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Canadian Inventions - Throughout the history of mankind, technology has been the engine of all social progress. People have made inventions that revolutionized our way of living and thinking. There have been over half of a billion patents given out throughout the World of which more than million patents were granted to Canadian inventors. Nevertheless, the National Science Literacy Survey revealed that two thirds of Canadians are not able to name even one Canadian inventor or any Canadian accomplishments. Throughout the past century and into the next millennium, the range of Canadian inventions is a reflection of Canada’s ingenuity, and innovating and inventing is one of the reason why Canada is on par with countries such as Britain, the United States, and France....   [tags: Canada, Inventions,] 2148 words
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inventions - ... This was problematic, because people had no real way of storing important information for further reference, such as laws and financial transactions. Cuneiform put an end to the flaws of oral communication, like misheard words, especially in government matters. It added order to the Sumerians’ way of life, and forever changed the way information was exchanged between individuals. Explanation #1 – Cuneiform The true impact of the invention of writing can be seen in the way it advanced from simple wedge-shaped marks, to hundreds of different scripts, about 20 of which are still used today [19]....   [tags: Ancient History, Civilizations] 1452 words
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Thomas Alva Edison: The Man of a Thousand Inventions - “I find out what the world needs. Then I go ahead and try to invent it (Sullivan 5).” These are the word that Thomas Alva Edison lived his life by. This is why he is known as the greatest inventor in Americas history. Thomas was granted 1093 patents over his life time. Some of the main inventions that changed the world are the electric light bulb, phonograph and movie camera and projector and much more(Jenkins 1). Thomas Edison is well known for his invention of electricity but he has made many more contributions to society....   [tags: Thomas Edison, Inventions,] 1356 words
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Top Five Best Inventions of The 20th Century - Top Five Best Inventions of The 20th Century Have you ever wondered how something was invented. Have you ever wondered why they were invented. Well, I have and this is the result of that wondering. During the twentieth century, inventions were needed to keep up with the times and be the best country we can be. Most of these inventions were used to keep up with the war, such as the radio and the airplane. Other inventions, such as the car and television, were necessary to keep up with the automotive and technological world....   [tags: Technology Inventions] 1123 words
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Inventions - Stepping into the 21st century, almost everybody is living on the edge of technological and scientific advancements. Many inventions and discoveries have been made by so many great minds whose purposes were to make our life always better than before. Ever since the beginning of all mankind, humans have always had the ambition to improve their life. From that ancient time to the present, we can’t list all of our discoveries and inventions. Each of them is very important and helped making our life better....   [tags: Technological Scientific Advancement] 616 words
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Internet Inventions - Internet Inventions Several inventions have changed the way people communicate with each other. From the old fashioned telegraph to today's modern electronic forms of communicating, people have beencreating easier ways to correspond. Electronic communication, such as e-mail and other internet offerings, have created a cheap and incredibly fast communications system which is gaining steady popularity. E-mail is basically information, usually in letter form,addressed to a destination on the internet....   [tags: essays research papers] 706 words
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Inventions: The Steam Engine and the Internet - ... Businesses were given faster and more cost-efficient methods of conveying product orders, goods, and business correspondences. Also utilized as a means for social interaction, these two vital innovations facilitated swift, easy transportation of written, aural, and visual messages. The similarities between the Internet and the steam engine go beyond simply being innovative solutions to growing problems. They have both allowed a massive growth of commerce and social interactions by facilitating quicker, more efficient, and more reliable methods to transport information and other data across distances that were previously prohibitive....   [tags: Innovation ]
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Inventions and Discoveries of the 1960’s - ... Because of this blueprint, the computer mouse was able to track the hand movements of a user (Brown 165). As seen today, a small ball has taken the place of the two wheels, and the wooden box is now a plastic cover. Nevertheless, Engelhard’s invention of the computer mouse was a huge Bittner 3 advancement in new technology and the computer. With the increasing complexity of the world, the computer mouse has aided in the constructiveness of modern society. Another revolution in the world of technology took place in 1966....   [tags: Technology ]
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Business Terminologies: Ideas, Inventions and Innovations - ... The last step involves establishing a prototype. This refers to putting the idea written in the inventor’s journal into practice. This helps to rectify sections of the idea, which might have been wrongly formulated. After making a prototype, the idea is then presented before lenders and licensees for patenting. All these processes simply deduce that an idea is an invention that is yet to be patented. For this reason, once an idea has been patented, it definitely becomes an invention (Reese, 2011, p....   [tags: Business]
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Insulin- One of Canada's Greatest Inventions - Technology is everywhere. If you stopped and looked around you will see at least an invention or an innovation within 10 meters. There have been over half a billion patents given out; more than one million patents were awarded to Canadian inventors. In spite of that the National Science Literacy Survey showed that two thirds of Canadians aren't able to name even one Canadian inventor or any Canadian accomplishments. Throughout the past century and into the next millennium, the range of Canadian inventions reflects on how well the economy is going up for our great nation....   [tags: canadian studies] 812 words
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Lasting Contributions and Inventions of the Roman Empire - Have you ever wondered who in the world came up the sewage system or where the idea for aqueducts came from; some of the worlds most used inventions come from a place called Rome. In the turn of the 20th century Rome had more paved roads then the untied states. Rome also had the first ever known sewage system. To supply Rome with water they built vast aqueducts that are still used to this current day. With out Rome's dedication to its citizens the sewage system, aqueducts, and roads the 20th century may not be here today....   [tags: Engineering, Sewers,] 440 words
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Science Revolutions and Inseases in Inventions - Science Revolutions and Inseases in Inventions Over the past millennium there have been several significant scientific revolutions that have led to an increase in the amount of inventions within that field of science. Yet some scientific revolutions have been restricted to a containment of research within the field and thus meant that no inventions have occurred. Specific reasons for the increase in research are basically because new inventions can help the needs of humans, yet the argument against the increase of inventions is because some revolutions are not accepted or cannot be researched any further....   [tags: Papers] 937 words
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World War II Inventions - Between 1939 and 1945, WWII brought many innovations and inventions to the world. New countries, organizations, weapons, and technological advances were produced. The three that had the maximum impact on the war were the invention of the radar, aircraft, and the atomic bomb because of their effective uses. The first practical radar system was invented in 1935 by the Scottish physicist Robert Alexander Watson, but it was later developed by the English during WWII. The radar was used to determine where a distant object was, how big it was, what shape it had, how fast it was moving and in which direction it was going....   [tags: essays research papers] 483 words
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The Internet: The Greatest Invention Ever - Throughout the years, there have been hundreds of inventions that have been created to change our way of life. These inventions have ranged from the beginning of time with the wheel through Thomas Edison’s invention of the light bulb, which had been used for years to keep houses lit. Possibly one of the greatest inventions in history that is still used today is the internet, which has made significant changes to how the day to day business is conducted. On October 29, 1969 Lawrence Roberts had created the first two nodes to travel between UCLA and SRI International....   [tags: internet, inventions, ] 998 words
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Top 5 Inventions for Economic Growth - The ultimate engine of economic growth is new technology. According to economists, the growth of output per capita is a fairly recent phenomenon. This can be attributed to all the new technology people have discovered in the past few centuries, causing output growth to surge and accelerate faster than ever before in history. The result of all these ingenious, innovative inventions has been a total revolution in the way people live their lives. After examining the multitude of invention descriptions on the four websites and considering from other sources, I have concluded that the telephone, printing press, automobile, airplane and the computer have contributed most to economic growth....   [tags: essays research papers] 488 words
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Save the teenagers from the evil inventions - Save the teenagers from the evil inventions "Hi. What did you do last night?" "Oh I talked to someone whom I've never met before. He's so cool I've got to meet him!" "Wow!" This might not make sense to you but it is a conversation you might hear in a teenage community. It is a lot different from those days when everyone used to read books, and a terrible problem has been recognised due to the adult's ignorance. The fast developing computing systems have enabled us to carry out many tasks - easier research, word processing, shopping from home… etc., and amongst them is 'easier communication'....   [tags: Computer Science] 818 words
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The Invention of the ATM - Many years’ people have been trying to figure out who actually invented the ATM ideas or machines. There are six developers’ that are being tossed around by past researchers of who was the originator of this exciting technology. The six developer’s names are as follows; Luther George Simjian, John Shepherd-Barron, James Goodfellow, Don Wetzel, John D. White and Jairus Larson. Luther George Simjian was famous for the earlier development creation of ATM science in the past1930’s that was not a solid winner of ATM technology....   [tags: ATM, Inventions,]
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Industrial Revolution - ... It was basically an engine that would induce the energy of steam to move other machines such as trains and powering factories. It was an incredible source of energy for transportation and goods. Public transportation such as locomotives could now be powered by the steam engine and this increased the speed of travel, which lowered the time to arrive at the destination. After the steam engine, the cotton gin invented by Eli Whitney was another remarkable invention during the Industrial Revolution....   [tags: Technology, Inventions] 1761 words
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Faraday - ... The second question, one needs to understand what it means to Compare: to regard or represent as analogues or similar; liken, (E.Dictionary, 2006). It is also necessary to examine and compare the two pictures. The picture created of the life and work from the obituary, in The Times, 28 August 1867, p.7,'(Assignment Book, 2008), is a very obscure one. An individual reading this extract would find it difficult to know exactly what Michael Faraday had invented, or discovered. There is no exact knowledge, no mention of creation, nothing to indicate unique developments from his life....   [tags: Science, Inventions] 695 words
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Galileo Galilei - ... in Verhovek). Landing on the moon has not been the only success NASA has had; some technologies in everyday items have been improved by NASA, such as a smoke detector or the DVD (Eicher). Objects such as smoke detectors save lives, while DVDs make entertainment and information easy to access. Other inventions, which include satellites, are technologies such as: the internet, GPS, cell phones, and other information that businesses and individuals rely on every day (Moser and Spangenburg 77). The creation of NASA and other space industries created many benefits and innovations that influence present day technology....   [tags: Technology, Telescope, Inventions] 2604 words
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The Internet and the Advancement of Technology - The Internet and the Advancement of Technology Since the art of making fire and creating handcrafted tools, our civilization has come a long way. Science and technology are making advances at an amazing rate. From telephones to the Internet, calculators to computers, cars to rockets and satellites, we are submerged in a sea of discoveries and inventions made possible by science. Computers have often been cited as the greatest boom offered by technology to humanity. Its entry revolutionized the whole world....   [tags: Information Technology, Inventions ] 327 words
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Areoplane - ... Many attempts had been made to fly with control somewhat like a bird. The Wright brothers plane gave the world the features of control and precision. The Wright brothers did not receive the instant fame which was definitely apparent. In fact many did not believe that the flight took place. Wilbur and Orville finding that the invention was not as popular in America as in Europe moved to Europe. There they did flight shows, made innovations to planes, and teamed up with French aviators....   [tags: History, Inventions] 1077 words
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Wetsuits and Surfing - The sport of surfing has had to face the cold waters of places below the equator, as well as places in the northern hemisphere. This caused people to start to experiment with the idea of a wetsuit. When the wetsuit was first invented it allowed people to surf in places and at times that nobody thought possible, for as long as they wished. Once the wetsuit had become part of popular culture it was then in a position to be improved upon. Throughout time wet suits have been sealed and improved in many ways....   [tags: Wetsuits, inventions, ] 1561 words
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Digital Technology - ... The world has now been exposed to the first generation of humans that has grown up with digital technology as a fundamental epicenter of their existence. This young generation has been weaned on profoundly technological advancements that past generations did not have the luxury of experiencing at such early stages in their lives. There are distinct differences between the upbringings of the members of each every generation, although with the creation of the computer and Internet, these differences have become even more apparent in our youngest generation than in past generations....   [tags: History, Inventions] 2374 words
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History of the United States - Over the year’s technology have affected America’s identity. It has been a simple life living without technology. However technology brought many positive things to America. Technology helped America to travel, trade, and gives the lasts news. Technology was good to America. Living without technology was difficult. It was harder to get new around America because technology was so low. It was harder for the families to talk to each other or to even meet, because technology was invented yet. Not until telephones was invented that the communication in America started to increase....   [tags: Technology, Inventions] 321 words
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The Life and Work of Leonardo da Vinci, King Henry VIII, and Sir Isaac Newton - Leonardo da Vinci was born on April 15, 1452 in a small Tuscan town called Vinci that was near Florence. Most people know him for his skills as an artist and his many famous paintings. These paintings included the Mona Lisa, The Last Supper, and Virgin of the Rocks. An artist was only one of the activities that da Vinci was good at. He was known as the quintessential Renaissance man. Da Vinci was also a mathematician, inventor, sculptor, musician, and writer. Leonardo is stated to be one of the most diversely talented men maybe ever to be alive....   [tags: Leonardo da Vinci, Inventions, King Henry VIII, Si] 1450 words
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One Era To Another: The Telephone - ... Bell spent a short time in Canada and quickly found his love of life in Boston. Bell began teaching deaf children and it was here he met Thomas Sanders and Gardiner Greene Hubbard. Little did Bell know these two men would play a prominent role in the patent of the telephone and direction his life would take (Stern and Gwathmeny 5). When Bell was not teaching, he took a strong interest in the telegraph that was introduced in 1844 by Samuel F.B Morse. Despite the web of wires crisscrossing the country he felt as if there was a better solution rather than operators having to deliver and translate messages, and soon realized it might be possible to transmit voice over a wire by using electricity (Stern and Gwathmeny 5)....   [tags: Inventions, Alexander Graham Bell] 1066 words
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Innovative Milestone: The Douglas DC-3 - Since 1903, when the Wright Brothers flew the first aircraft, aviation has constantly been advancing. It didn’t matter if it was for military, commercial or private purposes. Ever since airplanes have existed, the main goal has been to produce the fastest, most fuel efficient aircraft. Whether it’s changing the design or using different parts, airline manufacturers are constantly advancing their planes. But there were always certain planes that stood out among the others. One of these was the Douglas DC-3, which impacted aviation history in the 20th century by becoming one of the fastest, safest, fuel efficient and innovative planes of its time....   [tags: planes, inventions,]
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The Telephone - The Telephone The telephone itself is a rather simple appliance. A microphone, called the transmitter, and an earphone, called the receiver, are contained in the handset. The microphone converts speech into its direct electrical analog, which is transmitted as an electrical signal; the earphone converts received electrical signals back to sound. The switch hook determines whether current flows to the telephone, thereby signaling the central office that the telephone is in use. The ringer responds to a signal sent by the central office that causes the telephone to ring....   [tags: Informative, Technology, Inventions] 320 words
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Computers of the World - Computers are all around us and can be considered a wonder of the world. Thanks to the computers, we drive computerized cars, receive letters sent by computers, astronauts can go to the space and return safely. Thus, the computer has significantly changed our world through advances in science and medicine, business and education. In fact the computer is a wonderful electronic brain that we have come to rely on. First off, computers have contributed to the advances in science and medicine. In the sixties the U....   [tags: Technology, Inventions, Informative] 327 words
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The Enlightenment and the Electric Battery - The Enlightenment and the Electric Battery This paper is a discussion of the role played by the ideals of the Enlightenment in the invention and assessment of artifacts like the electric battery. The first electric battery was built in 1799 by Alessandro Volta, who was both a natural philosopher and an artisan-like inventor of intriguing machines. I will show that the story of Volta and the battery contains three plots, each characterized by its own pace and logic. One is the story of natural philosophy, a second is the story of artifacts like the battery, and the third is the story of the loose, long-term values used to assess achievement and reward within and outside expert communities....   [tags: Science History Inventions Papers] 2606 words
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Apple Computer, Inc. - ... It has a color screen. The purpose of the screen is to allow for more functions such as an image viewer and to tell users which song is being played. Another major feature added to this device would be the touch-sensitive scroll wheel, which allows users to browse their collection and switch songs easily. This innovative touch-sensitive scroll wheel made iPod become more popular. The iPod Nanos have total six versions. The fourth generation was announced on September 9, 2008. Apple added an accelerometer for the new feature that allows users to shuffle songs by shaking the Nano....   [tags: Technology, Inventions, History] 2096 words
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The Evolution of the Motorized Bike - Heart racing and adrenaline pumping, John pushes the throttle on the bike, he goes ten, fifteen, twenty miles per hour and next thing you know, John is gone. The need for speed has always been in high demand. Fast cars, fast boats, and the thrill of having the wind blow in your hair is what evolved a simple bicycle into a heavenly creation. The average speed riding neutral on a course fourteen point three miles on a bicycle is between fifteen and seventeen miles per hour (“The Average Speed Page”)....   [tags: Motorized Bikes, vehicles, history, inventions, ]
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The Physics of an Electric Car - The Physics of an Electric Car Cannon returns home from work on an average day. He gets his things and trudges into the house, thinking about the events of the day. He relaxes for the evening, thinking about the good things in life. He is lucky that he has a good job, a nice house, and a nice car. But wait, it feels like he forgot something today. His mind races, did he forget a project at work. He couldn’t have, he works so hard to keep up. Not thinking of what he forgot, Cannon stumbles to bed for much needed rest....   [tags: Technology Science Inventions Essays]
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Inventiong Of The Bicycle, Including Formal Outline - The invention of the bicycle: Was it the greatest invention ever. "There has not been a more civilizing invention in the memory of the present generator than the invention of the bicycle open to all classes, enjoyed by both sexes and ages"- Lord Balour (Leek&Leek9.) he bicycle invented in 1816 was to become one of the greatest inventions still used today. A small town blacksmith in Germany had an idea for an invention the people though was crazy. That idea ended up being something used daily today 185 year later....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Invention, Innovation, and Interdependence - ... (Millard 2, 44) Nikola Tesla was one of Edison’s contemporaries who sought technical perfection over financial success. Tesla’s accomplishments form the basis for much our modern society. His work on alternating current (AC) and the induction motor were used to build the power grid distributing electricity to the homes and businesses of North America. The Tesla coil is an important component in many modern electronic devices. Tesla was a brilliant and gifted scientist with a wide range of knowledge; certainly not the image of the tinkerer put forth by Edison....   [tags: Innovation ]
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The Invention of the Internet - The Invention of the Internet Perhaps one of the greatest inventions of out time is the Internet. Without a doubt, the net has had a profound effect on almost every aspect of our lives. The formation of the Internet has changed the way we do business, communicate, entertain, retrieve information, and even educate ourselves. Nevertheless, the Internet might have never materialized if it had not been for some innovated thinkers from the Advanced Research Project Agency, who created "ARPANET." In collaboration with several educational and research institutions, the agency created the packet-switching technologies that form the basis of the Internet today....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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The Worst Intentions by from Alessandro Piperno - In an amusing, lively fictional memoir, "The Worst Intentions" from Alessandro Piperno, thirty-three-year-old narrator, Daniel spends just over three hundred pages describing the confused fortunes of the disturbed, odd Jewish-Italian Sonnino people specially describing father and sons relationships which lacks in communication, social pressure of remaining prestigious part of society. The book begins with Daniel’s description of his grandfather, Bepy, the charmingly insincere head of the Sonnino....   [tags: Piperno Worst Intentions Father Son Relations] 1966 words
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Timekeeping is the Greatest Invention - Throughout human existence, one of the most prominent inventions ever has to be the act of recording time, or timekeeping. Ever since the most primitive eras of civilization mankind has found ways to measure the passage of time from studying celestial bodies, the sun, moon, planets, and stars. Beginning with timepieces that run on daylight, such as the sundial, developing into digital clocks we use today, it can even be argued that timekeeping is even a basic necessity in today’s society. As long ago as 20,000 years ago ice-age hunters from Europe would take sticks and bones and scratch lines and mark holes in them, supposedly counting the days between phased of the moon....   [tags: essays research papers] 548 words
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Johannes Gutenberg and the Invention of the Printing Press - Johannes Gutenberg and the Invention of the Printing Press Between the 13th and 16th centuries we can see the rise of a print-dominated society; a society which moved away from the Church's monopoly of information that existed until that time. There were many social, economic and political changes. It was not because of the printing press that those changes were brought about, but perhaps they could have not happened so fast without the print. Johann Gutenberg managed to bring together technologies known for centuries before him, adding the idea for movable metal type....   [tags: World History Printing Press Essays]
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Charles F. Brush and the Invention of the Arc Light - Charles F. Brush and the Invention of the Arc Light Charles Francis Brush is a well-known inventor from Euclid, Ohio. He lived from 1849-1929. Throughout his life he invented many electrical machines and gadgets. These inventions included the electric arc light (which is his most famous invention), a storage battery, and the electric wind turbine (also known as an electric windmill). Charles Brush was born on his parents' farm in Euclid, Ohio on March 17, 1849. His childhood was mostly spent on the Walnut Hills Farm, which is just east of Cleveland....   [tags: Papers] 472 words
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Invention of the Steam Engine - Invention of the Steam Engine Mankind’s interrelation with manufacturing systems has a long history. Nowadays we see manufacturing systems and their applications as systems in which goods are produced and delivered to the suitable places where we can obtain them. We are conscious of the fact that everything we consume or obtain is produced at some facilities. We are also aware of the fact that many components involve at these processes such as laborers, capital, and machines. Nevertheless, majority of people might not realize how these processes have developed all along this time and changed our daily lives surprisingly....   [tags: Technology Invention History] 1587 words
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Sir Rich Arkwright and the Water Frame Invention - Sir Rich Arkwright and the Water Frame Invention Sir Rich Arkwright was born on December 23, 1732 at Preston in the county of Lancaster. His first profession was a barber in Bolron-le-moors in 1760. Soon afterward he traveled throught the country buying human hair. At that time he had a valuable chemical secret for dying the hair to make wigs out of. Arkwright's hair was commented to be the finest hair in the country. In 1761, Richard Arkwright married Margaret Biggins, and this marriage brought him to an aquaitance with Thomas Highs....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays] 868 words
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Comparing Dangerous Liaisons by Choderlos de Laclos and Cruel Intentions the Movie - Comparing Dangerous Liaisons by Choderlos de Laclos and Cruel Intentions the Movie It is my intention to compare the book, Dangerous Liaisons by Choderlos de Laclos, to its modern movie version, Cruel Intentions starring Sarah Michelle Gellar. I intend to examine how the original French text was modified in reference to plot, character, morals/values, and themes. I also plan to discuss how these transformations change the meaning of the story and reflect different cultural/historical contexts....   [tags: Dangerous Liaisons Cruel Intentions Movies Essays]
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Cruel Intentions - Cruel Intentions The film 'cruel Intentions', directed by John Hughes is a fast paced glimpse into the lives of the young new Yorkers whose entire existence revolves around power, sex and to some extent class A drugs. Hughes direction for the movie concentrates on those who prey on innocence and will stop at nothing to achieve their ambitions. The story focuses on Sebastian whose main intention in life is to sleep with and ruin the reputations of girls whom he labels "Manhattans insipid debutants"....   [tags: Papers] 662 words
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china intentions - Osama bin Laden has done Communist China a favor. Because the minds of President Bush and congressional leaders are so concentrated on the war on terrorism, they have all but ignored Beijing's aggressive military buildup. A strong possibility exists that by focusing so closely on Iraq, a focus that is understandable considering how unsettled the situation is, the United States could miss developments that could affect its standing in the rest of the world. Among the many uncertainties of the Asian security environment, none is more compelling than that surrounding the modernization program of the Chinese People's Liberation Army....   [tags: essays research papers] 879 words
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Cruel Intentions - The film “Cruel Intentions,” directed by John Hughes, is a fast-paced glimpse into the lives of New York yuppies whose entire existence revolves around money, power, sex, and drugs. Hughes’ direction for the movie concentrates on those who prey on innocence and will stop at nothing to achieve their ambitions. The story centers on Sebestian, played by Ryan Phillipe, whose main intention in life is to sleep with, and ruin the reputations of, girls whom he labels “Manhattan’s insipid debutantes.” Using his good looks, charm and vast wealth, he manipulates the naïve ladies found in his elite private school, Manchester Prep, as easily as a ten year-old boy manipulates Tetris pieces on his Game Boy....   [tags: essays research papers] 531 words
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Cruel Intentions - The film Cruel Intentions is a narration based on a bet between two step-siblings exploring society’s sexual boundaries. We are first introduced to Sebastian, a fifth year high school Senior with no respect for anyone/ thing except his own reputation of sexual conquest. His stepsister Kathryn is, well, as she puts it “I'm the Marsha fucking Brady of the Upper East Side”. A quick summary, Sebastian wants to have sex with Annette, the new head master’s daughter who wrote a manifesto on why she intends to wait until marriage....   [tags: essays research papers] 929 words
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The Invention of the World - ... As Becker researches, documents and attempts to quantify the tale of Donal Keneally and his rise as founder of the “Colony of the Revelation of Truth”, we learn of his dissonance and inability to find contentment. Becker’s energy on the pilgrimage “[was] wild with trying to take everything in. Somewhere, out there, he expected revelations, to make sense of his hoarded research” (288). But perhaps Becker’s efforts are misguided as his external journey towards literary success results in failure, juxtaposed to the internal enlightenment attained by Wade and Maggie....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Jack Hodgins] 1068 words
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The Invention of Basketball - Has there ever been an activity that you wondered how it was invented. Well I have been playing basketball for almost seven years and have always wondered the man behind the game we call “basketball.” I really have enjoyed basketball because it really tests an athlete’s ability of endurance, athleticism, and speed. I figured it was time for me to find out who this man was. Basketball today has grown in the United States to bout 300 million people, that is a very large sum (“Bellies”). Although there are many stories to who discovered the game of basketball, it really just depended on who and where the story was told....   [tags: Basketball, sports, history, ] 608 words
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Shakespeare's Intentions for Macbeth - Shakespeare's Intentions for Macbeth MacBeth is set in medieval Scotland during a rebellion on the Scottish kingship. The actual time and events are semi-fictional as the real events have been altered and unsaturated, to make the story more exciting for the audience and more importantly to win the favour of the king. At the start of this play MacBeth is portrayed as an up and coming young servant of the king, prepared to lay his own life down to defend his kings honour, fortunately for him he was good at this....   [tags: Papers] 555 words
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Statement of Written Intentions - Statement of Written Intentions My main goal for the production is to successfully produce a short film which combines stop motion animation and live action film. The narrative will be focused around the attempted escape of objects that are normally lifeless. I want to experiment with lighting to create the atmosphere. The lighting will be dark and the only source of light will be unnatural; either from the mobile phone of side lamp. I hope this will achieve a slightly sinister feel to the situation....   [tags: Papers] 598 words
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