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Theories of The Origin of the Moon Unknown The Moon is the only natural satellite of Earth. The distance from Earth is about 384,400km with a diameter of 3476km and a mass of 7.35*1022kg. Through history it has had many names: Called Luna by the Romans, Selene and Artemis by the Greeks. And of course, has been known through prehistoric times. It is the second brightest object in the sky after the Sun. Due to its size and composition, the Moon is sometimes classified as a terrestrial planet alo
Millenium Bug Unknown The year 2000 is practically around the corner, promising a new era of greatness and wonder . . . as long as you don't own a computer or work with one. The year 2000 is bringing a Pandora's Box of gifts to the computer world, and the latch is slowly coming undone. The year 2000 bug is not really a bug or virus, but is more a computer industry mistake. Many of the PC's, mainframes, and software out there are not designed or programmed to compute a future year ending in d
The Evolution of Apple Computer Let's take a trip back in time and review the evolution of a computer company. It's not IBM or Microsoft. This company is Apple Computers, Incorporated. In the year 1976, before most people even thought about buying a computer for their homes. Back then the computer community added up to a few brainy hobbyist. So when Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs sold a van and two programmable calculators for thirteen hundred dollars and started Apple Computers, Inc., in Jobs gar
The Anti-Trust Case Against Microsoft Unknown Since 1990, a battle has raged in United States courts between the United States government and the Microsoft Corporation out of Redmond, Washington, headed by Bill Gates. What is at stake is money. The federal government maintains that Microsoft's monopolistic practices are harmful to United States citizens, creating higher prices and potentially downgrading software quality, and should therefore be stopped, while Microsoft and its supporters claim
How Can Artificial Intelligence Help Us? Unknown Recently, the media has spent an increasing amount of broadcast time on new technology. The focus of high-tech media has been aimed at the flurry of advances concerning artificial intelligence (AI). What is artificial intelligence and what is the media talking about? Are these technologies beneficial to our society or mere novelties among business and marketing professionals? Medical facilities, police departments, and manufacturing plants have al
Artificial Life Unknown Artificial life (commonly called a-life) is the term applied collectively to attempts being made to develop mathematical models and computer simulations of the ways in which living organisms develop, grow, and evolve. Researchers in this burgeoning field hope to gain deeper insights into the nature of organic life as well as into the further possibilities of COMPUTER science and robotics (see ROBOT). A-life techniques are also being used to explore the origins and chemica
The Computer Unknown Only once in a lifetime will a new invention come about to touch every aspect of our lives. Such a device that changes the way we work, live, and play is a special one, indeed. A machine that has done all this and more now exists in nearly every business in the U.S. and one out of every two households (Hall, 156). This incredible invention is the computer. The electronic computer has been around for over a half-century, but its ancestors have been around for 2000 years. Howe
A Computerized World Unknown Since the first computer was made in the late fifties, the technology has developed extremely. Computers which took the place of a living-room then, are now being made in creditcard-formats. More and more areas are being taken over by the computer. As computers are capable of handling large amounts of data in a very short time, they are well suited for wordprocessing. I guess that it won't be long till all the paper-archives are replaced by magnetic tapes and diskett
Computers Unknown A common misconception about computers is that they are smarter than humans. Actually, the degree of a computer?s intelligence depends on the speed of its ignorance. Today?s complex computers are not really intelligent at all. The intelligence is in the people who design them. Therefore, in order to understand the intelligence of computers, one must first look at the history of computers, the way computers handle information, and, finally, the methods of programming the machine
Computer Viruses Unknown Introduction In the past decade, computer and networking technology has seen enormous growth. This growth however, has not come without a price. With the advent of the Information Highway, as it's coined, a new methodology in crime has been created. Electronic crime has been responsible for some of the most financially devastating victimizations in society. In the recent past, society has seen malicious editing of the Justice Department web page (1), unauthorized acces
Computer Technology Unknown A computer is an electronic device that can receive a set of instructions or program and the carry out this program by performing calculations on numerical data or by compiling and correlating other forms of information. (Computer Encarta). It also performs calculations and processes information with astonishing speed and precision. Computer Technology has improved our lives. It will continue to affect our future which will lead to an easier, less complicated lifest
The Future Of The Internet Unknown It's on television, in magazines, newspapers, and in our schools. Everywhere you go you hear about the Internet. Dubbed The Information Superhighway, one might think that this network of millions of computers around the globe is as fast and as captivating as television, but with more and more users logging on everyday and staying on longer and longer, this Information Superhighway could be perhaps more correctly referred to as a clogged Los-Angeles expressw
The Internet: How it Works and How it Effects the World Unknown Many people do not understand what the Internet is the power that it has over the world. The Internet is an extraordinary learning and entertainment tool that, when used properly, can significantly enhance a user's ability to gather information. Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET) started the Internet. It was a project under taken by the Department Of Defense (DOD) in 1969. It started as an experiment to link togethe
Internet battle between phreaks and administrators Unknown Thesis: Even from it's humble beginnings, the Internet has always been a battlefield between phreaks and administrators The Internet is a wondrous place. Practically anything you could ever want is available on the Net. It's like a big city, it has the highly prestigious areas, and the sex-ridden slums. It has the upstanding citizens, and it has the criminals. On the Net, crime is more abundant than in a large city, though, mainly becaus
Current Free Speech Doctrine: Will It Work on the Internet? Unknown The Internet offers a much greater potential for interactive communication between information senders and receivers than the more traditional methods of communication such as newspaper, radio and television. Freedom of speech ascertained by the constitution is not an absolute right. Depending on the medium through which information is delivered various degrees of the freedom to express one's self is protected. Internet communic
Internet Regulation: Policing Cyberspace Unknown The Internet is a method of communication and a source of information that is becoming more popular among those who are interested in, and have the time to surf the information superhighway. The problem with this much information being accessible to this many people is that some of it is deemed inappropriate for minors. The government wants censorship, but a segment of the population does not. Legislative regulation of the Internet would be an app
Internet Censorship Unknown Thesis: Government Censorship would damage the atmosphere of the freedom to express ideas on the Internet; therefore, government should not encourage censorship. Introduction I. In the Internet community, there is a large volume of technical terms. For this reason, it is first necessary to examine the terminology specific to Internet. 1.The internet is a world wide computer network. 1.Electronic mail (email), which is one component of the Internet, approximates person
Multimedia Unknown As a technology, it is called multimedia. As a revolution, it is the sum of many revolutions wrapped into one: A revolution in communication that combines the audio visual power of television, the publishing power of the printing press, and the interactive power of the computer. Multimedia is the convergence of these different professions, once thought independent of one another, coming together to form a new technological approach to the way information and ideas are shared.
Internet Censorship Threatens Freedom of Speech Unknown Thesis: The vast cyber-frontier is being threatend with censorship from the government. Internet censorship should be left up to the individual not the governments discretion. I. Censoring the Internet. A. Clinton passes the C.D.A. B. Our rights as Americans. C. Exon's victory. D. What's really online. E. Strike to free expresson on Compuserve. II. Where the Internet stands now. A. Judges Panel. B. Congress and other's opinions. C. Backgrou
Technology. The Way of the Future? Unknown The 90's has been a decade full of controversial and world changing events. The first one I could think of would have to be the Persian Gulf War with Iraq. I think that war brought together the United States, stopped our fighting with each other, and helped us focus on one common enemy, Saddam Hussein. The next thing we did was send troops to Haiti and to Somalia to help protect the people and the failing governments. Once again the United States was br
Economic Consequences of Software Crime Unknown In 1996 worldwide illegal copying of domestic and international software cost $15.2 billion to the software industry, with a loss of $5.1 billion in the North America alone. Some sources put the total up-to-date losses, due to software crime, as high as $4.7 trillion. On the next page is a regional breakdown of software piracy losses for 1994. Estimates show that over 40 percent of North American software company revenues are generated overseas, ye
Software and copyright Unknown Current copright and patent laws are inapropriate for computer software; their imposition slows down software development and reduces competition. From the first computer as we know them, the ENIAC, computer software has become more and more important. From thousands of bytes on miles of paper to millions of bytes on a thin piece of tin foilsandwitched between two pieces of plastic, software has played an important part in the world. Computers have most likely play
Virtual Reality - What it is and How it Works Unknown Imagine being able to point into the sky and fly. Or perhaps walk through space and connect molecules together. These are some of the dreams that have come with the invention of virtual reality. With the introduction of computers, numerous applications have been enhanced or created. The newest technology that is being tapped is that of artificial reality, or virtual reality (VR). When Morton Heilig first got a patent for his Sensorama Simu
Pornography on the Internet Unknown The Internet is a method of communication and a source of information that is becoming popular among those who are interested in the information superhighway. The problem with this world we know as Cyberspace, the 'Net, or the Web is that some of this information, including pornographical material and hate literature, is being accessible to minors. Did you know that 83.5% of the images available on the Internet are pornographical? Did you know that the Interne
Why is Wal-mart so Successful? Unknown Sam Walton, a leader with an innovative vision, started his own company and made it into the leader in discount retailing that it is today. Through his savvy, and sometimes unusual, business practices, he and his associates led the company forward for thirty years. Today, four years after his death, the company is still growing steadily. Wal-Mart executives continue to rely on many of the traditional goals and philosophies that Sam's legacy left behind, whi
The Human Brain Unknown The human being is considered to be the ultimate form of life on the earth. This is not because the human body is strong and agile. Many other animals posses skills much superior to humans and are able to perform feats humans can only dream of. The one thing that distinguishes humans from all of the other organisms on this planet is the brain. The brain is the site that controls the human body. However, unlike in animals, in man, the brain is also the site of the mind. Th
Changing Use of Language [email protected] I chose to find the entomology of a word that most people can usually not go through a day without using at least once, computer. With the explosion of the personal computer in the last ten years, most households in America own at least one. However, the meaning of the word computer has changed in the last century. The word itself is found in text as far back as 1646 when Sir T. Brown said, The calendars of these computers. The use of computer
Computers Unknown This paper is about the computer. Today computers are used by hundreds of millions of people. There have been many advances in the computer. The computer used to weigh 30 tons and filled warehouse size rooms, but today can be as light as 3 pounds and fit in a persons pocket. There were basically three times the computer was mentioned. One as a mechanical computing device, in about 500 BC The other as a concept in 1833, and the third as the modern day computer in 1946. The first
The Effects of the Industrial Revolution Unknown The Industrial Revolution was absolutely beneficial to the progress of the world from the 1800s all the way to present day. Sacrifices were made which allowed technological advancements during the Industrial Revolution, which in turn, created happiness, life opportunities, and an over-all, definite amelioration of life. At the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, many hardships had to be overcome, causing great grief to most of the population.
American Attack on Omaha and Utah Beaches during D Day Joe G. It was 1944, and the United States had now been an active participant in the war against Nazi Germany for almost three and a half years, nearly six years for the British. During that period occurred a string of engagements fought with ferocious determination and intensity on both sides. There is however, one day which stands out in the minds of many American servicemen more often than others. June 6, 1944, D-Day, was a day in which th
The Microsoft Antitrust Case Anonymous The case against Microsoft was brought buy the U.S. Department of Justice, as well as several state Attorneys General. Microsoft is accused of using and maintaining monopoly power to gain an unfair advantage in the market. The case has been under observation for a long time, but the Justice department is having trouble coming up with substantial evidence against Microsoft. Specifically, the Department must prove: - That Microsoft has monopoly power and is u
The Cost of Computer Literacy Joshua Boddiford What are the costs of computer literacy? Some people argue that there are no such costs, but I believe there are a few which may be relevant. Does computer literacy affect the way we communicate, and if so, is this necessarily a bad thing? What is our future, as computer literacy becomes a necessity? What are the personal, financial, and social costs, as computer literacy becomes a necessity? According to Webster's New World dictionary, literacy is
Networking Killer There are many kinds of networks, however this paper will be about networking computers. As we move further and further into the paperless society, the need for people to be connected and able to exchange data just as fast as they could by handing a paper to someone increases. This can be accomplished by having a group of computers connected by a network, so that as soon as data is entered into one computer, it can be immediately accessed by someone else on a connected computer
Modern Education: Changing for the Future Dan Goodin During the past few decades we have seen a shift from Industrial work to Information technology work. Recently our country has just recovered from an economic depression. This depression was a wake up call for many people, as they saw highly educated professionals loosing their jobs. Why, were these educated people loosing their jobs?-Did they break the rules, not get along with their bosses, or loose their cool? No, they did not have the fl
SAE Summary For my SAE project I designed a website and some graphic designs. Throughout the website I explained different aspects of what FFA would like to do for you. The website is a basic HTML document. HTML is a language for describing web pages.HTML stands for Hyper Text Markup Language. It is not a programming language; it is a markup language. A markup language is a set of markup tags. HTML uses markup tags to describe web pages. The markup tags are usually called HTML tags or codes. The
The fundamental purpose of this paper is to illustrate that mobile computing is a versatile and potentially strategic technology. It has fast become an important new prototype in today?s world of networked computing systems. Ranging from wireless laptops to Bluetooth enabled Personal Digital Assistants (PDA?s), mobile computing has become universal in its impact on our daily lives. According to Aranda, mobile computing is defined as the ability to use technology that is not physically connected
Literary Ramblings: A Handmaid?s Tale; The Feminist 1984? Literary Ramblings: A Handmaid?s Tale; The Feminist 1984? Margaret Atwood?s A Handmaid?s Tale has oft been referred to a feminist incarnation of George Orwell?s 1984, and the comparison?s are understandable in that the novel?s jacket touts the work as an ?Orwellian? vision and is even structured like 1984 in that the narrative within is accompanied by some fictional ?historical notes?, much as Orwell?s novel had an appendix which some hav
The Matrix Thomas Anderson is a computer programmer by day and a hacker by night that goes by the name of Neo. He is in search of the matrix and it?s meaning. The Matrix is an artificial reality controlled by the computers. In the matrix, the agents have wiped out the human race. They are trying to get to Zion, the last human refuge. The agents contact Neo and ask for his cooperation in helping them get to Zion. Morpheus, who has been labeled a terrorist by the agents, contacts Neo as well. He k
Misuse and over reliance on computer devices Have we become over reliant, frequent abusers of computer devices with prospect greater than what reasonably can be expected? Are we now but mere slaves to the technology that we created? The overuse and delusional high expectations put on computer technology itself, combined with care overlooking risks involved with the use of said technology, again multiplied by juvenile notion that this manmade technology is infallible is a risk to us all. These ar
The Benefits of Youth Sports Programs In the 1970s and 1980s, the age of technical gadgets did not exist prominently as it does today. Children entertained themselves by going outside on a nice day and riding their bikes. The boys were in the yard playing baseball or catch. The girls were on the sidewalks playing hopscotch. Whatever the activity was, children spent most of their nice days doing outdoor activities. Today, children have items such as video games, personal computers and cell phones
Assuming you haven't been living in a cave or under a rock for the last few decades, you are probably aware that an amazing computer revolution has rapidly changed the way much of the world works. Computer engineering is a very great job for the 21st century Developments in radio, television, radar, transistors, computers, and robotics have fundamentally altered human life. The field of Computer Engineering is at the epicenter of this development. It encompasses a wide range of topics including
C O N T E N T S Contents 2 The Business Environment 3-6 Workplace Organisation 7-21 Human Resources 22-30 Communication 31-34 ICT in the Business Environment 35-37 Databases 38-47 BaCS Glossary 48-56 Bacs Exam Tips 57-58 Composing Letters 59 Letter Layout Sample 60 The Business Environment A business is any organisation that produces or supplies goods or services. Businesses have many different aims and objectives. An aim is a long term goal of the business, and one measure of the success of a b
Are you ready to be a teacher? In this profession, one must have confidence in his/her abilities and have the desire to assist all students in having successful academic careers. As an educator, you must be able to adapt to the various issues you will come across in this field. Dealing with student diversity and understanding the impact of multicultural history in education are key issues that will affect a teacher?s ability to be effective in the classroom. Other major sociological areas that
Childhood Obesity in America The prevalence of child obesity is on the rise in America. ?One out of every five children in the U.S. is overweight, and this number is continuing to grow?(Weight). There are numerous reasons for this epidemic. Some blame obesity on lack of nutrition and inactivity, but many other factors such as heredity, family income, and medical conditions may contribute. However, no matter what the contributor, childhood obesity is a serious problem that needs to be better unde
Childhood obesity, particularly in the United States, has become a rising problem that is detrimental because its effects carry on into adulthood. Over the last thirty years, the prevalence of overweight children and adolescents in America has more than doubled. Children and adolescents are increasingly engaged in sedentary behavior, spending less time exercising outdoors and more time watching television and playing video games. Television viewing may contribute to childhood obesity both by red
A monopoly is when there is a single seller of a product in the form of goods or services for which there are no close substitutes. Government policy in regard to monopolies can have major effects not only on specific businesses and industries but also on the economy and society as a whole. The word monopoly is derived from the Greek, meaning ?one seller?. A monopolized market is characterized by barriers to entry, which are restrictions on the entry of new firms into an industry. Because of the
THE IMPACT OF COMPUTERS Computer technology not only has solved problems but also has created some, including a certain amount of culture shock as individuals attempt to deal with the new technology. A major role of computer science has been to alleviate such problems, mainly by making computer systems cheaper, faster, more reliable, easier to use. Computers are forever present in the workplace. Word processors-computer software packages that simplify the creational and modification of documents
Analyse information to identify the electromagnetic spectrum range utilised in modern communication technologies. The production and detection of electromagnetic waves at frequencies other than the visible range has produced a communications revolution. An image of the electromagnetic spectrum is shown on the right. The parts of the electromagnetic spectrum that we use for communication include radio waves, microwaves, infra-red, visible light and ultraviolet. Radio waves Radio waves have the lo
A Study of Scalability and Performance of Solaris Zones A Study of Scalability and Performance of Solaris Zones by Yuan Xu LITH-IDA-EX--07/010--SE 2007-03-12 Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Christoph Schuba Examiner: Prof. Dr. Christoph Schuba Linkopings universitet Rapporttyp Report category Licentiatavhandling Examensarbete C-uppsats D-uppsats Ovrig rapport Sprak Language Svenska/Swedish Engelska/English ISBN ISRN LITH-IDA-EX--07/010--SE Serietitel och serienummer ISSN Title of series, numbering Datum
Example of Expository essay, Sample Paper Table of contents: Introduction Technology as a new religion. Is technology a ?shrine?? Responsibility for people Technologies cause frustration. Causes of social isolation Technology and alienation Influence of Internet Conclusion Technology and modernity Essay The march of science and technology does not imply growing intellectual complexity in the lives of most people. It often means the opposite?. Thomas Sowell 1. Introduction The term ?technology? i