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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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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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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 - ... They emphasized that since changing the photoperiod at 7 days (d) of age initially reduced growth rate, compensatory gain had taken place later to allow body weight to equal or exceed the near-constant program. Similarly, Brickett et al. (2007a) found that adding 12 h of darkness reduced market body weight at 35 d as compared to using a photoperiod of 20L. Rozenboim et al. (1999) conducted a study to determine the effects of different light source and light schedule on the growth of broilers....   [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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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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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 - ... During the summer of 1884 Tesla dropped in to see Thomas Edison and handed him the letter from Charles Batchelor which when Edison opened it stated “I know two great men and your are one of them, the other is this young man.” Nikola Tesla was then hired and quickly rose up from solving minor complications to fixing some of the companies most complex issues. As time went on Tesla noticed that the dynamos could be made to work more efficiently. So he offered to give the plant an overhaul. Edison promised him $50,000 if he succeeded with the project....   [tags: electricity, Master of Lightning, Tesla]
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Short Stories: The Girl with the Hungry Eyes, Bits and Pieces, While She Was Out, Cold Turkey, & Lightning Rod - ... Though the reaction to the circumstances developed through the different plots may be expansive, the women in these stories all aim to achieve a similar goal. Each woman, pit against the environment in which she suffers, demands equality of not only rights, but of strength and opportunity of expression. The protagonists in these stories refuse to fall into the metaphorical trap society has placed on them and as result determine their own fate. Within this genre of literature, aside from characterizing similar traits, the reader must also be willing to understand the different classifications of these female characters and the archetypes each fulfills....   [tags: Women Roles, Analysis] 1545 words
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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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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, slightly scented with the start of over-ripening fruit, and making things out of the clouds....   [tags: Health Issues] 696 words
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A Brief Guide to Contemporary Bathroom Lighting - ... Give Your Bathroom a Warm, Inviting Feeling with Adequate Ambient Light In addition to installing accent lights in a bathroom, you can give your bathroom a warm, inviting feeling by using contemporary bathroom lighting that provides ample ambient light for your bathroom space. By using some ingenuity to position bathroom wall lights and bar lights into a bathroom space at critical points like over the vanity, bathing, and mirrors, you can give your bathroom the ambient light it needs to look positively stunning....   [tags: Lighting, Fixtures, Features]
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Tips for a Successful Bathroom Lighting Design Plan - ... Use Windows and Skylights for Natural Light As part of your bathroom lighting design plan, it is a good idea to use appropriately placed windows and skylights to increase the amount of natural light entering a bathroom space. Increasing the natural lighting in a bathroom will help the entire space to have an overall ambiance and beauty that beckons people to enter into the bathroom and feel welcome to relaxing and refreshing themselves. Simply put, natural lighting is one of the best ways to give a home's bathroom space a look of definitive elegance and sophistication....   [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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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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Lighting Advancements - Have you wondered why streetlights are yellow, or why the year 2000 cars have brighter headlights and they are a different color. Have you ever wondered how the indiglo light on your watch works, or why it glows green and not white. And did you know that same indiglo light can be used while frozen, dipped in water, bent in half, stepped on, or in hazardous environments. Lighting has changed over the last few years; there are advantages and disadvantages of different kinds of lighting. Lighting has been around since time itself existed; the first kind of lighting was fire....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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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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Tips For Great Bathroom Lighting - ... When it comes to the placement of your bathroom lights, you will want to use lights that work with any mirrors in your bathroom to provide illumination throughout the bathroom space. This is especially important to do in a small bathroom because it will help to keep the bathroom space from feeling cramped and crowded. On top of placing your bathroom lighting fixtures in ways that provide complete illumination of your home's bathroom space, you will want to place your bathroom lights in places that will provide great lighting when someone is using one of the mirrors in the bathroom....   [tags: Placement, Types, Decorations]
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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 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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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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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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Contrast Beyond Lighting - ... In the opening sequence, the film places Maria in the wide, open hills of Salzburg, where she frolics merrily, then thrusts her into the Abbey and the von Trapp household, both of which frustrate and oppress her by attempting to quell her restless spirit. The wide, open space of the field, when framed in extreme long shots, suggests majestic, natural beauty and a clear lack of boundaries, minimizing Maria’s physical presence and emphasizing the vast freedom of the hills. Viewers can imagine themselves in the hills, running wild and free like Maria....   [tags: the sound of music, robert wise]
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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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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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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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The Significance of Lighting, Blocking and Panning in Kane’s Declaration of Principles - In cinema, lighting, blocking and panning drastically influence what an audience will notice and take away from a scene. Orson Welles’s 1941 Citizen Kane has numerous examples of effectively using these aspects within mise-en-scène, cinematography and editing to portray the importance of specific events and items in the film. The scene where Kane writes and then publishes his “Declaration of Principles” (37:42-39:42) in the New York Daily Inquirer after buying them focuses on important elements of the film, aiding the audience by combining lighting, blocking and panning to define significant roles and objects that further the movie as a whole....   [tags: Film Analysis ] 898 words
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The Contribution of Set and Lighting to The Smallest Person by Timothy Knapman - The Contribution of Set and Lighting to The Smallest Person by Timothy Knapman Trestle Theatre's "The Smallest Person" by Timothy Knapman, is a story that leads the audience to questions medical ethics. It is set in both 1824 in Georgian England and modern day England, where it tells the story of Charlie, an ill boy who is missing. His sister Laura knows where he is; but she will only tell the authorities where he is through the story of Caroline. Measuring only 191/2" tall 8 year old Caroline Crachami was a celebrity of her time, paraded around the fashionable salons of London by a travelling showman, she became the darling of Georgian England....   [tags: Papers] 582 words
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Bathroom Decoration Advice and Tips - ... This will help to keep the bathroom feeling open and comfortable. Also when installing shelves in a bathroom it is recommended that you choose glass shelves with metal trim. You should select shelves that have a metal trim finish to them that match your bathroom's existing faucets and fixtures. By doing this, you will complement your bathroom in such a way that its overall styling is absolutely stunning. A great medicine cabinet that will contribute to your overall bathroom decoration is the Design House 541359 36-inch Framed Triple Door Mirrored Medicine Cabinet from the Ventura Collection....   [tags: Organization, Lighting, Medicine Cabinet]
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Reasons for Choosing Brass Bathroom Accessories - ... Also the bright finish found on most brass towel bars gives them a stylish flair that fits well with just about any bathroom's décor. Whether you need towel bars for a traditionally styled bathroom or a contemporary bathroom, brass towel bars are excellent bathroom accessories that help to bring out the best in a bathroom's interior design. A great looking brass towel bar that complements just about any space it is installed in is the Kohler K-10551 24-inch Towel Bar from the Devonshire Collection....   [tags: Towel Bars, Lighting Fixtures]
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Advice on Selecting a Bathroom Ceiling Light - ... Use a Dimmer Switch on Your Bathroom Ceiling Light Because different people have different preferences on the amount of light that they like to use, it is a great idea to consider installing a dimmer switch on your bathroom ceiling light. This will allow users to set your bathroom's light to exactly where the feel most comfortable. In addition to being useful for allowing people to set the light where they feel comfortable, a dimmer switch will allow you to set the light to an appropriate level for creating a romantic feeling in the bathroom....   [tags: Lighting, Beauty, Designer]
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It's Time for the U.S. Government to Phase Out Incandescent Light Bulbs - The government should phase out incandescent lighting due to the advantages of the new alternatives. At this time, compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) are the central focus of this change and will be used as the example. First, CFLs on the market have better lighting quality than in previous years compared to incandescent bulbs. While quality is not the primary focus of the change, it signals a higher development and readiness for application to the greater public. Popular Mechanics, back in May 2007, designed a study comparing an incandescent light to seven different CFLs....   [tags: environment, alternative energy, lighting]
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Ideas to Consider with Bathroom Ceiling Lights - ... This loss of a relaxing feeling from the bathroom will make it a space that few will want to use. This will mean that any remodeling done without consideration of the harshness of the bathroom ceiling lights will be a complete waste of time. Adjustable Lighting in a Bathroom Generally speaking, a bathroom that is well illuminated will have adjustable bathroom ceiling lights. By installing lights that are connected to dimmer switches, you are able to control the mood of the overall bathroom and you can also reduce the energy consumption in the space....   [tags: Lighting, Styles, Types]
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Picture in Ganges at Varanasi - ... Lighting can determine whether a photograph is good or bad. The photographer pointed the meter slightly down, so that it would not measure excess light from the sky. The horizontal lines in the background of the villa suggests serenity, and rest showing the reader that although peace and tranquility are not in the forefront, the dawn of a new day is not far away. The dark tones used together create a striking photograph, by contrasting the dark tones against the light tones. A picture with light and darkness is both interesting and attractive....   [tags: Photography, Lighting, Images] 842 words
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The Baroque Period - ... In Bernini’s S. Andrea al Quirinale in Rome (insert dates), the illumination of the high altar emphasises its importance. A lantern hidden in the vault above the altar fills the chancel with a golden light that makes other areas seem gloomy by comparison. The intentional darkness at lower levels, the white plaster of heaven, the figures rising towards the source of light, and the dove are clearly allegorical. Light is used to set the scene for this journey to heaven. In the heavenly spheres far from earth and evenly illuminated by windows over the cornice, the colours are white and gold....   [tags: European Art, Architecture, Lighting in Art] 1861 words
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Meteorology - WEATHER There are many different forms of weather on planet Earth. Some that accur day-to-day and others tah accur on a more rare basis. Weather is a very broad topic but can be broken down. In my composition, I will explain three types of weather: Lightning, Ice Storms, and Hurricanes. The reson I chose these three topics is to inform people about the different types of weather. Some of it we may already know. But there are others that we know nothing about. Lightning has been feared as an atmospheric flash of supernatural origin....   [tags: essays research papers] 1755 words
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Reader Response Criticism - Fish’s Reader Response Criticism is composed of two interdependent ideas: first, that the meaning of texts is shaped by the reading experience itself, and second, that these meanings cannot be judged to be correct or incorrect, but merely belonging to one “interpretive community” or another. The first idea may be identified as the executive aspect of Reader Response Criticism because it analyzes the act of reading, while the second idea is the epistemological aspect of the theory because it circumscribes the knowledge we can acquire about a text to the merely relative....   [tags: Literary Response] 967 words
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Thunder and Early Scientific Theory - Thunder and Early Scientific Theory It lends its name to one of the most common weather phenomenon on Earth -- the thunderstorm -- and its associated elements: the thunderhead, thunder cloud, thunder bolt, thundershower and thunder clap. Early humans believed thunder came from the deities -- the voice and expression of their god(s). The roster of thunder gods includes: Thor of the Scandinavians, Donar of the Germans, Zeus of the Greeks, Jupiter of the Romans, Taranis of the Celts, Perkunis of the Slavs, Indra of the Indians and Shango of the Nigerian Yoruba....   [tags: Thunderstorm Papers] 1348 words
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Dream Analysis - The Meaning of a Dream The best part of a long, hard-working day is when you finally get to lay in your bed, close your eyes and let your imagination run free. As you sleep your mind takes you to another place far away from the real world. You begin to dream. Over the night, you may have several dreams. In the morning, you may wake up and wonder what your dreams were suppose to mean for you and your life. By analyzing your dream, it "gives a true picture of the 'subjective state'-how we really feel about ourselves-which the conscious mind cannot or will not give" (Wietz 289)....   [tags: Sleep Dreams]
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THE RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS - There are two factories and an explosion at each of them: both result in the same cost in damages and casualties, but one was caused by a bolt of lightning and the other by a corroded pipe and a smoking employee. One is considered as an act of God and the other is negligence. After these events occur the only difference is who is responsible and thus who will pay the bill. In the end, responsible actions should have been taken in both cases because when lives and money put in the hands of others, ethical steps should be taken to protect these assets....   [tags: Business Ethics ]
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Bejamin Franklin -- A Life Of A Great Man - Benjamin Franklin During the period after America's "birth" there were many incredible people but none more so than Benjamin Franklin. Ben is considered one of America's greatest citizens. He accomplished many things in his lifetime; he was a scientist, an inventor, a politician, a printer, a philosopher, a musician, and an economist. In the 1700s, a scientist was someone who thought about the way things work and tried to figure out ways to make things work better. Every time Ben Franklin saw a question and tried to answer it, he was a scientist....   [tags: essays research papers] 1162 words
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Stephen Kings Why We Crave Horror Films - As I was lying in bed recalling the event happened an hour before I was thinking to myself that I will never look at lightning the same way again. Thunder and lightning was still present in the night sky as I lay there in bed thanking God I was alive and well. Each flash of lightning lit the entire room and each clap of thunder rattled the windows of my hotel room. Lightning can seem much more terrifying when you’re up 20,000 ft in the mountains, and the thunder sounds a lot louder too. The sound of nature’s fury seemed to slowly descend as the night went on, but my nerves did not....   [tags: essays research papers] 827 words
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Imagery Used in Macbeth - Shakespeare uses the supernatural in many different forms during the course of Macbeth to create an atmosphere and add drama, tension and interest to the story. Many of the supernatural images which appear in the play are based on the beliefs and superstitions of those around Shakespeare’s time who would have gone to see his plays. The theme of supernatural forces and beings occurs at many different points during the play, allowing a common thread to be recognized by the audience. Shakespeare's Macbeth is full of different types of imagery, which is a good way to dramatise.Many of these images are themes that run throughout the entire play at different times.Five of these images are nature, paradoxes, manhood, masks and light vs....   [tags: literary devices, english literature] 664 words
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