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The Flame of Hope

- The Flame of Hope All at once, a blast reverberated off the walls, knocking debris from the ceiling. Screams were heard immediately after, fearing that would be the decisive one. The bomb that would bury us alive. The lights flickered once, twice, then darkness engulfed the population. The last six days have been spent in a concrete bunker, hundreds of feet below the desolate ground. Terror struck us in every waking moment; nightmares haunted us throughout the night. Of course we were frightened: We were the only human beings left....   [tags: short story]

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Dark Flame by Alison Noel

- Have you ever craved something so strongly. Something that was right at the edge of your fingertips. And no matter what you do, you just can’t grasp hold of it. Dark Flame, a book written by Alyson Noel and published by St. Martin’s Griffin in 2010, is a novel based towards young adults. Dark Flame is the fourth novel in the Immortal Series. This novel is all about hope and trust, which proves just how vigorous love can be. It all started with a spell. A spell that backfires and binds her to her greatest enemy....   [tags: True Love, Literary Analysis, Review]

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Flame of Hope

- Flame of Hope I was walking along Michigan Ave., in Grant Park, when I saw it across the street. I couldn’t take my eyes off it. It was a sculpture entitled Flame of Hope, by Leonardo Nierman. I know I’ve passed by this sculpture before, but I never really paid any attention to it. I don’t know why, but it caught my eye today. Maybe it was the break in the buildings, or the way the sun was reflecting off of it, but for whatever reason I was fixated. The sculpture is in between three buildings, right next to another sculpture....   [tags: Description Essays]

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Colin McGinn's The Mysterious Flame

- Early in The Mysterious Flame, (1)., philosopher Colin McGinn's breezy but provocative discussion of the relationship between consciousness and the brain, McGinn presents a telling vignette from a science fiction story in which aliens are discussing their observations of humans: "These creatures are the only sentient race in the sector and they're made out of meat. . . .They're meat all the way through." "No brain?" "Oh, there is a brain all right. It's just that the brain is made out of meat." "So ....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]

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Inner Flame - Original Writing

- Inner Flame - Original Writing I wish it would just stop. Stop crying. Its large eyes are constantly following me, wherever I go, lying in its cot, bawling away. I'm too frightened. I can't pick it up. My hands keep quivering every time I go near him. What if something terrible happens. It feels as though history is repeating itself. The same year old baby, the same behaviour, and the same day of the week… Wednesday night, was always the best night of the week for me. It was babysitting night....   [tags: Papers]

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Flame-Retardant Compounds Increase Smoke Production

- Flame-retardant compounds are designed to decrease the flammability of polymeric materials but in many cases the presence of flame retardants in the polymeric materials increases smoke production and toxicity of degradation products. Smoke evolution and the degradation products, either particulate or gaseous is an important aspect of fire hazard. Smoke is defined as a cloud of particles individually invisible but due to light scattering and/or absorption of light, the particles appear opaque. It occurs due to incomplete combustion of the polymeric materials....   [tags: combustion, cotton, decomposition]

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Historical China References in Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame

- Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame is a movie produced by the budding movie industry of China. Directed by Tsui Hark, the movie takes place during the Tang Dynasty, just before the inauguration of Empress Wu Zetian. It is a fictional adventure of the famous Di Renji, a chancellor of both the Tang and the Zhou dynasties. Although the movie portrays many of its characters to have superhuman abilities while depicting a fictional event, the movie's setting and some of the characters are historically accurate....   [tags: Chinese Culture]

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The Combustion of Polymers

- Introduction The history of polymers stretch back millions of years. These “primitive” polymers were created by nature to fulfill the needs of information storage, energy storage and information reproduction. Human made polymers are a more recent invention, of the last two hundred years or so. These polymers are general made of highly flammable hydrocarbons and their derivatives. Fires caused by a combination of human careless and the physical properties of hydrocarbons have caused millions of dollars in property damage and claimed an untold number of human lives....   [tags: flame, retardancy, reaction, polymer]

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The Flame of Life

- A single word inserted or removed can change the feeling of a story in an instant; creating tingles that trickle along the length of your spine or even a compulsive movement to put down the piece and never pick it up again. In many cases an author will write and rewrite their tales until they are perfect. Jack London was very much one of these authors, sending his first version of “To Build a Fire” to a magazine before rewriting it into the masterpiece of which many are more familiar with today....   [tags: To Build a Fire, Jack London]

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Incipient: Fictional Narrative

- The sword clanked to the floor. The blade seeped back into the cavern's dirt ground. I stepped back while the other was draining energy by the second. I fell to my knees. Off to the side, I saw her, probably out cold. The man spoke "Danny Ignis. I thought you'd be a tougher challenge." I just kneeled there, hoping for death it seemed like. Then, I managed a smile. "Why are you laughing child!" He bellowed through the cavern I stood back up, with my eyes a crimson, bloody red. A spark flickered on my palm then morphed into a fire....   [tags: flame, ground, syringe]

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Composition of amino acids in strawberry fruits determined by gas chromatography with flame ionization under the influence of CO, NOx and SO2

- Introduction Amino acids are present in almost all foods in different relative items such as fruit juices, syrups, jams, jellies, wines etc. (Silva et al. 2005; Hua et al. 2014). In plant materials the amino acids are found in free form (L-configuration). Among the highly consumed fruits strawberries are widely used throughout the world for different purposes such as preparation of jams, jellies, decorating cakes etc. Due to high consumption, strawberry fruits are widely grown throughout the year irrespective of temperature, light and humidity in green houses by maintaining the temperature due to direct heating system or CO2 fertilizer units....   [tags: Carbon Monoxide, Agriculture, Strawberries]

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A Flame-Filled Foreboding

- ... In modern times, our society is obsessed with television and consumerism as well, just not to the same degree. It is important that one could read this novel and heed the warning it presents, or at least be aware of the potential dangers of immediate gratification. Bradbury himself criticized society’s obsession with television. He explicitly said the novel is a story about how television drives the interest away from reading. Generally, reading is seen as a commendable activity and is taught extensively in schools....   [tags: Ray Bradbury's Farenheit 451]

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The Grains: Narrative Fiction

- When Flame woke up, he found Resha staring at him. With groggy eyes, he stared back. "What?" He finally managed to ask. "You really need Cassandra back. I don't think being away from her for so long is good for you," Resha commented softly. "What are you talking about?" "You were talking about her _all_ night." Flame's eyes widened as he sat up. "Ugh," He ran his hand through his hair. "I can't help it, I'm worried." "Why?" Resha leaned back. "Well, you see," His voice trailed off as he looked away from Resha....   [tags: sleep, talk, worried, circle, hands]

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Moth Smoke, by Mohsin Hamid

- Though it is common practice to “never judge a book by its cover”, oftentimes the cover will give a glimpse of what is to come. In literal terms, the cover of the book contains the title, perhaps one of the most important pieces of information about any literary work. Frequently the title will give an indication about the main character, or perhaps the leading metaphor. Thus is the case with Moth Smoke by Mohsin Hamid, a novel about a banker in Lahore, Pakistan who falls in love with his best friend’s wife, and plummets into a difficult lifestyle....   [tags: moth smoke, mohsin hamid]

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Experimental and numerical study on the Effect of Mixture Composition on Vented Explosions

- A parametric set of vented explosion experiments for three mixtures, stoichiometric propane-air, methane-air and 18.0 vol. % hydrogen-air were performed. The three mixtures each displayed various physical phenomena and behaviors and their similarities and differences were identified. A physics based CFD model was developed, using a small subset of the experimental data, with a single set of empirical coefficients for all three mixtures. The model takes into account the effect of turbulence, flame instabilities and the Rayleigh-Taylor instability on flame propagation and pressure generation....   [tags: Physics]

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Napalm: Hell's Fires on Earth

- Introduction From the beginning of known history, men have fought over everything. Land, food, and resources were just a few prizes to winning. Ever since the creation of the sling, spear, and bow and arrow, man has discovered ways to be better than an opponent. At first, these were mere tools to be used for hunting. Then primitive humans learned to take what was another human’s. Since then, one man has tried to be better than the rest, and they use their brains to create weapons. Fire has been around longer than humans....   [tags: naphthenic palmitic acid, napalm]

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The Chemical Corps Regiment

- The Chemical Corps Regiment The US Army Chemical Corps history began back in World War I as the Chemical Warfare Service. World War I came to be known as the “Chemists War” because of the first uses of chemical warfare agents (Fitzgerald, 2008). The use of chemical agents by Germany was said to have been initiated by the necessity of war fighters to develop new war strategies to offset trench warfare. German armies were complacent with trench warfare and could no longer rely on this method to ensure victory (Blodgett, 2009)....   [tags: US army, chemical warfare]

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Blue Blooded Reality in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

- Often times there are two natures that reside within a character that both conflict and complement each other. A Yin and a Yang in a personality is clearly expressed in the character of Tom Buchanan in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s book, The Great Gatsby. In one respect, Tom exemplifies brute and sheer domination through willpower and strength. However, due to his class and social standing he exhibits his overwhelming presence with finesse that is not entirely his own but instead placed upon him through his wealth....   [tags: conflict, anger, wealth]

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Dissecting a Compound

- I. Identifying an Unknown Compound Purpose/Problem: In this lab we had to figure out what our mystery compound was by performing two tests. One of the tests was called the Flame Test, which we use to find out the metal element in the compound. It is used to find the metal because each metal gives off its own unique flame color. The other test is called the Precipitate Test, which we use to find out the non-metal element in our compound by adding silver nitrate to it. It’s used to find the non-metal because each non-metal has its own unique reaction to silver nitrate....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Cyber Warfare: STUXNET Discovery and Evolution

- STUXNET When we hear the word Stuxnet, we believe this to be one of the first incidents involving the term "Cyber Warfare". As the term Cyber War is still not exactly defined, we know that in the present day, cyber attacks are on the rise and are constantly happening around the world. The cyber domain introduces a new attack vector for military war. The event of Stuxnet brings people into perspective of the logical cyber and computer realms affecting the actual physical world. Although the events of Stuxnet are highly debatable because we don't know the true origins of the Stuxnet programming itself, we can come to the conclusion that cyber attacks using advanced persistent threats from sta...   [tags: spyware program, malware history]

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Pyromania: An Impulse Control Disorder

- Fire: bright, burning, wondrous thing; the embodiment of life and death. It is easy to understand the fascination that pyromaniacs have with flame. It is, after all, a fascination that extends back countless centuries from the first discoveries of spark and fire. The Greeks saw fire as the embodiment of knowledge; dangerous when used carelessly, but awesome in its abilities. Fire is used every day to cook meals, heat homes, although not so much in Florida, and has many other beneficial uses. Fire can also destroy lives, tear apart families, and utterly consume homes....   [tags: Treating Behavioral Addictions]

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Lates Fabric Achievement of DuPont

- Over the years, work wear has improved in style and ingenuity as it has become more practical and comfortable. According to DuPont’s website, more people are demanding the comfort and practicality of loungewear and athletic wear in their professional wardrobe. However, the clothing required in many workplaces must meet certain safety requirements. Anton-Katzenbach (2013) says, “More than ever, work wear and protective wear has been inspired by outdoor wear and sportswear thus adding elasticity, moisture management, UV-protection and anti-odour properties to a stylish look.” She also pointed out that working clothes have come a long way in the last several years, but they are now being made...   [tags: athletic wear, nomex mhp, loungwaer]

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A Brief History of Welding

- If you want to be a welder, and actually have a career, you can go to a welding school and learn how to weld, or you can try to be a welders helper and just learn the trade. Welding can be a tough job if you don’t know what you are doing or you do not enjoy doing it. Welding is a fabrication or sculptural process that joins materials together (Modern Welding). This is the process that uses fuel gases and oxygen to make a molten pool of metal to fuse together two pieces of metal, called puddeling (oxy-fuel welding and cutting....   [tags: career, blacksmiths, heat]

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What´s Atomic Emission Spectroscopy?

- Atomic Emission spectroscopy is a technique used in the determination and quantification of elements present with a chosen sample. The basic idea of this process it that first an atom is formed, and then it is excited then emitted. After the photon is emitted and energy is released knowing the energy released one can quantitatively and qualitatively determine the wavelength present and hence the concentration of the element. Inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometry is one of the most powerful and popular techniques....   [tags: plasma, electromagnetic radiation]

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Song Analysis: We Didn’t Start the Fire by Billy Joel

- Every song has a story to tell, and some contain hidden stories or lessons, while others are completely blatant. In Billy Joel’s song, “We Didn’t Start the Fire,” he does not hesitate to be very obvious with what he tries to prove, which is how all of the events in his song contribute to one large fire. I chose to remediate Joel’s song because it spoke to me with historical context. When researching the song, I read a majority of the history behind it and decided to reflect upon it in a visual picture collage, combining a majority of the elements he mentions with pictures--all circled around a fire in the middle....   [tags: Billy Joel, We Didn’t Start the Fire]

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The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne

- He who plays with fire is bound to get burned. This commonplace expression outlines the painful outcome of trifling with things as wild and uncontrollable as fire. Sometimes, powerful, passionate sentiments are like a fire that we lose control of, and lead to unintended outcomes. In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, characters’ emotions in the heat of the moment often cause them to make decisions with devastating consequences. In the novel Hawthorne uses fire to symbolize the passions in the hearts of his characters, and the results of fire (cinders, burns, embers) to symbolize the repercussions of those passions....   [tags: Flames of Passion, Consequences]

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Applying the Methyl Red (MR) Test

- ... The final test performed was the Gelatin test. The Gelatin medium is composed of gelatin, peptone, and beef extract (Stout et al, 44). To perform the Gelatin test, I used the stabbing technique to inoculate the Gelatin media. I sterilized the stabbing utensil under an open flame, obtained a small amount of unknown bacteria, and stabbed the Gelatin media. Once the Gelatin media was inoculated, I let it incubate for 8 days in the 37°C hot room. After the 8 day incubation, I put the Gelatin media into the 4°C “cold room” for one hour....   [tags: gelatin test, incubation]

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Classes of Chemical Reactions

- Classes of Chemical Reactions Whenever a reaction takes place, energy is changed as well when the substances react chemically. Scientists have taken these changes in energy and generalized them. Scientists can take these generalizations and discover more about the nature and tendencies of matter. In this lab, the purpose was to perform seven reactions, write down their equations, and identify the type of reaction. In this lab report, several methods of displaying this information will be applied....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Napalm: Hell’s Fires on Earth

- Hell’s Fires on Earth Introduction From the beginning of known history, men have fought over everything. Land, food, and resources were just a few prizes to winning. Ever since the creation of the sling, spear, and bow and arrow, men have discovered ways to be better than their opponent. At first, these were mere tools to be used for hunting. Then primitive humans learned to take what was another human’s. Since then, one man has tried to be better than the rest, and they use their brains to create weapons....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays]

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Identifying Unknown Subtances

- Identifying Unknown Substances The goal of Project 11 is to identify an unknown substance that we were given. This project was split up into 2 weeks. The first week my group and I identified our substance by going through multiple tests like: a solubility test, conductivity tests, pH tests, anion test, and cation test. For the second week we had to confirm our unknown substance. For the solubility test we were told to try and dissolve our unknown substance into water (H20), Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH), Hydrochloric Acid (HCl), Toluene, and Acetone....   [tags: group project, test, chemistry]

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The U.S. Chemical Corps

- After the early German Employment of gas warfare for the duration of WWI at Ypres in Belgium on 22 April 1915, technological and physiological research in gas warfare was conducted in Britain by exceptional scientists called Fritz Haber, who was the reponsable for the development of poison gases for Germany during World War I, also hee was the responsabible for developing the crucial process for extractingnitrates from the atmosphere. In the United States the war department by the fall of 1915 began to show an interest in providing troops with protection against gas and assigned responsibility for the design and development of respirators to the Medical department which resulted in the rapid...   [tags: World War I, German Employment, Gas Warfare]

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Imbalance Between Men and Women Illustrated in Eavan Boland's Poem, It’s a Woman’s World

- In the poem, “It’s a Woman’s World,” Eavan Boland offers a bitterly ironic interpretation of women’s role in society. Despite the passing of thousands of years, she believes that women remain the inferior sex. She supports this idea through simple, short words that convey a sort of self-mocking irony and outrage at the role women are forced into by men. The poem is broken down into fourteen stanzas each containing four lines. There is no structured ryme, rather lines and stanzas flow into each other to form sentences....   [tags: poetry, poem analysis, analytical essays]

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Ionic and Covalent Compounds

- Ionic and Covalent Compounds Pre-Lab 1. List the properties of ionic compounds. - Solids at room temperature. - Soluble in water. - Conduct electricity (while in solution). - Very high melting and boiling points. 2. List the properties of covalent compounds. - Solids, liquids, or gases at room temperature. - May or may not be soluble in water. - Most do not conduct electricity (except for acids) - Low melting and boiling points. 3. Give the name and formula for: a) 3 ionic compounds NaCl—Sodium Chloride FeCl3—Iron (III) Chloride MgO—Magnesium Oxide b) 3 covalent compounds NO—Nitrogen Monoxide CBr4—Carbon Tetrabromide N2O5—Dinitrogen Pentoxide Laborato...   [tags: Papers]

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The Weapons and Technology of World War One

- The Weapons and Technology of World War One World War One brought about many new weapons and advancements in technology on both sides. Both took huge steps towards modern technology and these carried on even after the war had begun. Yet these weapons could not be of much advantage to one side for very long, because the other side immediately researched every new weapon introduced when it was found out. So whilst one side would be developing something new the other would be playing catch up or possibly coming in from another angle....   [tags: Papers]

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An Investigation into the Identification, Properties, and Synthesis of an Unknown Ionic Compound

- Abstract This paper describes the methods used in the identification, investigation of properties, and synthesis of an unknown compound. The compound was identified as calcium nitrate by a variety of tests. When the compound was received, it was already known to be one of twelve possible ionic compounds. The flame test identified the presence of the calcium anion in the compound. The compound tested positive for the nitrate cation using the iron sulfate test. At this point it was hypothesized that the compound was calcium nitrate....   [tags: Research Analysis]

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What are the effects of different heating techniques on different metals?

- What are the effects of different heating techniques on various metals. When metals are heated, their properties are transformed and changed in various ways. Using different heating techniques will allow one to observe numerous changes of the metal. With some heating methods, metals can produce certain changes that might not be apparent with another heating method. “Although the approach of heating the metal is very important, the type of metal matters greatly (Zaucha, 2006).” Metals respond to heat in their own unique ways, so to accurately judge which heating method affected a metal in what ways, there needs to be a variety of metals and heating techniques....   [tags: Physics]

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Analysis of Copper

- ... The absorbance recorded for the sample being tested can be matched with a concentration using the graph generated by the standards. Ultraviolet-Visible Spectroscopy Spectroscopy involves the measurement of light absorbed or emitted from a sample. In ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy (UV-Vis), light in the ultraviolet-visible region has the same energy as energy levels for some of the electrons in molecules, so absorption of this radiation will excite electrons in a molecule to higher energy orbitals....   [tags: efficacy, accuracy, minerals, copper]

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“Love” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

- The poem “Love” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge has many different literary devices that make it such a great romantic piece of work. Things like syntax, theme, tone, metaphors, imagery and personification are just a few devices that help make this poem popular. Syntax in this poem is very obvious. In poetry, word order may be shifted around to meet emphasis, to heighten the connection between two words, or to pick up on specific implications or traditions. The syntax in this poem can be shown in each stanza....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ]

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Flaming on the Internet

- Flaming on the Internet You're sitting in front of your computer, checking your email like you do everyday. This time, however, you get an email from someone whose name you don't recognize. Your curious nature getting the best of you, you click on it and see this: Guess what. I'm a woman, and I'm sending you e-mail. I must be able to use a computer. I also do not take a herd of women into the restroom with me. Women do not do that. Men just like to think that we do. Who do you think you are exactly....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Reproductive Fantasy is Burning

- Reproductive Fantasy is Burning Of fire, what can be written that would not be better off singed, immolated, baked, or outright burnt. Flame of the match lights a watch. Dancing embers of destruction hide records, burn bodies and papers. Glistening radiance of torches light the way through the night of Victorian horror and fantasy. Fire is lively (it breathers, it takes in, it puts out, it moves, it grows, and it makes more) yet takes away life (defined by the same characteristics.) Everywhere it is fire....   [tags: Fire Novels Literature Fantasy Essays]

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Analysis of God's Grandeur

- As a Jesuit priest who had converted to Catholicism in the summer of 1866, Gerard Manley Hopkins’s mind was no doubt saturated with the Bible (Bergonzi 34). Although in "God’s Grandeur" Hopkins does not use any specific quotations from the Bible, he does employ images that evoke a variety of biblical verses and scenes, all of which lend meaning to his poem. Hopkins "creates a powerful form of typological allusion by abstracting the essence--the defining conceit, idea, or structure--from individual scriptural types" (Landow, "Typological" 1)....   [tags: God's Grandeur Religion Gerard Hopkins Essays]

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Seawater Composition and Salinity

- Using the decanted supernatant solution from the precipitation experiment, a wire loop was dipped into the solution. This loop was stuck in the flame from a Bunsen Burner and heated until a flame appeared. The presence of a bright yellow flame confirmed that Na+ was in attendance. Using a cobalt glass as a filter, the loop was examined and a violet flame was present, showing that K+ was also in the supernatant solution. Testing for NH + This test was carried out using the original solution to avoid contamination of ammonium salts from the other procedures....   [tags: Tides and Salinity]

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The Great Witch Hunt

- Humanity had gone through a number of challenges that tested our beliefs and morals throughout history. In 1692, our humanity was tested in a significant manner when the Great Salem Witch Hunt erupted on the puritans of colonial America. Fear spread among the people and the drive to get rid of the bad was strong, causing many innocent people to be killed. These type of events repeats itself throughout the course of time. It is as if we humans are oppressed for a certain amount of decades and then once fear takes root in our society, we act harshly upon it, as if releasing emotions of desire for personal freedom....   [tags: Salem, Massachussets witch trials]

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Defintition of History

- Defintition of History The statement " History is nothing more than a collection of the static facts of the past; people who say history changes are terribly misguided" is incorrect. History is more than just static facts when ideas and concepts involved in history are understood and applied in life. Also, history changes when new applications of ideas found in past history are put to use and when new facts about happenings in the past are discovered. The statement is only taking into account the basic facts of history, which are definite things that occurred in the past and is not looking beyond the facts....   [tags: Expository Essays Research Papers]

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Percent Composition by Mass of Oxygen in Potassium Chlorate

- % Composition By Mass of Oxygen in Potassium Chlorate Objective: The purpose of this lab was to calculate the percent composition by mass of oxygen in potassium chlorate. Procedure: 1.The mass of the crucible and the cover was measured. 2.KClO3 was added to the crucible. 3.The mass of the crucible, cover and KClO3 was measured. 4.MnO2 was added in the crucible. 5.The mass of the crucible, cover, KClO3 and MnO2 was measured. 6.The Bunsen Burner was lit. 7.The covered crucible was placed over the flame of the Bunsen Burner using a ring stand....   [tags: Chemistry]

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Essay on Metaphors for Death in Shakespeare's Sonnet 73

- Metaphors for Death in Shakespeare's Sonnet 73 William Shakespeare's "Sonnet 73: That Time of Year Thou Mayest in Me Behold" is a sonnet that examines the fears and anxieties that surround growing old and dying -- a topic that resonates within us all. Shakespeare's use of metaphor to illustrate decay and passing are striking, and sets a somber tone throughout. He uses the season of Fall, the coming of night, and the burning out of a flame as metaphors for old age and death, and then uses the last two lines to suggest that we should love and cherish life while we can....   [tags: Sonnet essays]

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Ceremonies of the Olympic Games

- Ceremonies of the Olympic Games The Olympic Games have always included a number of ceremonies, many of which emphasize the themes of international friendship and peaceful cooperation. The opening ceremony has always included the parade of nations, in which the teams from each nation enter the main stadium as part of a procession. The Greek team always enters first, to commemorate the ancient origins of the modern Games, and the team of the host nation always enters last. The opening ceremony has evolved over the years into a complex extravaganza, with music, speeches, and pageantry....   [tags: Papers]

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Gas Chromatography

- Gas Chromatography Purpose: The purpose of the gas chromatography lab is to find out how different substances interact with the surface of a solid. Chromatography is a separation technique that depends on the relative distribution of the components of a mixture between a mobile phase and a solid stationary phase. Chromatography measures the tendency of a substance to interact with the surface of a solid or to remain in a mobile phase. When doing a chromatography lab the mobile phase has to be a substance that is either in a liquid or a gas state....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Coldest Days of the Year in Cape Canaveral, Florida: January 28th, 1986

- ... Onizuka, and payload specialist Gregory B. Jarvis. On January 28th, 1986, it was the coldest day that NASA had ever attempted to launch a manned spacecraft. In fact, it was 36 degrees Fahrenheit, it was nearly 15 degrees colder than any previous launch temperature. Lift-off time for the Challenger flight 51-L had been delayed twice that morning, all operations and systems seemed to be under control. An "ice" team had been sent to the launch pad to clear the clear the remaining ice from the launch pad....   [tags: space shuttle chandler, launch]

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Asserting Your Independence by Testing The Boundaries of Sexuality in "The Storm"

- caught in their own individual marital obligations to people other than themselves. The passion they have for each other, though, overtakes any kind of desire to stay committed to their spouses with minimal regrets as the story progresses. A great majority of the narrative in the “The Storm” implies that testing ones boundaries in human sexuality is one of the more passionate forms of asserting one’s own independence. This approach greatly contradicts the opposing beliefs of traditional cultures that have an extreme disapproval of any kind of experimentation or heavy passion outside of one’s own marriage....   [tags: The Storm, sexuality, Kate Chopin,]

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Paradaise Lost by John Milton and The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighierie

- INTRODUCTION It has been commonly accepted that John Milton is acquainted with Dante Alighieri who has a great influence on Milton’s epic Paradise Lost. The significance of The Divine Comedy for Milton lies especially in Dante’s Inferno and Purgatorio. Scholars1 have quoted plentiful echoes of Dante throughout Milton’s works, and have compared these two great poets for centuries. In the 19th century Mary Shelley employed a cluster of images and ideas from Milton’s Paradise Lost (especially from Book Ten) in Frankenstein -- the work that establishes the fame of Mary -- to forge her novelistic world of desire, deterioration, and desperation....   [tags: inferno, purgatorio, frankenstein]

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The Meaning of Fire in Fahrenheit 451by Ray Bradbury

- ... In this society, where ignorance is bliss and their phobia of unhappiness controls all aspects of life, people believe that their destructive fire “is bright and…clean”, as it is used as a means to keep themselves oblivious and happy (60). In addition, Bradbury establishes the difference in the symbolisms of fire by naming part one of his novel “The Hearth and the Salamander”. The hearth is the fireplace of the home and is the most positive image of fire. This fire contributes warmth and restores relationships between people....   [tags: knowledge, destruction, rebirth]

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Which Fastfood Restaurant Makes the Better Burger?

- ... I then dug deeper and looked at Trans Fat, McDonalds and Wendy’s were 0.5g while Burger Kings was 0 g could this be attributed to their cooking methods. The last thing I looked at was sodium McDonalds was 480 g, Wendy’s 600 g and Burger King 460 g. Again could this be attributed to their cooking methods. When you compare the nutritional value of all three hamburgers, McDonald’s, Wendy’s and Burger King; there very little difference in McDonald’s and Burger King, while Wendy’s is very high is Sodium....   [tags: meat, cost, sodium]

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The Causes and Effects of Obesity

- So much of what occurs in this world is a result of cause and effect. For instance, if a match is struck; a flame ignites, if water is put on the flame; the flame is extinguished, if more fuel is added to the fire; the fire gets bigger. A major problem in our society today, the problem of obesity, results from cause and effect. While many factors are involved, the causes for obesity are ultimately from choices made by individuals. One of the causes for the continuing rise in obesity in the United States is because the cycle of obesity, that perpetuates from parents to their children, continues....   [tags: Health]

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Emerging Contaminants: A Potential Health Risk

- Introduction: Human civilization is evolving in the fields of science, engineering, architecture and medicine. The population because of these societal advances has allowed individuals to live longer sub healthy lives. Life improvements via transportation have been significantly enhanced because of breakthroughs in metal alloys which are used in car manufacturing. Or the usage of ether (ROR) extracted from corn to support the decline of gasoline. Individuals that live longer are thus able to experiment with different compounds seeking only to further improve on civilization....   [tags: chemical, human health, EC threats ]

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Flamethrowers: Their Psychological Effects in Warfare

- ... When ignited, the burning mixture is spewed out from the barrel of the weapon toward the target. They first saw use in 1915 when the Germans caught the British off-guard at night. Lieutenant Carey wrote what he saw during that battle. As written in Lyn Macdonald’s 1915: The Death of Innocence, Carey wrote, “There was a sudden hissing sound, and a bright crimson glare over the crater turned the whole scene red. As I looked I saw three or four distinct jets of flame, like a line of powerful fire hoses spraying firing instead of water, shoot across my trench....   [tags: PTSD, warfare and weapons]

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An investigation into the heat of combustion of five alcohols

- Alcohols : An investigation into the heat of combustion of five alcohols Planning ======== Introduction ------------ I am trying to determine the heat of combustion for the first five alcohols, which are; ethanol, propanol, butanol, pentanol and hexanol. I am trying to determine whether the amount of Carbon atoms on the molecule affects the heat energy given out by the molecule when burned. I believe that as the size of the molecule increases and the chain of carbons grows longer, then the heat energy given out will increase....   [tags: GCSE Chemistry Coursework Investigation]

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What can a cigarette hide?

- Lively tourists have invaded the coast of Nassau in a beautiful summer day. As the sea caresses the shore it fills the air with the loving sound of its waves thus creating a perfect romantic gateway. While people are enjoying the lovely weather in the seaside, a life changing moment is taking place in one of the tables in a waterfront restaurant in Nassau. The simple gesture of lighting a cigarette marks the beginning of a new life for Charlotte Vale. In the presented still image, we can see a fashionable young lady....   [tags: Film Critique]

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Super Models of the Media

- Cindy Crawford, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, and Gisele Bundchen, just to name a few, are some of the world’s most beautiful super models. They make their living being beautiful and unapproachable. Perfectly applied make-up, designer clothing draped over thin hips and bony shoulders. Hair coiffed teased and piled high upon their entitled, snobbish heads. Lights. Camera. Action. It’s to be expected in this industry of beauty. So how does a Burger King hamburger fall into the category of super model....   [tags: Media]

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The Storm by Kate Chopin

- “The Storm” by Kate Chopin is a short story that touches on the controversial subject of adultery. The two characters Calixta and Alcee were both happily married. They reunited spontaneously during the midst of a severe storm, when old feelings resurfaced. Their actions out of lust were feelings they had long forgotten. Soon enough the storm had calmed, and the two parted ways; smiling back at each other they said their goodbyes. Their actions were without the intention of being deceitful, but rather uncontrollable....   [tags: Adultery, American Lit, Analysis]

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Social Media and Internet Regulation

- ... Great Britain has taken a literal interpretive attitude towards the legislation in contrast to the ‘proportionality’ approach used in other jurisdictions such as Germany. As a result the Act presents certain difficulties when using the law to prosecute offences such as flame trolling, as it was not until the Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 that the law encompassed a wide spread variety of electronic communications. The MCA was applied in DPP v Connolly [2008] 1 W.L.R. 276, the respondent was found guilty of sending a grossly offensive and indecent message....   [tags: internet abuse and free speech]

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Turning an Innovation to Cruelty

- “Is science of any value?” asked Richard Feynman, receiver of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1965 for his extensive work in the Manhattan project as well as being part of the crew that dropped the atomic bomb over Nagasaki. Feynman wrote a book entitled The Meaning of It All on his thoughts of a scientist while at the same time living in the society he had created. He answers his question by saying “I think a power to do something is of value. Whether the result is a good thing or bad thing depends on how it is used, but the power is a value.” He later elaborates claiming “To every man is given the key to the gates of heaven....   [tags: moral, dliemmas, guides, conflict, solution]

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Good Readers and Good Writers: Critical Reading Journal

- What makes a good writer. More importantly; what makes a good reader. It’s the critical examination skills that Vladimir Nabokov pushes for as well as a good imagination. And don’t forget a good dictionary. Nabokov argues that to be a good reader no preconceptions should have been made upon entering into a new text. He feels that it is insulting to the author when readers limit the world created by the author through their prior generalizations. But forming ideas prior to analyzing something is an important skill used in many subject areas; so why not reading....   [tags: writing, reading, Vladimir Nabokov, ]

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Symbolism of “The Storm"

- Kate Chopin wrote the short story “The Storm” one of her most bold stories and did not even intention to publish it (Cutter 191). The two main characters in the story are Calixta and Alcee. They both used to be attracted to one another in previous years, but now they are both married to someone else. After Alcee arrives to Calixta’s house looking for shelter they are driven into a passionate moment. In the story “The Storm” the storm has a significant meaning; without it the affair of Calixta and Alcee performed would not have been as powerful as it was between them....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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The History of Candles

- In the beginning of man-kind the only source of light was sunlight or firelight. Candles delivered an entirely new perspective, allowing us to travel and complete tasks in the night. Up until the 1900’s candles were the only source of light other than sunlight (“The history of candles and candle making from candlewic” 1). Over history there have been many changes and advancements in the candle making process and its uses. At the very start of civilization cavemen were discovering the brand new idea of transporting fire....   [tags: Wax, Middle Ages, Human Progression]

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How Do Fires Start?

- “The most tangible of all visible mysteries- fire.” ~ Leigh Hunt Fire is a visible mystery, as poet Leigh Hunt states. We all love staring at a crackling fire on a brisk summer night, watching as its smoke wisps into disappearance. Many are too entranced by a fire to delve deeper into its creation. How does a fire start. What is its chemical process. How does a small flame at the end of a match expand into a catastrophe so quickly. The three vital things for a fire to be created are fuel, oxygen, and heat....   [tags: combustion, oxygen, forest]

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Importance of Dean Moriarty in Jack Kerouac’s On The Road

- Importance of Dean Moriarty in Jack Kerouac’s On The Road It is Dean Moriarty, in Jack Kerouac’s On The Road, who represents the eternal flame of youth that was adopted by the rebellious youth culture of the Beat Generation. He is free from responsibility, “simply a youth tremendously excited with life…want[ing] so much to live and to get involved with people who would otherwise pay no attention to him” (Kerouac 4). Just as the Greek of the Olympics, “with [the] torch…[that] ignites the pagan dream of immortality” (Rodriguez 1), Dean embodies the almost immortal flame of youth, the eternal “sideburned hero of the snowy West” (Kerouac 2)....   [tags: On The Road essays]

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Convention vs. Self- Righteousness in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre

- Jane Eyre  - Jane's Struggle: Convention vs. Self- Righteousness     In Charlotte Bronteís novel Jane Eyre, the protagonist continually shows a struggle in deciding whether to live her life self-righteously, or whether to conform to societyís demands and expectations. The imagery and biblical symbolism employed by the orchard scene of Chapter 8 show this struggle; for Jane must decide whether to conform to society and reject Mr. Rochester's declaration of love, or to be true to herself and marry him....   [tags: Jane Eyre Essays]

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Essay on the Power Hopkins' Sonnet, God's Grandeur

- Essay on the Power Hopkins' Sonnet, God's Grandeur As "the world is charged with the grandeur of God," so Gerard Manley Hopkins' sonnet, "God's Grandeur," is charged with language, imagery, sounds and metric patterns that express that grandeur. Through its powerful use of the elements of poetry, the poem explores the power of God and the wonder of nature. "God's Grandeur" is a lyric poem. The tone of the poem is one, naturally, of grandeur, as well as power and wonder. Hopkins' choices of words add to the feeling of grandeur that is the subject of the poem through their powerful imagery, and they express wonder at the power and grandeur of God and the continuity of nature....   [tags: Sonnet essays]

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Arlington National Cemetery

- Arlington National Cemetery As the birds are singing their sweet melody, the terrain of Arlington National Cemetery is filled with sadness. Although the brilliant rays of sun are shinning through the thick colossal treetops, there is a chill in the air. While watching the mourners, the feeling of their sorrows is all too real. Thousands of headstones in the far distance create magnificent mazes against the horizon. The immense land has very little room to spare as it is overflowing with graves of heroic soldiers....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Roman State Religion

- Unlike the majorities of other religions, the roman State religion was practical and contractual. ‘I give you that you might give’ was the principle of do ut des, thus the romans considered their religion more like a business contract between Rome and the gods rather than a religion full of love and faith. This made State religion depend solely on the knowledge and the correct ways of prayer, rituals and sacrifices, rather than on faith or dogma. Many requirements were necessary in State religion for prayers to be effective, such sacrifices and offerings....   [tags: business contract, religion, romans]

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Sustainability in Furniture

- The world is developing every day and we continue to discover new and innovative ways to better our quality of life. A trend that everyone seems to be focused on is saving the environment, which is also known as sustainable living. Not only does this apply to our lifestyle and environment, but it also translates into design. Sustainable living is becoming more popular around the world and is a lifestyle using skillful and sensitive design. It eliminates negative environmental impact and requires renewable resources....   [tags: Research Paper]

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Chemical Corps Regiment

- The United States Army Regimental system was put in place to record everything that the great Soldiers before us did while giving the greatest sacrifice. Showing us the facts of what this country has really conquered. Each and every Regiment is intended to give us the pride for what we fight for everyday. Remind us of why it is important to fight for what we believe in. It is more than the logos and the mottos. It is about the reason that the symbol or the colors on your regimental crest were chosen....   [tags: US army, soldiers, sacrifice, warfare]

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The Story of Pygmalion and Galatea

- The Story of Pygmalion and Galatea “If you gods can give all things, may I have as my wife, I pray… one like the ivory maiden.” ~Pygmalion Pygmalion, the mythical king of Cyprus, had many problems when dating women. He always seemed to accept dates from the wrong women. Some were rude, others were selfish; he was revolted by the faults nature had placed in these women. It left him feeling very depressed. He eventually came to despise the female gender so much that he decided he would never marry any maiden....   [tags: Cyprus Mythology]

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Laboratory Procedures

- Laboratory Procedures Objective: 1. To learn proper safety techniques with laboratory equipment. 2. To learn the names and functions of all items in the lab. 3. To learn to use all lab materials safely and effectively. Procedure: Part 1-The Burner - Familiarize yourself with the gas burner. Recognize all parts and learn how to operate them properly. Learn how to safely light the gas burner, and control the flame. Clean up the lab station when finished. Part 2- Glass Manipulations - Educate yourself on how to properly insert glass tubing into rubber stoppers....   [tags: Papers]

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Energy Research Essay - Coal

- Energy Research Essay - Coal First of all, coal can be classified in many different classes. One way is known as coal rank. Coal rank is a measure of degree of change (metamorphosis) from the peat stage. The ranks range from low rank to high rank. These are called lignite, subituminous, bituminous, and anthracite. Heating value and sulfur content reach maximum values at the bituminous coal rank. This stage contains very important environmental implications. Low ranking coal (eg lignite) releases a smoky flame when ignited....   [tags: Energy Research Essays]

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Similaries Between Aeneid and Iliad

- Virgil’s Aeneid, tells the story of the founding of Rome. It follows the last of the Trojan’s who escaped the fate of Troy. Troy eventually falls following Homer’s The Iliad, and Virgil continues the story of their people. The Trojans are not, however, the only similarity between the two books. Virgil employs many of the same image patterns that Homer uses in The Iliad. The symbolism of fire, shields, and gates are used in both epic poems. Fire is used frequently in The Iliad, but Virgil utilizes this image in his poem as well....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Inspiration of Caedmon

- The Inspiration of Caedmon   The poem "Caedmon," written by Denise Levertov, enlists readers to learn more about God and creation and by doing so expands their understanding of the universe.  At one point or another in life, people go through stages where they have no inspiration and sometimes shrink back from something that they think is too complicated to achieve.  Therefore, they are limiting themselves and their undeveloped talents, much like Caedmon was before his sudden inspiration by the messenger of God....   [tags: Caedmon Essays]

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Burnning Notebooks as Therapy

- Burnning Notebooks as Therapy For many people, the purpose of journaling is a sort of catharsis. With pen on paper, they are able to work through problems and issues. These problems are overcome simply by allowing time to process these tribulations enough to form sentences about them. I too use writing for this purpose. However, I often do not allow writing to be the last step in my emotional eradication. I was seventeen the first time I held a match to a completed page, but lighting the fire is the last step....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing]

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How Do I Love Thee? Let me Count the Ways by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

- A flame of passion is contained within the heart, yet is love contained in a mere flame of passion. This timeless saying embodies the ultimate declaration of love written by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. “How Do I Love Thee. Let me Count the Ways” is a poem bathed in rhyme and inundated in sentimental avowals. This sonnet shows the perpetual love that Browning shares with her husband and how that love can never be destroyed by any power of human or spiritual nature (Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s: Sonnet 45)....   [tags: Elizabeth Barrett Browning Poem]

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