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Mazda Motors Case Analysis

- Case Overview: It all started in 1979. Mazda, a relatively small player in the world automobile market in the automobile market at that time, wanted a string international partner in order to make the transformation from being a small niche player to becoming a major global automaker. At the same time Ford was also looking for a partner to help it design and produce smaller automobiles. The two firms agreed that they were logical partners. Ford is a major USA firm and Mazda is based in Japan. Mazda sold 25 percent of its stock to the Ford and a collaborative arrangement started....   [tags: Business, Case Study, solution]

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Neonatal Nursing

- Neonatal nursing is a field of nursing designed especially for both newborns and infants up to 28 days old. The term neonatal comes from neo, "new", and natal, "pertaining to birth or origin”. Neonatal nurses are a vital part of the neonatal care team. These are trained professionals who concentrate on ensuring that the newborn infants under their care are able to survive whatever potential life threatening event they encounter. They treat infants that are born with a variety of life threatening issues that include instances of prematurity, congenital birth defects, surgery related problems, cardiac malformations, severe burns, or acute infection....   [tags: Nursing Profession, Nursing Career]

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Hummingbird Adaptations

- Hummingbirds have evolved certain behavioural and physical traits which allows for them to be more energetically efficient, such as specialized storage and digestion adaptations, feeding and flying adaptations and breathing adaptation. Hummingbirds are extremely small and their muscles for flight are highly oxygen-dependent and require large amounts of energy. Hummingbirds are one of the smallest endotherms and any energetic output can be metabolically stressful. The hummingbirds’ small body size means that they have very little room for energy storage and therefore often endure energetic and metabolic stresses....   [tags: Animal Research ]

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IS/IT Outsourcing

- Question 1: Critically evaluate the competitive advantage that can be gained by companies through IS/IT outsourcing. Provide suitable example to support your answer. Outsourcing can be defined as one option for the company to using the outside skills, for example like foreign worker or machine in term of expertise or skills that they don't have within their organization and from that, the option is they will turn to outsourcing to solve their problems. Now days, many of business using outsourcing for what they need to serve their customers, both internal and external and also to solve the problem....   [tags: computer system, RBS, technology, IT, IS]

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Push Technology

- Five thousand years ago, with the invention of writing, the human species took its first jump towards a technological civilization. The second one came only in the last half of the XV century, with the invention of press, by Gutenberg. The possibility of reproducing thousands of identical copies of the same document has taken to the creation of the first magazines and journals, a revolutionary concept. But this occurred in a slow and grad way: the first scientific journal pressed, for example, was released just in 1665, 200 years after....   [tags: Technology]

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gifted education and funding

- How Lack Of Funding Effects Gifted Students In Ohio This year is a landmark year for Gifted Education in Ohio; for the last few years the number of gifted children in Ohio has been growing steadily. This year for the first time the percentage of children in Ohio that were identified as Gifted and Talented finally equaled the percentage of children who were served in Special Education Classrooms. There is only one small problem with this statement. The percentage is equal only if you count the students who are identified as being Talented and Gifted, not served....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Dentist Career

- Dentist Career Dentistry is a career in healthcare that works in the mouth. Dentists are trained to diagnose, prevent, and treat various problems associated with teeth and mouth tissue. It is the job of the dentist to be fully aware of different types of dental problems and be able to recognize those problems through analyzing x-rays, as well as visual variation between individual mouths. The primary focus of dental care is to teach prevention to its patients of how to prevent gum disease, tooth loss, etc....   [tags: miscellaneuos]

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The Field of Radiology: What role do you see for yourself?

- The Field of Radiology: What role do you see for yourself. The role of the radiologist is one that has undergone numerous changes over the years and continues to evolve a rapid pace. Radiologists specialize in the diagnoses of disease through obtaining and interpreting medical images. There are a number of different devices and procedures at the disposal of a radiologist to aid him or her in these diagnoses’. Some images are obtained by using x-ray or other radioactive substances, others through the use of sound waves and the body’s natural magnetism....   [tags: nuclear medicine]

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Characteristics of a Successful Scienctist in Respect to Charles Darwin

- Charles Darwin was born on February 12, 1809 in Shrewsbury, England. He was the British naturalist who became famous for his theories of evolution. Darwin believed all the life on earth evolved (developed gradually) over millions of years from a few common ancestors. From 1831 to 1836 Darwin served as naturalist aboard the H.M.S. Beagle on a British science expedition around the world. In South America Darwin found fossils of extinct animals that were similar to modern species. On the Galapagos Islands in the Pacific Ocean, he noticed many variations among plants and animals of the same general type as those in South America....   [tags: Natural Selection, Evolution Essays]

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Opportunity Cost And The Free Market

- OPPORTUNITY COST & THE FREE MARKET Scarcity is one of the most basic and crucial points to understand in microeconomics.1Scarcity means that we cannot have all the needs and wants to satisfy our desires. Scarcity can be applied to almost anything. Due to the scarcity of products we must make a choice of what we want. We must choose whether to do one thing or another by what we value to be most important to us. This, therefore, leads to us opportunity cost. Usually when one has to make a decision over what to do, buy, or build, it is narrowed down to two things....   [tags: Economics]

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Computerization at Work

- Computerization at Work Work is a major component of many people's lives. Wage income is the primary way that most people between the ages of 22 and 65 obtain money for food, housing, clothing, transportation, and so on. The United States' population is about 260,000,000, and well over 110,000,000 work for a living. So, major changes in the nature of work - the number of jobs, the nature of jobs, career opportunities, job content, social relationships at work, working conditions of various kinds - affect a significant segment of society....   [tags: Technology Computers Essays]

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Physics of Neurons

- The human nervous system is divided into two parts, the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system. The central nervous system, CNS, is just the brain and spinal cord. The peripheral nervous system, PNS, includes the nerves and neurons that extend outwards from CNS, to transmit information to your limbs and organs for example. Communication between your cells is extremely important, neurons are the messengers that relay information to and from your brain. Nerve cells generate electrical signals to transmit information....   [tags: physics neuron]

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Business-2-Business Vs Business-2-Consumer

- Business-2 Business VS Business-2-Consumer Just about every business today has a web site. Weather they are doing business with other businesses or selling directly to the public, a business today needs to have a web site. This paper will discuss Business-2 Business (B2B), Business-2-Consumer (B2C). The paper will look at the marketing concept, and the similarities and differences of brick-and-mortar and eBusiness. Every business, rather online or at a physical site, falls in one of the following categories....   [tags: Business Type Compare Contrast]

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Segway: Case Study

- INTRODUCTION In December 2001, Dean Kamen of Segway LLC unveiled the Human Transporter HT. With lofty ideas of replacing the automobile and unrealized sales forecasts, Kamen's Segway HT has not moved mankind nearly as much as Kamen had expected. With an annual CEO change since start-up, it is apparent that Segway's lack of a stated vision and mission is haunting the organization. The lack of "a way ahead", coupled with a less than well defined marketing strategy, has caused Segway to fall short of Kamen's expectations....   [tags: Business Strategy Analysis]

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Hebrew Text And Fonts

- Hebrew Text and Fonts Today's written language is quickly becoming history. Just as the carved tablet has become a conversation piece in the archeologist's living room, the written language is quickly becoming as ancient as the dead sea scrolls. A new form of visual communication is taking over the entire world. Languages from across this widespread planet are now becoming more accessible to ever culture. As the pen and pencil begin to disappear into the history books, keyboards and monitors are making it easier for people to communicate in fast and effective ways....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Accounting as a Professional School

- Accounting professionals are in very high demand. The nature of work in accounting is so vast an individual would have so many different areas of accounting to choose from. Accounting requires people who can work with complex business structures, computer systems, and financial analysis packages. Accounting work further requires an aptitude for mathematics and the ability to compare and analyze accounting data quickly. Accountants also need to have strong communication skills as they must effectively communicate accounting data to their employers and/or clients....   [tags: Business Education]

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Underemployment of College Graduates

- Underemployment of College Graduates In Robert E. Sullivan, Jr.’s “Greatly Reduced Expectations”, Sullivan discusses the lack of employment available to college graduates. Throughout the essay, testimonials are given by four college graduates who expected more opportunity when they graduated with a four year degree. I sympathize with these men and women who are working in jobs that do promote their ability. Jim McKay, a graduate from the University of Washington, with a degree in English, did not expect the reality that hit him when he went searching for a job....   [tags: Papers]

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Mexico and The World Bank: Rebuilding a Country

- Mexico and The World Bank: Rebuilding a Country The 1994/1995 financial crisis in Mexico affected me in a very personal way. My family is from Mexico City, and my dad owns a small private firm that specializes in manufacturing tools. After the devaluation, I not only watched my father struggle with the failing economy and lack of business growth opportunities, I also witnessed a country begin to sink deeper into poverty and despair. There are many reasons for the devaluation, but one of the main ones is probably the “poor savings rates and the low rate of investment (only saved 19 percent of GDP from 1980-1994)” (Bloomburg)....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Change Management

- Change Management Introduction In the world of large organizations there is a strong temptation to streamline operations by having blanket systems and procedures in place. This is intended to achieve a consistent end product or service, particularly if an organization has multiple locations providing similar services. McDonalds and Home Depot, as well as many other retail franchises are great examples of success in that area. You can go to any McDonalds in the country and expect to get the same Big Mac in the same amount of time with the same procedure for ordering, paying and receiving your food....   [tags: Business Management Change]

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The Evolution of Animals

- The Evolution of Animals Eukaryotes come in two grades of organization: single-celled (protists) and multicellular (plants, animals, and fungi). The world today is full of complex multicellular plants and animals: how, why, and when did they evolve from protists. Proterozoic Protists A single-celled eukaryote or protist can carry chlorophyll (it can be an autotrophic, photosynthetic, "alga"), it can eat other organisms (it can be an organotrophic, "protozoan" "animal"), or it may do both. Beginning about 1850 Ma, we find acritarchs, spherical microfossils with thick and complex organic walls....   [tags: Papers]

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State Bank Of India

- STATE BANK OF INDIA The origin of the State Bank of India goes back to the first decade of the nineteenth century with the establishment of the Bank of Calcutta in Calcutta on 2 June 1806. Three years later the bank received its charter and was re-designed as the Bank of Bengal (2 January 1809). A unique institution, it was the first joint-stock bank of British India sponsored by the Government of Bengal. The Bank of Bombay (15 April 1840) and the Bank of Madras (1 July 1843) followed the Bank of Bengal....   [tags: Banking Finance]

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Computerized Sizing

- Three days ago, I was assigned to read an article in the Wall Street Journal on computerized sizing. The goal of the article was to get people to go to certain stores, put on a specialized bra and underwear and have their measurements taken by computerized mirrors. From there, a woman’s measurements would be put online, in hopes to make their shopping days easier. However, once I started reading the article about Lands’ Ends new computerized virtual modeling system; I began to question my experiences with online shopping....   [tags: Online Marketing]

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The Points of Conversion and the Points of Departure Between Science and Social Science

- The Points of Conversion and the Points of Departure Between Science and Social Science I will write in my essay about point of conversion and departure between science and social science. I also explain with reference to the claim that the two sciences use scientific methods and state my opinion on these points. Text Box: What are the point of conversion and departure between science and social science. Are the two sciences above use scientific methods. What do we mean when we say that we know some thing....   [tags: Papers]

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A Human Transporter Protein that Mediates the Final Excretion Step for Toxic Organic Cations

- Introduction The kidney is an excretory organ that filters wastes from blood and excretes them as urine. Blood plasma filtration occurs at the glomerulus, which is a network of capillaries. Transporters are specialized proteins located in the membranes of the nephron. There are different concentrations of transporters located at various regions of the nephron. For instance, the proximal tubule retains most of the sodium transporters. Some transporters require adenosine triphosphate while others perform passive transport....   [tags: Biology]

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Investigating Into the Possible Existence of Distribution of Stomata Within Different Leaf Types

- Investigating Into the Possible Existence of Distribution of Stomata Within Different Leaf Types The aim of my particular experiment was to investigate into the possible existence of distribution of stomata within different leaf types. My investigation also requires me to research into the rate of transpiration into the different leaf types and if this has an effect of the distribution of stomata on the leaves surface. Prediction I predict that the environment of which I found my particular leaf type had an effect on the stomata distribution in my particular leaf type....   [tags: Papers]

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Speaking From Within: A Discussion on Our Innate Ability to Learn Languages

- Speaking From Within: A Discussion on Our Innate Ability to Learn Languages For years since I moved to the United States after the age of nine, I've always been frustrated at the lack of improvement in my ability to speak English without a trace of foreign accent and my ability to write without any grammatical errors. It always seemed to me that learning languages is unlike learning anything else, I can logically understand the pronunciation of the a word or the rules of grammar, but for reasons unknown, I always found it hard to incorporate logical knowledge of language into the actual speaking and writing of English....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]

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Legalizing Prostitution Will Not Work Response to Mark Liberator's Article Legalized Prostitution

- Legalizing Prostitution In the article 'Legalized Prostitution' the author, Mark Liberator, shares his views on legalizing prostitution. He believes because of women's specialized roles in society, they should be allowed to use sex as a service that can be bartered for goods and money, and by using these specialized roles, the author explains that allowing prostitution in the United States could lower a majority of murder and rape cases, and can decrease the amount of suicides and divorces. By making prostitution legal, Liberator also thinks that it will allow law enforcement to respond faster to more important crimes, help women that use prostitution as a career path, and will prevent teen...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Chinese Paleontologists Create a False Fossil Link Between Birds and Dinosaurs

- Chinese Paleontologists Create a False Fossil Link Between Birds and Dinosaurs An article published in January of 2000, “All mixed up over birds and dinosaurs”, by Richard Monastersky in Science News Online seems to put an interesting spin on a corresponding article published about six months earlier in the scientific journal Nature. The article in Science News Online seems to imply that the article “A dromaeosaurid dinosaur with a filamentous integument from the Yixian Formation of China,” could be referring to forged fossils made up by Chinese scientists in order to provide the missing fossil link between birds and dinosaurs....   [tags: Anthropology Essays Paleontology Papers]

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Brain Busters: The History of Lobotomy and its Application to Neuroscience

- Brain Busters: The History of Lobotomy and its Application to Neuroscience "It seems possible that with additional experience and a minute study of the pathologic changes seen in the brain, the knife may be the means of restoring to reason many cases now considered incurable" --Emory Lamphear (1895) (5) In 1847 an Irish workman, Phineas Cage, shed new light on the field of neuroscience in a rock blasting accident which sent an iron rod through the frontal region of his brain. Miraculously enough, he survived the incident, but even more astonishing to the science community at the time were the marked changes in Cage’s personality after the rode punctured his brain....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]

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Cluster Intersections and the Evolution of the Bay Area Bioinformatics Cluster

- Cluster Intersections and the Evolution of the Bay Area Bioinformatics Cluster The recent establishment California-based bioinformatics industry clusters is a logical consequence of the intersection of existing local Biotechnology, Information Technology and Venture Capital clusters. The very definition of Bioinformatics: “the science of managing and analyzing biological data using advanced computing techniques, 1” helps to illustrate the nature of this intersection. Research and development for Biotech companies generates volumes of biological data and IT companies provide tools that assist in processing this data....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Discoveries of the (Dinosaur) Incisivosaurus Gauthier, and (Hominid) Sahelanthropus Tchadensis

- Discoveries of the (Dinosaur) Incisivosaurus Gauthier, and (Hominid) Sahelanthropus Tchadensis In the year 2002 a bizarre looking theropod dinosaur fossil was found in China (Xu). It challenges the way researchers have been thinking of theropods and other dinosaurs for a long time. In the Sahara desert, the oldest hominid skull in the world was found that same year. These are just two of many discoveries that have challenged the way we perceive the ancient world. Incisivosaurus Gauthier was what is believed to be a primitive Oviraptorosaurian that was recently discovered in China....   [tags: Anthropology Essays Paleontology Papers]

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How Various Mechanisms By Which Substances Cross The Cell Me

- Homeostasis is essential to the cell&#8217;s survival. The cell membrane is responsible for homeostasis. The membrane has a selective permeability which means what moves in and out of the cell is regulated. Amino acids, sugars, oxygen, sodium, and potassium are examples of substances that enter the cell. Waste products and carbon dioxide are removed from the cell. All of these substances cross the membrane in a variety of ways. From diffusion and osmosis, to active transport the traffic through the cell membrane is regulated....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Stem Cell Research and a Ban on Human Cloning

- Stem Cell Research and a Ban on Human Cloning   Some biotechnology companies claim that a ban on producing human embryos through cloning would stall important research in generating "stem cells" to cure a variety of diseases [Cong. Record, 2/5/98, S425]. To put this claim in perspective:   1. Cloning is desired as a source of "customized stem cell lines" which would be an exact genetic match to each individual patient with a given disease. But this would require each individual patient to undergo somatic cell nuclear transfer to produce one or many living human embryos who genetically are the patient's identical twin sisters or brothers....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Use of Technology in Law Enforcement and Against Terrorism

- Use of Technology in Law Enforcement and Against Terrorism      Technology has a definite impact not only on our everyday lives but also on the ideologies we pursue or abandon.  This change can be clearly seen as society has progressed through from an agrarian culture through the growing pains of the industrial revolution, and into the current wave, the information wave.  The role of technology was seen as a tool in the agrarian culture and also as a means for physical exploration of humanity's surroundings.  During the industrial revolution that tool, used to better the agrarian age morphed into a guiding force for social change, intellectual idealism, and scientific exploration.  As the...   [tags: Technology Essays]

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A University Education Provides Professional, Spiritual and Social skills

- Both John Henry Newman and Jon Spayde argue the true meaning of a University education in their works titled “The Idea of a University” and “Learning in the Key of Life.” Newman defines a truly effective education as a liberal one. He believes that “The University’s art is the art of social life, and its end is fitness for the world” (47). Similar to Newman’s belief that a well-rounded education is necessary, Spayde also agrees that “Humanities are the foundation for getting along in the world, for thinking and for learning to reflect on the world instead of just simply reacting to current events” (60)....   [tags: Importance of Education Essays]

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The Role of the Amygdala in Fear and Panic

- The Role of the Amygdala in Fear and Panic The definition of fear has proved to be an elusive mystery plaguing scientists. While there is much agreement as to the physiological effects of fear, the neural pathways and connections that bring upon these effects are not well understood. From the evolutionary standpoint, the theory is that fear is a neural circuit that has been designed to keep the organism alive in dangerous situations (1). How does it all work. Learning and responding to stimuli that warn of danger involves neural pathways that send information about the outside world to the amygdala, which in turn, determines the significance of the stimulus and triggers emotional responses...   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]

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Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner: Technology's Link to Humanity

- Many years after its release, Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner has become one of the most analyzed and debated science fiction films ever produced. The film was a failure during its initial release in 1982, the reviews were negative and it wasn’t even close to being a box office hit; however, after the director’s cut release in 1992 Blade Runner had a rebirth and it became a highly respected science fiction film. Ridley Scott’s inspiration to produce Blade Runner came from Philip K. Dick’s 1969 novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep....   [tags: Blade Runner Film]

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It’s Time to Legalize Embryonic Stem Cell Research

- It’s Time to Legalize Embryonic Stem Cell Research In the United States of America, people have many rights and freedoms that are respected by the Federal Government. As stated in Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau: “There will never be a truly free and enlightened state until the state comes to recognize the individual as a higher and independent power” (225). In the goal to make America a truly free and enlightened state, laws have been enacted to preserve individual rights. With the furthering of medical science, the issue of individual rights vs....   [tags: stem cell argumentative persuasive argument]

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Why the Blind Cannot See When Given Eyes

- The family and medical staff who attended Vincent, blinded since childhood by thick cataracts, had high hopes that, for the first time in nearly 45 years, he would be able to see following a surgery to remove the cataracts. When the bandages came off, Vincent saw colors, movement and shape. He even saw details and isolated features of objects. What he could not do, to their dismay, was to make sense of what he saw: he could not form coherent perceptions of objects in his world from the parts and features, and he had no sense of space, depth, or distance....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]

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Conversion and Departure between Science and Social Science

- What are the point of conversion and departure between science and social science. Are the two sciences above use scientific methods. And what my opinion on this point. What do we mean when we say that we know some thing. What are the sources of knowledge. If we take the example of part of science that is medicine, we can know that there are different source of knowledge such as personal experience of our won bodies, observation of others, our families, friends" you do look ill", popular culture, bad cough and complementary health practice such as "holistic medicine." Medical knowledge of the general practitioner, we expect the doctor to have access to expert knowledge....   [tags: Sociology]

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Investigating the Retail Trends in Cambridge City Center

- Investigating the Retail Trends in Cambridge City Center * A high rent shopping area (Petty Curie, Sydney Street) * An office or business area, with banks, building societies, solicitors * A market area, the historic core * An area of specialized shops (Waterstones books, Grays sport shop, Heffers book store (trinity street)) in frame of cbd where rents are lower * An educational area (Trumpington Rd, Kings Parade, Trinity street) * Shops often locate near each other to benefit from number of potential customers (petty Curie) Retail clustering Theoretical background: Core and frame concept: * Within the core of the CBD...   [tags: Papers]

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Assessment Of Consumer Satisfaction Of Dhl In China

- 1.Introduction As requested, this report is based on an market research on the consumer satisfaction of the services of DHL in China. This report gives an introduction of its services and reveals the benefits and as well the drawbacks of the services of DHL in China, in the increasing logistics market in China, for DHL in China itself and also the customers. 2.Procedures All the information in this report are gathered from: Questionnaire about the consumer satisfaction of services of DHL in China; Http://   [tags: Business Analysis]

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Internet - Fight for Survival of E-Commerce

- The Fight for Survival of E-Commerce      Abstract:  How can e-businesses be successful in the new millennia?  This paper looks at both the industry-wide and individual company trends that are developing, from what it takes to remain competitive, to public assurance in security.   It hasn't been an easy year for e-commerce.  With so many e-businesses failing, and just as many emerging, the key to survival has been the attraction and retention of customers.  Different companies need different approaches, however, with one being the use of online coupons.  At the same time, the industry is getting a better image as security is addressed - more specifically, the confidence of buying online...   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Evaluation of Sources Addressing Sleep and Performance

- Evaluation of Sources Addressing Sleep and Performance Sleep loss and shifting sleep patterns are known to be widespread across college campuses throughout the United States and the world at large. Yet, while many studies exist relating sleep to performance, a much smaller amount of studies focus on the Through analysis of these sources as they would prove useful when researching and writing upon the idea of sleep and its correlation to academic performance it was found that a paper titled “Sleep-Wake Patterns and Academic Performance in University Students”, which was presented to the European Conference on Educational Research, is overall the most useful source represented to research t...   [tags: Research Education Essays Biology]

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Changes in Volunteerism in the Information Revolution

- Changes in Volunteerism in the Information Revolution Non-profit organizations that use the help of volunteers are being faced with new challenges in recruiting and retaining the new generation of volunteers. Certainly as the years pass, the interest of the volunteers’ changes in how they wish, or in what ways they can donate of themselves. When the American Red Cross was in its beginnings from before the turn of the century to the 1920’s, its primary focus was disaster relief. By the time of World War II (Dulles), dozens of new services provided by volunteers had been added to the original responsibilities....   [tags: Volunteering Community Sevice Essays]

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Curriculum from an Academic Point of View

- Curriculum from an Academic Point of View Curriculum from an academic point of view is the vehicle by which learners are introduced to subject matter disciplines and to organized fields of study. The various academic subjects represent a range of approaches to truth and knowledge. Academicians define knowledge as justified belief, as opposed to ignorance, mere opinions, or guesses (McNiel, 1996). An academic curriculum is very hard to create. Many believe that the development of a rational mind is the primary goal, but they do not always agree on how best to achieve this goal....   [tags: Education School Teaching Essays]

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Colleges Are Moving Away From Liberal Arts

- Prompt: defend or refute that colleges are moving away from liberal arts Imagine a cardiovascular surgeon about to crack the sternum of a dying patient; tension is high while the clock of life ticks desperately slower and softer for the poor soul on the cold steel table that saw death the hour before. Is it logical that at that moment the purveyor of life is contemplating whether his freshmen philosophy class back at SMU has thoroughly prepared him for what he is about to do. Not likely....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Challenges of Managing Rural Environmental Change

- The Challenges of Managing Rural Environmental Change Rural environments are modified by changes in economic activity. Most rural land use is a result of farming, particularly in LEDC, where the country is more primary based income. Land use in rural areas is being exploited in many areas such as: · Mining · Quarrying · Water supply · Forestry · Military activity · Tourism · Transport · New settlements Changes in farming have also affected rural environments, in a variety of different places....   [tags: Papers]

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The Problem of Knowledge Due to Language

- The Problem of Knowledge Due to Language Language is defined as a collection of agreed symbols or signs that communicate/transfer ideas, knowledge, emotion, factual, and abstract between beings (senders and receivers). This enables each being to interact with others efficiently. It also enhances knowledge in various ways. Language is a contraction of ideas, which is in the form that can be conveniently exposed to other beings. Each group of people develop their own language to serve their use....   [tags: Papers]

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ICT and a Person with Special Needs

- ICT and a Person with Special Needs Because of the flexibility and the complexity of modern computer systems, the technology lends itself well to adapt to people with special needs. All of the benefits that most people without special needs gain, can also be made available to those people with special needs. For instance, voice recognition systems built into the Microsoft software allow people with vision impairment to dictate emails and letters via a microphone to applications such as Word....   [tags: Papers]

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Barco Projection Systems (A): Worldwide Niche Marketing

- Q1. What are the key differences between Sony's and Bacro's strategies as far as their product roll out is concerned prior to Aug 1989 in the projector market (that is, you need to compare and contrast the chronological order and the scan rate/prices/other features of the models that both players introduced in the market prior to Aug 1989). Why is it that both players were playing such different strategies prior to Aug 1989. Barco launched its first projector BV1 (scan rate of 16 kHz & priced at $11,250) in video segment in 1982....   [tags: Business Market Analysis Compare]

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Music and the Brain

- Music and the Brain: Processing and Responding (A General Overview) For any individual who either avidly listens to or performs music, it is understood that many melodies have amazing effects on both our emotions and our perception. To address the effects of music on the brain, it seems most logical to initially map the auditory and neural pathways of sound. In the case of humans, the mechanism responsible for receiving and transmitting sound to the brain are the ears. Briefly stated, the outer ear (or pinna) 'catches' and amplifies sound by funneling it into the ear canal....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]

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Social Behavior of Ants

- Social Behavior of Ants Ants communicate with each other through tapings with the antennae and smell. They are considered, together with the bees, as one of the most socialized animals. They have a perfect social organization, and each type of individual specializes in a specific activity within the colony. They are thought by many as having a collective intelligence, and each ant is considered then as an individual cell of a bigger organism. The colony is made up of one or more queens and many female workers....   [tags: Papers]

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Licensing vs. Certification of Computer Professionals

- Licensing vs. Certification of Computer Professionals        Abstract:            Recent movements have attempted to either certify or license computer workers in order to promote professionalism. Certification of computer professionals is a more informal approach that would not be legally required, and it would promote professionalism while maintaining the flexibility necessary for a maturing discipline. Licensing, on the other hand, would imply a set of legal requirements for all computer professionals.  In this paper, I will show that there are two main problems with licensing.  First, the exact definitions of specific sub-fields are still unclear because the field continues to change...   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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The Benefits of Responsible Human Cloning

- The Benefits of Responsible Human Cloning        On an unremarkable afternoon in July of 1996, in an unremarkable shed in Scotland, a lamb was born. This lamb was to spark a controversy that would be one of the defining arguments of this era. This lamb, simply named "Dolly" (after Dolly Parton in reference to the mammary cell used as the donor), was the first clone to be born using specialized cells from an adult mammal. The fact that the lamb was cloned from these specialized cells - such as muscle cells, liver cells, or mammary cells - is what made this discovery of such importance....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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The Debate Concerning Stem Cell Research

- "Stem cell research is the key to developing cures for degenerative conditions like Parkinson's and motor neuron disease from which I and many others suffer." -- Stephen Hawking As college students, it is important that we know and care about the issue of stem cell research. Stem cell research is currently legal in most countries. The United States, normally a leader in new frontiers, is one of the last to explore this territory. As it is slowly being pushed forward, we are going to have to know about it....   [tags: stem cell argumentative persuasive argument]

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Paideia and the Matter of Mind

- Paideia and the "Matter of Mind" ABSTRACT: Paideia refers to a particular sort of education which has historically been concerned with learning for the sake of learning, i.e., for the development of mind. As such, paideia is distinguished from specialized learning, training and learning for extrinsic purposes. Paideia is embodied in the traditional notion of Liberal Education which holds that such an education is the development of mind through the achievement of worthwhile knowledge and understanding....   [tags: Education Learning Philosophy Essays]

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Pros and Cons of Home Schooling

- Pros and Cons of Home Schooling In 1999, the US Department of Education estimated there were 850,000 home schooled children across America. According to the National Home Education Research Institute, between 1.5-1.9 million children are now being home schooled in grades K-12. Why are so many parents taking their children’s education into their own hands. Most parents say it is necessary because they want their children to learn at their own pace. Others say it is for safety concerns or that they want to tailor their child’s education to suit his/her needs....   [tags: Education Classroom Learning Essays]

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Evolution Of Immunity And The Invertebrates

- Evolution of Immunity and the Invertebrates "Article Summery" Name: "Immunity and the Invertebrates" Periodical: Scientific American Nov, 1996 Author: Gregory Beck and Gail S. Habicht Pages: 60 - 71 Total Pages Read: 9 The complex immune systems of humans and other mammals evolved over quite a long time - in some rather surprising ways. In 1982 a Russian zoologist named Elie Metchnikoff noticed a unique property of starfish larva. When he inserted a foreign object through it's membrane, tiny cells would try to ingest the invader through the process of phagocytosis....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Both Sides of Stem Cell Research

- Stem Cell Research Paper Stem cell research has been quite a controversial topic since its origin in the 1960s by Gopal Das and Joseph Altman. Of course, anything that uses a human embryo would be. Stem cell research could open a vast number of new doors for modern science, it could let us test new drugs, one of which could be the unfound cure for AIDS or Alzheimer’s disease. However, this branch of science comes at a high price, the price of a human life that is only five to six days old (NIH)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Mac vs. PC: The Everlasting Debate

- Mac vs. PC: The Everlasting Debate In the world of computers, the choice of systems can be a complicated one. There are two competitors out there, PCs and Macs. Everyone has their own opinion on which is better, and there are many die-hard fans in each camp. The truth is, PC's are far more popular, and for good reasons, yet the Mac system is actually the more durable and useful of the two. Firstly we will consider software availability. The majority of computer users own PC's, both for work and recreational use....   [tags: Computer Macintosh PC]

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Athletic Training

- Choosing a vocation can be a daunting task. With the world ever-evolving, one may come across a new attractive career every year. In order to ensure optimal job satisfaction, it is vital to educate oneself about every alluring prospect prior to committing. Simple factors like the time commitment and salary can mean the difference between a content existence and a miserable one. To satisfy my curiosity and gain a broad understanding of athletic training, I chose to interview my boss, Pete Stevens....   [tags: Sports Medicine]

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Oncologist paper

- Classification of cancer determines appropriate treatment and helps determine the prognosis. Cancer develops progressively from an alteration in a cell’s genetic structure due to mutations, to cells with uncontrolled growth patterns. Classification is m e according to the site of origin, histology (or cell analysis; called grading), and the extent of the disease (called staging). Site of Origin This classification describes the type of tissue in which the cancer cells begin to develop. Here are some common examples of site of origin classification: Adenocarcinoma – originates in glandular tissue Blastoma – originates in embryonic tissue of organs Carcinoma – originates in epithelial t...   [tags: treating cancer]

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Definition Essay - Defining Professionalism

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Does Exercise Help the Brain?

- Lets all go for a run: does exercise really help the brain. Should I go run a marathon, join a yoga class, or head off to the gym. Is it really worth the time and effort. Afterall, sitting down and watching television can seem just as appealing. Why even bother working out. The reasons to work out may be greater than you think. Physical activity can make you feel good, keep you in shape, keep you healthy, but now researchers also are finding biological evidence that exercise benefits specific brain mechanisms....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]

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Photoreceptor Damage: Causes and Possibilities

- Photoreceptor Damage: Causes and Possibilities Over 10,000,000 people around the world suffer from some sort of blindness or handicap due to photoreceptor damage. These effects can be caused by a number of afflictions, including retinitis pigmentosa, macular degeneration, and tumors. These illnesses vary in severity from being a mere hindrance to completely blinding the individual. Until recently, those affected were left without hope of a cure or even a treatment that would somewhat improve their vision....   [tags: Medical Medicine Papers]

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Monotreme Reproductive Biology and Behavior

- Monotreme Reproductive Biology and Behavior Monotremes are mammals that are oviparous, or egg-laying. There are only 3 extant species of monotremes: the playtpus and two species of echidna. Their reproductive systems are highly specialized to facilitate both the production of eggs and milk. The male tract is quite simple. The female tract has qualities similar to those of birds, though female echidnas also possess pouches. The monotreme egg is also very specialized and somewhat similar to a reptile egg....   [tags: Mammals Wildlife Essays]

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Bok-What? Farming Gets a Face-Lift

- Bok-What. Farming Gets a Face-Lift 1. New Jersey: home of the indelible and intelligent Jersey cow, whose milk is less forthcoming than her sister Holsteins around the country, but richer and creamier, nonetheless. Then there are the fields: acres and acres of Jersey corn stretching up towards the hot summer sun, basking in its glory, waiting patiently for the day when man will enter with his massive harvesting machines, collecting ear upon ear in a dizzying display of mechanized efficiency. And who could forget Farmer Hom, with his tiny plot of bok choy, growing sprightly on his tiny farm alongside small mustard greens and bitter melon (Taipei Times, 17 Nov....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Artificial Intelligence and its Uses

- Artificial Intelligence and its Uses Artificial intelligence is defined as the ability of a machine to think for itself. Scientists and theorists continue to debate if computers will actually be able to think for themselves at one point. The generally accepted theory is that computers do and will think more in the future. AI has grown rapidly in the last ten years because of the advances in computer architecture. As AI advances, human beings are using it to help with some problems that use AI....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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De Tocquevilles "democracy In America"

- Alexis De Tocqueville’s Democracy in America delves deep into how the American States and the federal government would grow politically and socially under the umbrella of democracy. He sees the United States as a unique entity because of how and why it started as well as its geographical location. De Tocqueville explains that the foundations of the democratic process in America are completely different from anywhere else on the globe. The land was virginal and the colonies had almost complete sovereignty from England from the very beginning because they were separated by an ocean and financial troubles....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Education Of The Middle Ages

- Education of the middle ages Education, as we know it today, did not exist in the Middle Ages. Illiteracy was dominant among the population. Scribes were the exception to the rule. Churches were the main source of knowledge and schooling. Real interest in learning grew along with the development of towns. The towns’ officials needed to be educated. At the same time a need for legal institutions was created and so started the university phenomenon. Modern education was on its way. There were few schools in the Middle ages, so everyone had limited education....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The HIV & AIDS Virus

- Citations - news, treatment information, and other resources. HIV and AIDS Activities - information from the FDA Office of Special Health Issues. Specialized Information Services Home Page - US National Library ... - ... Library of Medicine (NLM) is responsible for information resources and services in toxicology, environmental health, chemistry, HIV/AIDS, and specialized ... CDC-NCHSTP-Divisions of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP) Home Page - ......   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Health]

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The Language Of The Cell

- The Language of The Cell The cell is a complex and delicate system: It can be seen that the cell is the stage where everyday functions such as molecule movement, protein synthesis and tissue repair take place. All organelles within the cell are well rehearsed in their operations, but an error on an organelles behalf, can send the cell and it’s organelles into panic. The efficiency rate of the cell plummets down to a low level. It does take some time for the dust to settle, and once the scripts are memorized, the cell is now ready to begin it’s tasks again....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Michael Crichton's The Lost World

- Michael Crichton's The Lost World I read Michael Crichton's The Lost World. In the following paragraphs, I will not only explain the book, but also give my critique of it. I will also give a paragraph that was probably the best paragraph in the book, in my opinion. The book starts out with Ian Malcolm, a mathematician who had already had an experience with live dinosaurs a couple of years ago on another island. He has pretty much blocked that experience from his mind. Anyway, it also talks about a man named Doctor Levine....   [tags: Michael Crichton Lost World Essays]

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The study of Massage/ Kinesiology

- There are many aspects on the study and meaning of kinesiology. Some of these ways are; applied kinesiology, kinesiology medicine research, and specialized and energy kinesiology. The study kinesiology and massage therapy is believed to go hand and hand. Many will say that without the proper knowledge of kinesiology and muscle movements, you can not provide a patent with all that is needed for a proper massage. As we approach new years, many individuals are increasing their concern in health. With the healing arts increasing in popularity, individuals don’t understand the need for well-rounded therapist....   [tags: essays research papers]

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XML Application for Business Processes

- XML | Applications for Business Process Analysis & Design Introduced in 1996, Extensible Markup Language (XML) was initially intended to function in the place of Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) as the standard format used to define online document structure (Obasanjo, 2003). These intentions are proving inevitable as business organizations begin to realize the real potential found in the family of XML technologies. Potential in terms of improvement in information management practices measured by a company’s reduction in time and overhead....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Supporting Embryonic Stem Cell Research

- Supporting Embryonic Stem Cell Research Scientific research has the ability to help the terminally ill and disabled. Some people find this research is morally wrong. If this research helps people with disease and disability would you condone it. Today in The United States there is controversy facing embryonic stem cell research.People are dying because of the legal and moral obstacles involved in embryonic stem cell research. American citizens with illnesses and disease could be treated if this research was to continue at a much faster pace....   [tags: Embryo Embryonic Stem Cell Cells Essays Papers]

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How to Improve Journalism Education

- How to Improve Journalism Education Media tycoons agreed that profound changes are taking place in the News media industry that pose challenges for journalists and the news organizations for which they work. Their advice can be clustered into three broad prescriptions. · Emphasis the basics of journalism craft along with analytical thinking and a strong sense of ethics. · Help the journalists to build a specialized expertise to enhance their coverage and help them to acquire first-hand knowledge of the societies, languages, religions and cultures of the world....   [tags: Media Teaching]

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Embryonic Stem Cell Research

- Americans are asked by the media to support embryonic stem cell research (ESCR) that uses human embryos. Many Americans favor ESCR because of the potential for benefiting people in need, people racked by disease. This essay goes beyond the emotional issues surrounding ESCR and informs the reader of the scientific background so that he is capable of making a well-informed decision about ESCR.   In August of last year, President Bush approved the use of federal funds to support research on a limited number of existing human embryonic stem cell lines (Bush)....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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