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Carbon "Seldom has a single discovery in chemistry had such a impact on the thinking of so many fields of human endeavor. Seldom has a single discovery generated such wide public interest." From Taylor, 1987 The radiocarbon dating process was developed by physicist Willard F. Libby (please see photo) in 1948 with the help of two scientists, Dr. E.C. Anderson and Dr. James R. Arnold. Libby was born on December 17, 1908 in Grand Valley, Colorado. He taught at the University of California-Berkeley
Discrimination The struggle for social and economic equality of Black people in America has been long and slow. It is sometimes amazing that any progress has been made in the racial equality arena at all; every tentative step forward seems to be diluted by losses elsewhere. For every "Stacey Koons" that is convicted, there seems to be a Texaco executive waiting to send Blacks back to the past. Throughout the struggle for equal rights, there have been courageous Black leaders at the forefront of
OBSTACLES TO THE INTEGRATION OF THE INTERNET INTO AMERICAN SOCIETY Geography 100 Outline I. Introduction -- Internet usage is rapidly increasing but serious barriers to widespread integration must be overcome before the Internet is fully integrated into the “typical” American lifestyle. II. Brief history: ARPANET to Internet to WWW III. Barriers to widespread Internet use remain to be overcome. A. Internet Complexity B. Economics C. Security Issues IV. Concerns and Hopes Contrary to the marketin
Plane Crash Instructor: Greg Alston Abstract This paper examines the in-flight separation of the number two pylon and engine from a Boeing 747-121 shortly after takeoff from the Anchorage International Airport on March 31, 1993. The safety issues discussed focus on the inspection of Boeing 747 engine pylons, meteorological hazards to aircraft, the lateral load-carrying capability of engine pylon structures, and aircraft departure routes at Anchorage International Airport during turbulent weather
A Realist\'s Look at Our Nation\'s Founding To say that the Founding Fathers "...were impelled by class motives..." is a statement that is purely speculative. To say that we know what motivated these men to write the Constitution is totally false. We do not know whether their reasons for drafting the document were personal, moral or political. All we do know is that, through their actions, the most influential document of our country\'s history was created. The politics of the Constitutional Con
Soft Drink The soft-drink battleground has now turned toward new overseas markets. While once the United States, Australia, Japan, and Western Europe were the dominant soft-drink markets, the growth has slowed down dramatically, but they are still important markets for Coca-Cola and Pepsi. Globalization has become an important word in the 90’s and Eastern Europe, Mexico, China, Saudi Arabia, and India have become the new "hot spots." Both Coca-Cola and Pepsi are forming joint bottling ventures i
Airframe Airframe, a novel by Michael Crichton was a fairly good book that became very exciting towards the end. It is about the aviation industry and a fictional company named Norton Aircraft that manufactures planes. There is only one main character and the plot of the novel is about a secret plan to destroy the president of Norton. The book gets off to a slow start, but rapidly builds up pace in the last hundred pages. The main character of the novel is Casey Singleton. She is a divorced moth
Soft Drinks The soft-drink battleground has now turned toward new overseas markets. While once the United States, Australia, Japan, and Western Europe were the dominant soft-drink markets, the growth has slowed down dramatically, but they are still important markets for Coca-Cola and Pepsi. Globalization has become an important word in the 90’s and Eastern Europe, Mexico, China, Saudi Arabia, and India have become the new "hot spots." Both Coca-Cola and Pepsi are forming joint bottling ventures
Handling Stress # This essay is about handling the stress of University studies. We will be looking into many ideas and different people¹s views on how to handle stress. I will also be giving my own opinions on how I think stress can be controlled or relieved. The first thing we must do is ask ourselves one very important question, ³what is stress²? WHAT IS STRESS? According to an Australian born physician, Hans Selye (1979), stress is the nonspecific response of the body to any demand made upon
Economic Reasons for American Independence Eleven years before America had declared it\'s independence there was 1,450,000 white and 400,000 Negro subjects of the crown. The colonies extended from the Atlantic to the Appalachian barrier. The life in these thirteen colonies was primarily rural, the economy based on agriculture, most were descended from the English, and politics were only the concern of land owners. Throughout these prosperous colonies, only a small portion of the population were
Today\'s Prisons Prisons, society’s nightmare. Prisons today (and throughout history) are not doing the job that they are intended to do. When someone is incarcerated they are sent to prison to be rehabilitated. The basic premise is to make them sit, isolated to think about their wrong doing, the ultimate time-out. In some cases it actually works, but in most it doesn’t. All that it does is build anger and resentment towards the system. That causes them to want to get back at the system, thus re
Virtu and Fortuna Under close scrutiny, The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli is seen to be a mind-baffling construct of many levels of meaning, and, many might say, enigmatically so. It is hard to determine where Machiavelli is writing in earnest and where in sarcasm or self-condemnation. As John Plamenatz says, the perverse Machiavelli "likes to make himself out worse than he is. He likes at times to shock his contemporaries..." No doubt he succeeds. The important message here, though, is that the
The Olympic Games The Olympic Games are a tradition of athletic events that take place every four years. They are a custom that was started many years ago, but are currently taken for granted. People from all over the world tune their televisions and radios to watch and listen to the events, but never question their existence. When were the Olympic games started? What was the first event? How did it grow? Where were the first games held? Why did they start? Did they have any political, social, o
Genetic Engineering Genetic engineering is the process of scientifically changing the body. You can change the body by increasing reproduction, cloning, and engineering genes. The church is totally against genetic engineering for the reason that God made all of us different, for a reason. Also, people can be cured when genes are removed and new ones are added. Finally, there are quite a few animals used such as mice and goats. For example, two goats were genetically engineered to breed better mi
Human Resource Management 1) Human Resource Management - is the utilization of human resources to achieve organizational objectives. I have come to recognize that this is the most fundamental and important part of HRM is to understand the function of it. The inner workings of HRM is run by the HR manager, who is an individual works with other managers to help them deal with personnel needs of the organization. The Human Resource Manager is primarily responsible for coordinating the management to
Foreign Policy With the world balancing on the edge of destruction, foreign relationships are extremely important to the United States of America. The United States is fully recognized as the most powerful nation on the planet earth, and with that power comes a definitive sense of responsibility. The U.S. needs to pay close attention to this responsibility if it hopes to keep its place on the throne as king of the nations. This is where the United States foreign policy comes into play. Foreign p
Hong Kong July 1, 1997, a significant date for all people in Hong Kong and much of the Asian community. Hong Kong will be reverted to a powerful communist nation. Ironically, many of the world\'s communist countries are reverting to democratic governments. What will this date mean for, not only Southeast Asia, but for the rest of the world economic community, primarily the United States? Will Hong Kong still function, economically, as it does now or will power from People\'s Republic of China (C
CRIME, VIOLENCE, AND THE LAW IN MEDIA The national media, and in particular television, is the most powerful source of information we have. The media, more than anything else in today’s world, shapes public perception. Unfortunately, most of what we see, hear, or read is about the chaotic condition of planet earth. Sure, there is plenty of chaos to report on, but by bombarding the public with one horrific report after another, the media acts like a giant amplifier of pain and misery. In many peo
PROPOSITION 218 Introduction California voters have spoken again. On November 6, they passed (56%) Proposition 218, marking the continued fiscal conservatism of the state\'s electorate and their frustration with what has been characterized as the arrogance and inefficiency of government. (SF Chronicle Staff, SF Chronicle: 11/6/96). As Bob Therrien of Ventura stated in his letter to the LA Times "Prop 13 and Prop 218 are the direct result of taxpayer abuse by our elected officials. Its time for g
Therapy This paper will examine, on a basic level, the theories of counseling and psychotherapy as presented by the textbook, Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy, by Gerald Corey. The theories to be examined are Psychoanalytic Therapy, Adlerian Therapy, Existential Therapy, Person- Centered Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Reality Theory, Behavior Therapy and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. Psychoanalytic Therapy The key concepts of this theory are the view of human nature, the structure
Women Firefighters, a Burning Issue After a fire has started or an accident has occurred, education, prevention, and engineering have already failed. At this stage it is now time to look for the firefighter to minimize further damage and save lives. Americans are careless about fire as a personal threat. Many people believe that fire "only happens to the other guy," and that the fire department will take care of it. (Cote 1-11) This same false sense of safety has led society to allow the physica
McDonaldization of Society McDonaldization of society, could the structure of such a familiar fast-food chain-store be turned around and analyzed as that of an intense bureaucratic structure showing other institutes how to expand and exist? Acording to Robert Keel\'s article "The McDonalfization of Society", in the Decemer 1989 issue of Psycholgoy Today, it already has. Ever since McDonalds sprund to existance in the middle of the 20th century, it has grown immensly to approx 12,000 outlets worl
Latin Report Tom Nigro per.6 The year is 20 B.C. and I live in the Roman Empire, actually I live in the city of Rome itself. The Roman Empire is the greatest power in the world. Although I have not traveled much I know that it is composed of the Italian peninsula, lands around the Mediterranean Sea, from the British Isles to North Africa and from Spain to the Persian Gulf. It has taken more than 700 years for Rome to establish such a large empire and fought many wars to do so. We are a republic,
The Effects of Minimum Wage on Leisure and Free Time: The Cons Leisure is something that I feel is important in everyone\'s lives today, although not everyone is accessible to certain types of leisure. I feel in some way leisure has an effect on everyone\'s lives in America, from those in poverty to the Bill Gates of the world. For some people leisure might be going to the park to picnic or just play basketball, but to others it is taking an exotic trip to another country. Whatever form of leisu
American Government-Economics Most of the problems of the United states are related to the economy. One of the major issues facing the country today is social security. The United States was one of the last major industrialized nations to establish a social security system. In 1911, Wisconsin passed the first state workers compensation law to be held constitutional. At that time, most Americans believed the government should not have to care for the aged, disabled or needy. But such attitudes ch
American Government-Economics Most of the problems of the United states are related to the economy. One of the major issues facing the country today is social security. The United States was one of the last major industrialized nations to establish a social security system. In 1911, Wisconsin passed the first state workers compensation law to be held constitutional. At that time, most Americans believed the government should not have to care for the aged, disabled or needy. But such attitudes ch
Homosexual Parenting Why is there so much prejudice against gay parenting? Who decides that homosexuals cannot be parents? Within society there has been opposition toward it due to the idea that homosexuality is not natural. But homosexuals are parents, many from previous heterosexual relationships, others through adoption, and very few from sperm donors or invitro fertilization. Research done on these situations has shown no negative effects toward the child. If the child is brought up in a lov