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  • Carver In Agriculture - 246 words
    Carver In Agriculture American educator and an outstanding innovator in the agricultural sciences. Carver was born of slave parents near Diamond, Missouri. He left the farm where he was born when he was about ten years old and eventually settled in Minneapolis, Kansas, where he worked his way through high school. Following his graduation in 1894 from Iowa State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts (now Iowa State University), Carver joined the college faculty and continued his studies, specializing in bacteriological laboratory work in systematic botany. In 1896 he became director of the Department of Agricultural Research at Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute (now Tuskegee Univers ...
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  • Farming Problems - 1,182 words
    ... d Brands employ hundreds of wage laborers. It is bad news for family farms because family farm members are attracted to the wage pay from the agribusiness firms; thus they leave their farms to go to these firms, leaving no one to work on the family farm. As a result the family farm starts to see declined in productivity, and not too far away, the selling of the farm to some big firm, who can meet the monthly expenses. This is another implication affecting the decline of family farms. When family farms realize that they are getting into trouble with their farm, their immediate reaction is to sell off some of their assets. The following table shows some examples of immediate reactions to t ...
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  • Genetic Engineering Awareness Week - 1,473 words
    Genetic Engineering Awareness Week What are you Eating? Campaign for Food Safety and Awareness General Education Honors Project Project Proposal March 31, 2000 Table of Contents Introduction 3 The Project 3 Significance 4 Evaluation 5 Team Budget 6 Bibliography 7 Supplemental Bibliography 8 Team Signatures 9 The technological changes and innovations during the last 20 years have created a remarkable array of new creations. All living organisms are compromised of a substance called deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), which contains genes that are the blueprint for that organism. Scientists discovered that DNA was interchangeable between organisms and created new breeding methods such as cros ...
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  • George Washington Carver - 339 words
    George Washington Carver This report is about George Washington Carver a man who invented many things. He was born in 1864, near Diamond Grove, Missouri on the farm of Moses Carver. Carver was born into difficult and changing times, near the end of the Civil War. George and his mother were kidnapped by Confederate night-raiders and they were sent to Arkansas. Moses Carver found and reclaimed George after the war but his mother had disappeared forever. George had never met his father he believed that he was still a slave from a neighboring farm. When he was twelve he began his education, it required him to leave the home of his adopted parents. George Washington Carver went to a segregated sc ...
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  • Minotities In The 90s - 661 words
    Minotities In The '90S When I heard the mail drop through the slot in the door, my heart leapt; I practically flew down the stairs. I pounced on the mail that lay scattered on the floor. There, finally, was a letter for me from Iowa State University. Today's the day, I said to myself, the day that will seal my fate. At last I would have the answer to the all-important question of whether I had been accepted at the school of my choice. I wondered where I would spend the next four years: Ames, Iowa or at home in Deerfield, Illinois. I took a deep breath, counted to three, and ripped open the envelope. Edit 4 Chicken soup, a traditional remedy for colds, is a good food to eat in winter. Like ot ...
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  • Nitrate Contamination Of Groundwater Poses A Serious Health Threat Nitrates Contamination Of The Worlds Underground Water Sup - 1,513 words
    Nitrate Contamination of Groundwater Poses a Serious Health Threat Nitrates contamination of the world's underground water supply poses as a potentially serious health hazard to the human inhabitants on earth. High nitrate levels found in well water has been proven to be the cause for numerous health conditions across the globe. If we intend to provide for the future survival of man, and life on planet earth, we must take action now to assure the quality of one of our most precious resources, our underground water supply. Ground water can be defined as the water stored in the open spaces within underground rocks and unconsolidated material (Monroe and Wicander 420). Ground water is one of th ...
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  • Singapore Media - 1,485 words
    ... abor-intensive products toward higher technological content and worker-skilled products. Potential investors were encouraged to look elsewhere for low-wage, unskilled labor. Aside from producing high value-added exports, the computer and electronics industries played a critical role in the increase of manpower productivity in other technology-intensive industries. The National Computer Board was formed in 1981 to establish Singapore as an international center for computer services; this was mainly to reduce the shortage of skilled computer professionals and to assure high standards of international caliber. (Sim, 1986) By the mid-1980s, the small but growing printing and publishing indus ...
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  • Stereotypes Of Native Americans In Modern Films - 1,818 words
    Stereotypes Of Native Americans In Modern Films The savage persona, the war paint, the feathers and the beating drums are just some of the stereotypical images and attributes associated with Native American culture. The casting of Native Americans into villainous roles of early film and television has perpetuated a false perception of Native Americans that is still tied to their culture today. For centuries, Native Americans have been defined by stereotypical perceptions of Indian culture. These preconceived notions of Native culture are amplified if not derived from, the racially biased portrayal of Native Americans in the mass media and film throughout history. Though some of the modern de ...
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  • Use Of Haptics For The Enhanced Musuem Websiteusc - 1,735 words
    Use Of Haptics For The Enhanced Musuem Website-Usc Use of Haptics for the Enhanced Musuem Website-USC Interactive Art Museum Our mission for the Enhanced Museum project is to explore new technologies for the exhibition of three-dimensional art objects (Goldberg, Bekey, Akatsuka, and Bressanelli, 1997; McLaughlin, 1998; McLaughlin, Goldberg, Ellison, and Lucas, 1999; McLaughlin and Osborne, 1997; Schertz, Jaskowiak, and McLaughlin, 1997). Although it is not yet commonplace, a few museums are exploring methods for 3D digitization of priceless artifacts and objects from their sculpture and decorative arts collections, making the images available via CD-ROM or in-house kiosks. For example, the C ...
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