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Attempts at Internet Censorship

-        Ever since the Internet became such a large source of information in our lives, there has been a group of people who believed it need be cleansed of certain material.  These people believe that groups, corporations, and the government have the right to block whatever material they deem objectionable.  They are quite simply wrong.  The First Amendment guarantees our right to freedom of expression.  Furthermore, the ability to block or ban these sites does not exist.  There have been several attempts to enforce some sort of standard of morals on the Internet.  The online community has always fiercely opposed these intrusions on its Civil Liberties and privacy.  One of the most famous...   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Terrorism, Surveillance, and Radio-Transmitters

- Terrorism, Surveillance, and Radio-Transmitters       ABSTRACT: This paper is an introduction into the discussion of different types of surveillance equipment. The paper centers on different intelligence agencies worldwide that use surveillance equipment, the types of information they need, and how they go about gathering the information. There is also a discussion on the most common type of surveillance equipment used by intelligence agencies, the radio transmitter. The transmitter is described in detail and its myriad of uses in surveillance are illustrated....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Drinking Alcohol and Driving

- Alcohol and Driving Imagine being in a bar with a few of your good friends. Everyone is drinking and having a good time. Your are going to leave and go home, but you friends won't let you because they know the dangers of driving after having a few drinks. Instead they ca ll a cab to give you a ride home. You would be extremely lucky to have such smart friends. Drunk driving is a very serious problem in our society today, but it is becomming socially unacceptable causing the numbers of alcohol related traffic fatalites t o decline considerably....   [tags: Exploratory Essays, Drunk Driving]

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Evolution: Fact or Fiction?

- Evolution: Fact or Fiction. One of the greatest questions of all time is: "Where the heck did we come from?" One of the most popular answers to this question is creationism, the idea that everything was created by a higher being. Another idea is evolution, the idea that all living organisms descended from a less complex organism. Up and coming in the last century, evolution possesses a new way of thinking that is being greatly accepted by the scientific community. Despite this fact many people argue that evolution has no facts to support it and there are several reasons why evolution can't happen....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Privatization of Social Security

- Privatization of Social Security When people lease a car, they pay, knowing that they get something in return. When people pay taxes, they pay, knowing it's the law, and many get some money back. What do people think when they pay social security. Many young people see Social Security as something they are paying but will never get anything in return. What is another way for retirement for the United States. A major topic of retirement talk today often ends up with the new idea of Privatization....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Why is Politics Important?

- Why is Politics Important. We have been asked why we are decreasingly involved with politics and political concerns; perhaps a better question would be why should we be more so. We are a generation that learns from experience, that takes its truth not from the words of those in power, but rather from what we can observe with our own eyes and ears. We have been lied to countless times, in every way possible, and are starting to become jaded and indifferent to the entire thing. "When have I lied to you?" you ask, "When have I attempted to deceive you?" The deception you have offered lies not so much in intentional mistruth, but rather in things that we have seen, and it is a set of deceptio...   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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The Power of Music

- The Power of Music When talking about human beings developing and music, music is one of the areas of organization arranging stimulli in patterns of deep meaning and influence, that stands at or very near the apex of humanness. Music is an evolutionary contributer to human beings. For example, crude tools have been found and evidence indicates that the Zinjanthropus ( an early progenitor of man) used them in Eastern Africa about 1.7 million years ago. Part of any human being's culture is music....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Music Comes and Goes

- Music Comes and Goes Different styles of music effect people in many ways. The different styles could be different in religion, culture, and their messages towards the public. Because of the many styles , many questions are found concerning how different music effects people in different ways. Every style of music have their own beats, melodies, and instruments which give different effects to the human year. From that difference people percieve these styles of music in many ways. Some people seem to fancy one type of music more than the others, some people can listen to almost any type of music without haste while some do not really care for music at all....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Technology - NEXRAD Radar

- NEXRAD Radar   In the 1950's, the government appropriated money for the building of    weather radar (also known as WSR-57) stations at strategic locations,   usually airports, all across the U.S. Those performed well for the era in which they were used. In the 1990's, new technology was updating      everything except weather radar. While Pentium-run computers were plotting scientist's data on color monitors, meteorologists were guessing the movement of thunderstorms on monochrome screens....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Workplace for Disabled Employees

- Workplace for Disabled Employees       A person with a disability, or handicap, can be defined as someone with a physical or mental impairment, which has a substantial or long-term adverse affect on his or her ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities (Employment 2). Handicap workers face many challenges in the work place that the average person overlooks. Also, many special arrangements and alterations have been made to the workplace for people with handicaps. Accessibility, transportation, workload, and salary are just some of the many issues that must be considered with the prospect of employing the handicap....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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The Sisters of Mercy

- The Sisters of Mercy       For this assignment, I decided to research the Sisters of Mercy, a Catholic order of nuns.  I never before realized that there is so much behind their amazing devotion to the Catholic Church and God. I must admit that they are beautiful examples of God's teaching, and I feel truly blessed to be involved with the Sisters of Mercy. Each and every one of them has a unique story to tell about her life, but none is more intriguing than that of Sister Mary Joel Hopkinson....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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The Death of Mexico

- The Death of Mexico It is a part of human nature to sometimes lack a sense of identity and often feel like there is something missing, and it becomes a need for some people to try to find their true selves. Certain individuals attempt to become new people by changing their ways, abandoning their old traditions, customs, and beliefs, and seeking acceptance from a new crowd or community, and it is not unusual for such individuals to be subjected to profiling and have to deal with stereotypes that presume disloyalty to their own people and culture....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Analysis of Academic Dishonesty

-        Abstract The easier, softer way is not the road less traveled. In this paper, I plan to use myself as a case study for a look inside the mind of a cheater. I will start out with a definition of academic dishonesty given by our school and hope to go through some valid excuses used by people who cheat. I will also look at how further complications and confusion arises by students and teachers perception of themselves and their role in the problem. I will address the changing culture and how it can be a useful smokescreen that tries to make cheating a social issue as well as a moral one....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Genetic Engineering and Eugenics

- Genetic Engineering and Eugenics The idea of genetic engineering has been a very heated topic of discussion lately. The possibilities of this topic range from cloning to gene therapy and eugenics. The most recent type, eugenics through gene therapy has created a lot of controversy. Eugenics is the study of how to improve human genetic heritage. This basically is the engineering of babies. The thought of these new designer babies raises many new questions. What are the consequences of these advances....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Intuition, Visions and Prophecy

- Intuition, Visions and Prophecy       Clairvoyance, clairaudience and clairsentience.  All of these terms relate to the basic notion of intuition.  While many assume that the brain's main purpose is to serve only as a location to store factual information, new research proves otherwise.  "While the major division in the brain is that of the cerebral hemispheres . . . sections of the left hemisphere . . . is useful for . . . the rest function for parallel operation, which underlies spatial abilities and intuition." (Ornstein, 138)  Intuition, also known as insight or consciousness, has been referred to as "clear seeing, clear vision, clear hearing and clear sensing." (Pohle, Selov...   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Depression in America's Teens

- Depression in America's Teens Teenage Depression. Everywhere you look these two words appear together as one, in newspapers and magazines, as well as in scholarly reports. Teenage depression is one of today's "hot topics" this among other teenage mental health problems, has been brought to the forefront of public consciousness in recent years after several incidents involving school shootings (CQ 595). The environment that teens grow up in today is less supportive and more demanding than it was twenty years ago....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Society's Conception of Sex

- Society's Conception of Sex The connotation of the word sex is so vague that it can be manipulated to mean virtually anything, however the definition of the word within society has remained the same. Penetration is the defining factor of sex in its literal sense, however it can be altered to include a variety of acts. Anthropologist Margaret Mead, and President Clinton found loopholes in the connotation of sex, and used it to the benefit. The context in which Mead used the word was to encompass the various acts that accompany intercourse, such as oral sex, to prove that Samoan society is far more promiscuous than our own....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Analysis of Laser Technology

- Laser Technology   Abstract: A laser is a electron device that produces a very narrow, powerful beam of light. The essential components of a laser include an active medium, an energy source, and an optical cavity. The optical cavity itself is enclosed by the resonator which has a mirror at each end. The energy that is put into the laser causes the atoms of the active medium to be excited to a higher energy level. When these atoms relax back down to their ground level they emit photons, which is part of a chain reaction that may cause other atoms to go through the same energy transitions resulting in light that becomes so intense that part of it exits through one of the mirrors a...   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Virtual Reality is Reality

- Virtual Reality is Reality In his essay, "A Rape in Cyberspace," Julian Dibbell wrote about a violent event that occurred in LambdaMOO, a virtual reality community. To some, Dibbell states, this event was nothing more than "spidery flitting of fingers across standard QWERTY keyboards" (450). On the other hand, to the victims it was much more. In his essay one of the victims was quoted as saying " ...[I] have thought about it for days. He hurt us both" (453). The effect that the virtual event had on the victim was obviously real; thus, this event effected their real life....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Analysis of Black Holes

- Black Holes: Warping Spacetime   A black hole is one of the most fantastic things ever predicted by modern science. It is a place where gravity is so strong that nothing --not even light-- can escape. It is a place where gravity is so strong that a hole has been rent in the very fabric of space and time. Surrounding this yawning chasm is a 'horizon' in the geometry of space where time itself stands still. And inside this hole, beyond this horizon, the directions of space and time are interchanged....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Dishonest Linking and Framing

- Intellectual Property: Dishonest Linking and Framing        Law should govern the deceptive and unethical practices of deep linking and framing against an author's express wishes. Deep linking refers to linking to a file deep within another Web site, bypassing the front page and any intermediate pages. Inline linking refers to referencing material on an original Web site, including but not limited to images, video, or music, so that the material appears as part of the derivative site. Framing, unless otherwise specified, refers to the use of frames to pull content from another website, possibly a competing website....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Innocent Children, Violent Gangs

- Innocent Children, Violent Gangs      18, 059 violent felonies, 690 deaths, and 13,000 hard-core killers. What is the horrible cause of these striking statistics. Gangs. Gangs are a problem in nearly every state and 83 percent of the largest cities in the United States. The problem of gangs and their negative impact on the communities they exist in continues to grow and nothing seems to be able to stop this powerful growth. Gangs not only exist in just inner cities anymore, but in towns and suburban communities as well....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Boarding Schools and Education

-     For most people boarding schools conjure up thoughts of young men in navy blue blazers with white shirts and a tie going to a beautiful school with ivy covered walls and the game of polo being played in the distance.  Oh, and don't forget thoughts of parents with fat wallets and a family trust fund.  This is what Gordon Vink, the director of admissions at Mercersburg Academy in Pennsylvania, calls the "Holden Caufield-Catcher in the Rye syndrome"(Parker 111), a book about the troubles a boy faces at his prep boarding school....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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The Power of Images

- Analytical Essay – The Power of Images I believe that pictures are able to capture a single moment, highlighting the important meaning behind every action presented. According to Mitchell Stephens’ “By Means of the Visible: A Picture’s Worth,” images possess “great power - religious, tribal, romantic, pedagogic” (479). Similarly, in Kenneth Brower’s “Photography in the Age of Falsification,” a picture of earthrise is described as having “poetic power, evoking sentiment” (564). When looking at pictures, whether in my photo album or a Life magazine, I discover that emotions are stirred by those pictures that hold the greatest number of feelings, from anguish to happiness, thus making them t...   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Education for Homeless Students

- Homeless families with children represent the fastest growing segment of the homeless population; in fact, they constitute about 40 percent of all people who are homeless (Stronge 7). In addition, the most recent estimate of homeless children and youngsters by the United States Department of Education is 744,000 (Stronge 7). These statistics are indeed quite frightening, and they go to show that children constitute a large part of the homeless dilemma. The part of that dilemma that seems most taxing is that of educating such homeless children....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Barbie: An American Icon

- News correspondent Pauline Frederick once commented When a man gets up to speak people listen then look. When a woman gets up people look; then if they like what they see they listen" (Women's Wit and Wisdom 10). Ironically, the harsh reality of this statement is given life by the ongoing controversy of America's most recognizable and sometimes notorious toy. Barbie. Barbie has become this nation's most beleaguered soldier of idolatry who has been to the front lines and back more times than the average "JOE." (Varney 161)....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Gender Inequity in Education

- For years, females have been marginalized by American society. Until 1920, they could not participate fully in the so-called democratic organization of this country by way of voting, and even then, it was considered "improper" for females to be involved or interested in politics. In years past, females were discouraged from entering certain professions, as the general consensus was that jobs that required intense levels of higher training were "male-only" jobs. Similarly, the place for females was considered to be at home taking care of the children, rather than attending university or going to work....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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The Hazards of Lead

- The Hazards of Lead L-E-A-D. What is it. Oh, everyone knows. Or do we. As a child, your first conscious awareness of lead was probably the black substance found in pencils. But soon enough you considered yourself learned when you came to find out that 'lead' in pencils is really just graphite (actually it is a graphite and clay mixture). Later you became thoroughly confused when you learned that graphite and diamond have the same chemical formula, yet are so different visually and economically....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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The Art of Procrastination

- The Art of Procrastination   It is three in the morning, and a haggard man puts the finishing touches on a presentation that he has had a month to complete. A bright young boy scurries around the backyard collecting bugs for his big science project due the next morning. A grown woman packs at two in the morning for her six-thirty business trip. A man disappoints his wife with a gift of socks for Christmas, which was all he could find on Christmas Eve. What is wrong with these people. Why do normal, intelligent people fritter their time away; and wait till the last possible moment to do the necessary....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Flaming on the Internet

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

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The Irresponsibility of Firestone

- The Irresponsibility of Firestone “It was extremely difficult to control the truck at the time, and I had both my wife (two months pregnant) and my 16-month-old daughter screaming and crying in a panic...My wife has developed a fear of the only vehicle we have, understandably so. She fears other tires may also be defective and that we may be in danger” (Nathan). Much like the 4,300 similar complaints the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has received, this Firestone tire consumer warned the agency of the faulty product and asked it to take action....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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The History of Anesthesia

- The History of Anesthesia It is the last football game of the season and the running back suddenly breaks his leg. As John is rushed to the hospital, he thinks of how much pain he is in and how much pain he is going to be in for the next several hours. What John does not know is how much pain he would be in if the medic wouldn't have shot some type of anesthesia into his broken leg. John also doesn't realize that when his grandfather played football, there wasn't any anesthesia and the pain was excruciating....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Exploring Autism in Children

- Exploring Autism in Children Susan was a normal, happy, active infant. Her parents were so relieved that all her checkups at the pediatrician's office indicated that her growth and development were above average. At 6 months she could sit up and crawl and at 10 months she was walking. She seemed to babble more than her older brother did at the same age and was talking at 16 months. All the milestones in her early development were ahead of schedule. One day when she was 18 months old, her mother found her sitting alone in the yard spinning the wheels of her wagon with such persistence that her mom joked with her friends that maybe Susan would be an engineer when she grew up....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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The Evolution of Jousting

- The Evolution of Jousting Picture, if you will, a knight in shining armor charging on his noble steed down the open stretch toward his enemy. From his great helm, (Jousting Helmet) a detachable sleeve whips in the wind at approximately 30 miles per hour. Just before the two knights meet, they each brace themselves for the impact they know awaits them. The wood splinters fly, and one of the knights is knocked from his steed, spilling his life's blood on the ground. Jousting was a medieval war tactic that later evolved into a sport, testing skill in horsemanship as well as balance and accuracy....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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America Needs Affordable Housing

- America Needs Affordable Housing It is often easy to castigate large cities or third world countries as failures in the field of affordable housing, yet the crisis, like an invisible cancer, manifests itself in many forms, plaguing both urban and suburban areas. Reformers have wrestled passionately with the issue for centuries, revealing the severity of the situation in an attempt for change, while politicians have only responded with band aid solutions. Unfortunately, the housing crisis easily fades from our memory, replaced by visions of homeless vets, or starving children....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Small Businesses and E-commerce

- Abstract: It is puzzling why so few small businesses have attempted to make it in the Internet ‘gold’ rush. Apart from an unprecedented access to information, the Internet has also provided unprecedented economic opportunities that have accelerated the pace of business innovation. Business-to-business and business-to-consumer transactions can occur, without regard to geographical location, over the virtual business transaction table that the Internet affords. In 1998, the Internet economy alone generated an estimated $301 billion in revenue....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Terrorism and Airport Security

- Terrorism and Airport Security The morning of September 11 was like any other. The sun rose from the east, and the day was full of life. People went to work as they were accustomed to, and everybody seemed safe from harms way. In airports across America: planes were taking their passengers to their destinations in record times. People went through airport security as usual, walking through the metal detector and sending their bags through the x-ray machines. Security at the airport was normal....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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The Dangers of Avalanches

- The Dangers of Avalanches Imagine a day of skiing or snowmobiling, where all is good and that last mountain must be conquered. Once on the slope, it may seem perfect, until the snow begins to give away and start to slide. Tumbling down a slope moving at 150 miles per hour, smashing into trees, becoming buried under 100,000 tons of snow, only to guess which way is up, how does one survive. Will the rescuers be able to find the buried victim. For centuries, mountain dwellers and travelers have had to reckon with the deadly forces of snowy torrents descending with lightning speed down mountainsides....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Technological Advances in Communication

- "In the beginning was the word." Even the Bible seems to date man's beginnings to the first discovery in communication- the spoken word. Follow me, if you will, on a tour of the improvements man has made in "passing the word." First we will travel back, some five million years ago, to the very beginning of mankind. As we travel through the arid desserts, wooded forests, or grassy plains we stop upon the cave man. Little does he know, but he is about to create history. After spotting a herd of deer, instead of motioning with his arms, or gesturing with his head, he makes a series of sounds, beyond the normal grunts or clicks....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Paying Via Cell Phone

- New Kind of Cell Phone It was like any other school day. I walked from class to class wondering why I had to come to school everyday. I would usually get to school for my weights class at about six in the morning and leave after my practice at six at night. This usually made for a super long day of school. The first two hours of the day were the easiest to get through, but by the time English rolled around I was ready for a nap. I stumbled into my English class and took my usual seat toward the back of the room....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Using Technology in Sports

- Using Technology in Sports The ball comes speeding over the net and slams down onto the face of the court landing just beyond the base line, the line running along the back of the court. I had called her winning point... "out." As I turned towards her, I could see the anger building in her eyes. We walked towards each other, and with only the net separating us, she began to confront me. She argued that, as she saw it, the ball was obviously in and that we should replay the point. I wanted this game as much as she did and we were both standing strong....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Hypertext Fiction

- Hypertext Fiction When you read a typical paper book, your job as the reader is simply to read what the author tells you and understand it. Printed books are a linear way of telling a story, where the author chooses the exact way the story should be told and interpreted. Jay David Bolter discusses in his book Writing Space that hypertext fiction will redefine the relationship between the reader and the author of a text. With printed text, the reader has a clearly defined role, where he or she takes in the story exactly as it is told with no say as to where it is going or how they should interpret it....   [tags: Exploratory Essays]

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Computer Cryptography

- Computer Cryptography When I first read the term computer cryptography, I thought that it was a technical term for “hacking.” After looking up “cryptography” on an on-line dictionary, I was sure I wasn’t far from the truth. But after further examining the topic, I find I am only partly right. Computer cryptography is a very complex thing. According to David Banisar [1], “Cryptography provides a means of accomplishing two crucial functions-encryption and authentication.” In order to understand cryptography, I think it is best to first look at encryption and authentication....   [tags: Exploratory Essays]

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Bermuda Triangle

- Bermuda Triangle The Bermuda triangle, or the devil’s triangle, is an imaginary area located off the southeastern Atlantic coast of the United States. It is the greatest modern mystery of our supposedly well understood world. It is noted for a very high incidence of unexplained losses of ships, small boats, and aircraft. The tips of the triangle are generally thought to be Bermuda, Miami, Fla., and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Many theories attempting to explain the many disappearances have been offered throughout the history of the area....   [tags: Science Exploratory]

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The Special Olympics

-        Abstract: The Special Olympics not only give special athletes athletic skills, they offer more opportunity, encouragement, and dexterity to survive in society than the public school system alone. To understand the differences and similarities between handicapped athletes and their non-handicap peers is the first step in creating a program that best meets the child's needs. There were no community programs that catered to the mentally and physically challenged, so Eunice Kennedy-Shriver created "special games" in her back yard for her handicapped child....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Is Pornography Good?

- Is Pornography Good. Pornography is the theory, Rape is the fact. Robin Morgan, editor of the famous feminist magazine Ms., was quoted as saying this thought provoking statement. This really makes one stop and think. How closely related are pornography and rape, or any violent act for that matter. Many surveys and research studies have been done to answer just that. But the findings have been highly debatable. On one hand, you have people who feel that there is no correlation between the two, that pornography is used only for personal enjoyment, and it stops there....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Pornography and Prostitution

- Pornography and Prostitution The topic that I have been researching for the past few weeks has been prostitution. It has been very interesting so far. The studies have shown just exactly what the problems with prostitution are. In some of the older books I read, historians were interested mainly in discussing the attitudes toward prostitution but in more recent work the focus has been on prostitutes themselves including their range of alternatives, their conditions of work, their health and life spans, their careers-and interaction between prostitutes and others, such as reformers, clients, or bosses....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Analysis of Techno-terrorism

- Techno-terrorism and the Future of Civilization       "Modern terrorism, with sophisticated technological means at its disposal and the future possibility of access to biological and nuclear weapons, presents a clear and present danger to the very existence of civilization itself"--Justice Arthur J. Goldberg. Mr. Goldberg's statement expresses a valid concern that has become an alarming reality. As terrorists trade pistols for airplanes and pipe bombs for nuclear explosives, technology is rapidly increasing the power, range, and effectiveness of attacks that terrorists are able to execute....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Evolution and Christianity

-         The riddle of the origin of man has been subject to many ponderings and theories for thousands of years. In America, two theories concerning this timeless question have driven a spike through the general populace. These two beliefs, Evolution and Christianity, have driven a riff through the American populace and fueled several debates and conflicts over which is the truer theory. Incidents such as the decision of the Kansas school board to ban schools from including the Evolution Theory from their curriculum are becoming a tragically frequent and threaten to escalate if not checked soon....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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The Perfect Age

- The Perfect Age Many of us can't wait to be the perfect age; but what exactly is that age. Is it the age when we will finally find the right one and get married, or when we can legally drink alcohol, or is it when we are settled with families of our own later in life. For every individual, it is a different age and a different dream waiting to be fulfilled. However, once this age finally arrives, it quickly disappears and we revert back to being unhappy. Have you ever noticed how when you are young, you cannot wait to be old, but once you are old, you yearn to be young again....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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The Idiot Savant

- The Idiot Savant     An idiot savant is defined as a person who is incredibly adept at one particular skill but is completely incapable in other aspects of life such as learning, reading, writing and decision making. The term idiot savant was applied to people with this disorder in 1887 by Dr. J. Langdon Down. The term idiot savant is basically an oxymoron. "Idiot" means someone who is in a class of people with an IQ less than 25, and "savant" comes from French and literally means "learned one." People can be born idiot savants, or it can be acquired later in life, even as late as adulthood....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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The Charismatic Hitler

- The Charismatic Hitler       Adolf Hitler, with promises of a new nation - a Germanic world power, economically strong and racially pure - led millions of Germans in their hope for a new national Germany and also led millions to their death. Hitler defined and put a Jewish face on Germany's enemy and promised that an elite national Germany would once more be a leading power on the European Continent (Grolier's). Hitler had an overpowering charismatic personality and by promising relief from unemployment, strength against Communism and Jewry, expansion of German territory, Hitler was able to convince Germans that following him would provide a life of comfort and security....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Analysis of Superstitions

- Superstitions Mysterious happenings are all around us today. I personally have done extensive studies in the histories of many of these superstitions, from the common to the absurd. Science tends to claim that all superstitions are pointless, and, in some cases, I agree, such as the fear of black cats, but the fact of the matter is that some superstitions come from a rich pre-Christian background. Many superstitions have been doubted since the rise of science, but it has been said that "In spite of advances and science, people are still superstitious." First, today's superstition is yesterday's magick; second, many people still practice the old ways; and finally, even commo...   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Hitler's Powerful Leadership

- Hitler's Powerful Leadership   The setting was perfect as the people of Germany were primed and ready for any leader that would tickle their ears with what they were wanting to hear. World War I was over (#4) and the people of Germany were in an economic depression that crippled the country. The German mark had lost so much value that it took a wheelbarrow full of money to buy a loaf of bread. A good portion of the youth in Germany were raised in fatherless homes. In an article written by Dr....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Hypertext and Literature

- Hypertext and Literature        Hypertext is changing the way we read, write and conceptualize literature. Traditionally, the distance between reader and writer with written works is maintained by multiple levels of people, paper and time. Once a piece of work is published, the writer's responsibility basically ends; meanwhile, the reader is still responsible for knowing and understanding all of the references the writer includes in the work. Hypertext creates a hyper-extension of the work, basically giving it a life of its own....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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The Scouting Program

- The Scouting Program Scouting is one of the most rewarding and fun organizations that boys can be a part of. The program focuses on the morals and character of the boys, and tries to teach them everyday skills that are basic to living in the world today. It seems that in our schools today there is more and more fear and our kids are becoming, in some cases, almost anti-social. This fear is not the fear of doing well or failing a test, but it is a fear of their fellow students. In our attempt to teach our children in a world that continues to be increasingly hectic, we may be failing at our job of providing them with the means of developing the basic human traits that bui...   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Women Buying Cars

- Women Buying Cars       Last spring while trying to buy my first car, I experienced frustration in gaining acknowledgment from salesmen as well as their respect at several different dealerships.  I discovered it was my attitude and approach to the salesmen that would make the difference in the treatment I received from the them in buying a car myself.  I discovered, by informing the salesman from the beginning that I was serious and financially capable of buying a car, I was able to get a salesman to take time in helping me, a high school female, make a car purchase....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Prostituting the Constitution

- Prostituting the Constitution It has become fashionable to propose amendments to the constitution for all imaginable causes. Thus the nation's charter is endangered by a barrage of new and unworthy ideas offered up by opportunistic politicians seeking to exploit popular passions. Indeed, constitutional reform seems to be the hot topic around Washington and in the writings of both liberal and conservative journalists across the country. No longer is it suitable for legislation to follow the normal means of entering into law - ratification by both House and Senate, pending the signature of the President....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Lasers in Surgery

- Lasers in Surgery         Abstract: The laser is gaining increasing popularity in the medical field because of its broad application, efficiency, and improvement in overall ease of the procedures in which it is used.. The laser can treat an enormous range of ailments. The chronic nighttime snorer can give those around him relief by a simple procedure with the laser. In dermatology, the laser can be used for removing moles, tattoos, birthmarks, treating wrinkles, and possibly destroying skin cancer....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Children and Gangs

- Children and Gangs       Gang violence is a huge problem in America today. More and more children are joining gangs every day. It has become evident that these gangs made up of young people are causing numerous problems. Gang violence and gang activities impact all of those around the gang members. The kids in these gangs are hurting themselves, each other, their families, and the communities around them. Those who are associated with the gangs through family ties or just those who are associated with the gangs through geographical location....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Female Genital Mutilation

-     I decided to do this paper in an effort to try and become less ethnocentric and find an appreciation of cultural practices which were not of my own.  I feel I have found a deeper appreciation for many African cultural practices, but my research of African culture has exposed me to many practices that seem inhumane and barbaric. One cultural practice that I just cannot bring myself to agree with is the treatment and oppression of African women by men. Through my studies on Female Genital Mutilation, I had hoped to find a valid explanation for this procedure that is so frequently being done to women and female children.  Instead, I found something deep within myself that wishes this mut...   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Difficulties Attending College

- Difficulties Attending College Today everyone thinks in order to succeed financially in life they need to have a college education, or at least most of the time this is true. I personally think that despite the many difficulties that a person is faced with they can overcome their troubles somehow, even though sometimes they can not help but think otherwise. I, myself have three different reasons why people find it difficult to stay in college. For one sometimes they still have to keep on working while going to school....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Religion in America

- Religion in America OVERVIEW The history of religion in America is fascinating, both on its own terms and also with respect to what it teaches us about other aspects of American culture. The period we are studying is especially interesting, because it was during this era that many developments and changes within American society occurred; in some cases these effects challenged the development of religion in general, while other effects promoted it, or at least specific varieties of it. I shall proceed to examine several of these changes; while this list is by no means comprehensive, it hopes to capture the overall texture of religion in America during the modern era, or roughly the peri...   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Technology and Culture

- Technology and Culture Waiting with anticipation to discover my defining moment, the moment that makes or breaks each student in the class, our final. I sank down in my chair wondering if I would pass or fail the college level English class that I had struggled with all semester. Our teacher walked into the classroom, wearing his usual white pants with a blue collared shirt and a red bow tie. He grinned as his eyes peeked over the rim of his bifocal glasses, as he casually walked to the other end of the classroom....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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International Adoption

- International Adoption        When a mission team from south Florida arrived in Camp Haitia, they saw what to them was the most poverty stricken land on earth. Some of the men were literally ill at the sight of the filth in the rivers, on the land, and covering the children. Because Haiti is one of the poorest nations in the world, families do not even have enough to provide for their children, and many of them are left to fend for themselves. The mission team witnessed them bathing in polluted waters and scrounging for non-existent food....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Internet Gambling

- Abstract:  Internet gambling has become one of the hottest areas of the web, both in the sheer volume of sites and quantity of money involved.  Increasing controversy is accompanying this new industry, as federal and state government officials scramble to update legislation that restricts interstate wagering.  This paper examines the roots of Internet gambling and exposes some of the motivations driving the heated debate over its legitimacy. The business-to-consumer sector of the Internet commerce arena contains the most lucrative and fastest growing web-based industry: online gambling, which includes sports wagering, casino-style games and lotteries [1].  In a September 11th article from la...   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Internet Ethics

- Internet Ethics      Abstract:  This paper takes a look at basic ethics in relation to the Internet. By tracing the development of the Internet, it identifies perils of the World Wide Web and their moral significance to a culture trying to move successfully into the twenty-first century.   As scientists travel into the future, they are lead by ambition, imagination, and genius. In their quest to find uses for their rapidly expanding knowledge they often leave behind their morals. Failing to carefully consider the possible paths their research will follow, scientist often find that they have gone too far with out realizing it....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Runner's High

- If nothing else before has motivated the slothful to take up an active lifestyle, perhaps the promise of a natural high will finally lure couch potatoes away from the tube and into the gym. For years, long distance joggers and runners have reported feelings of euphoria replacing the pain of physical exertion caused by long bouts of exercise. This euphoria gives them a feeling of effortless movement and has become a mythical goal known as "the zone." (Goldberg 1988) This speculation of the existence of "runner's high" has even inspired a legal controversy - in 1992, a jogger who was hit by a car brought a lawsuit against the driver....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Sexual Predators

- Sexual Predators Childhood is supposed to be a time of discovery and play, not abuse. Was there ever such a world. Sexual predators have been lurking this planet for decades; now they're being marked for life because of there actions. Neighbors and the home towns of sexual predators are being alerted of their crimes and whereabouts by local police. Such towns have responded by putting up signs in their town, "CHILD MOLESTER TWO DOORS DOWN" (Popkin, pg 73). Others responded by burning or flooding their new neighbors out (Popkin)....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Internet Issues

- Internet Issues The Internet is a wide network of computers around the world. It allows many computers to communicate and share information, with few physical boundaries. It has become an integral part of today's society. Today, almost everyone in the US can access the Internet. It is a valuable asset for people doing research as well as new form of entertainment for many people addicted to the world wide web. With this great advancement in technology, many people are signing up for accounts with ISP's and people wait in line at their local libraries, just to surf the web....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Women's Role

- A housewife and mother are words that describe the typical woman in the 1950's. The mother and wife was seen to have a very specific set of responsibilities to fulfill. Those roles and responsibilities have drastically changed since then. An excerpt, from a 1950 home economics textbook, was founded on "How to Be a Good Wife." It gave nine suggestions to women on how she could please her husband. Before her husband came home from work, she was expected to have dinner ready and on the table....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Rural Homelessness

- Rural Homelessness As the Joad family lost its farm and hit the road in Steinbeck's classic, The Grapes of Wrath, so to did America lose its ability to plead ignorance to the problem of rural homelessness. Yet, as the troubles of the Great Depression, and two million homeless Americans, were eclipsed by a world at war, the issue of homelessness was once again placed on the back burner, and then taken off of the stove altogether (Davis 275). Although this problem has seldom been discussed in the sixty years since, rural homelessness is again on the rise and threatens to become the major problem facing rural America (Rural Homelessness)....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Class-Size Reduction

- Class-Size Reduction   As our country continues to grow, so do our classrooms in which our future is grown. Crowded classrooms can make it difficult for children to learn and can increase stress to pass a class. Reducing class sizes at an early age can "improve student learning" by their being exposed to more one on one attention with a teacher (Class-Size Reduction Program). To achieve this goal, the Class-Size Reduction Program calls for more and better-qualified teachers with more classrooms....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Eating Disorders

-    Throughout history and through a cross-section of cultures, women have transformed their appearance to conform to a beauty ideal. Ancient Chinese aristocrats bound their feet as a show of femininity; American and European women in the 1800s cinched in their waists so tightly, some suffered internal damage; in some African cultures women continue to wear plates in their lower lips, continually stretching the skin to receive plates of larger size. The North American ideal of beauty has continually focussed on women's bodies: the tiny waist of the Victorian period, the boyish figure in vogue during the flapper era, and the voluptuous curves that were the measure of beauty between...   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Urban Legends

- Urban Legends        The subject of this report focuses on the phenomenon known as Urban Legend. Urban Legend, henceforth referred to as UL, is well known in the arena of folklore and other sorts of stories passed down through generations; however, it is relatively new to the world of literary composition as a legitimate genre to be analyzed and studied in texts by experts of literature. In fact, if it had to be labeled, UL would be considered a sub-genre of folklore by many of the experts....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Demolition Derby

- Demolition Derby       Demolition derbies have made their way through history as races that only involve crashes. There is more to a demolition derby than just crashes. Demolition derbies are more complex than what is seen from the stands because of the long hard work it takes to get a car ready, and the actual competition of the derby.   There are three stories about where the first demolition derby was held. Islip Raceway (Long Island, NY), Hales Corner Raceway (Hales Corner, WI), and an unknown town in Ohio....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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- Bullfighting The origins of bullfighting can be traced back to prehistoric times. The Greeks sacrificed bulls for religious reasons, but in its earliest forms, bullfighting did not even involve humans. The bull was often put into a small enclosure with another predatory animal, such as a tiger or lion, and the beasts fought to the death. The spectacle eventually evolved into a struggle between man and bull gaining similarities with what we know today as bullfighting. Along with these changes came the spectacle and formalities that are now an integral part of the corrida de toros....   [tags: Exploratory Essays]

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- Absinthe Since its introduction to the drinking community, absinthe has the most compelling history of any liqueur. The drink, nicknamed the green fairy, gained popularity in the artistic social circle. Among its devotees were Pablo Picasso, Oscar Wilde, Ernest Dowson, Edgar Allen Poe, Verlaine, and Vincent Van Gough. As time continued, absinthe soared in popularity, reaching the everyday, working-class man. By 1910, French refiners produced thirty-six million liters of absinthe a year (Kiffel)....   [tags: Exploratory Essays]

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- Cryptography Cryptography is the science of preparing communication intended to be intelligible only to the person possessing the key or method of developing the hidden meaning by cryptoanalysis using apparently incoherent text (Encarta Encyclopedia). The movie mercury rising is a good example of cryptography. It’s about a little boy who is autistic. The little boy can do puzzles such as cryptography easily. One day while on the computer the boy cracks a highly secretive government code. The governmental agency wants the young boy found and killed for cracking the code it took years to write....   [tags: Exploratory Essays]

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- Homelessness Recently on a Saturday morning while ignoring my traditional routine, I opted to make a run to my local Albertson's bakery to acquire some donuts for a nutritional family breakfast. In doing so, I swung my car into its usual parking spot as if on auto drive. I opened my door on this unusually brisk morning to witness something that shook my comfy cozy surroundings. A mother and father were standing against a jalopy of a car the color of an Olympic gold metal gone unpolished for aeons....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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