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Physics of Lightning - Lightning can be defined as a transient, high current electric discharge whose path length is generally measured in kilometers. Lightning occurs when some region of the atmosphere attains an electric charge sufficiently large that the electric fields associated with the charge cause electrical breakdown of the air. However lighting has been reported in snowstorms, sandstorms, in clouds over erupting volcanoes, and been reported to occur in the clear air. Such lightning can take place entirely within a cloud (intra cloud), between two clouds, between cloud and the earth, or between a cloud and the surrounding air....   [tags: lightning physics] 956 words
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Physics of Lightning - In ancient times, lightning was seen as a tool of the gods. In Viking legend, it was Thor’s hammer striking an anvil in the sky that was responsible for lightning. For the Greeks, it was Zeus who threw lightning down to the earth. North American Indian tribes thought that lightning was produced by a mystical bird with flashing feathers whose flapping caused thunder. Even now, hundreds of years after the first scientific work with lightning, people remain in awe of its power. In the 18th century, the first systematic scientific study of lightning was carried out by Benjamin Franklin....   [tags: physics lightning thunder weather] 1382 words
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Lightning - INTRODUCTION I remember when I was a young child; I would always be scared whenever there was a severe storm outside that included thunder and lightning. This was especially true in the hours of darkness, when you could really see the lightning. As I grew older this so-called fear of lightning turned into a fascination for this weather phenomena. One of my most vivid memories of lightning as a young man was when I was flying to Florida, the plane was at an altitude above a thunderstorm, that was producing heavy lightning, watching the flashing of the lightning popping off as we flew above the clouds, it was one of the most amazing and beautiful things I have ever seen....   [tags: Meteorology]
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Lightning: An Electrostatic Discharge - ... This causes the air to expand and vibrate causing thunder shortly after the flash. Lightning is not only an amazing sight but it is also extremely dangerous. About 2,000 people die worldwide from a lightning strike every year and hundreds more have life-long issues such as memory loss, dizziness, numbness. Electrical Storms When an electrical storm occurs the clouds are like giant capacitors. The upper part has a positive charge and the lower has a negative charge. Though no one in the scientific community can agree on the way the clouds get their charge most believe that it happens during the water cycle....   [tags: Electricity, Natural Phenomena, Dangerous] 702 words
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The Mechanisms of Lightning - I. Introduction Lighting is a great mystery to many. Many do not know the origin of lightning bolts nor their true strength. Lightning bolts are produced from opposite fields interacting. This can result in dangerous bolts that can have devastating results. The bolts have the capacity to injure many things, including appliances, people, forest, etc. However, although these bolts can have dangerous affects, there are prevention techniqies for lightening. These procedures can protect you, loved ones, and property....   [tags: essays research papers] 1066 words
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Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief - My original thought when comparing Percy Jackson and the Olympians: the Lightning Thief the movie and Classical mythology was that there would be many more references to the myth of Perceus than any other myth throughout the movie in its entirety. That’s where I was wrong. After watching the movie again and researching the different hero myths my opinion has changed. My new thoughts are that the movie is not influenced by the myth of Perceus any more than other hero myths. The movie ties together many different heroes’ stories and mixes them together to make a wonderful story about a young boy....   [tags: mythology, greek mythology, movie]
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Impulse Generator and Lightning Characteristics Simulation - ... For different input values, the corresponding waveforms will be obtained. The main focus of this research will be towards accessing waveforms and its characteristics that corroborates the industry standard and laboratory experimental values with expected accuracy not lesser than 60%.This software will be made available to work in cross platform operating systems such as Windows, android, Mac etc. so that the user can download and install the application in their favourite media device at their own comfort....   [tags: insulation, electric power] 1788 words
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Live With Lightning - Live With Lightning The main hero of the novel is looking for an answer to the question: “What is his place as a scientist in the world.” The book focuses on the historic period from the 30s till the end of the World War II. A common American post-student wants to become a scientist. He has nothing except his talent, courage, patience, persistence, and strong will to devote his life to physics. On obtaining his diploma and his appointment as an assistant and teacher in the University of Columbia, he spent his summer washing dishes, working at a gas station in a place with a significant name High Hope....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1230 words
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Lightning and Poultry - Effects of day length on performance traits of commercial poultry Vision is likely the most important sensory tool available to domestic poultry. Poultry birds (broiler and layers) rely on vision more than any other sense (Prescott et al., 2003). Light is the primary zeitgeber in the control of biological rhythms (Kristensen et al., 2006), and to be able to do this, it must be perceived by the brain. Light is the primary tool used by the body to entrain circadian rhythms (Rattenborg et al., 2005)....   [tags: birds, vision, light, farming, feeding, broiler]
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The Phenomenon of Ball Lightning - The Phenomenon of Ball Lightning Another startling sighting - and certainly one of the most detailed and scientifically credible - comes from Professor Roger Jennison (Department of Electronics, University of Kent) concerning his experiences on board a late-night flight from New York to Washington in March 1963. He later wrote of his experiences in the November 1969 issue of Nature. Jennison states that the phenomenon occurred after the aircraft encountered a thunderstorm in which it was enveloped by a bright and audible electrical discharge....   [tags: Papers] 907 words
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Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan - ... Annabeth has trained for many years and w ants to fight as many people and monsters as possible, other than dummies.This is because her whole life was fighting lifeless practice dummies and now she wants to fight real people She has a more outgoing personality. There are many conflicts in the book, but the first one is when Percy and Mrs.Dodds fight in the beginning of the book.Mrs Dodds takes the form of a human but she is really a creature sent to find and destroy Percy. Percy has no clue what is going on, and Mrs Dodds accuses Percy of stealing Zeus lightning bolt....   [tags: book report] 552 words
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Greek Mythology in Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief - Greek Mythology in Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief Rick Riordan’s ‘Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief’ focuses on Greek mythology and interprets this into a children’s story. Throughout the story, there are many references and adaptations to mythological tales, and each one is portrayed in a different way. Riordan writes this story as though Hercules, Zeus and Poseidon were still around today, and this would be the effect they would have on people in this day and age. Percy Jackson is the main character in this story, who is a demi god, who mortals are after....   [tags: Hercules, Zeus and Poseidon ] 1443 words
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Lightning Mine Vs Archangel - The Australian novel, Lightning Mine, covers the development of an iron ore mine on a sacred land guarded by “Namarrkon'; in the Northern Territory. MDG/Global mining was very interested in the area, and sent their chief prospector, Aaron Shoemaker to investigate the land. Whilst Shoemaker is there, he sets off a chain of corporate and government tactics to ensure the development of the mine on the Aboriginal sacred site. These tactics, as you can imagine, were not overly fair to the Aboriginal people, and their only hope was through University of Sydney law graduate, Jarra Mariba....   [tags: essays research papers] 642 words
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Lightning Never Strikes Twice - Lightning Never Strikes Twice 	A few miles off the cost of Cape Cod, sits the island of Nantucket. On this island, during the 1600’s lived the Haley family. Tom Haley was the only tobacco farmer on the island and due to this fact they were extremely wealthy. Their estate was the largest on Nantucket and was located right over a beautiful cliff. Tom and his wife Janice ate breakfast every morning at 6:00am everyday with their son Garnet. Late Thursday night a storm was getting very close to their house until a bright fist from the heavens stroked down on their chimney and collapsing the house, killing the entire Haley family....   [tags: essays research papers] 1098 words
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Heinz Guderian: Blitzkrieg or Lightning War - Heinz Guderian Heinz Guderian was the father of a world changing military strategy that used rapid advancing armored units in World War II. He pushed hard for the idea that tanks should not only be used to support infantry but should be the “speerspitze” or spearhead of the German armed forces (Alexander pg 31). This strategy named Blitzkrieg or “lightening war” in English was the complete reverse of traditional military thinking in the first part of the 20th century. His military strategy would to lead the German army into stunning victory and would cause the allies reeling to catch up....   [tags: military strategies]
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The Lightning-Rod Man-Short Story - The Lightning-Rod Man-Short Story What grand irregular thunder, thought I, standing on my hearth-stone among the Acroceraunian hills, as the scattered bolts boomed overhead, and crashed down among the valleys, every bolt followed by zigzag irradiations, and swift slants of sharp rain, which audibly rang, like a charge of spear-points, on my low shingled roof. I suppose, though, that the mountains hereabouts break and churn up the thunder, so that it is far more glorious here than on the plain....   [tags: Papers] 1986 words
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Nikola Tesla: American Genious - They called him ‘The Master of Lightning”. He changed the very way people look at electricity. His inventions and theories are still in use to this very day. This man had many inventions and some of them never made it off the blueprints, but the ones that did achieved wondrous feats such as replacing Edison’s DC current, creating power from water, and illuminating rooms with cordless light bulbs. He was a genius with a few odd habits and name was Nikola Tesla. Nikola Tesla was born in Smiljan, Croatia July 10th, 1856....   [tags: electricity, Master of Lightning, Tesla]
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The First Lightning: The First Russian Nuclear Atomic Bomb - ... Once all the work was complete and the Soviet Union believed it was time to test the nuclear atomic bomb out Kurchatov went with Beria and his entourage, to the command post, and Kurchatov brought along a few other scientist. They wanted to witness the blast from the bomb so they opened the door. Because they knew it took thirty seconds for them to get hit by the shock wave they did not really worry about getting hurt by it due to the fact they knew they had time to go back and shut the door.....   [tags: testing site, effects, soviet union] 1066 words
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Short Stories: The Girl with the Hungry Eyes, Bits and Pieces, While She Was Out, Cold Turkey, & Lightning Rod - The short stories, “The Girl with the Hungry Eyes” by Fritz Lieber, “Bits and Pieces,” by Lisa Tuttle, “While She Was Out” by Edward Bryant, “Cold Turkey” by Carole Nelson Douglas, and “Lightning Rod” by Melanie Tem Historically, in literature, women are stereotypically placed in one of two roles, the doting wife and beloved mother, or the more outwardly psychotic, witch-like, temptress....   [tags: Women Roles, Analysis] 1545 words
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Settings and Actors: What´s Mise-en-scene? - ... - Describing the role-play of lighting, settings, props and décor in subconsciously providing details to the audience. - Deriving desired results in scenes by applying subtle modifications in costume, makeup, physical gestures and vocal tones of actors. - Contribution of space and time in providing completion to the term mise-en-scene with respect to film. In one of the scenarios the props will play a vital role along with the narrative, while in the other scenario they shall simply fulfill their rudimentary purposes....   [tags: scenario, lightning technique, script] 696 words
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Construction of a Recording Studio - For this task the brief was to design the construction, soundproofing and acoustic treatment of a recording studio complex within a series of set constraints. The complex had to include a control room, live room reception and bathroom, within an overall floor space of 15m x 15m. The main focus was to be on acoustic design with the use of scale drawings to make the studio clear and easy to understand. For this studio the idea was to design a space suitable for recording large ensemble groups such as orchestras and so the space was designed with this in mind when regarding the size shape and layout of the space....   [tags: acoustics, lightning, isolation, soundproof]
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Snape At The Lightning Struck Tower - Hamlet¡¦s ¡§to be or not to be¡¨ may have been discussed for years, but right now it is ¡§is he or is he not.¡¨ The most ambiguous character in HP, I think, and his greatest ambiguity is which side are his loyalties really on. Yes, I am referring to the Potions Master, the dreaded darkness of the dungeons, Severus Snape. Probably the most mysterious of the main characters, Snape has been a subject of heated debates ever since DD told Harry in PS/SS that Snape wanted to save Harry so that he could go back to hating James¡¦ memory....   [tags: Hamlet William Shakespeare Review Analysis] 1935 words
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The History of Lighting - ... Though we now have great control over the lighting we use in scenes it now takes a great master to set up and maintain the proper lighting system for that scene. We have the ability to change the hue and vibrancy of light and even its range, but now it just looks fake, unreal, not worthy to even be on the screen. That being said it is not just the fault of the lighting, but of how the video is captured as well. We have cameras today that can make the slightest pimple standout and show dust in the air, so maybe we can just capture too “clean” of an image to look real to us anymore....   [tags: discovery of fire, gas lighting]
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The Evolution of Lighting - Introduction Lighting today is done by the flick of a switch, but it has not been this way forever. This essay takes a look at how things were, how they are and how they might be. This essay is an assignment where I had to come up with the subject myself. The first subject I chose turned out to be too narrow in order to follow through with the assignment, a problem which I definitely overcompensated. The result is this, a paper that covers a lot of questions, but not particularly extensive. Please keep in mind that it was not my intention to write a scientific article about the subject, the purpose was rather to write an essay that looks like one....   [tags: LED, technology, fuel, illumination] 713 words
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A Bolt of Lightening - A bolt of lightening has just hit my heart. I am seeing nothing when I realize I am staring right through the biggest, blankest “new document” paper I have ever seen on the computer screen, my phone still in my hand. A lump the size of a dinner spoon. * She has been my friend for 43 of my almost 45 years. Our mothers’ are best friends, and we and our siblings grew up, at least in our earliest years, across North 17th Street from each other in the North End of Boise. We loved all of the trees like crazy, up and down both sides of what used to be “our” street, and I remember many lazy days of summer laying in the itchy spiked grass in our backyard under the green coolness of the apple tree, s...   [tags: Health Issues] 696 words
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A Brief Guide to Contemporary Bathroom Lighting - With the modern additions of shower stalls and garden spa bathtubs, the contemporary bathroom lighting used in modern bathrooms is becoming increasingly important to the overall beauty and style of the modern home. The challenge that is presented by contemporary lighting in a bathroom is finding a way to provide adequate lighting to the entire bathroom space. The homeowner who can successfully tackle this challenge will find that they are able to create a bathroom space in their home that is both functional and beautiful....   [tags: Lighting, Fixtures, Features]
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Tips for a Successful Bathroom Lighting Design Plan - With all of the purposes a bathroom has to serve these days, it is essential that you give it a good bathroom lighting design plan to provide the best possible lighting to the entire space. Lighting is one of the few tools available in a remodeling project that will allow you to create the mood needed to make a positively magnificent looking bathroom space. By using the right lighting design plan, you will be able to use your bathroom's lighting in the most effective way possible to enhance your home's overall beauty....   [tags: Lighting, Types, Recommendations]
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The Wizard of Menlo Park and the Master of Lighting - Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla were two of the most influential minds of the 1800s. Edison, the Wizard of Menlo Park, worked hard his whole life to achieve great feats in science. Tesla, the Master of Lightning, had a brilliant mind and contributed to an electronic growth that changed American history. Thomas Edison is such a familiar name, but Tesla on the other hand is more obscure. Edison is widely known by the American public, but his intellectual equal and adversary is often forgotten. Edison and Tesla were once friends and worked on many projects together, but an argument over a bet changed their friendship and the world forever (D’Alto)....   [tags: Scientists]
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Lightening Flashed Against the Darkness - Lightening flashed illuminating the house against the dark, swirling sky. Electricity permeated the air, but the house on the corner of Redwood Ave stood tall in spite of the storm. Strong winds moaned and cried like a chorus of angry voices. Leaves danced chaotically with the wind along with shingles, garbage, and other storm debris. Rain pummeled the house as if demanding entrance. But the house stood like a stalwart rock; a fortress against attack. Struggling against the fierce winds, Laurenz Anger hurried down the block to the house....   [tags: personal narrative] 1672 words
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Rhetorical Effectiveness in The Lighting Thief by Rick Riorden - In today’s society, we are exposed to countless amounts of compositions such as novels and films. However, when an individual reads a book or watches a movie, they subconsciously create connections to the plot as they relate it to their own lives. After the movie is completely watched one is able to sit down and ask himself, “Did I like that movie?” While an average person could give a simple yes or no answer, a professional in the field of reviewing movies and novels knows that the quality of the movie is directly related to its rhetorical effectiveness....   [tags: thos, logos, pathos, persuasion] 2771 words
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Cinematography and Lighting - Cinematography and Lighting • The smoky greys shown in the street as the Tramp is taken away in the paddy wagon reflects the people’s uncertain futures due to the economic struggle of the Great Depression. • The depth of field indicates what is significant in the street shot outside the cigar stand, having the Tramp, policeman and stand owner in focus. As the Tramp is escorted to the paddy wagon several observers walk into the frame and into focus, enhancing the narrative. • The composition of the shots in the paddy wagon refers to whom the significant characters are, in the way that the Tramp and the Gamin are positioned in the very foreground of the frame....   [tags: Film Analysis] 1052 words
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Technical Theater During the Restoration Lighting and Scenic Design England 1660-1800 - Technical Theater During the Restoration Lighting and Scenic Design England 1660-1800 The Restoration in England was an era ripe for the development of new ideas in the arts. The return of the Stuart monarchy under Charles II marked the end of eighteen years of almost dictatorial control by Oliver Cromwell and his Puritan parliament. Cromwell had campaigned actively to halt all theatrical activity. In the end, however, his laws were actually responsible for helping move England forward in theatrical history....   [tags: English Theater] 4810 words
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The Effect of Lighting on Eyesight - Project 3-4 Chapter 3, pp. 114 Poor or high lighting can have various effects on the eyes. Such effects include eyestrain, dry burning eyes, eye irritation, blurred vision, and even headaches. However, the effects do not stop there. Other collateral effects of poor lighting can include stiff necks, sore shoulders, and sometimes even back pain due to people compensating (by taking on poor body posture) for the poor light when trying to read something under undesirable conditions. Standard lighting, fluorescent lighting, and full-spectrum lighting all have different effects....   [tags: Health]
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The Evolution of Theatrical Lighting Design - Beginning with its origins in Ancient Greece, theatre was always staged in outdoor performance spaces, relying on natural light to keep the performers visible, and utilizing scenery or dialogue to convey time of day. As these performances began to shift to indoor theatres, artificial light, such as candles or oil lamps, had to be used as a replacement. As lighting technology advanced, these advancements changed the way light could be manipulated, directed, or focused, allowing for new staging methods to be developed and introducing lighting as an indicator of mood....   [tags: dramatic arts, stage props]
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The LED Lighting Industry and Construction - ... This gives architects, landscapers and designers the ability to create a mood or ambiance. For example in the spring time different colours may want to be used to accentuate a building whereas in the winter a different coloured LED lighting scheme may be used. All this is possible and with the added bonus of being able to do it in a sustainable and affordable manner. Do LEDs provide High Quality Lighting. Some white LEDs have a very high CCT value. However in recent times LEDs have been developed that have quite a low CCT value....   [tags: buildings, airports, factories] 1177 words
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Lighting the Scenes of Oedipus the King - In the opening scene of Oedipus the King, the city of Thebes has been stricken by a plague. Out of desperation, the citizens of Thebes go to their King, Oedipus, and request that he find a way to end their suffering. King Oedipus informed them that he had already sent his brother-in-law, and fellow ruler, Creon to the Delphic Oracle. The people viewed this as an intelligent move because oracles played a huge part in the Greek culture. Due to their belief that death was a “necessary evil,’’ Greeks did not have the desire to be immortal....   [tags: Ancient Greece, Greek culture, plays, theatre] 564 words
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Tips For Great Bathroom Lighting - Having enough light in any bathroom is very important. To achieve the best lighting possible, it is a good idea to install bathroom lighting that provides plenty of light that is directed towards the mirror in a way that provides little shadow or glare. By doing this, you will make your bathroom a bright, open, and airy space that invites everyone in to enjoy its luxuries. When it comes to selecting the proper bathroom lighting for your home's bathroom, it is important to consider the placement of the lighting, the types of switches and bulbs that are best suited for your bathroom space, and the decorations of the globes and other features of the lighting fixtures....   [tags: Placement, Types, Decorations]
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Outdoor Wedding Reception Lighting - Outdoor Wedding Reception Lighting is an essential aspect of wedding reception décor. Proper lighting helps to create add color and mood to the reception. If the reception is during the day then there is no concern for lightings. Ample of natural lights are available at outdoor wedding locations. On the contrary wedding receptions at night requires proper lightings that should last till the reception ends. Once the venue of the outdoor wedding reception is fixed, contact the Wedding lighting designer or enquire about lighting arrangement options to the manager....   [tags: Event Planning] 570 words
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Hybrid Solar Lighting - Hybrid Solar Lighting Introduction Hybrid Solar Lighting (HSL) is a type of lighting system that combines natural solar lighting with standard electrical lighting. This system directs pure sunlight into the interior of a building. Benefits of HSL include money savings, increased office productivity, and agricultural development. Sunlight Direct, manufacturer of HSL systems, is conducting beta tests in 12 locations in the United States. The Sacramento Municipal Utility District was one of the first to facilitate HSL testing....   [tags: Energy] 854 words
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The Effects of Advancements in Lighting on The Theatre Experience - Without light, the theatre cannot exist, that much is certain. As actors, as audience members, as technical visionaries, we are only as powerful as the light we are given. The extent to which we depend upon light in performance has changed dramatically throughout history, however, as light technology developed and expanded. In the history of performance, the artistic community is constantly victim to the limits of lighting technology, and exponentially altered by breakthroughs. From the utilization of candles and natural light to isolated light and electricity, the histories of illumination and theatre are virtually inseparable, and continue to push the boundaries of live performance....   [tags: spectacles, lights, candles]
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HYBRID LIGHTING SYSTEMS: COSTS AND BENEFITS - Introduction Daylight is the preferred source in buildings due to its beneficial effect on human well-being and performance. Its potential to conserve energy and hence protect the environment has stimulated interest as an electric lighting substitute. The recent development of ‘daylight guidance technology’ allows redirection of daylight into areas of buildings that cannot be lit using conventional glazing. The two main guidance types are the commercially successful tubular daylight guidance systems (TDGS) and the newer hybrid daylight/electric systems (HLS)....   [tags: Technology ]
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Misconception of the God of Lighting Marvel's Version - Who fits in the description of a blonde blue-eyed god, carries an electric hammer that can crush mountains and flies the god through the air, and talks in an old English Shakespeare speaking. That would be the famous Norse God of Lighting, Thor, or at least in the Marvel's version he is like that in the movie Thor. Marvel's version of Norse Mythology is actually different from the actual mythology which results a misconception of the myth to the people who watch the movie Thor. People sometime believe that Marvel's version of Norse Mythology is the actual myth of Norse Mythology itself, because they believe that Marvel is telling the true tales in their own way....   [tags: norse mythology, thor, electric hammer]
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Sunlight Necessary for Fiber-Optic Lighting - ... A fiber optic day lighting system cannot work alone; there must be some kind of backup or combination with another light source. Because of this it should be an objective of future seminar to come up with light sources that can be used in combination with fiber optic day lighting systems and efficient ways of combining these daylight and artificial light. This study is mostly dealing with generic concepts and ideas. Therefore it would be interesting to further investigate especially some of the vital topics....   [tags: economical, solar, signal] 655 words
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Analysis and Description of The Fireflies - ... The fireflies take in oxygen and combine it calcium, adenosine triphosphate and luciferin to produce light that contains almost no heat. There are several uses for this light but in most cases it is used for the purpose of finding and catching a mate. Male will flash for every five seconds and the female will flash every two second. There are some fireflies that do not produce light those species are day-fliers such as the Ellychnia, which uses pheromones to signal their mates. Fireflies talk to each other using light signals, male fireflies fly around giving off species-specific patterns to let the females know that he is available....   [tags: firefly, lightening bug, cold light] 729 words
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Pre Electrical Staged Lighting and Lighting Effects - Pre Electrical Staged Lighting and Lighting Effects There is a common notion that stage lighting is the youngest of the stage arts, having suddenly been developed since the advent of electricity. Electricity was the final link in a chain of development stretching far into the past. True, stage lighting has come a long way since the dawn of electricity but its foundations were thoroughly established during the three centuries before Edison. Colored light, spotlights, translucencies, and dimming were well known before the incandescent lamp....   [tags: Papers] 1215 words
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Exploration of the Principles of Lighting - Exploration of the Principles of Lighting In this report I will be explaining the major and minor principles of lighting, the purpose of key, fill, black and background lighting along with the purpose of high and low keylighting. I will also be including detailed diagrams of two scenes from a film I have worked on. The more modern day purposes of lighting are in particular for it to create a sense of realism....   [tags: Papers] 665 words
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Analysis Of The Use Of Lighting In The Godfather - I am writing about the use of lighting in the opening scene of The Godfather, (1). The photography of The Godfather as an entire film is very planned and used specifically to generate moods, and have great psychological affect. This is just as true for the very first series of shots for the film, and perhaps more important since these first shots will give the audience the initial feeling of the film, and set a tone for the picture. The first shot is highly dramatic in its lighting method, and the audience is drawn in immediately to one single detail....   [tags: essays research papers] 961 words
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Analysis of Lighting in The Film Belly - Analysis of Lighting in The Film Belly The motion picture Belly explores the ghetto and the characters that live in this dark and obscure world of violence and criminal behavior. Tommy or "Bunz", and Sincere, who both live in New York, have differing views of criminal life. Bunz lives a mixed up, drug-run lifestyle, while Sincere aspires to be a law-abiding family man. To help the audience get the full effect of evilness portrayed by the character, the scenes are very dark and gloomy. There are, however, lighter scenes in which the good heart of one man is represented....   [tags: Papers] 799 words
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Directing the Lighting in 'The corridors of power' - Directing the Lighting in 'The corridors of power' When you are using light you must consider: Ø The colour of the dancers costumes. Ø The mood of the dance. Ø The direction from which the light shines. Ø The intensity and colour of the light. Ø Effects - such as templates of the shapes the light. I imagine 'The corridors of power' dance to have an eerie scary mood. So I would expect dark, dull motionless colour. The costumes would be a red colour, so they can stand out from the dark, dull motionless colour of the light and also there is a saying that is said when you are scared and angry, 'I'm seeing red' so the red could represent scariness and anger....   [tags: Drama] 431 words
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Light Pollution: The Dark Side of Outdoor Lighting - As many homeowners, you are taking steps to reduce your carbon footprint at home. You dutifully recycle glass, metal, paper, and plastic waste each week. You replace all the incandescent light bulbs in your home with energy-efficient compact fluorescent lamps (CFL) or light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs. However, you may be unwittingly contributing to carbon emissions and interfering with delicate ecosystems through light pollution. Light pollution, unlike other forms of contamination and waste, remains largely overlooked and unregulated in industrialized countries....   [tags: waste, recycle, bulbs, energy, emissions] 3051 words
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Replacing Incandecent Light Bulbs with LED Lighting - According to Cnet.com,” When congress passed the Energy Independence and security Act of 2007 (EISA). The incandescent bulb’s days officially became numbered. The law mandated strict new energy standards for lighting designed to kick-start a new era of greener, longer-lasting,more cost-efficient light bulbs and this meant kicking outdated, inefficient bulbs to the curb”(Crist). Led is the replacement for incandescent light bulbs. LED lighting is the future now. They are also long lasting, it saves you money and does not pull lots of energy....   [tags: energy efficiency]
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Lighting Candles - Lighting Candles Albert Einstein once said, "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious," His words echo in my mind as I constantly make many choices in my life. First, I chose to leave the state and live with my father in South Carolina, then I came back to my hometown, and now I'm planning to study abroad in France. Change apparently enthralls me. The beauty of change and mystery is not only the excitement of seeing and learning new things but the way in which I can explore my true self and make advancements in personal growth....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays] 664 words
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Suspense and Suspision in Episode 1 of Season 2 of the TV Show "24" - ... The level of doubt has been removed, even though, in actuality, the terrorist was only a suspected terrorist. The music in the scenes is slow, eerie, and low emphasizing the importance of the focus of the words of the characters. In the scene where David Palmer is talking to the Prime Minister, the music is barely audible, but playing in a pattern. The fact that the music is has a specific pattern, familiarizes the scene for the audience and also does not distract them from what is going to happen....   [tags: Camera, Lighting]
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Choosing the Light Bulb that's Good for You - ... The heat that is produced creates “white” energy, which is visible light. The problem with these bulbs though, is that the heat wastes a lot of electricity. The incandescent light bulb produces 15 lumens per watt of input power. This light bulb was made in 1802 and still used today. It has both advantages and disadvantages to using it. Great for small area lighting, good color rendering: CRI of 100, this is the best possible, no toxic materials to dispose of (like mercury, toxic alloys, or semiconductors), and it is easily used....   [tags: efficient lighting]
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Area Export Report: Locker Rooms - ... Colors in restrooms or locker rooms change quickly and soon become outdated. (Zowie, 2011). One year green and brown can be in trendy color, then the next year it could be neon colors or pastels. This problem can be avoided by using materials that are durable and can last a long time. Baby changing stations should also be included in both men’s and women’s locker rooms. Coat and bag hangers in the toilet stalls and changing rooms should also be included (Zowie, 2011). Another problem faced for locker room design are the sizes of lockers....   [tags: amenities, lighting]
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Green Lanterns Co. and The Solar Lantern Prototype - 1. INTRODUCTION: 1,200,000,000.00 people worldwide (approximately twenty percent of the population) have no access to electricity. In South Africa alone, twenty five percent of householders live in non-electrified areas and rely on candles or kerosene lamps for basic lighting(reference). With the increasing demand for electricity and depletion of fossil fuels currently being used to generate electricity, these people face the prospect of going without a connection for years to come. In an attempt to address this problem, “GREEN LANTERNS CO.” was approached and commissioned to construct and test a solar lantern (prototype) that would suit the southern African context and would be capable of s...   [tags: energy, lighting device]
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The Mise-en-Scene in the Film Marie Antoinette Directed by Sofia Coppola - ... The director used many pastels, bright pinks and blues in its backgrounds in the beginning of the film to show Antoinette’s innocence but as it progressed the colors went darker to show a sign of maturity. Even though the film is set in Versailles, some scenes were taken in various locations around France. This kept the audiences amazed by the locality as well as it costuming. The Costume was extremely important in the film to show legitimacy and creditability of the time period that was beening portrayed....   [tags: Setting, Costume, Lighting]
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Ideas to Consider with Bathroom Ceiling Lights - When looking to remodel any bathroom, you need to consider the bathroom ceiling lights that you will use in order to fully illuminate your home's bathroom space. These lights are not only useful for lighting the bathroom, but they are also helpful in providing an interior design element in the bathroom that enhances its overall beauty. Therefore, the lights that are used on a bathroom ceiling are one of the most important fixtures to consider when remodeling any bathroom space. Avoid Harsh Bathroom Ceiling Lights When considering bathroom ceiling lights, one of the main things to avoid is lighting that is too harsh....   [tags: Lighting, Styles, Types]
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Bathroom Decoration Advice and Tips - Generally speaking, bathrooms of all styles and sizes need good organization and great lighting. Good organization requires plenty of storage and shelving that is not only functional but also attractive. Great lighting in a bathroom is needed in order to brighten up the space and to keep it from feeling like a drab utilitarian room that one really doesn't want to be in. By using a few tips for bathroom decoration, you can improve the organization and lighting of any bathroom to transform it from a drab, ordinary room into a luxurious and magnificent space that increases your home's overall value....   [tags: Organization, Lighting, Medicine Cabinet]
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Picture in Ganges at Varanasi - The way in which we speak, sing, or even play an instrument gives it real meaning, and true feeling. This is only done through true expression. It is not any different when we look at an image. We use our eyes to gain knowledge, to appreciate the beauty of the picture, and to enjoy the charm found in invaluable pieces of art. Images convey the ideas of what the photographer is trying to say. A creative photographer uses his imagination, and technical skills to make a picture artistic, by drawing you in, and making you feel as though you are present at the scene....   [tags: Photography, Lighting, Images] 842 words
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Event Photography - Event Photography Pictures have captured some of the most famous events in our history. Whether it was Dr. King giving a speech, Ghandi walking, or even Hitler. With photography you let people come and see what you saw, or feel what you felt. There are many advantages for photographers. With a photograph you can capture memories that last forever, also there are many art institutes around the country to go to, and you get to travel instead of staying in an office or cubical....   [tags: memories, lighting]
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Franco Zeffrelli´s Hamlet - ... The way Hamlet’s face is lit from one side and darkened from the other reflects Hamlet’s soliloquy of to be or not to be. It reflects Hamlet’s internal battle within himself to continue to live or to take his life away. The lighting in this scene changes from more darkness to more light when Hamlet moves into a ray of light coming from above. The dramatic change in the lighting is at that point of the speech when Hamlet decides against killing himself and that he would rather “Be” than “Not to be”....   [tags: design, soliloquy, lighting, custom] 968 words
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