of Science Fiction is its dependence on imagined technological advancements. The SF writer exploits the gap between scientific theory and practice to create a world, or at least circumstances, very different from our own reality and yet very believable because of the scientific ‘logic' behind it all....   [tags: Isaac Asimov] 1689 words
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Isaac Asimov - ... The Foundation series is based around a collapsing empire and the creation of The Foundation, a small isolated planet that contains the extent of human knowledge that will accelerate the re-emergence of a galactic empire. The people of The Foundation have to survive one thousand years of chaos without swaying to far from their mission of rekindling the empire. As the surrounding star systems break down into squabbling kingdoms, the people of The Federation have to find ways to survive, as they are but one resource-lacking planet versus multiple hostile enemies....   [tags: Biography]
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An Analysis of the Literary Works of Douglas Adams - ... Adams gives the entry for the Earth “Harmless” ,while the entry for a towel gives an exceptional definition with examples and uses that requires nearly an entire page of typing room from Adams. However, when Ford Perfect writes to the editors of the guide on the matter of the Earth, the editors make a drastic change to the entry. The editors’ new and utterly improved entry for the Earth is “Mostly Harmless.” (Hitchhiker’s 44). Although it may not be perfectly original, Douglas Adams definitely has his own masterful ways of using repetition in his writing style....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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My Work Will Benefit Future Generations - Because my activities and academic work exemplify the criteria set by your organization, I should be selected for the I. M. Bright College Scholarship. My accomplishments and activities attest to my scholastic ability, intellectual potential, personal integrity, and enthusiasm for learning. With all "A's" in school and a 1580 SAT score, I set no personal limits on my future endeavors. At both the Governor's School in the Sciences and Johns Hopkins University, I worked with students who were also valedictorians and proven leaders....   [tags: Free College Admissions Essays] 300 words
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Quasars and Active Galaxies - Quasars and Active Galaxies The astronomical world is full of phenomena beyond the average person’s imagination. The technical tools and analytical methods astronomers use are very complex. The enormous numbers and distances are mind boggling. Theories behind astronomical phenomena are based on yet another theory. In order to understand the concept of quasars and active galaxies, one must first have a feel for the astronomical numbers involved. Secondly, a basic knowledge of the tools of the trade, and finally, a working knowledge of astronomical jargon....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Dark Matter - There is perhaps no current problem of greater importance to astrophysics and cosmology than that of "dark matter". The controversy, as the name implies, is centered on the notion that there may exist an enormous amount of matter in the Universe that cannot be detected from the light that it emits. The evidence of dark matter is from the motions of astronomical objects, specifically stellar, galactic, and galaxy cluster/supercluster observations. The basic argument is that if we measure velocities in some region, then there has to be enough mass there for gravity to stop all the objects from flying apart....   [tags: essays research papers] 985 words
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megellanic clouds - Clouds are usually the last things astronomers want to see in the sky, but for those who observe in the southern hemisphere there is a notable exception to that celestial rule. The Large and Small Magellanic Clouds are among the highlights of the southern night sky. Only within the last century were astronomers able to verify their true nature. Although they seem to be two foggy patches possibly torn from the Milky Way, astronomers believe these are actually small galaxies gravitationally bound to the Milky Way like moons around a giant planet....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Internet Invention - The Internet Invention The history of every great invention is based on a lot of pre-history. In the case of the World-Wide Web, there are two lines to be traced: the development of hypertext, or the computer-aided reading of electronic documents, and the development of the Internet protocols which made the global network possib le. The Internet has revolutionized the computer and communications world like nothing before. The invention of the telegraph, telephone, radio, and computer set the stage for this unprecedented integration of capabilities....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Understanding Black Holes - Understanding Black Holes A Black hole is a theorized celestial body whose surface gravity is so strong that nothing, including light, can escape from within it's surface. Gravity is the key to a black hole's immense power. The black hole's strong gravity keeps captured material from escaping. For example, if Earth were the same mass it is now but had only one-fourth its present radius, the escape velocity of someone standing on its surface would be twice what it is now. Black holes have a power far greater than our minds can imagine....   [tags: Papers] 1945 words
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The Last Question by Isaac Asimov - The Last Question by Isaac Asimov Life as we know it comes and goes. Many, many years have past and the world that we are now living in has undergone several transformations. The story of "The Last Question" is about the future of civilization. It explored the technological advancements that will probably occur many years from now. But even if man had developed ways to make things "happen", a question was never answered until man and all other forms disappeared except the AC (automatic computer)....   [tags: Asimov Last Question] 1987 words
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Losing My Virginity by Richard Branson - Review of "Losing my Virginity" by Richard Branson Book title: Losing My Virginity Author: Richard Branson Place of publication: Rainville Road, London, England Publisher: Virgin Books; Rev Ed edition Year of publication: June 27th 2002. Number of pages: 672 ISBN-10: 0753506483 ISBN-13: 978-0753506486 Synopsis: Richard Branson takes the reader on the adventure; which is his life. The author openly discusses his family, friends, sexual escapades, life threatening attempts to fly around the world in a hot air balloon; he also covers his many business endeavors ranging from Virgin Records to Virgin Galactic....   [tags: Richard Branson] 1506 words
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Dark Samus - ... First…I need something from you. Something precious…” Dark Samus cackled over her vocoder. The dark figure takes a couple of steps in front of Wyatt, before releasing a heavy sigh. Her tall figure lumbers over to a control console, and she inputs a small code. A hatch opens in the bridge wall, and a Metroid appears. Wyatt glances up, and almost instantly Dark Samus senses the fear sweeping over Wyatt. Metroids were infamous for being some of the deadliest creatures, especially in their younger stages; the deadly claws on their underside latch on to living beings, draining the life energy from them within a matter of seconds....   [tags: Fictional Writing] 863 words
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Annotated Bibliography - ... In the second chapter, Eckart focuses mainly on the observational results of Galactic Center research (71-152). The last chapter focuses on the astrophysical results obtained from the research (155-218). What I found most interesting about this novel was that it provided many interesting results from past and present experiments done on the black hole. It raises questions as to whether or not time travel is possible through the black hole. After reading this novel, I believe that time travel through the black hole could happen if you consider physics behind the black hole....   [tags: Bibliography ] 2719 words
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What is the Importance of Science in the Internet World? - ... In 1983, the U.S. Defense Department spun off MILNET, which was the part of Arpanet that carried unclassified military communications (Marsan, 2009). It was in 1984 that Arpanet was renamed the internet when it had linked 1,000 hosts at the universities and corporate labs. Today it is known that there are over 440 million computers that are directly linked, and have private addressing schemes. From its humble beginnings of four computers, it has significantly grown. Researchers started tracking internet users since 1995, and estimate about one billion to one and a half billion users....   [tags: Technology ]
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Extinction Of Dinosaurs - Could an exploding star have been responsible for the death of the dinosaurs. This idea has become popular again as an explanation for the disappearance of the dinosaurs. An exploding star can blast material enormous distances into space. If this material reached Earth’s atmosphere, changes may have occurred that were harmful to life. We call an exploding star a supernova. Nova is the Latin word for new, and in ancient times, when an exploding star was observed, people often thought a new star was being born....   [tags: essays research papers] 394 words
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Russian Spaceport to Begin Construction - ... According to Gen. Nikolai Abroskin, the Head of the Federal Service for the Production of Special Construction Work, there will be seven launch pads built, including two for manned missions and two for space freighters. Of note is that the Vostochny (or, Eastern) Cosmodrome is in a strategic location for economic development and international programmes. The proximity to China and the Far East would make the spaceport an attractive home base for budding Asian aerospace and technological corporations....   [tags: Space]
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The Star Wars Trilogy and the Epic Tradition - The Star Wars Trilogy and the Epic Tradition     The Star Wars Trilogy seems to embody within the form of cinema many of the classic elements of epic. In tracing the English epic from the Homeric odes to Tom Jones on the large screen and observing the various forms of epic development in response to changing cultural needs, it shows how the Star Wars Trilogy shares the purposes and cultural functions as well as the devices of traditional epic. And by connecting these films to epic, I hope to illuminate how the evolving genre of epic may assume the cinematic form....   [tags: Star Wars Trilogy Essays]
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How Does One Define a Good Teacher ? - How Does One Define a Good Teacher . 'Where there is much desire to learn, there of necessity will be much arguing, much writing, many opinions; for opinions in good men is but knowledge in the making.' --John Milton The epigram above goes a long way in providing an answer to this oft-repeated question. Of course, we must make a distinction between Aristotle instructing passionate disciples on the definition of happiness and a humble foreign language teacher attempting to familiarize a horde of boisterous adolescents to the intricacies of the English interrogative sentence....   [tags: Expository Definition Essays] 802 words
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The Exploitation of Little People - The Exploitation of Little People Once upon a time, there lived a beautiful maiden Pallid Powder amidst seven dwarfs.There was a dwarf who worked in a sideshow display at the local circus, a dwarf who was frequently cast by Galactic Studios for the dancing baby parts, and all the other dwarfs locked themselves in their isolated cabin in the woods so that the nearby villagers wouldn’t laugh.These snippets—both fictional and real—are all most people know about the lives of dwarfs, or little people as they prefer to be called.But Ursula Hegi’s novel Stones from the River suggests that dwarfs were stereotyped, and although the information I found was limited, I found enough to satisfy myself that many dwarfs in the past—and even today—have been exploited or treated unjustly by others....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Star Wars as Church History - Star Wars as Church History Koenrad Kuiper, writing in the Journal of Popular Culture in the mid 1980s suggests that "[the] Star Wars trilogy creates and recreates imperial myths which serve to sustain imperial culture" (77). He goes on to contend that the Empire of George Lucas’s long ago and far away world recreate these myths for us now as, essentially, a form of social control. Since Kuiper was writing, however, we have been graced with the first in the Star Wars series, The Phantom Menace....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Undercurrents of Imperialism and Colonialism in Star Trek - Undercurrents of Imperialism and Colonialism in Star Trek Star Trek mirrored the Cold War/Vietnam paranoia of the late sixties—in command of the Enterprise, the Federation had an uneasy peace with its adversaries, the Klingons and Romulans (there were many episodes that came down to Kirk vs. the Klingons). In one episode Kirk and his Klingon counterpart each tried to influence an emerging culture to see things their way—remember Vietnam, Chile, and El Salvador. In another, Kirk and Spock were sent to spy on the Romulans so they could steal their cloak (stealth?) technology....   [tags: Movie Film Essays] 1345 words
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The Evening News Versus Reality – My Internship at the White House - The Evening News Versus Reality – My Internship at the White House I press the button to playback my voicemail. “So, Sharon, what war did you plan in Washington?” I groan, and anticipate that the next seven messages are more of the same. I head downstairs, where a roommate had already monopolized the TV and am greeted with “Hey, Sharon, your boy’s in trouble!” On every channel is the same picture, marines in body bags in a far away land. I had a very different White House internship from Monica Lewinsky’s....   [tags: Admissions Essay] 1552 words
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The Messiah as Corruptor in Frank Herbert’s Dune - The Messiah as Corruptor in Frank Herbert’s Dune Frank Herbert’s Dune is arguably one of the best science fiction novels ever written. A milestone of the genre, the work incorporates an intricate plot with a unique setting and memorable characters. Dune is rich with thematic material, touching on such varied issues as ecology, economics, religion, and politics; ultimately, it is a novel about control, the consequences of power, and human nature. Any reading of Dune and its sequels inevitably arrives at an analysis of Paul, who begins the novel as the youthful ducal heir to House Atreides....   [tags: Dune]
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The Politics of Space Exploration - The Politics of Space Exploration The simple commanding beauty of the moments before lift-off—thrusters ignited as dazzling shades of fire and smoke shatter the dreams of the sleeping rocket, contrasted by a flawlessly infinite blue sky and heightened by an almost surreal apprehension—depict the dramatic perfection that is space exploration. This image frozen in time, however captivating and serene, often overshadows the hidden agendas and secret dealings that go on behind the scenes. In reality, the probing of space has just as much to do with politics as with mankind’s actual zest for knowledge....   [tags: Technology Government Essays]
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The Web Unwoven - The Web Unwoven Introduction The WWW and the Internet are joined at the hip. The two are not separate—at least today. (Galbreath, 1977).(1) Most graduate students today, especially those of us majoring in Instructional Technology (IT), use the World Wide Web (WWW or Web) and the Internet (Net) for research. However many students do not know exactly how the Web came about nor do they understand its relationship to the Internet. Students, along with the general public, often consider the words Web and Internet interchangeable, meaning one and the same thing, primarily for the reason that Galbreath mentions above—the two seem joined at the hip today....   [tags: Expository History Interenet Essays]
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Genetic Manipulation - Genetic Manipulation In David Brins science fiction novel called The Uplift War, the reader is presented with a world in which humans have not only become a space faring species and made contact with extraterrestrials, but also made an astounding achievement on their own world; they have made dolphins and chimpanzees into thinking, sentient creatures through a process called uplift. Uplift is a process of elevating animal species to full sapience through methods of breeding and genetic engineering....   [tags: Science Scientific Papers]
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Art and Nature in Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale - Art and Nature in Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale In Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale”, we see a jealous king convinced he is search of the truth. He will expose his wife and her alleged philandering, but his determination to prove this actually changes this search from one for truth to one for myths—creations, false truths. In essence. Leontes runs into the conflict of defining art versus nature, where art is the view of the world he constructs to prove his paranoia true. Nature itself can exist without art, but the art here is the mangled perception through which Leontes will seek to define Nature....   [tags: Shakespeare Winter Tale Essays] 1325 words
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Myth and Romance in Star Wars - Myth and Romance in Star Wars Pure science fiction is rarely written. Science fiction is often blended with elements of other genres from horror to fairy tales. The movie Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope is one example of this. It contains a combination of science fiction with mythical and romantic elements. Contributing to this combination are the main characters Luke, Leia, Han, and Obi-wan, the movie’s setting in a galaxy far, far away, and Luke’s great quest. Luke Skywalker is a mythical character....   [tags: Star Wars Film Movie Movies Essays]
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The Technology of Landing on Mars - The Technology of Landing on Mars While just traveling to Mars is a difficult task, landing on the planet has proved to be next to impossible, with only a small fraction of the attempted landings ending in success. Over the years there have been several different designs of Martian landers that have attempted to slip past the proverbial “galactic ghoul” protecting the planet Mars. However, few of these designs have fared successful at landing smoothly. These technologies have ranged from the original Viking using aero braking and rocket power, to the Mars Pathfinder mission’s novel air bag solution....   [tags: Computers Space Papers]
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Nerds of the Football World - Nerds of the Football World It’s a typical Fall Sunday afternoon and millions of people are huddled around their televisions at home, or at sports bars watching their local team’s battle on the gridiron for football supremacy. Meanwhile, a growing number of the most diehard football fanatics are sitting around their computers. Why aren’t they watching the game you may wonder. It’s simple. A new phenomenon called Fantasy Football is sweeping the nation. The goal of fantasy football is to compile a group of players taken from the National Football League (NFL) that will out perform your opponents....   [tags: Sports Athletics Media Essays] 1436 words
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The Internet - The Internet The Internet and World Wide Web are commonly used words among people today. As a college student especially, the Web and Internet play a huge part of life. What is sometimes tough to realize though is the newness of the Internet and the Web. Because the two have become such a huge part of life, it is shocking to consider that the Internet itself has only been in existence for the past thirty years or so. It is important to understand the history of the Internet and the creation of the Web to better prepare for the future of the two and to ensure that the use of the resources is maximized, focused, and beneficial to all mankind....   [tags: Technology Computers Essays]
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The History of the Internet - The History of the Internet When one thinks of the internet, one may think of America Online, Yahoo!, or of Sandra Bullock being caught up in an espionage conspiracy. For me, it is a means of communication. A way to talk to some of my friends who live off in distant places such as Los Angeles, New Jersey, and the Philippines. The U.S. Defense Department originally had this intent in mind when they connected a computer network with various other radio and satellite networks.[1 Krol] They wanted a means of communicating within the U.S....   [tags: Web Computers Technology Essays]
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Astronomy: A Fad Science? - Astronomy: A Fad Science. NOTE: This paper was written for an English class and a non astronomy audience. Thus, several arguments were left out to make the material easier to understand for the target audience. These arguments would include (but are not limited to) dark energy, dark matter, and the inflationary model of the universe. If I later have time I may revise this paper to cover such topics and be more comprehensive. Science is a field that prides itself on being objective. To help ensure that this objectivity is met, scientists have formed a process to test each hypothesis....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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The World Connected - The World Connected Born in the mind of an MIT professor in the early years of the 1960's, "the internet-or net, for short"(Jonscher,154)-has been maintained as the information-technology center throughout the closing of the twentieth century connecting people and ideas throughout the world in little more than the stroke of a key and faster than the blink of an eye . Imagine the possibility of transferring one bank account to another with the click of a mouse-from New York to Hong Kong, or buying a car or even a house off a computer screen, or talking to a long-forgotten aunt on the other side of the globe for hours upon hours at zero cents a minute, or, especially, the unimaginable possibility of delivering a message to everyone in the world, one person at a time and as fast as that message can be forwarded: these were the dreams of J.C.R....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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The Ideology of Scientology and Kabbala - The Ideology of Scientology and Kabbala A leader of the Church of Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard, once wrote, “A culture is only as great as its dreams, and its dreams are dreamed by artists (3).” Alternative religions have had a dramatic impact on today’s culture. In the past few years, Hollywood has become “the cast of religious fads (2).” Many famous people such as Madonna, Roseanne, and Courtney Love have become products of the alternative religion, Kabbalahism. Others like John Travolta and Tom Cruise are well known, devote Scientologists....   [tags: Religion Scientology Kabbala Religious Essays]
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Sociohistorical context of UFO conspiracism Cold War tensions - Sociohistorical context of UFO conspiracism Cold War tensions More than one analyst (e.g. Jung 1991, Peebles 1996) has noted that UFOs, whatever their true age, only really took off as reports, folklore, and entertainment during the Cold War. They fit into a general pattern of tension and confusion concerning such things as national identity, global security, and human survival. Carl Jung, writing when the contactee phenomenon was reaching a crescendo, emphasized the "space messiah" theme in UFO reports and entertainment....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Cap Steve Rocket - Cap Steve Rocket "Captains log , stardate , Ah who cares. Im Captain Steve Rocket of the inter-galactic starship , pimp-mobile alpha two . We now are on the end of our very long journey home . We just got our Mary Jane core fixed as we were stranded on an alien planet. Here’s how it all started..." "Captain we're ready to go ," says my beautiful flight attendant Alissa .(She's my favorite of the crew she has curly, strawberry blonde hair , beautiful legs and the most perfect pair of .......   [tags: Essays Papers] 1753 words
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computing through the ages - ~Computing Through the Ages~ “That's what's cool about working with computers. They don't argue, they remember everything and they don't drink all your beer,” (Paul Leary). From the Abacus (16th century counting devise) to the laptop, auto computing has always been a desire for us humans. We are lazy, and we like to take the easy way out of problem solving. This is why we pay so much for someone, or something to do the work for us. Hence the computer. We’re going to start with the use of electricity in computing, before then many non electric devises were used, but none capable of what we started using in the 1940’s....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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