Detector Essays

  • Radar Detector

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    Radar Detector Radar, which stands for Radio Detection and Ranging, was developed for military purposes. The British and US military used radar to locate ships and airplanes. However, when they were using this technology annoying blips consistently appeared on its screen. It turned out that these blips were raindrops. They saw this hindrance as a wonderful opportunity and in 1957 created the WSR-57 (weather surveillance, 1957), which became the primary radar for the weather service for nearly

  • PET Scans

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    imaging, unlike X-rays or CT scans, which show only structural details within the brain. The differences between these types of imaging don’t end there. In both X-rays and CT scans, a form of radiation is emitted and travels through the body, and a detector receives the unabsorbed rays and transmits them to a computer. The physics behind PET scanning is quite different. Basically, a person is injected with a radioactive substance. This substance begins the process of radioactive decay inside of the

  • The Present State Of Neutrino Masses

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    galactic nuclei. Millions and millions of them are crossing through the Earth every second, but only very few of them will interact with the Earth. In practice you can say they are invisible. But fortunately we can detect them by building a very large detector and waiting long enough. There are several reasons to search for a possible non-zero neutrino mass. Fermion masses in general are one of the major mysteries/problems of the standard model. Observation or nonobservation of the neutrino masses could

  • Computer Mouse

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    detects x axis directional motion and the other y-axis direction motion. Tracking Ball Perpendicular axis motion detectors Hole in which track ball would sit The diagrams above show the tracking ball and the hole in which the tracking ball sits. You can see the x and y axis motion detectors of which the y-axis detector lies 90° from the x-axis detector. These motion detectors are also known as rollers. When the mouse is in use the tracking ball moves moving one or both of the rollers. Each

  • Sound Navigation and Ranging SONAR

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    naval vessels. Throughout the war, Britain referred to this underwater locator as ASDIC, which was the Anti-Submarine Detection Investigation Committee. This committee, however, never existed. The name was just a cover-up to keep the actual detector secret. The term SONAR came from the Americans, who used it as the equivalent of RADAR. The term ASDIC was terminated in 1948 when NATO was formed and signals were being standardized. Sonar utilizes sound propagation to detect objects, navigate

  • Alexander Graham Bell

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    held in store for society (Brinkley 481). His telephone an instant success and already a burgeoning industry, A. G. Bell decided to turn his attention back to assisting the deaf and following other creative ideas including the development of a metal detector, an electric probe which was used by many surgeons before the X ray was invented, a device having the same purpose as today's iron lung, and also a method of locating icebergs by detecting echoes from them. With his many inventions (especially the

  • Oxidation of Cyclohexanol to Cyclohexanone

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    obtain an infrared spectra of a molecule. An IR spectra is obtained by first irradiating a sample with an IR source of light. The light passes through the sample, which can be in solution or contained within a salt plate, and then onto an IR light detector. The spectrum is analyzed by examining at which frequency the peaks occur. Different peak frequencies indicate different types of vibrational motion and hence, different types of chemical bonds. The peak intensities are usually noted as percent

  • The Worst Jobs in the World

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    find can be very confusing and leave you not wanting to touch anything! Ever!!! ARMPIT SNIFFER in a deodorant factory. The World's Worst Jobs - Nuclear Warhead Sensitivity Technician - Circus Elephant Clean Up Specialist - Rotten Sardine Taste Detector - Assistant To The Boss's Nephew - Shark Baiter - Hurricane Photographer - Director Of Public Relations, Chernobyl Nuclear Facility - Prison Glee Club President - Road Kill Removal Crew Worst Jobs 1.Lumberjack 2.Fisherman 3.Cowboy 4.Ironworker

  • Anglian and Anglo-Scandinavian Settlement at Cottam

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    University of York. Work focused on a possible 10th-century settlement focus, c.200m NE of the 8th/9th-century site investigated in 1993. Two Norse bells, a 10th-century spearhead and a Jellinge-style brooch had been recovered from this area by metal-detector users, and field-walking had yielded Torksey-type ware sherds. Aerial photographs showed very few crop-marks in this area, although a magnetometer survey was conducted in Spring 1995 and revealed several ditched enclosures either side of droveways

  • Metal Detectors Essay

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    Facts about metal detectors and their types What is a metal detector? A metal detector is an electronic device that detects the existence of metal nearby. These devices are mostly used to find metal objects hidden underground or metal additions concealed within objects. They usually include a handheld component with a sensor probe that can be swept above the objects or the ground. If the sensor detects a metal piece, it will offer an audible tone or the needle in the indicator will deflect. Usually

  • The Wrongful Conviction of Rubin (Hurricane) Carter

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    does not automatically make their statements untrue, or course). Added to this, the fact that when taken to the hospital the very night of the murders, Carter and Artis could not be identified as the murderers by the surviving victims, passed a lie detector test and were released, the police apparently "never considering them suspects" ( However, four months later whe... ... middle of paper ... ... triumphs which, formed out of the despair and anger

  • Proprioception Loss: Blinding the Mind From the Body

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    inside the organism; which is where the term "proprioception" originates. He explains that proprioceptive receptors are used especially in muscles and their accessory organs. Proprioceptive receptors and some receptors in the labyrinth (equilibrium detector located in the inner ear) work together to form our receptive systems. Finally, Sherrington shares that proprioception is responsible for continuous reflexes in skeletal muscles. In other words, proprioceptive receptors are responsible for detecting

  • Lie Detectors Essay

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    Lie detectors, or what the call Polygraphs do not work. There is countless generalization why polygraphs do not work. Lie detectors are what police use on suspected criminals, to see if the suspected criminal is guilty of the crime committed. Polygraph examiners ask yes and no questions to a suspected criminal about the crime that was committed. Then, polygraph examiners determine if the criminal is lying. Lie detectors have been used since the 1900’s. (Sterbenz, 2015) Citizens have complained about

  • Smart Cameras

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    from different security systems for crime prevention and investigation to commercial and private use. For example, doors that open automatically have existed for a long time. To save energy, if a smart camera is used instead of a simple motion detector, the camera can choose to open the door if a person is approaching or leave it closed if a person is just walking by the door. One of the most sophisticated tools for smart cameras is a method called facial recognition. Facial Recognition Computerized

  • Use of Technology in Fire Safety Education

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    includes: increased importance of the smoke detector, fire safety houses, fire safety videos, educational websites, high school cadet programs, and fire education equipment. All of these are very helpful and successful ways of teaching about fire safety. Smoke detectors are a first and sometimes only warning that a fire may be starting. Many American’s overlook this importance. Every year, 52% of residential fatalities occur in homes without smoke detectors. The majority, if not all, of these deaths

  • Crime Detector Essay

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    Safe handling of firearms at crime scene. A high priority at a crime scenes safety in collecting the firearm. Preservation of evidence is essential. The firearm used to commit the crime may not be at the scene, cartridge casings and expended projectiles may be at crime scene and provide information about the type of firearm used. When a firearm is retrieved by a suspect it can be identified by distinctive tool marks on the expended casings, and individuals bullets can be linked to the firearm. By

  • Argumentative Essay On Metal Detectors

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    America, metal detectors do not set a welcoming tone for any school. Generally, people consider metal detectors a source of safety and will rely on them to decrease the likelihood of danger, but unfortunately that does not always occur. In reality, metal detectors would cause more trouble for schools, they would make people question their safety, and they would not be as effective nor as necessary as they used to be. Populous places such as shopping malls or airports contain metal detectors in all the

  • Lie Detectors aka Polygraphs

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    A polygraph is an instrument that simultaneously records changes in physiological processes such as heartbeat, blood pressure, respiration and electrical resistance (galvanic skin response or GSR). The polygraph is used as a lie detector by police departments, the FBI, the CIA, federal and state governments, and numerous private agencies. The underlying theory of the polygraph is that when people lie they also get measurably nervous about lying. The heartbeat increases, blood pressure goes up, breathing

  • Metal Detection

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    with their metal detectors showing off all the gold bullion, coins, and other artifacts they had found. Well that's all it took I was hooked. After my hair cut I ran over to the local book store and bought every magazine on treasure hunting and metal detectors I could find. After I got home I read front to back all the magazines twice. My wife came over to see what I was doing, she gave me one of those looks and walked away, what does she know. OK Now what type of metal detector to buy? As I look

  • The Importance Of Convenience In Society

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    Convenience. Making life easy. What better way to nourish your body than to remain seated the entire time you go get your food - the magical Drive-Thru. But it’s not really nourishing for your body or the environment. With everything made “disposable” so there’s no fuss with washing dishes, you are left with the simplicity of a complex material: plastic. It is mass produced and sold cheap, yet the cost is unfathomable. Convenience has been more of a hinderance than a help for our culture - more specifically