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Challenger It was a cold, crisp, and damp morning on the Florida Space Coast as the space shuttle Challenger raced through the sky at speeds approaching mach 2 at an altitude of 104,000 feet when something went perilously wrong. All of America watched, including the family members of the seven doomed crew members, as Challenger exploded into an expansive ball of fire, smoke and steam. An Oh. . . no! came as the crew’s final utterance from the shuttle as the orbiter broke-up. As the reality of
Degrees INTRODUCTION Many adults who graduate from high school immediately enter careers that do not require a college degree. Indeed, the majority of the adult population of the United States of America does not have college degrees. And the lack of degree is not a stigma. Vocations usually do not require degrees. Certainly the many trade vocations in the building industry do not require college degrees, but instead either vocational training, on-the-job training, and combinations of both. The
PYTHAGORAS LIFE Most knowledge of Pythagoras and his work comes from his followers, the Pythagoreans. This is because none of his writings survived. Pythagoras was born in 580 BC on the island of Samos. Pythagoras spent his years traveling in search of wisdom and knowledge. He settled in Crotona, a Greek colony in southern Italy. Pythagoras was known as “the father of math and music” by his disciples, the Pythagoreans. They were inspired by his teachings, and they considered him a demigod. The P
Aristotle Aristotle was born in 384 BC and lived until 322 BC. He was a Greek philosopher and scientist, who shares with Plato being considered the most famous of ancient philosophers. He was born at Stagira, in Macedonia, the son of a physician to the royal court. When he was 17, he went to Athens to study at Plato\'s Academy. He stayed for about 20 years, as a student and then as a teacher. When Plato died in 347 BC, Aristotle moved to Assos, a city in Asia Minor, where a friend of his named H
Ulysses S. Grant Ulysses S. Grant rose to command all the Federal armies in the Civil War and lead them to victory. He was respected so much that he went on to be president of the United States for two terms. His time of glory didn\'t last forever though, he developed cancer and died bankrupt. Ulysses Hiram Grant was born April 27, 1822, in a two room frame house at Point Pleasant, Ohio(Ulysses S. Grant 1). His father, Jesse Root Grant, was foreman in a tannery and a farmer. His mother, Hannah S
Accounting History Bookkeeping and record-keeping methods, created in response to the development of trade and commerce, are preserved from and medieval sources. Double-entry bookkeeping began in the commercial city-states of medieval Italy and was well developed by the time of the earliest preserved double-entry books, from 1340 in Genoa. The first published accounting work was written in 1494 by the venetian monk Luca Pacioli (1450-1520). Although it disseminated rather than created knowledge
END OF A TRAGEDY THE ROAD TO APPOMATTOX The purpose of this paper is to illustrate the events surrounding the end of the American Civil War. This war was a war of epic proportion. Never before and not since have so many Americans died in battle. The American Civil War was truly tragic in terms of human life. In this document, I will speak mainly around those involved on the battlefield in the closing days of the conflict. Also, reference will be made to the leading men behind the Union and Confe
Influence In a U.S. history class, the professor teaches students how Americans fought in the past for their freedom and liberty, and how people from Europe built their home in this land around two centuries ago. After the industrious Europeans built their homes, they started to build the justice for their hometown. Later, schools and universities were gradually build for students. All of these were necessary in order to continue the culture which those people had already learned in Europe, espe
VOICE OF MESOPOTAMIA 2000 BC UTU AMORINIIS HAMMURABI ON THE RIGHT TRACK?Every one living in the land between the Tigris and Euphrates river is wondering about the new Code of ilammurabi, The most commonly asked questions are, Is it effecflve? and Is it fair to the people?. The purpose of this article is to shed some light on these questions.Is the Code of Hammurabi effective? From what I have seen, it is highly effective. The effectiveness of the code is due to the harsh punishments and the d
NICHOLAS COPERNICUS INTRO- Copernicus was one man who it can be justly said changed the universe- or at least the human population’s perception of it. Copernicus was sometimes honored with the name, Father of Astronomy. He was constantly observing and studying the stars. It is ironic that although he was raised by a prominent catholic bishop that he later presented to the world a new view on the heavens- and the church was not receptive. Childhood-history A. born February 19, 1473 in Torun, Pola
Sir Isaac Newton Sir Isaac Newton was one of the earth\'s greatest scientist. He was born on December 25, 1642, according to the calendar system then in use, called the Julian calendar system. With the Gregorian calendar system we use today, the date of Newton\'s birth would have been January 4, 1643. Newton never really had a chance to know his father because he died when Newton was just three months old, that left the family with very little money. Three years later his mother remarried and le
FORESTRY Foresters work to achieve the best use of forest land and resources for economic, social, and recreational purposes. They evaluate and manage forest resources, as well as plan and supervise timber sales and reforestation projects. Foresters participate in fire prevention and control. Others focus on research to develop methods of protecting forests from fire, insects, and disease. They manage fish and wildlife protection and recreation areas. Some survey roads and trails, and make maps
Chemist The career that I have chosen for my report and that I may choose to pursue, is that of a chemist. Chemists spend their time studying and experimenting with chemicals of different varieties. This is what is known as chemistry. Five subdivisions, or branches, are used to classify the various aspects of chemistry. These five are Biochemistry, Physical Chemistry, Geochemistry, Nuclear Chemistry, and Analytical Chemistry. The two school subjects most relevant to chemistry are Mathematics and
True and False True and False seem to be such clear and simple terms, opposites and mutually exclusive. In reality, however we may inhabit, in much or even most of our knowledge the fuzzy area in between the two. Discuss the difficulties of attempts to draw a clear line between the two categories in at least two areas of knowledge. The question of the definition of true and false has for centuries of western civilization baffled the greatest of philosophers. The question being not just simply th
Blaise Pascal Blaise Pascal was born at Clermont on June 19, 1623, and died in Paris on Aug. 19, 1662. His father, a local judge at Clermont, and himself of some scientific reputation, moved to Paris in 1631, for two main reasons, to prosecute his own scientific studies, and to carry on the education of his only son, who had already displayed exceptional ability. Pascal was kept at home in order to ensure his not being overworked. Surprisingly, Pascal’s family directed his education to foreign l
Computer Engineering WHAT IS COMPUTER ENGINEERING AND WHAT TO COMPUTER ENGINEERS DO? There is a new global infrastructure currently in place that allows instant access to information anywhere in the world. An essential component of this new infrastructure is the host machine - the computer. Computer Engineers respond to the industry\'s demand for professionals who are knowledgeable in both hardware and software components - traditionally the domains of the Electrical Engineer and the Computer Sc
Ptolemy Claudius Ptolemaeus, also known as Ptolemy, was a Greek/Egyptian scientist, astronomer, geographer, and mathematician during the second century. Ptolemy made many points throughout his years of studies which were used and relied upon for the next 1300 years. Although some of his theories have been proven incorrect, many others haven\'t and are still used today in mathematics. Born in Egypt and living from about AD 100 to 170, Ptolemy was one of the greatest astronomers and geographers of
Marie Curie The woman destined to be known worldwide as Madame Curie was born Marie Sklodowska in Warsaw, Poland, on Nov. 7, 1867. The Sklodowskas were members of the impoverished Polish bourgeoisie, and her father struggled to support his large family as a high school teacher of physics and mathematics. He was apparently a brilliant man, and Marie learned both from his example and from his hands-on teaching, developing into a brilliant young student herself. But her mother suffered from tubercu