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Effective Use of Color in William Gibson's Neuromancer

- Effective Use of Color in Neuromancer As I sit in my chair and type this essay, I am amazed to see myself staring into the computer next to me and wondering if William Gibson was indeed correct. The screen, which is a dark gray, has been put on "sleep mode" by Windows 98 but has not been powered off. It is not only the monitor that troubles me as I stare blankly into it, but rather, it is "the color of television, tuned to a dead channel." This is how Gibson touches the reader in Neuromancer....   [tags: Neuromancer Essays]

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Mathematics of the Human Eye

- The Human Eye: Just what exactly goes on in our eye to produce images. Why can't some people see as well as others. Well my friend, look no further... the answers to your 2 most burning questions are about to come. First of all, what happens when we see images. Our eye acts as a simple model of a lens system. The average adult eye is about 25 mm in diameter. As light enters our eye, it is refracted first through the cornea which does about 80% of the refracting. The crystalline lens which is located after the aqueous humour (just under the cornea) approximately contributes the rest....   [tags: Math Vision]

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blue cross blue shield

- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida (BCBSFL) Operating Services is Florida’s largest insurer, serving more than 6 million residents in total. Three trends that redefine how Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida brings value to its members are through consumer empowerment, E-business, and financial services modernization. BCBSFL holds approximately 30% of the HMO market share in Florida, which is twice the share of its nearest competitor. BCBSFL offers a BlueComplements program filled with discounts and services that allow members to stay healthy....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Generations: Probity in Photojournalism

- GENERATIONS: PROBITY IN PHOTOJOURNALISM. With the existence of first-rate technology, depletion of society moral standards, and ethics for sale on the street corners, has the general public lost the original intent of a photograph. For photojournalists Wally and Win Mcnamee, a father and son who are well known and respected in the photojournalism field, probity reaches out through their photos with the presence of its’ own soul. Elizabeth Anstead, the author of the article, was all too convinced of this fact trying to expose an alter ego in photojournalism....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Biography of Isaac Newton

-      Sir Isaac Newton was born in Lincolnshire, near Grantham, on December 25, 1642. His education took place at Trinity College, in Cambridge where he lived from 1661 to 1696. Here is where he studied physics and astronomy, and created calculus.      Newton became interested in mathematics in the autumn of 1663 when he tried to read an astrology book but could not understand it because he had little knowledge of trigonometry and geometry. What got his mind going was when he read that parallelograms upon the same base and between the same parallels are equal....   [tags: Sir Isaac Newton Essays]

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College Writing

- College Writing Writing is the ability to express yourself and to communicate with others. College writing courses strive to provide students with the ability to do this. In the following quote, AOur greatest multicultural resource, one that is authentic, rich, and truly diverse,@ Maxine Hairston, is obviously speaking about today=s student. How can we give all students who have different values, language, and cultural background the ability to express themselves, to communicate, and to contribute in significant ways to the relationship with others locally and globally....   [tags: Communication Education Essays]

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Galileos Life

- Galileo was born on the 15th of February, 1564 in Pisa. His parents were Vincenzo Galilei and Guilia Ammannati. Vincenzo, who was born in Florence in 1520, was a teacher of music and a fine lute player. Guilia, who was born in Pescia, married Vincenzo in 1563 and they made their home in the countryside near Pisa. Galileo was their first child and spent his early years with his family in Pisa. In 1572, when Galileo was eight years old, his family returned to Florence, his father's home town. However, Galileo remained in Pisa and lived for two years with Muzio Tided who was related to Galileo's mother by marriage....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Bachelor Bob

- On ABC's television show "The Bachelor", Bob Guiney begins the program with 25 beautiful women to choose from. Guiney will get to know these 25 women via a series of social gatherings and exotic, romantic dates. "The Bachelor" follows a gradual process of elimination, as he goes from the 25 that he meets initially to narrowing the field to 15 by presenting them with a single, red rose. He will then decide on 10, then six, four, three, two and, ultimately, on the one woman who captures his heart....   [tags: Gender Studies]

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African Diaspora

- In simple terms, the Diaspora as a concept, describes groups of people who currently live or reside outside the original homelands. We will approach the Diaspora from the lenses of migration; that the migration of people through out of the African continent has different points of origin, different patterns and results in different identity formations. Yet, all of these patterns of dispersion and germination/ assimilation represent formations of the Diaspora. My paper will focus on the complexities of the question of whether or not Africans in the Diaspora should return to Africa....   [tags: African Diaspora Cultures]

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Digital Cinematography

- Digital Cinematography For over a century motion picture have entertained the masses, allowing people to view life taking place on a large screen. For the majority of this time these movies were shot using the same film found in photographic cameras. Technology always seems to take over and the film industry seems poised to be the next target. With digital picture acquisition getting better everyday, movies are beginning to be shot completely digital. There are a number of plusses and minuses of shooting digitally but digital cinematography will soon replace film in most productions....   [tags: Filming Camera Movies Filming Cinematography]

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Benjamin Franklin

- Benjamin Franklin In his many careers as a printer, moralist, essaylist, civic leader, scientist, inventor, statesman, diplomat, and philosopher, Benjamin Franklin Became both a spokesman and a model for the national character of later generations of Americans. After less than two years of formal schooling, Franklin was pressed into his father's trade. At the age of 16, Franklin wrote some pieces in a courant,"Silence Dogwood." Though penniless and unknown, Franklin soon found a job as a printer....   [tags: Biography Biographies Benjamin Franklin Essays]

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Paris Miki

- Capitalization     5.91075 yen (as of March 2001) Sales     79.36 billion yen (term ended March 2001) Employees     4,639 (as of March 2001) Outline of Operations     A specialized eyewear chain handling mainly glasses and related products. Outlets in Japan and overseas include suburban retailers, tenant shops, and "built-in" shops. Strengths •     Technologically advanced •     #1 in Japan and #3 globally •     Extremely well known in Japan for its all retails that pursue of individual customer satisfaction and needs, from beginning to end •     "Web-mimir" service that allows customers to seek out their ideal eyewear via the Internet, and then actually try the glasses on at the nearest sho...   [tags: Business Marketing]

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Optometry

- Over half the people in the United States wear glasses or contact lenses. Optometrist, also known as “Eye Doctors” or “O.D.’s, have to provide there services in order to meet the demands. Optometrists have to be well-educated and friendly people. All States and the District of Columbia require that optometrists be licensed, which requires a Doctor of Optometry degree from an accredited optometry school and passing both a written and a clinical State board examination. Licenses are renewed every one to three years and in all states, continuing education credits are needed for renewal....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Microscopy

- Microscopy Summary The entire exercise was all about caring for and using the microscope. We performed various activities that enabled us to familiarize ourselves with the parts and uses of the microscope. Using the microscope, we observed different objects such as cotton, silk, hair, and even a letter "e." We viewed it using both the low power objective and the high power objective. We did these activities in order to better understand how the compound light microscope works and also to learn about the different procedures in setting up a slide....   [tags: Biology]

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Photography

- Missing Images Photography wasn’t considered a form of art in the United States until the turn of the century when a man named Alfred Steiglitz fought throughout his lifetime to make sure we recognized it as an art form. It was only used as a form of science up until then. There is a lot of chemistry when it comes to photography; mixing different chemicals for film and paper as well as the four or five different “baths” for each the film and paper. And to know what film to use, which paper and what chemicals will form the best possible images....   [tags: photo picture photograph]

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Aging in Matthew Arnold's Growning Old and Robert Browning's Rabbi Ben Ezra

- Aging in Matthew Arnold's Growning Old and Robert Browning's Rabbi Ben Ezra   Contemporaries of the Victorian Age, Matthew Arnold and Robert Browning wrote the poems, "Growning Old" and "Rabbi Ben Ezra," respectively, to express their views on aging. Arnold suffers tremendously, for he lives in melancholy solitude with his deteriorating body, helpless in his moral and physical pain. Browning, a happier man, finds much joy in his age and comfort in the moral and spiritual strength which God gives him....   [tags: Matthew Arnold Growning Old Essays]

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Comparing Culture in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Pride and Prejudice, and Neuromancer

- Culture in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Pride and Prejudice, and Neuromancer America was formed on the basis of culture. Many different cultural backgrounds flocked to this one area and in the process many existing cultures were destroyed, while the new influx of humanity meshed to create an American culture. This constant flow of cultures from all over the world has kept the American culture in a state of flux. Each historical period has presented its classical viewpoint of American culture through the eyes of its most accomplished authors....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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The Life of Galileo and the Effects of his Findings on Faith

- The Life of Galileo and the Effects of his Findings on Faith Galileo Galilei was born in Pisa, February 18, 1564. At an early age, Galileo was interested in mathematics and the study of mechanics. His father, a onetime mathematician, pushed him towards the medical profession, which held much greater financial benefits. But the attempts of Galileo’s father were in vein as Galileo soon discovered the works of Archimedes and became extremely interested. Thus, his father reluctantly allowed the young Galileo to pursue the study of mathematics and science....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby as Criticism of American Society

-     In The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald criticizes American society in the 1920?s for its tendencies to waste, advertise, form superficial relationships, and obsess over appearances. The work has been praised for both its brutal realism and its keen depiction of the age that The New York Times referred to as the era when, 'gin was the national drink and sex was the national obsession'(Fitzgerald vii).  ' . . . indifference is presented as a moral failure - a failure of society, particularly the society of the American east to recognize the imperatives of truth and honesty and justice....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays Fitzgerald Papers]

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Symbolism in Jeanne Marie LePrince de Beaumont’s Beauty and the Beast

- Symbolism in Jeanne Marie LePrince de Beaumont’s Beauty and the Beast If great writers are able to escape the influences of their era and write in a timeless fashion, then Jeanne Marie LePrince de Beaumont is certainly not a great writer. Beaumont wrote Beauty and the Beast in eighteenth-century France during the reign of Louis XV. It was a time when the enormous bourgeoisie population was slowly growing in independent wealth, yet remained grossly overtaxed and starved. These peasants were systematically excluded from the aristocracy and the workings of government....   [tags: Beauty Beast Essays]

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A Student Looks at Two Websites on Lasik Surgery (laser surgery)

- A Student Looks at Two Websites on Lasik Surgery (laser surgery) Today there are so many choices in life and a person who wears glasses or contacts might decide to eliminate the need for such medical devices. Lasik (Laser assisted in situ keratomileusis), the most commonly performed type of laser surgery, is an effective treatment that can correct many vision problems by reshaping the cornea. Life without glasses or contact lenses would be easier and more enjoyable for any human being. But can a person’s vision get worse after the procedure....   [tags: Sell Websites Buy Web Sites]

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Susan D'Elia Speech 214: The Rhetoric of Reggae Music Spring 2002

- Susan D'Elia Speech 214: The Rhetoric of Reggae Music Spring 2002 Women’s Fashion in Jamaican Dancehalls “A woman has to use what she’s got to get just what she want.” -- James Brown Actress Audrey Reid does just that as the character Marcia in the Jamaican film “Dancehall Queen.” Reid plays a street vendor and single mother of two daughters struggling to give her family a better life. Poverty stricken, Marcia is forced to rely on her sugar daddy “Larry,” to feed her family and put her daughters through school....   [tags: essays papers]

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Free Essays on Picture of Dorian Gray: Dorian as Faust

- Dorian as Faust in The Picture of Dorian Gray The Picture of Dorian Gray is a rich story which can be viewed through many literary and cultural lenses. Oscar Wilde himself purposefully filled his novel with a great many direct and indirect allusions to the literary culture of his times, so it seems appropriate to look back at his story - both the novel and the 1945 film version - in this way. In many ways, The Picture of Dorian Gray is a retelling of the Faust story. A temptation is placed before Dorian, as with Faust, and he falls for it--offering up his soul to get it....   [tags: Picture Dorian Gray Essays]

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Achieving a Balanced Life in Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility

- Achieving a Balanced Life in Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility We are often told that too much of anything can be a bad thing. Even Aristotle, one of the greatest thinkers of all time, insisted that the only path to real contentment and inner peace is "The Golden Mean" (Funk & Wagnalls 328). This life lesson is learned by two of Jane Austen's most well-known characters. Only when Elinor and Marianne Dashwood achieve a balance between Sense and Sensibility do they find true happiness in their lives....   [tags: Austen Sense Sensibility Essays]

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Stereotypes and Stereotyping of Columbus in 1492: Conquest of Paradise

- The Stereotyped Portrayal of Columbus in 1492: Conquest of Paradise There is no document of civilization which is not at the same time a document of barbarism. Walter Benjamin, "Theses On The Philosophy Of History," 256. [1] Walter Benjamin in Illuminations reminds his readers that each history of civilization is tainted by barbarism since the prevailing civilization's history is dependent upon the suppression and eradication of alternative histories that might challenge the legitimacy of the existing civilization's rule....   [tags: Movie Film Essays]

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Joseph T. Glathaar’s The March to the Sea and Beyond

- Joseph T. Glathaar’s The March to the Sea and Beyond The Civil War is arguably the most interesting and enigmatic subject in American history. Even after rigorous study of the topic, it is difficult to fully comprehend the motives for the war. Part of this is because of the inherent complexity of the conflict, but it can also be attributed to the manner about which it is written historically. Much of the military history of the Civil War concerns itself with the broad tactics and strategies of the armies....   [tags: Savannah Carolina Campaigns Essays]

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Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot - God Isn't Coming

- Waiting for Godot - God Isn't Coming       Waiting for Godot, Samuel Beckett's existential masterpiece, for some odd reason has captured the minds of millions of readers, artists, and critics worldwide, joining them all in an attempt to interpret the play. Beckett has told them not to read anything into his work, yet he does not stop them. Perhaps he recognizes the human quality of bringing personal experiences and such to the piece of art, and interpreting it through such colored lenses. Hundreds of theories are expounded, all of them right and none of them wrong....   [tags: Waiting for Godot Essays]

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A Feminist Reading of Their Eyes Were Watching God

- A Feminist Reading of Their Eyes Were Watching God      In Zora Neale Hurston’s novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God, the reader is treated to an enthralling story of a woman’s lifelong quest for happiness and love.  Although this novel may be analyzed according to several critical lenses, I believe the perspectives afforded by French feminists Helene Cixous and Luce Irigaray have been most useful in informing my interpretation of Hurston’s book.  In “The Laugh of the Medusa,” Cixous discusses a phenomenon she calls antilove that I have found helpful in defining the social hierarchy of women and relationships between them in the novel.  In addition, Cixous addresses the idea of woman as c...   [tags: Feminism Feminist Women Criticism]

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Exposing the Human Soul in Lord of the Flies

- Exposing the Human Soul in Lord of the Flies    William Golding in his novel Lord of the Flies symbolically describes the degeneration of a civilized society in three stages. Embedded within this story of a group of young boys struggling to survive alone on a deserted island are insights to the capacity of evil within the human soul and how it can completely destroy society. After a plane crash that results in their inhabitation of the island, the boys establish a democratic society that thrives on order, necessity, and unity....   [tags: Lord Flies Essays]

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Free Internet Essays: We Must Not Permit Internet Censorship

- We Must Not Permit Internet Censorship The internet is the largest and most diverse source of information our planet has ever known. The internet is integrating our daily life transactions. This is possible because newspapers, television programs, movies, phone calls, computer data, commercial services such as banking and shopping, and a host of other sources of information and communication are all being reduced to the same digital format, and are all be sent along fiber optic cable (Harvard Law Review, 1994)....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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On the Road to a Unified Science of Culture

- On the Road to a Unified Science of Culture: Beware potholes Culture has developed far beyond the requirements for survival, such that our forays into art, music and pure mathematics are 'useless' from the biological point of view. In "The Selfish Gene", Dawkins (1987)5 introduced the concept of the meme, analogous to but separate from the gene, to explain this puzzling phenomenon. The resultant field, memetics, has been a recent battleground between various disciplines. While a natural science approach to culture remains the stage for the debut of a much hoped-for unified science, interdisciplinary work has yet to transcend traditional academic lines....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]

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Self: Plunging into the Other Side of the Mirror

- Self: Plunging into the Other Side of the Mirror Only in a mirror do we find ourselves. We cannot do it when we are apart, distanced, from who and what we are: we need to see our shapes, our selves, in the way we cannot see ourselves subjectively. But still, the glass plays with us, contorting and distorting, even if it is nothing more than a straightforward, honest reflection. It is our minds which are the true lenses. Why do we feel this compunction throughout the ages to look at our own reflections....   [tags: Self Consciousness Awareness Papers]

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The Importance of College Writing in a Digital Age

- The Importance of College Writing in a Digital Age In the ever changing and evolving society we live in, new tools and techniques in education are being developed everyday. Debates on how a subject such as college writing should be taught is a multi-angled argument encompassing all sorts of opinions. Should college writing be taught and how. If we teach it, what should its main goals be. These are the questions that seem to have too many answers. Statistics, facts, research, and history will help us find those few, specific answers....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Education Essays]

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The Effect of Slavery on the Identity of Cuba

- The Effect of Slavery on the Identity of Cuba The Caribbean is a diverse region with a unique history. The progress and advancement of each island complied with the European country in control of it at the time. The Caribbean was conquered and colonized soon after Columbus’ discovery in 1492. A similar aspect of the heterogeneous region has been its plantations. The plantations were an important aspect of the cultural history of the Caribbean. Mintz believed that the plantations tied the colonies in the Caribbean to the European country that was colonizing it....   [tags: Slavery Race Racial History Essays Cuban]

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Bejamin Franklin -- A Life Of A Great Man

- Benjamin Franklin During the period after America's "birth" there were many incredible people but none more so than Benjamin Franklin. Ben is considered one of America's greatest citizens. He accomplished many things in his lifetime; he was a scientist, an inventor, a politician, a printer, a philosopher, a musician, and an economist. In the 1700s, a scientist was someone who thought about the way things work and tried to figure out ways to make things work better. Every time Ben Franklin saw a question and tried to answer it, he was a scientist....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Analyzing TM Berhad using Bolman and Deal’s Four Frames

- Bolman & Deal’s Four Frames: Case Report 1.0     Introduction The purpose of this paper is to analyse TM Berhad using Bolman and Deal’s four frames, as per figure 1 below. Bolman & Deal suggests that ‘Leaders like everyone else, view their experiences through a set of preconditioned lenses and filters’ (Bolman and Deal, 1991, p 510) (Adapted from Bolman & Deal, 1997) In this paper, we have examined our company of choice, TM Berhad, utilizing each of these four frames as a “spectacle” to determine the leadership approach of its management, and then detailing the more prominent of the frames used....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Cultural Relativism vs. Ethnocentism - which is more objective?

- To view one’s own culture as the universal by which all others are judged would be ultimately subjective, as our perceptions of cultural differences are shaped largely by our immersion in our own culture. An ethnocentric approach stems from judging an alternate culture in relation to one’s own pre-conceived cultural values, held to be superior; the parallax phenomenon, the inability to escape our own biases, prevents objective analysis of different cultures. A cultural relativist maintains the post-modernist view that there is no moral or cultural high-ground with which to judge one culture in relation to another, thus each culture must be understood from its own perspective, and within its...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Essay on Swift's Gulliver's Travels and Orwell's 1984

- Swift's Gulliver's Travels and Orwell's 1984      Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels and George Orwell's 1984, two of English literature's most important and pervasive political criticisms, have helped to mold world opinion by offering new viewpoints and attitudes, yet these two novels differ in their means of conveying their satire of human nature. Whereas Gulliver's Travels touches humanity with a humorous note and absurd situations, in order to reveal the public's hypocrisy and society's reprehensible behavior, 1984, in contrast to Gulliver's Travels, presents dismal and depressing circumstances which forebode a heinous future and threaten human existence....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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William Gibson’s Neuromancer is the Penultimate Cyberpunk Novel

- William Gibson’s Neuromancer is the Penultimate Cyberpunk Novel It could be the near future or the distant future. It could be in the biggest companies or in your den. It could be traditional science fiction or it could be cyberpunk. Technology is pervasive. There is nothing in our lives that technology does not touch; it doesn’t matter if you use it directly, chances are that something (if not everything) in your life relies on technology to function or even exist. "Traditional" science fiction, if there even is such a thing, uses extrapolation as a foundation for its stories....   [tags: Neuromancer]

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Eye Strain as a Result of Computer Use

- Eye Strain as a Result of Computer Use In the twentieth century, technology is at an all time high in the world. This technology includes research, stock market shares, computers, medical advances, and a vast variety of other things. Among the advanced technology is a break through of computer use. Almost everyone at sometime in their day is using a computer for one task or another. Computers have taken the world and reshaped the possibilities of ideas and dreams in the past decade. Millions of people are using a computer daily according to Anshel (1996)....   [tags: Technology Computers Health Vision Essays]

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Book Report "The Corona Project" by Curtis Peebles

- THE CORONA PROJECT: AMERICA’S FIRST SPY SATELLITES Curtis Peebles is empowering readers with the newly declassified information on how the first American satellites were set into use for intelligence gathering. Through his book, “The Corona Project: America’s First Spy Satellites”, the author gives detailed information on the birth of the satellite program by watching the Corona project from its beginnings in the late 1940s to the declassification of the project and its exhibitions at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Coles’ Ideas in The Tradition: Fact and Fiction

- Coles’ Ideas in The Tradition: Fact and Fiction “The documentary tradition as a continually developing “record” that is made in so many ways, with different voices and vision, intents and concerns, and with each contributor, finally, needing to meet a personal text” (Coles 218). Coles writes “The Tradition: Fact and Fiction” and describes the process of documenting, and what it is to be a documentarian. He clearly explains through many examples and across disciplines that there is no “fact or fiction” but it is intertwined, all in the eye of the maker....   [tags: Photography Journalism Coles Essays Papers]

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Assistive technology for the blind and visually impaired

- For this research project the topic I have chosen to cover is, “The impacts of assistive technology for the blind and visually impaired.” I will discuss the benefits and drawbacks to using advanced technology to promote development. I will also look at how assistive technology is being implemented and what effects it has on the visually impaired. There are approximately 10 to 11 million blind and visually impaired people in North America, and their visual abilities vary almost as much as their ethnic, racial, and personal characteristics do....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Graduation Speech: We Are the Leaders of Tomorrow

- Anne Frank confided to her diary that, "Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands." And as we, the class of 2006, stand at the end of one path in our lives, and stare out at the field of possibilities before us, we are faced with awesome decisions. We have a wealth of knowledge behind us -- our parents and our families. We are at a point where we must decide where to go and what to do. One misstep now, even the slightest one, can cause a lifetime of regret....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Viewing The Crucible with a Feminist Lens

- To be seen and not heard; a quality shared by the inanimate object, and the conventional woman. Society has conformed women into accessories, and therefore, literature has followed suit. Inherent in this ideology, are many base traits attributed to women. Arthur Miller’s The Crucible exploits these traditional feminine characteristics to aid the female character in her role of complimenting the male. When observing something from an alternate perspective it can take on a whole new meaning. Studying novels from different lenses can seem as if you are reading a different work than the author intended....   [tags: Arthur Miller 2014]

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Media Violence and the Violent Male Adolescent

- Media Violence and the Violent Male Adolescent            My research led me to form some new hypotheses on the correlation of violence in the media, namely television, movies, and video games, to the rise in violent behavior in adolescents. For this essay, I will focus on male adolescents. I will use multiple lenses for my research to (1) establish the increase in violent acts by adolescents in the past two decades; (2) use proven research to show the impact of media violence on the individual; and (3) to illustrate my "recipe for disaster," four correlations that contribute to the effects of media violence on male adolescents....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Reader Response to James Joyce's The Dead

- Reader Response to Joyce's The Dead     James Joyce's story "The Dead" has a tremendous impact on the readers, especially those who are familiar with the political situation in Ireland at the time about which the Joyce wrote the final story in Dubliners.  In exploring the meaning of James Joyce's long short-story, "The Dead", there are many critical approaches to take.  Each approach gives readers a lens, a set of guidelines through which to examine and express ideas of the meaning of "The Dead."  Joyce himself said that the idea of paralysis was the intended theme of all the stories in The Dubliners of which "The Dead" is the final story....   [tags: Joyce Dead Essays]

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Melville's Moby Dick: Defining Violence in Literature

- Melville's Moby Dick: Defining Violence in Literature Two stories were recently told to me, independently of one another, and although I was struck by each, it was a third story that emerged from the collision of the first two that most challenged me. The first story is about the violence of literature: "That's my current definition of literature: a cataclysmic event, one that disrupts what we think we so-settle-edly-know..." (Dalke). The second story is a definition of violence that I heard used in the context of a conversation about racism....   [tags: Moby Dick Essays]

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Music - Bono's Path Towards Spiritual Enlightenment

- Bono's Path Towards Spiritual Enlightenment While most celebrities keep their religious beliefs private, the music of the Irish rock group U2, with lyrics written by lead singer Bono, contains many religious references and ideas. A closer analysis of the song lyrics shows an evolution of the religious ideas contained within. The changing and development of these ideas corresponds to many psychological and sociological theories of faith evolution, including those of Alfred Adler and James Fowler....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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The Evolution of Ichthyosaurs- Large Aquatic Reptiles

- The Evolution of Ichthyosaurs- Large Aquatic Reptiles In the early 1800’s, a new discovery that left paleontologists in awe was the fossil finding of the immeasurable amount of species of reptiles, Ichthyosaurs. Greek for “fish lizards”, these fossils were found all over the world. Because these large aquatic reptiles migrated just as whales do today, paleontologists have had the amazing advantage of collecting fascinating bone fragments throughout the past 177 years. Ichthyosaurs swam the ocean life from about 245 million until about 90 million years ago- approximately the same time dinosaurs ruled the land....   [tags: Anthropology Essays Paleontology Papers]

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Women and Minorities in Television and Movies

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American Needs Bilingual Education and Cultural Education

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William Golding's Lord of the Flies

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William Golding's Lord of the Flies

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Correcting Bodily Imperfections: O.T. vs. Optometry

- Ever since I arrived at this school freshman year, I have been encouraged by my parents to become an occupational therapist (OT). I am discontent with the descriptions of this career, but I may pursue that career for my parents despite my displeasure. Besides becoming an occupational therapist, I am also considering the profession of an optometrist since I am interested in helping people acquire perfect eyesight. Although the two careers optometry and occupational therapy are similar because of their relation to the field of science, optometry seems as if it is a more suitable career choice to fit my character....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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