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Fixed Gear Bicycles - Bicycle riding and other forms of non automotive transportation have drastically diminished since the mass abundance of affordable cars and other automobiles. In today’s day and age, more and more people are using cars to get to places due to its convenience and affordability. Recently however, a phenomenon has occurred resulting in a drastic increase in the popularity of fixed gear bicycling. Fixed gear bicycles or “fixies” are bicycles that have no free wheel (meaning that they cannot coast or ride without pedaling and that the pedals are always moving when the wheels are in motion)....   [tags: Health ] 1558 words
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Analyzing Top Gear - Today’s cars are sold on television and on paper. Most people live busy lives and do not have the time to inspect their top car choices in between their lunch break or when they get home; most people have a life. So when a car manufacturer impresses our motor heads with more horse-powers, environmentalists with fewer emissions, commuters with better miles per gallon, soccer moms with safer cars, and rock-stars with more speed, there is something to be said in a commercial or professional review....   [tags: Car Sales, Episode Summary]
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Use of destructive gear in the North-coast of Honduras - 1.1 Introduction Managing artisanal fisheries is crucial for achieving sustainable fisheries. According to Jacket and Pauly (2008) artisanal fisheries around the world are much more efficient than commercial fisheries, provide higher social benefits and fewer disturbances on marine ecosystems. Yet, artisanal fisheries have led to a significant impact on marine ecosystems. The rising coastal populations, the growing fishing effort and the use of destructive fishing gear are affecting marine ecosystems....   [tags: Honduras]
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Designing of a Gear Housing - DESIGNING OF A GEAR HOUSING 1. Introduction The objective is formulating a suitable solution for a customer for gear housing. The component will be produced in batches of 500 every two months. The production is a medium production, not a mass production. Considering all the information given the best solution must be carry out. At the same time the solution must be suitable with all the final characteristics of the piece and economically profitable. It is already known that the initial geometry of the piece is the result of a casting process....   [tags: Engineering] 2451 words
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Meeting of the Minds at a Higher Gear: Evolution through Resolution - Meeting of the Minds at a Higher Gear: Evolution through Resolution Conflict resolution is a challenging task. Typically for the participating parties it is an experience beyond the physical world; it is about an emotional state. Emotions run high and the facilitator’s role takes on different forms as the process moves forward towards the finish line. Good skills are only as effective if the yield an acceptable, and preferably an amicable, resolution. The key is to ensure that these skills are always applied with relevancy: the right time, the right skill at the right dose....   [tags: Conflict Resolution]
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LA Gear Case Sudy - L.A. Gear is an athletic shoe manufacturer that is struggling in the athletic footwear industry. The company is ranked number three following Nike and Reebok. L.A. Gear is well known to its female customers due to their fashionable shoe line. To be able to gain some ground on the other shoe manufacturers L.A. Gear is going to have to develop a men's shoe line and capture some of the male buyers. This is not going to be an easy task since Nike and Reebok spend an extensive amount of money on their advertising campaigns including celebrity spokesmen....   [tags: Business Management Analysis Footwear Company] 1168 words
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American Woman Hair Styles and Head Gear in History - American woman hair styles and head gear (1600-1775) In the American history there are three main head styling groups. These groups are the rich Virginian group from 1619-1675, the rich in the American colonies from 1675-1775, and finally the poor or middle class of the colonies, which since the hair didn’t change much was pretty much the same all through the era. Virginia (1619-1675) In the year 1619 the American style was very masculine. In America there weren’t very many women this was because America was a harsh land....   [tags: essays research papers] 555 words
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Lack of Protection in Sports - In sports today, big hits and fighting seems to be a source of worship for most spectators. From events like boxing to football, most people only focus on the protective side of the issue when it comes to injuries, but fail to look at the big picture. Therefore, the lack of protection in sports is not the cause of injuries in athletes; instead useless protective gear and the athlete’s behavior are the causes of injuries to a player. Protective gear provides no safeguard against injuries. Many organizations preach “protection for athletes,” but they orate fiction....   [tags: injury, athlete, protective gear]
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The Perfect Christmas Gift: A Watch - Beyond the joy that causes cold and the snow coming season, there are other reasons to expect more interesting winter. Christmas is one of the exciting holidays of the year and if you look in terms of gifts, is the most beautiful and awaited celebration. Most times, however, this event involves some headaches because choosing gifts for your loved ones, often proves to be an impossible task. Therefore, one of the most efficient codes that you can enjoy presenting your loved one is watches. Do not be impressed by a watch that uses a large number of gemstones....   [tags: gear, design, features, gift] 531 words
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Description of Sports Gear for Hiking - Sun Clothes. I buy most of my sun protection clothing from a company called Coolibar. I recommend Coolibar long sleeve UV shirts, pants and sunhats. They weave a 50 UV sun block material called Zinc into their clothing. The cost for the long sleeve shirts are $40.00. The sun hats can be bought from $30.00 to $50.00. They sometimes have sales going throughout the year. Sunblock. Any “UV 30 SPF” brand will protect your skin. Make sure it is 30 SPF or higher. The brands I use are Banana Boat and Coppertone since they offer excellent sun protection....   [tags: sun protection, footwear, knives] 548 words
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Installing a Performance Camshaft on an Engine, instructions - Installing a performance camshaft is arguable the best decision you can make if you are pushing a lot of torque. On a budget, I recommend a flat-tapped cam from Summit Racing. These are generally the best quality products for the cost. But you may need to shop around depending on what you are hoping to spend. Drain the coolant and then remove the radiator and then unbolt the fuel pump. Next, remove the distributor and intake manifold. When you remove the rockers, pushrods and lifters ensure you keep these in order in case you want to go back to the original later....   [tags: auto parts, old crank gear] 558 words
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Hard Working Athletes Deserve Pay - ... Cousin goes on to mention that they are also bigger costs no one mentions. For example, football practice begins in late July with two-a-days jam-packed in the first two weeks. Because of this inflexible schedule it is impossible for Cousins and his teammates to take courses during Michigan State's second summer session. Since he is not taking classes, his scholarship money does not kick in. Therefore, for the months of July and August, Cousins and his teammates are forced to come up with their rent, food money, and any other expenses....   [tags: ncaa, scholarship, free meals, gear] 1373 words
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The Sleep: A Narrative Fiction - The coffee pot alarm went off, telling Marcus it is time to get up and his coffee is ready. “Its already nine. I’m going be late!” Marcus yelled to himself. He threw on a base layer of clothing and grabbed his snowboard gear along with his snowboard. Once he opened up the door to rush outside a cold breeze nearly froze him in place. As he shivered, he ran over to his pickup truck and tossed his gear in the back bed. Rubbing his own arms he could feel goose bumps up and down his cold skin. He ran inside only to grab a cup off coffee, and then left the house hastily....   [tags: coffee, bad, day, gear, sleep] 959 words
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The Future of Violence - In his Presidential Farewell Address, President Dwight D. Eisenhower warned the American public, and by extension, the world, about the future role of the military-industrial complex if it was left unchecked. In the 21st century, the consequences of a quickly evolving military machine are being felt, especially with the recent developments in the field of robotics. The problematic issue, however, is the role of technology as a driving factor behind this revolution in military affairs (RME), and how it has been complicated by the threat of dispersion through the massive scope of the Internet....   [tags: Kojima Hideo, Metal Gear Solid]
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Differences in tennis - Imagine playing a six hour tennis match. Well, the longest match ever played was six hours long; played by Vicki Nelson and Jean Hepner in 1984. (Seminara, 2009) The scoring for tennis is kind of difficult if not familiar of how the game is played. The way the scoring goes is “luv, 15, 30, 40, or deuce if the score is 40-40. If it is 30-30, then it is said like “30 all”. In order to win, the game is played best of three matches. The winner must win by two games. In my study I will be getting the speeds of a group of tennis girls hitting the tennis balls....   [tags: Sports Gear, Indoor&Clay Courts]
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Nike's Fame and Luxury - Today I will talk about the Nike brand and how it brings fame and luxury through its advertisements. According to Nike you have to “Just Do It.” The ads for Nike are effective because they offer consumers the fantasy of being famous and having all the luxury they’ve ever wanted. Whenever you think of Nike, most people are familiar with it. Nike Inc., which was established in 1978, is one of the most incredible brands in the industry still till this day. Its famous swoosh logo accumulates up to 17 billion dollars annually....   [tags: sports gear industry, business analysis] 1071 words
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Mechanisms that Have Been Around for Ages: Gears - ... This gear is useful for machines like conveyer systems since the angle on the worm is so shallow that the friction in between the worm and gear is able to hold the worm in place. (1998-2014 How Stuff Works, Inc) Throughout generations human beings have nearly perfected the design of these productions. Even though they make manufacturing easier for us, they still require a bit of manufacturing themselves.They can be summed up with gear broaching, gear hobbing, and gear machinery. Gear hobbing is used to create smaller splines and sprockets as well as to regular gears....   [tags: mechanics, equipment]
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An Introduction to Plastic Gears - An Introduction to Plastic Gears As an employee of a world-class plastic gear manufacturer for many years, I see how this is an undeniably growing part of the gear industry. I hope to briefly describe how something seemingly simple as a plastic gear requires the culmination of many very state-of-the-art processes. Within one word I’ll say that at every level precision is required. Initially, a gear engineer must design a gear that meets the design intent while remaining cognizant of all variables that result from using materials such as plastic....   [tags: essays papers] 880 words
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Flgiht History and Incident Scenario - Introduction Flight History and Incident Scenario… On the 9th of Sept 2007 the Scandinavian Airlines Bombardier Dash 8-Q400, aircraft (LN-RDK), flight 1209, had a domestic flight from Copenhagen Airport (EKCH) to Aalborg Airport (EKYT). Up to approaching phase, it was a normal flight with no mentioned incidents, however during the approach to EKYT airport, and when the flight crew selected the landing gear down, the nose landing gear and the left main landing gear (MLG) indicated down and locked while the right MLG indicated “Transit” (not down and locked i.e....   [tags: emergency, corrosion, procedure] 2718 words
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The Super M-TA Tractor - International Harvester built many good tractors over its years. Today I will be talking about the Super M-TA. The Super M-TA was International Harvester’s first tractor to have live power and other user friendly features. Before I talk about the tractor I’m going to give you a little International Harvester history. International Harvester started as McCormick Harvesting Machine Company in 1847, founded by Cyrus Hall McCormick and was consolidated by his Son Cyrus Hall McCormick Jr. 1902. About Farmall and IH, Burlington....   [tags: Product Review]
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Free Process Essays - How to Operate a Manual Transmission - How to Operate a Manual Transmission A vast majority of our population find operating a manual transmission, or stick shift, to be extremely difficult. However, in actuality all it takes is some serious practice and devotion to make driving a stick shift like second nature. For successful driving, the same steps must be followed each time the car is driven. The stick shift panel is typically located between the two front seats of the vehicle. The stick shift can be moved left to right and up and down for changing gears....   [tags: Expository Process Essays] 597 words
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Hanging by a String - Pumped arms. Sketchy gear placement. Relying on a nine and a half millimeter rope to save your life in case of a fall. Your face cooking in the hot summer sun as sweat drips down your brow. Success is just one move away. You reach, performing a two handed dyno. The chalk cakes your hand as you desperately try to grab on to that bomber hold. Failure. You don’t reach high enough and your hands slip and putting you in a free fall, as you hold your breath. Six meters of weightlessness followed by an enormous jerk between your legs....   [tags: Personal Experience, Autobiography] 1253 words
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Mechanical design systems - PROBLEM STATEMENT: The design is to engineer a drive system to operate two extrusion rolls in opposite directions to compress the caramel. The drive system consists of a flexible drive system that operates a spur gear drive, which in turn operates the extrusion rolls at equal and opposite speeds. The power source to this design is a five horse power normal torque AC electric motor, operating at 1160 rpm. The system must be designed to run 24 hours per day, 3 days per week. There will be 4 shafts is the drive system....   [tags: essays research papers] 1331 words
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The Dangers of Scuba Diving and Underwater Exploration - Scuba diving can be a fun activity, you just have to take certain health and safety precautions. There are lots of dangers in scuba diving, and underwater exploration. There is always the danger of a shark attack. Sharks are closer to the banks during the months of April through September. From the months of October through March, they have migrated South for the Winter. After returning from migration, sharks are often hungry and tend to feed on things other than whats on their diet. Most attacks on humans are in the months of April and March....   [tags: shark attacks, gastrointestinal tract]
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Characteristics of Comic Books: The Amazing Spiderman - OBJECTIVE OF THE PROJECT Our objective is to design and simulate a mechanism to implement the conventional four wheel steering and the four wheel crab steering in the same vehicle thereby reducing the turning radius of vehicle using four wheel conventional steering and easy manoeuvring of vehicle at high speeds using crab steering. The control for shifting from one type of steering to another is provided to the driver so that he can change from conventional to crab steering depending upon the vehicle speed....   [tags: rhetorical strategies, genre] 865 words
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The Kayak: Earth's Beloved Vessel - The Kayak: Earth’s Beloved Vessel The Kayak is one of the most versatile man powered water craft that has ever been around on the waters of planet Earth. The kayak can be used on a small pond, large lake, calm river, raging river, or the wide open seas. There are kayak variations for every situation, and their history and development have allowed these changes to be custom made for the type of paddling that can be done. Through the proper use of gear and technique, one can become a proficient kayaker in their desired realm....   [tags: Man Powered Water Craft, Water, Paddling]
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Top Five Synths - Since the 1990s, software synthesizers -- sometimes called "softsynths" -- have been replacing the hardware synthesizers they emulate. In many cases, they can emulate hardware synths such as the MiniMoog or the Alpha Juno with perfect accuracy, while also being more customizable and flexible than the originals. There are five software synthesizers in particular that are generally recognized among professionals for their quality and depth. However, the choice of five "top" software synthesizers will come down to the individual user's taste and requirements....   [tags: Software Synthesizers, Softsynths]
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History of the Bison - Bison, like many species, have come a long way since the dawn of time.  Bison have grown along side humans and humans took advantage of the bison to near extinction.  Now bison have been struggling to survive but are luckily still around today but not in every place it used to be. The history of bison go far back to when species are still young on land. To start back in the beginning, bison came from the bovine family. It is a genetic family that mostly make up animals that resemble the common cow or have cow features, including horns, hooves, rough skin, etc....   [tags: conservation of species]
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A Brief History of Clocks: From Thales to Ptolemy - A Brief History of Clocks: From Thales to Ptolemy The clock is one of the most influential discoveries in the history of western science. The division of time into regular, predictable units is fundamental to the operation of society. Even in ancient times, humanity recognized the necessity of an orderly system of chronology. Hesiod, writing in the 8th century BC., used celestial bodies to indicate agricultural cycles: "When the Pleiads, Atlas' daughters, start to rise begin your harvest; plough when they go down" ( Hesiod 71)....   [tags: Expository Essays Research Papers] 2924 words
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South African Policies to Promote Growth and Eradicate Poverty - Introduction Economic policies are aimed at finding satisfactory solutions to various problems that emerge from time to time in any economic system. In most instances, the so called problems present themselves in the form of inflation, unsatisfactory or poor economic growth and unemployment. It is not always simple and straight forward to solve such dilemmas, especially because their impact, implications and importance changes from time to time. (Roux, 2008). Making use of the monetary policy and the fiscal policy, the South African government has made efforts to address growth and poverty in the country....   [tags: Economic System, Economic Growth, Unemployment]
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Questionnaire About Outdoor and Winter Activities and Product Descriptions - Activity Experience Please list the number of years you have spent participating in each of the following activities, along with any relevant certifications, experiences, accomplishments, thoughts on each particular industry, etc. List any other activities (relevant to our business) that you have experience in. You may have a lot to say about some activities—please limit yourself to 200 words per activity. If you don’t have any experience in one, just say so; we don’t expect everyone to do everything....   [tags: Skiing, Backpacking] 2041 words
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New York Phone Systems: Networking for Small Businesses - If you own a small business, then you certainly understand the importance of a business communications network that offers both functionality and affordability. But, as a leading PBX Systems and VoIP Phone Systems supplier, with the most cost-efficient Colocation Data Center in New York, small business owners ask us all the time why they need a network instead of just a regular landline. We’ll, we’re here to answer that question once and for all. Networking Let’s begin by defining the term networking....   [tags: small business, networking, communication] 587 words
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A Profitable Home Recording Studio For $10,000 - A Profitable Home Recording Studio For $10,000 Jumping in to starting a business can be scary and investing in a home recording studio is no exception. There are many things to consider when doing so. How much will it cost. What gear will I need. What recording jobs will I take on. What will I charge. How will I network and advertise. I believe that I can open a profitable home studio for $10,000 mixed with my skills and gear that I already have. Before I get too in depth I need to discuss some assumptions about the situation....   [tags: Business Analysis] 2375 words
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Analysis of Norman Rockwell’s Painting The Catch - What does one need to be happy. Is it a nice car. Maybe it's a new pair of shoes. What about success. What defines success and what does one need to be successful. The truth is, it depends on one's definition. Success can be defined in different ways. Success could be defined as being financially stable, or it could be something as simple as feeling accomplished with achieved goals. Norman Rockwell’s painting “The Catch” offers refreshing ideas on what it means to be happy and what one needs to be successful....   [tags: Norman Rockwell Essays]
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The Benefits of Continuously Variable Transmissions (CVT) - Introduction We are constantly searching for ways to perform the tasks essential to our lifestyle in ways that have a smaller impact on the environment. In the United States cars are exceedingly common, nearly twenty percent of American households own three or more vehicles (U.S. Department of Energy Web). These vehicles are also one of the largest contributors to our impact on the environment. The majority of cars use automatic transmissions, although not very efficient, they offer convenience of not shifting gears....   [tags: transportation, vehicles, ]
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Female Soldiers Need Specialized Protective Body Armor - Female Soldiers Need Specialized Protective Body Armor In today’s ever changing world, people who serve in the United States military face extreme danger. Danger is eminent for both men and women when deployed abroad. For women the threat is even more apparent because protective vests were designed for a man’s body. Over a decade into the war against the Taliban, women’s protective gear is finally being developed. Some think perhaps a little too late, considering women have been deployed since the very start of the war....   [tags: importance of body movement in the field] 2010 words
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Economic Policies: What is the Fiscal Policy? - ... Government centres in the form of police stations and courts were part of the plans. In order to curb unemployment, education and skills development were at the fore. There was a shortage of skilled labourers in the market. The areas where education for these skills would be funded were engineering, scientists, managers, artisans and IT technicians. (Roux, 2008) What is the monetary policy. The monetary policy is a strategy that the South African Reserve Bank uses to control the demand for money as well as the supply of money in order to achieve certain goals....   [tags: borrowing money, monetary policy] 1702 words
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The Physics Behind Parking - Background: After a long day of cruising through town with your buddy, the two of you have grown quite an appetite. You spot a McDonalds at the top of a very steep hill. Unfornately a local biker gang must of had the same idea. Encredibly, the only available parking spot is on the street, uphill of nearly 15 Harleys. There are no other restaurants for 100 miles in all directions. Famished, your friend skillfully manuvers his car to the side of the road. The breaks shudder as the car comes to a stop on the hill....   [tags: physics science cars vehicles] 1403 words
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Extreme Advertising: Go Big or Go Home - Extreme Advertising: Go Big or Go Home This Maxim climbing gear ad is an example of using both aggressive language and images to promote climbing as an extreme sport. North Face uses this image in their web page. If you wear North Face gear, you too can take your ice axes and back-counrty skis into the Tibetan wilderness. Adidas uses this image in their trail running ads. The caption in the image reads "Runners. Yeah, We're Different." It invites people to relate to some of the more intimate details of a separate subculture....   [tags: BTEC Business Marketing GCSE Coursework]
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The Symbolism of Mechanics in Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison - When looking into the inner workings of a machine, one does not see each individual gear as being separate, but as an essential part of a larger system. Losing one gear would cause the entire system to stop working and eventually fail. This concept of mechanics lays the foundation to many issues touched on in Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison. The machine imagery comes through in two conversations with men that the invisible man may idolize, though he does not realize this at the time. The first of these conversations is with the veteran, while the second is with Lucius Brockway....   [tags: veteran, soul, society]
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Aloha Airlines Case Analysis - 1. AIRCRAFT MISHAP TIMELINE On 28 April 1988, Aloha Airlines Flight 243, a Boeing 747 based out of Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii, began operations on what was scheduled for six inter-island flights. The First Officer checked in with Aloha Airlines Flight Operations about 5:00am followed by the Captain shortly after. The aircraft log was signed off and released for flight with no open write-ups. They both completed pre-departure duties and proceeded to the aircraft. All pre-flight preparations were performed in the crew compartment and a visual external aircraft inspection was performed....   [tags: Airplane Safety Inspection] 1784 words
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Creating a Drawing Robot with Lego Mindstorm - RoboShape: The Drawing Robot ABSTRACT For our final project, we have chosen to build a robot, using the Legos Mindstorm kit. It will be programmed using NQC. The name of the robot is Roboshape. It is comprised of two main structures; a rectangular base, which is the y axis, and a black log, which is the x axis and moves along the y axis. Our robot uses a light sensor to scan in a certain colored piece of paper, and using this percentage input, it will print out the desired shape. BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Every child has their own unique approach to learning....   [tags: Robotics] 1450 words
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Marketing Plan for an Adventure Store - Marketing Strategy We will build strategic partnerships with climbing service companies. We will differentiate The Boulder Stop from competitors through aggressive advertising and promotional campaigns that demonstrate our community support and commitment. We will build retail store awareness through our direct mail and Web campaigns, leading to greater word-of-mouth marketing. 3.1 Mission The Boulder Stop is an equipment store specializing in rock climbing gear and coffee/espresso drinks. Our mission is to provide an entertaining, fun, and knowledgeable atmosphere to climbers who experience nothing but a rock face and nutrition bars all day....   [tags: Business Analysis Marketing Market] 1591 words
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Symbolism in Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison - When looking into the inner workings of a machine, one does not see each individual gear as being separate, but as an essential part of a larger system. The cogs on the gear move in a way that losing one would cause the entire machine to fail. This concept of mechanics lays the foundation to many issues touched on in Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison. The machine imagery comes through in two conversations with men that the narrator may idolize, though he – the invisible man – does not realize this at the time....   [tags: literary analysis, ralph ellison]
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Touching the Void by Joe Simpson - In 1985, two British mountaineers, Joe Simpson, and Simon Yates, set out to climb the nearly 21,000 foot Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes. They were successful in their ascent of the previously unclimbed West Face, however, disaster struck on the descent when Simpson slipped down an ice cliff, landing awkwardly and crushing his tibia into his knee joint, resulting in a broken right leg. Touching the Void is the 1988 account written by Simpson, whose powerful and well-written tale tells a story filled with adventure, survival, isolation, trust, and friendship....   [tags: climbing Siula Grande recount] 1925 words
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Cultural Trends of Water Purification Systems - ... A survivalist is “someone strongly determined to survive”. (yourdictionary.com/survivalist) They are constantly prepping for uncanny events that they suspect may occur. All survivalist share a deep desire to live, therefore overcoming obstacles to survive is taken to an extreme. According to Dr. Stirling Silverman, the author of a survivalist blog, states that disaster can be divided into two broad categories. First, are disasters resulting from human activity and second are natural disasters....   [tags: outdoors, survivalists, poverty] 1145 words
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Recreational Equipment Incorporated - Recreational Equipment Incorporated (REI) is a company that does far more than producing top-of-the-line gear for experiencing the outdoors. Not only does this business have a unique and almost unheard of dedication to its values and purpose, but also manages & leads its employees with great wisdom and skills both common and exclusive when compared to successful organizations. While sporting goods such as Big 5 and Dick's Sporting Goods may be more common, what happens “backstage” at REI is more than enough reason to favor it over its competitors....   [tags: Business, Employee Motivation] 2612 words
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Dissembling a Worm Drive Gearbox -   CONTENTS 1 Introduction 3 2 Technical and scientific aspects 3 3 Disassembly 8   1 INTRODUCTION This project involves dissembling a gearbox, analysing the material that it has been manufactured from and how these materials were manufactured. Designed by Bonfiglioli, this project will be dissembling their worm drive gearbox. The modern world needs machines that have great power, some of the applications only need power; worm drives have a good power output due to their mechanical advantage which is equal to the number of teeth on the output drive....   [tags: Engineering] 1677 words
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Mercedes-Benz CL-Class v/s BMW 3 - MERC v/s the BMW: Mercedes-Benz CL-Class 500: Engine Engine Type V-Type Engine Engine Description 5.5L 388bhp V8 Engine Displacement (cc) 5461 No. of Cylinders 8 Maximum Power 388@6,000 (PS@rpm) Maximum Torque 54@2,800-4,800 (kgm@rpm) Valves per Cylinder 4 Valve Configuration DOHC Fuel Supply System SEFI Bore x Stroke 98 x 90.5 mm Compression Ratio 10.7:1 Transmission Transmission Type Automatic Gear box 7 Speed Drive Type RWD Overdrive Yes Suspension System Front Suspension 4-link with antilift control & stabilizer bar Rear Suspension Independent Multi-link with an...   [tags: Automobile Analysis ] 1481 words
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Crew Transit Vehicle Design Report - In the event of an emergency, NASA and other organizations need to be able to rescue affected astronauts, if the situation permits the possibility. Therefore, the purpose of this crew transit vehicle is to retrieve stranded astronauts from a damaged shuttlecraft or a dangerous situation. This vehicle will be able to transport humans beyond Low Earth Orbit and will have the necessary equipment to treat possible serious injuries suffered by the stranded personnel. The CTV will have the capabilities to travel to the moon and back to Earth as quickly and efficiently as possible....   [tags: NASA, emergencies, organizations, astronauts]
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The Basic Principle of Flight - Flight has been a dream of mankind, after the completion of the first powered airplane flight initiative from the Wright brothers, aviation technology is changing rapidly. From ancient light aircraft to a hundred tons airliner or even a fighter jet that flexible than eagle, flying technology has become one of the amazing achievement in science and technology. Aerodynamics is a fundamental principle of flight and civil aircraft unit, in order to have the ability to move on the sky, the force balance of the air lift must be greater than weight and the thrust is greater than the drag....   [tags: aerodynamics, airplane, passengers]
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