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How We Construct Ourselves As Human

- Animals and humans have many similarities in what makes both of them up. For example, humans are a part of the animal kingdom and anything in the animal kingdom is made up of matter. Our entire existence, as we can tell, is made up of matter. From the little neurons firing in your mind, to the water in the Ocean, it is all matter. Substance, to get Aristotelian, is not what separates us from other animals. What does though, are many wonderful things, and language is deeply embedded in nearly each of these things....   [tags: Communication ]

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Film Noir: A Style Spanning Genres

- The classification and cataloging of items seem to fulfill a basic need in human beings, whether it is vegetable, mineral or animal. It seems that this basic need to analyze and categorize items applies also to objets d’art, including film – and the recognition or dismissal of film noir as a genre has been argued since the term was coined. While the term itself is valid, film noir as a genre is a misnomer. More properly, film noir should be considered a style unto itself, but definitively not genre, defined by the very definitions of the words “style” and “genre”....   [tags: Film]

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Mamoru Oshii's Ghost in The Shell

- Mamoru Oshii’s Ghost in The Shell Science fiction has been a staple of film entertainment since George Melies first explored the genre in his 1902 Le Voyage Dans La Lune. While even as early an example as this contained many defining features of the genre which are still present today, over 100 years of exploring the genre has both expanded and more accurately defined what makes a film fit the science fiction niche. This paper seeks to explore elements of Mamoru Oshii’s Ghost in The Shell and how they conform to science fiction genre standards....   [tags: Director, Films, Science Fiction]

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Memories Cripple the Consciousness of Reality

- Memories cripple the consciousness of reality. People’s perception evolved within illusions and memories, thus reflects identity. The mind can both function to forget and remember. Are memories something we have or something we have lost. A memory that is being stored often deviates from the memories being recollected. People tend to say that memories last forever. But can those memories in a persons mind be always so true or accurate enough for the story to be behold. Not every memory that people remembers are accurate....   [tags: distortion, psychology]

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Discussion About Why Societies Fail

- Imagine a thriving Greece, full of people working everyday jobs such as building or a political position, kids skipping their way to school in togas ,women dressed in finery with their house slaves. Praying in the temple to the gods statues and a market full of wonderful scents, savory spices and colorful goods such as olives and herbs. How can a once great place like this fall in almost an instant?Other great societies such as Rome, Nazi Germany and the fictional world of “Maze Runner”, a Dystopian novel written by James Dashner, all had similar problems that lead them to eventually failing quickly....   [tags: Hitler, fallen societies, maze runner]

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Analysis of Bladerunner

- Introduction In the science of studying media and communication, there are many different ways of approaching the subject in which you are going to analyse. That is to analyse advertisements, texts, TV-series, films etc. and other media. My task for this assignment is to give an analysis of a film of my choice. A film is a quite complex medium to analyse; thus it is important to have analysis "tools" or some criteria to follow. In my analysis I am asked to consider the use and resolution of binary opposition and through analysis of narrative structure....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Bladerunner: Humanity Of Deckard & Roy Batty

- Roy Batty and Deckard are both able to show us what it means to be human. To what extent do you agree. Through Blade Runner, we see an epic quest filled with meaning and symbolism applicable to the human condition. Replicants are basically human beings, except for the fact that they lack a history. As a consequence of this, perhaps, they also lack proper emotional faculties especially empathy. Empathy is the ability to place oneself in the position of another living being and understand that person’s feelings....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Courage in Literature

- Period 2 10-12 Final Exam “Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’” –Mary Anne Rudmacher This is a great quote and really speaks true. When Mary Anne Rudmacher says “courage does not always roar,” she means that true courage isn’t about who can talk big or who’s got the biggest ego. That’s not bravery, that’s show boating before the fact. Her second sentence goes on to say “courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow,’” meaning that courage is the fact that when someone fails, they don’t go home with their tail between their legs, but hold their head high and try aga...   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Comparing the Strategy of a Runner with that of King Oedipus of Oedipus Rex and Creon of Antigone

- Comparing the Strategy of a Runner with that of King Oedipus of Oedipus Rex and Creon of Antigone A runner must use a strategy that is specific to that style of racing. If a distance runner attempts to apply pacing to a short sprint he has lost the race before approaching the start. Although racing strategies differ between every individual race it is possible to associate some basic strategies used in particular types of races. These techniques are common amongst the runners of a particular event but vary compared to runners of different types of races....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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The Decommisioning of Androids

- The Decommisioning of Androids In this essay I plan to prove, using three main concepts from John Locke's An Essay Concerning Human Understanding that replicates are not persons and can be retired without violating and moral, ethical, or legal laws. Replicates are merely man made intelligence and became a threat to real humans. Since the beginning of time man has killed animals and other humans that were a threat to others well-being. Why should these manufactured replicates be any exception....   [tags: Papers]

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The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

- Although Amir and Hassan grew up together playing in the same fields and climbing the same trees, there was an enormous degree of cultural history that separated them. Something much greater drew an invisible barrier between the two of them. The division of separation was more than the fact that each of them slept in two different homes or ate breakfast at different tables. Amir and Hassan were born only a year apart from each other. They each knew they had different mothers and different fathers....   [tags: amir, hassan, shia, sunni]

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Examples of Accurate Science in The Kill Order

- The novel that I read for this project was The Kill Order. This novel has many examples of accurate science found in it, which makes it perfect for this project. It is a novel that I would recommend to any avid science fiction reader. The novel The Kill Order was written by James Dashner, and is the prequel to the Maze Runner trilogy. It was published in the year 2012. In this novel, the main character Mark is surviving in a post-apocalyptic world. The earth has been hit by solar flares, frying almost anything electronic and killing anyone who was not underground or otherwise protected....   [tags: science fiction, james dashner, maze runner]

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Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner

- Grace Pulpit once said “A friend is the one who comes in when the whole world has gone out.” True friends will always be present and have your back regardless of the circumstances. Amir and Hassan share a unique relationship; they are friends, brothers, and enemies. Growing up together, Hassan always had Amir’s back, but Amir did not always have Hassan’s. This developed a friendship that was one-sided, but the boys still had a close bond regardless. Amir says “…we were kids who had learned to crawl together, and no history, ethnicity, society, or religion was going to change that…(25).” The relationship between the two boys is one that is difficult to fully comprehend....   [tags: lietarary analysis]

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Frankenstein Vs. Bladerunner

- As society changes around us, we spot things we never noticed before: high divorce rates, murder rates, and drug use just to name a few. James Riddley-Scott and Mary Shelley noticed and had a fear of child abandonment. In Frankenstein, Shelley explores this subject through the viewpoint of a man, Victor, who creates a child so hideous that he cannot bear to look at it, and consequently deserts it. In Blade Runner, Scott explores this matter through a businessman, Tyrell, who makes replicants of humans, the Nexus 6, gives them only four years to live, and sells them as slaves....   [tags: Mary Shelley James Riddley-Scott]

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Amir 's Father And Amir

- ... Baba breaking his own morals and values that Amir followed for all these years shapes his identity and himself as an individual. Amir might have not been the son his father wanted throughout his adolescence, but he did become that son after the found out the truth. In The Kite Runner, we are shown how family is so crucial in the people we become, the decisions we make and the way we act. The decisions that Nomi made and the challenges that she faced transformed her to have a new identity by the end of the novel....   [tags: Khaled Hosseini, Hazara people, The Kite Runner]

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Sling Blade Paper

- Slingblade Paper The film Slingblade depicts a mentally challenged man, Karl Childers, played by Billy Bob Thornton, and his trials and tribulations of life. When he comes out of the mental institution he was residing in, he meets a boy named Frank who accepts him as a human being like no one had previously done to him. The whole movie shows how this intricate mentally retarded man; who was domesticated from all his time in the mental house adapts to the outside world. Throughout all the foul judgment and harsh words sent his way, he maintains a certain level of sanity and civilness throughout the madness....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Robot Servant, By Isaac Asimov And The Film Adaptations Of His Work

- The idea of the robot servant is one that has been explored in great detail by popular science fiction, most notably by Isaac Asimov and the film adaptations of his work. Whilst the household robot has slowly begun creeping into our lives it’s not in the manner fiction predicted. Most predictions saw us being tended to by humanoid automatons capable of making decisions and performing many different complex tasks. (Asimov, 1950) The reality however, is machines which perform a highly specific task and function within a strict set of criteria rather than with the fluid learning of a human....   [tags: Robot, Robotics, Artificial intelligence]

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Bladerunner, Brave New World

- Andrew: Well, our next guest is a man who needs no introduction. He is a literary genius, scientist, philosopher and the author of his times, ladies and gentlemen, I present to you Mr. Aldous Leonard Huxley. Huxley: Good evening Andrew. Andrew: Great to have here with us Aldous, sorry we don’t have a great deal of time so we’ll get strait into it. Your Novel Brave New World, Could you briefly tell us about your book and the role of creation within the text. Huxley: The book is about the destruction of life in the pursuit of a new one, hence the title Brave New World....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Ridley Scott's Use of Mise-en-Scene to Convey Atmosphere in the Opening Sequence of the Film, Gladiator

- “There was a dream that was Rome. You could only whisper it. Anything more than a whisper and it would vanish, it was so fragile.” The film ‘Gladiator’ was released in 2000. A thrilling action film, it was a huge success, scooping five Oscars and earning over $427 million dollars. Sir Ridley Scott- who directed the film-already had many great films to his name, such as ‘Alien’, ‘Blade Runner’ and ‘American Gangster’, so it was no surprise when this film became one of the highest earners of the year 2000....   [tags: film analysis, movies, cinematography]

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Futuristic Mix of Old and New Technology in Film

- It is natural for films based on novels to different in formats, such as the setting. Scotts films imagery differs greatly from Dicks vision in the novel although they have the same story plot. Even though Scott left out and changed most of the settings in the film, he still provided Dicks vision of a futuristic mix of old and new technology. In the film Blade Runner the world is and environmental disaster in Los Angeles 2019. Scott’s image adds a futuristic lifestyle such as flying cars, billboard fixed projections screens, and exotic food vendors....   [tags: scotts films, dicks vision]

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Time-Slip: Philip K. Dick's Lifelong Struggle with Schizophrenia

- The Golden Age of Science Fiction featured many of Science Fiction’s greatest and most prolific authors. American author Philip K. Di" (1928 - 1982), active from 1952 until his death, was one of those who helped shape science fiction during the three decades during which he was active (Behrens and Ruch). Throughout his career, Di" wrote more than forty novels, one hundred short stories, as well as numerous essays. Amongst the author’s numerous works, eight short stories and four novels were eventually adapted to the silver screen (such as the novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep (1968) which became Blade Runner (1982) and the short story “Adjustment Team” (1954) which was loosely adapt...   [tags: great science fiction authors]

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Ethics as We Approach the Technological Singularity

- I. Approaching the Singularity Humanity has slowly been advancing through the agricultural revolution, the industrial age, and now the computer age where it seems that we are no longer slowly advancing. Since the time that Moore predicted how fast the number of transistors would grow on a computer chip, we have faithfully followed that prediction. However, with that prediction we raise an interesting question of what if all of it explodes at some time in the future, not in a literal sense but rather in a mathematical sense....   [tags: Ethics]

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Utopia and Dystopia in The Future City

- Throughout history man has always felt the need to envision and design ‘the future city’, whether it being one inspired by the concept of Utopia, ruled by technology or one that would go beyond the terrestrial limit of the earth. For a long time in western architecture there has been a fixed connection between utopia and architecture, in particular within the idealization of a ‘The Future City’. Its tradition to consider the Platonic discourse which treats of the idyllic city (the republic) as the first Utopia in this cultural thread....   [tags: futurism, futurology, Thomas More]

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Kite Runner Shows That It Is Better To Confront Our Mistakes Than Attempt To Leave Them Behind

- In Hosseini’s novel, The Kite Runner, mistakes and their confrontation is a major theme. The Kite Runner takes us on the journey of life as an immigrant through the eyes of refugee Amir. It is through the mistakes of Amir and his family and friends that the novel develops. The most significant and central mistake in the novel is of Amir not standing up for Hassan whilst he is being raped. Although this mistake is the most significant and central one, I will also look into two others; Baba cheating with Ali’s wife and Soraya and her previous marriage....   [tags: Khaled Hosseini]

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Cyborgs: Are They Human?

- Cyborgs are a very common recurring motif within science fiction works such as books, movies, television, and so on. We see these cyborgs everywhere in this genre, but we only somewhat grasp the concept of humanity within cyborgs. A cyborg is an organism that consists of both artificial and natural components hence the full name “cybernetic organism.” For clarification, when I speak about cyborgs, I am referring to the organisms or beings that are artificially created rather than humans with cybernetic modifications....   [tags: Creation]

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The Technological Revolution

- Due to continuous innovations, the American view of science and technology is constantly fluctuating. The ever-evolving image of science and technology in the United States is usually due to how the most recent developments in science and technology contribute, whether in a perceived positive of negative light. In times such as war, where technology essentially determines the outcome, the public’s perception of technology becomes essential, as well as the implementation of said technology. Many other factors are pertinent in determining the way the public identifies science and technology....   [tags: Technology]

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Film Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep

- Film Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep This film is much more than just an acceptable homage to Philip K Dick, author of many original science fiction novels, often laced with philosophical perspectives on reality and human dependencies. The book, published in 1968, deals with the very postmodern theme of cultural fatigue in relation to our humanity, of the essential human quality of empathy, its limits and its contrasts. Human beings remaining on Earth are propped up by dependence on artificial pets and their feelings towards one another is contrasted to explore the ironic nature of how we place our emotions in order to survive....   [tags: Papers]

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The Sea Runners by Ivan Doig

- Running The Sea Our journey starts in the year 1853 with four Scandinavian indentured servants who are very much slaves at the cold and gloomy headquarters of the Russian-American fur-trading company in Sitka, Alaska. The story follows these characters on their tortuous journey to attempt to make it to the cost of Astoria, Oregon. Our list of characters consists of Melander, who is very much the brains of the operation as he plans the daring escape from the Russians. Next to join the team was Karlson, who was chosen by Melander because he is a skilled canoeman and knows how to survive in the unforgiving landscape of the Pacific Northwest....   [tags: Russian-American, oregon]

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A Comparison of the Representation of the Future of The Matrix and Planet of the Apes

- A Comparison of the Representation of the Future of The Matrix and Planet of the Apes Sci-fi films were born in the aftermath of the industrial and scientific revolutions of the 19th century. The first motion picture from this genre was ‘Le Voyage Dans La Lune’, a Georges Meties production from 1902. This is regarded as the first sci-fi film; the one that set the standard for the genre and to what most of the future sci-fi movies would aspire to in someway....   [tags: Papers]

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Ridley Scott's Persuasion that Romans are Not Invaders in Film Gladiator

- Ridley Scott's Persuasion that Romans are Not Invaders in Film Gladiator Gladiator is a tale of betrayal, bravery and survival. Gladiator (2000) is the critically acclaimed Academy Award winning Action/Drama, which sets the audience expectations high, Ridley Scott had directed gladiator, this being his 14th film. His most famous and successful films include Alien (1979) and Blade Runner (1982). Gladiator is set in the ancient era of the Roman Empire allowing the audience to escape to a fantasy filled with history, culture and adventure....   [tags: Papers]

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Frankenstein - Societal Changes in Film

- A Look at the Story of Frankenstein and the Societal Changes in Film Frankenstein’s monster, a misunderstood creation fabricated by Victor Frankenstein in Mary Shelley’s classic story, has been terrorizing readers and audiences alike for well over one hundred and fifty years. Since the story was first written in 1818, there have been numerous plays, and over one hundred films, each adaptation trying to portray its own vision of the original story. Mary Shelley came to create “the prototype of a new literary genre – science fiction” (Hardwood 14) while James Whale crafted his beautiful film creation, Frankenstein, to portray conservative values and civil rights while still telling th...   [tags: Essays Papers]

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The Works of William Ford Gibson

- In 1984, Neuromancer, the debut novel of a largely unambitious American-Canadian named William Ford Gibson was published. Opening with the line, “The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel,” Gibson unwittingly tapped into the emerging literary and artistic aesthetic known as cyberpunk, realized previously in the form of films such as Blade Runner and in the works of fellow science fiction writers such as Bruce Sterling. In Neuromancer, a disgraced ex-hacker named Henry Dorsett Case, who has been literally drained of his talents after attempting to double-cross his last employer, is hired by a mysterious benefactor willing to restore his talents for the ultima...   [tags: Cyberpunk Hacker Hacking]

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Metropolis: An Influential Film Masterpiece

- Metropolis: An Influential Film Masterpiece   In 1927, Fritz Lang created a place for himself in the history of cinema when he made and released the film Metropolis. This film has become a significant influence on the film industry in many ways. Metropolis is considered by many to be a landmark German film. This film set many standards for today's science-fiction films such as Star Wars, Blade Runner, and 2001: A Space Odyssey. Lang's use of mob scenes, providing a possible glimpse at the future, creating the model for robots, and elaborate scenes involving hundreds of workers have been used in many films since....   [tags: Movie Film Essays]

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Mankind's Fear of Artificial Intelligence

- Mankind's Fear of Artificial Intelligence Fear is created not by the world around us, but in the mind, by what we think is going to happen. Why is it that in almost all of the movies starring cyborgs, the cyborgs are either inherently evil or the cause of trouble. We human beings seem to have a problem with the idea of a person enhanced with technology, or a robot enhanced with Artificial Intelligence (AI). Norbert Wiener, a mathematician, coined the term cybernetics . Although many of his idea's are still used today, Wiener himself began to second guess the value of his work....   [tags: Papers]

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Ethics of Human Cloning

- Ethics of Human Cloning   On February 23, 1997 Dolly the lamb was literally made. She is not the work of nature or nature's God but of man, and Englishman, Ian Wilmut, and his fellow scientists. Dolly came into being not only asexually but also as the genetically identical copy of mature ewe, of whom she is a clone. When the startling news was heard throughout the world, there seemed to be substantial debate over the issue since it would open the doors for the possibility of human cloning....   [tags: Cloning Argumentative Persuasive Argument]

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A Review of Gladiator

- A Review of Gladiator Hail Caesar, and the return of the Roman Empire. From "Quo Vadis" to "Spartacus", Hollywood has enjoyed a long and fore filling relationship with the sword-and-sandals epics and Ridley Scott (Alien & Blade Runner), has released a monumental spectacle; managing to make this forgotten genre bigger, better and more bloody than ever before. Ridley Scott shines as a director through "Gladiator." Not only has he managed to create the multiple plots to this complex epic, but has also used techniques that leave the audience breathless....   [tags: Papers]

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Postmodern Film

- The postmodern cinema emerged in the 80s and 90s as a powerfully creative force in Hollywood film-making, helping to form the historic convergence of technology, media culture and consumerism. Departing from the modernist cultural tradition grounded in the faith in historical progress, the norms of industrial society and the Enlightenment, the postmodern film is defined by its disjointed narratives, images of chaos, random violence, a dark view of the human state, death of the hero and the emphasis on technique over content....   [tags: cinema, postmodern cinema, narrative]

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The Impact of the New York Road Runners

- The New York Road Runners is a non-profit organization based in New York City. It was originally founded in 1958 in Macombs Dam Park in the Bronx as a running club with about 40 members who were led by African American Olympian Ted Corbitt. This new club opened its ranks to all: men, women, Whites, Blacks, fast and slow. Growth was a gradual process, by 1970 there were about 250 members and that was the first year of the New York City Marathon in Central Park. As time would pass the NYRR would increase in members and always spread its mission statement among new and old members alike....   [tags: marathon, youth, volunteers]

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Martians Go Home!

- Martians Go Home . ... but take me with you . (dissahc) undefined More... [Close] [Close] undefined SHORT LIST OF MARTIAN CHARACTERS IN THE STAGE WORLD (Venusians, Pans, Lizards and others also included) by Josh Nevada Below you see a list of Martian characters in the "Stage World". Martians : Martians in politics and power U.S. Government - Executive Branch Dick Cheney (U.S. Vice-President, former Secretary of Defense) Al Gore (U.S. Vice-President, 1992-2000) Warren Christopher (U.S....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Target Audience : Runners Of All Ages And Races

- Tactic #1 Target Audience: Runners of all ages and races • Action: Once a month host a run during the evening from 4:30-7:30 or 5-8. The events could be called “Twilight Trails.” So not only could the FWNC&R host this event, they could change the path of the run each month hence “trails” in the title. It would give people a chance to run after it has cooled down and also see the nature instead of running on the side of street or at the gym. After finishing the trail each runner would be rewarded with voucher for a free or discounted pass to the FWNC&R....   [tags: Social media, Facebook, Twitter]

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The Importance of the Blockade Runners in the Civil War

- The Importance of the Blockade Runners in the Civil War Blockade runners enabled the Confederacy to survive for as long as it did. Supplies brought into the South through the blockade included 60 percent of the weapons used by the Confederate armies and most of the ingredients needed to manufacture ammunition. In the last six months of 1864, through the ports of Wilmington and Charleston alone came 500,000 pairs of shoes, 1.5 million pounds of lead, 3.5 million pounds of meat, 2 million pounds of saltpeter, 43 cannon, and 50,000 rifles, along with clothes, blankets, and medicine....   [tags: Papers]

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John Carlos: The Sports Moment That Changed The World

- John Wesley Carlos was born in Harlem, New York on June 5, 1945(Provence 1).At the age of twelve, Carlos had decided that we was going to be an Olympic swimmer. Unfortunately, he was told by his own father that it would never happen because of the color of his skin. Soon after, Carlos decided on Golden Gloves Boxing instead, but was told to quit because his mother was tired of seeing him covered in bruises. Carlos was determined to make it to the Olympics and decided that running was the way to go....   [tags: john carlos, olympic runner, human rights]

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Turf over Land - Track vs. Cross Country

- Turf Over Land In the world of high school running, there are two types of runners: cross country runners and track runners. I am both, as I have been in cross country since seventh grade and track since first grade. I know how it feels to train and compete in both, and I have come to a conclusion that track & field is way better than cross country. In cross country, the season is much longer than track. To non-runners, the season is about 3 months long. However, in the eye of a runner, summer training makes it even longer by at least 2 months....   [tags: race, training, runners]

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Jesse Owens Biography

- Jesse Owens Run fast, jump far, make a difference. Many athletes give 100%, but Jesse Owens went above and beyond. He was known as the “Buckeye Bullet” because of his sprinting, hurdling, and long-jumping abilities. Jesse Owens was one of the many people that changed views on African Americans in the world of sports. He was influenced in his early life and influential in his sports career and life after the Olympics. Jesse Owens was born on September 12, 1913. He was the tenth and youngest child....   [tags: Olympic Runner, Buckeye Bullet, African American]

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Short Story: The Legend of Tamriel

- The Legend of Tamriel You finish eating your smoked steak, and begin to pack your things for the day of travel ahead. You have been asked to be a runner from your hometown, Markarth. A grand city built entirely of stone, carved into the side of a mountain long ago. It was said to be built by the Dwemer, an ancient race, who left their mark with ruins dotting the map all over Tamriel. Your name, Enthir the Fearless. You are a Nord. Nords are know to be pale skinned, tall, fair-haired humans reigning from Atmora, and are known for their spectacular resistance to cold and frost....   [tags: Nords, Dragon, Quest]

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Rights of Disabled Individuals in Sporting Competitions

- An ethical issue that has been on the rise in recent years is the rights of disabled individuals in sports competition. Much controversy has surrounded Paralympic champion sprinter Oscar Pistorius over whether or not he should have been allowed to participate in the London Olympics or not. The fight between him and the International Olympic Committee was ultimately over the IOC believing that his running blades gave him an unfair advantage over Olympians. On the other hand, Pistorius and supporters argued that his blades did not give him and advantage over the competition....   [tags: olympics, blades, advantage, athletes]

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- Many have imagined what it would be like to have a clone of themselves. Many have also feared the thought of having a clone. Due to popular belief that a clone would be an exact duplicate. An incorrect presumption made by many. Proceeding along side is the religious beliefs and the controversial ethicality and morality aspects of human cloning. A stance taken by many religions and their congregations. In reality the public has a very narrow sense of what human cloning is. Rather than research and understand the scientific aspect of human cloning, they instead take faith in what the media and movies portray human cloning to be....   [tags: essays research papers]

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- Gladiator Ridley Scott is an expert at fabricating highly visual motion pictures with energetic, radiant stories. "Blade Runner" and "Alien" dazzled the viewers with high tech action and suspense. Now the roman epic "Gladiator" vividly captures the time period and atmosphere in which its characters inhabit. With a star line up of actors (including Joaquin Phoenix - 'Clay Pigeons', 'To Die For', Connie Nielsen - 'Devil's Advocate', 'Mission to Mars') playing the smaller parts of the film, it was destined to be in the category for all time great film....   [tags: Papers]

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Converting Energy Using Water Turbine

- Water Turbine: water turbine is used to convert energy from one form to another. When water falls on buckets it helps to rotate the turbine.When water falls it has kinetic energy so kinetic energy is converted into potential energy to run turbine. Turbine is connected with generator.Energy produced by the turbine is mechanical,so generator converts mechanical energy into electrical energy. There are two types of turbines Impulse turbine Reaction turbine Impulse turbine: In this type of turbine the velocity of water has been changed.Impulse turbine obey the Newtons second law “to every action there is an equal and opposite reaction”.We convert potential energy into kinetic energy before str...   [tags: kinetic energy, types of turbines]

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Physics of Rowing

- Missing Figures "Marathon runners talk about hitting 'the wall' at the twenty-third mile of the race. What rowers confront isn't a wall; it's a hole - an abyss of pain, which opens up in the second minute of the race. Large needles are being driven into your thigh muscles, while your forearms seem to be splitting. Then the pain becomes confused and disorganized, not like the windedness of the runner or the leg burn of the biker but an all-over, savage unpleasantness. As you pass the five-hundred-meter mark, with three-quarters of the race still to row, you realize with dread that you are not going to make it to the finish, but at the same time the idea of letting your teammates dow...   [tags: physics row boating]

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The Effect of Relativity Theory on Marathon Runners

- Sometimes people say, "Running is good for your health, and you can live longer." Is it true. Isn't there another reason. Is health the only cause of longevity. I wondered if the effect of relativity is one of the causes. In 1905, the great physicist, Albert Einstein, put forward a new theory called "The Special Theory of Relativity". It is very simple and it says only these two principles 1. The laws of physics are the same in all inertial system. 2. There is a speed limit, and it is the speed of light....   [tags: physics sport sports running]

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My House Was Destroyed by Fire

- December came quietly that year, not blinding us with a blanket of snow, but creeping through the landscape with a cold that ached in the bones. Every blade of grass was held captive by a sheath of frost, as were the glacial branches that scraped at my windows, begging to get in. It is indeed the coldest year I can remember, with winds like barbs that caught and pulled at my skin. People ceaselessly searched for warmth, but my family found that this year, the warmth was searching for us. My family had collected in the basement, a testament to tacky décor with a dash of dank- ness....   [tags: Personal Narrative, essay about myself]

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My Favorite Web Site and Why

- My Favorite Web Site and Why Some Works Cited Missing In contrast to most of the other people in this class, I had never done any net surfing. So to prepare for this paper I explored the WWW for approximately seven hours. This helped to create an impression on me of what constitutes a good Web site. Finally, I decided on a favorite SF/CP Web site and I asked myself what made this site better than others. The Web site is dedicated to William Gibson (Foley) site which scrolls a picture of the writer on the site projecting an air of authority....   [tags: Analysis Web Design Essays]

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The Importance and Different Types of Lightsabers

- One of the most important part of the Star Wars movies is the lightsabers. Every lightsaber is different from the next because the lightsaber is made for the owner. A good description of what a lightsaber can do came from the Star War website and the article “Lightsaber – Info” “In the hands of a Jedi, a lightsaber is almost unstoppable. It can be used to cut through blast doors or enemies alike. Using the Force, a Jedi can predict and deflect incoming blaster bolts, and reflect them back at the firer” (Lightsaber- Info)....   [tags: jedi, star wars, light saber]

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Aircraft Propeller Design Details and Operation

- Decades and decades were spent on research before humans were able to taste what flying was like. Finally after years and years of research, flying was accomplished. An airplane is made up of various parts, and we could spend hours and hours explaining what are some of the components that make an airplane fly. However the big component that gives an airplane its required thrust will be discussed in the following pages, that big component is the propeller. There are many types of propeller, such as ground adjustable propellers, two position, controllable pitch, automatic pitch, reversing, and beta control propellers, constant speed, fixed pitch, and full feathering....   [tags: Aeronautics, Airplanes]

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Stabbling: The Top Homicide in the United Kingdom

- ... It has been reported that the dimensions on fabric when stabbed do not accurately reflect the dimensions of the knife blade. During a forensic investigation the scientist may compare a suspect’s knife with the holes on the victims clothing can provide clues and details of the offending knife. In carrying out either of the investigating, it is necessary to know if the dimensions of the knife blade are accurately reflected in the resultant stab-cut seen in the clothing. • Length: This is slightly less than the width of the weapon....   [tags: penetrate, skin, textile, damages]

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Different Marketing Strategies Used to Sell Laptops to Different Market Segements

- Advertisement 1 Source: MacBook Pro Advertisement-Refreshed MacBook Pro Lineup Lealod 2. In geographic segmentation, the MacBook Pro can be used in all types of conditions and makes the consumers to purchase it through the consumers’ needs. For example, MacBook Pro is designed to adopt in tropical, cold and warm regions of the world (Lamb, Hair, and McDaniel 2014, 129). In demographic segmentation, Generation Y and Millennial are the group of people that always buy new products....   [tags: advertisement, Apple and HP]

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History of The Guillotine

- The guillotine was first introduced during the French Revolution by a man named Dr. Joseph Ignace Guillotin. He is a physician who first was involved with the issues of medicine. On December 1, 1789 he became interested in the idea of capital punishment. He invented the guillotine. It was a contraption used for causing immediate and painless death. It included a falling blade, running between two upright boards of wood and later a basket. Therefore, one may believe that the design of the guillotine helped with executions....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Ghost Hawk by Susan Cooper

- ... They threw Little Hawk’s body aside, and started hacking at the branch to free John’s father. John began to cry and shrieked at the men, saying that Little Hawk was just trying to help. John started to grow a sense of hatred towards the two Englishmen. People carried John’s father away in a litter and nobody noticed John taking Little Hawk’s tomahawk and sliding it under his jacket. That night, John’s father died. Soon after, Daniel Smith married John’s mother. One year later, Daniel sent John away to be an apprentice to a cooper named Master Medlycott....   [tags: literary analysis]

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How to Perform the Squeeze Play in Baseball

- How the Squeeze play is performed in Baseball Baseball is a unique game in which, though it is a team sport; it consists fundamentally on individuals and confrontations between those individuals. From the moment the pitcher gets his sign from the catcher, comes set, and delivers the pitch, it's all between the pitcher and hitter. Present are many fielders in set and ready position on the field, base runners creeping off their bases, and players and coaches watching from the dugout, but during those few seconds, baseball evolves into a two player game....   [tags: Sports]

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The Physics of Efficient Running

- Running is a natural form of human locomotion. To many, running is an essential aspect of most sports and is also a simple way that requires little to get exercise anywhere. But because many people have adapted to improper forms of running over time, numerous physical injuries are the results. With the help of understanding the physics behind running, people can learn to run in such a way that expends less energy from the body. Keeping physics in mind may also lead to less injuries and effortless running....   [tags: physics run running]

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Product Review for Folding Hunter Lock- Back Knife

- ... This is especially true for people who wish to take advantage of the accuracy of the clip point for use in carving or anyone using the knife for hunting purposes. The straight-edge blade will be useful for many purposes both in everyday occurrences and outdoor use, but the lack of a sawing ability makes it less useful for certain survival purposes and cutting through particularly tough materials. <h3>Victorinox Swiss Army SwissChamp Pocket Knife</h3> If you're looking for variety in your folding knife, look no further than the Victorinox SwissChamp Swiss Army knife....   [tags: hunting, knives, purpose, handle]

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Preparing for the Big Day

- A lot of people across America have different hobbies they like to do. Mine is running. But, running you may ask, I just do it for no particular reason. I run because I know that it is good for the body, and I find it fun. Running is a self motivator that does not consist for you to depend on anyone for it. The most that I have trained for an event is a running distance of 3.1 miles or 5 kilometers, which is also known as a 5K. Many runners have different ways to train for a race but mine is just easy to follow but very passionate....   [tags: running as exercise, jogging]

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Philippine Martial Arts For This Second Paper And Why The Training Methods Differ From Most Traditional Arts

- ... According to (Terry, Cox, 2016), it most certainly contains some of the most deadly martial arts in the world. Most arts are focused on putting an attack down quickly and efficiently, but most don’t truly plan to kill the attacker. Throughout most of these blade practicing arts, the training practices lethal blows that are truly intended to kill the person you are fighting against. Some arts practice doing the least amount of damage as possible, some practice brute force and taking down the target, but not all practice the full intent to kill like many Filipino arts do....   [tags: Martial arts, Mixed martial arts, Philippines]

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Wind Turbine: A Study to Harness a Energy Source

- ... Thermal methods is used for dimension of wall thickness and revealing of near surface irregularities like delaminations. EDDY CURRENT TECHNIQUES Eddy current technique is used for detecting crack. It is usually best to calibrate with a calibration block made from the same material as the real component. Althought this results in higher costs but it gives certainly most reliable results. Open cracks and tight cracks can be separated from each other with eddy current technique. However a crack which goes through grain boundary is clearly more difficult to estimate....   [tags: devices, energy, power, tests]

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Gangs Of New York And The Conflict Theory

- ... The butches outlaws the Dead Rabbits and declares that “Priest” Vallon be buried with honor. There is also a conflict between the natives and the incoming Irish after Amsterdam has aged and is returning to New York. There is a general discrimination against the Irish throughout whole film. Discrimination is an act of unafraid treatment directed against an individual or group. The other gangs are mentioned in the movie but, are not followed. Other conflicts are mentioned like, the municipal police versus the metropolitan police, the metropolitan police versus the gangs, and all of the fire brigades fighting against each other....   [tags: Sociology, New York City, Irish American]

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The Pros and Cons of Wind Energy

- Wind power is a form of solar energy. Wind is created by unequal heating and cooling of the earth from the solar energy. The energy from the sun heats up the earth causing warmer air to rise. As this occurs, cooler air rushes in to replace the warmer air creating wind. Wind energy can be generated into electricity producing natural power using wind turbines. Wind turbines convert the kinetic energy in the wind into mechanical power which can be converted by a generator into electricity. This energy generated by the wind is considered renewable energy....   [tags: Energy]

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How Does Running Affect the Human Body?

- Running is an action or a movement, but actually it serves as more than just that. Running is what the human body was made to since the creation of the human species. Over many years of evolution the body has evolved and become adaptable to different types of running. Many who begin running at such a young age whether it is long distance or sprints,but have never stopped and realized, wait how is this affecting my body. Many believe that there is all good to running and that no harm can come from it....   [tags: physical excercise, physical health, injury]

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Lace Up Your Shoes

- Quick. Look at your shoes. If your shoes have laces, they might be tied wrong. In fact, about 50% of Americans tie their shoes the wrong way, that is, they use the wrong knot when tying their shoes. If your laces come undone, or your bows are twisted, or you double knot your shoes to prevent them from coming untied, then chances are, you tie your shoes the wrong way. About two years ago I took up running. I loved my new sport and entered several running events and races mostly 5K’s. Six months into my new hobby, I decided I was a “real runner” and because I was a “real runner,” I needed to subscribe to a real running magazine....   [tags: Fitness ]

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Physics of Fencing

- Before I begin my discussion about how physics effects fencing and how fencers use physics for more effective fencing, I will briefly discuss the origins of the sport of fencing. The first two fencing manuals were created and published in 1471and 1474. These emerged from an attempt at developing a system to teach people how to weild a light sword more effectively inbattle and duels in Frankfurt, Germany. Over the years, two distinct styles emerge. They were French and Italian. The french style relied mostly on strategy while Itialian used mostly physical strenght(Roswell)....   [tags: sport physics fencing sword fighting]

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Wile E Coyote: Modern Day Trickster

- What is a trickster. A trickster typically breaks the creeds of the divine or nature, most of the time this is doomed maliciously, but sometimes with positive results. More frequently than not, the rule-breaking will capture the pattern of tricks, or thievery. Tricksters are generally cunning, foolish, or perhaps both. They are usually very funny even when they are scared. In diverse cultures the trickster and humanizing hero are often merged in one. Tricksters are particular to their own cultures....   [tags: television, cartoons, media]

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Demonstration Speech: How to Play Baseball

- Baseball/softball was, is, and always will be one of the most popular sports of all time. Homeruns, stealing second base, and spectacular plays and catches on the playing field will continue to catch the eyes of millions of people around the globe. Today I’m going to give you a brief demonstration of how the game of baseball/softball is played. A team of players usually ranges from ten to forty players depending on how many people join the squad. The field consists of nine players on defense, as well as one batter at the plate playing offense....   [tags: Softball, Sports]

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Thymidine Analogues

- Whenever a new assay is developed, it must have an advantage over the already-established method that outweighs the disadvantages. That is, it should ultimately give more power to the researcher, by providing more accurate results, by allowing collection of more information, by making it easier to perform, or by lowering cost. Assays that monitor neurogenesis via incorporation of a thymidine analogue are important tools in the study of many neurological functions, however, the numerous restrictions to the current “gold standards” make superior assays development crucial....   [tags: Neuroscience]

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The Motif of Blades

- Many authors use symbolism to convey messages about society as a whole. One particular symbol which is trans-cultural and appears in much of literature is that of the blade. The blade in many cases embodies masculinity, honor, and courage. In the two stories “In a Grove” and Chronicle of a Death Foretold the authors use the motif of the blade to convey similar messages about the societies in which they take place. Both authors Akutagawa and Marquez use the motif to give an insight into views of honor and masculinity in the societies of Japan and Latin-American countries, respectively....   [tags: In a Grove, Chronicles of a Death Foretold]

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A Simple Knot

- Quick. Look at your shoes. If your shoes have laces, they might be tied wrong. In fact, about 50% of Americans tie their shoes the wrong way, they use the wrong knot when tying their shoes. If your laces come undone, or your bows are twisted, or you double knot your shoes to prevent them from coming untied, then chances are, you tie your shoes the wrong way. About two years ago, I took up running. I loved my new sport and entered several running events. Six months into my new hobby, I went for a run with a friend who's been running for over 20 years....   [tags: How-To Paper]

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How to Shoot a Hockey Puck

- Once you learn to proficiently skate the next skill is learning how to shoot a hockey puck. These two skills are essential in playing hockey and enjoying the game. Learning to shoot a hockey puck effectively is essential to making goals in hockey. Once you learn the skill of shooting then practice, practice, practice and you could develop into the goalies worst nightmare. There are many diverse shots that can be made during the course of a hockey game. We will be focusing on the “snap shot” and the “slap shot”....   [tags: Instructional Essay, Process Essay, How To Essay]

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Creating a Star Wars Lightsaber is not Possible Today

- The lightsaber is a weapon used in the Star Wars Galaxy. It is basically a saber/sword-like weapon that comprises of a hilt that contains a crystal which is used to focus beams of plasma into a tangible blade which has a finite length and is capable of cutting through a myriad of different materials. Its capacity to cut through material as well as the length of the actual blade of plasma can be altered and reconfigured to each individual's personal liking. The saber is powered through an internal rechargeable battery....   [tags: physics science star wars weapon sword]

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Patroklus' Mind: Fictional First Person Account In Trojan War

- My face drips with sweat while riding the chariot across the velvet-colored muddy dirt. My heart was pounding quickly and constantly, almost jumping out of my chest. With the swing of my blade, my opponent drops to his knees, eyes rolling back. One Trojan slaughtered, many more Trojans to kill. This isn’t the end; this is far from the end. It’s time I prove myself to Akhilleus, breaker of men; it’s time I show him that I am worthy of wearing his armor. The only blood to touch this armor is the blood of Trojan soldiers and the brave men that fight beside me....   [tags: Trojans, Zeus]

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The Rules Of Baseball

- ... Knickerbocker Rules pertaining to the number of outs, the pitcher, and base runners are similar to the current MLB rules of today. The Knickerbocker Rules state that when there are three outs, everyone is off of the field. In MLB today, the rule is the same; when there are three outs, the teams switch. Currently in Major League Baseball, the pitcher must pitch the ball to the batter awaiting the perfect pitch at home plate. Technically speaking, this is why all pitchers have some type of specialized windup that they perform....   [tags: Baseball, Baseball rules, Major League Baseball]

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The Power of Stretching

- The Power of Stretching "The money and the fame are irrelevant really. I'm just a hamstring away from oblivion; you've got to look at it like that." ---- Steve Jones Running is the oldest and most popular sports in the world. Most runners feel that running is fairly simple, when in reality it is very complex. Running is one of the only sports that gives the whole body a work out. Leg strength and cardiovascular endurance play huge roles in the success of a runner, but they are not the only things that measure ones running ability....   [tags: Sports Running Stretch Exercise Essays]

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