What is a hologram? How a Hologram Works Toss a pebble in a pond -see the ripples? Now drop two pebbles close together. Look at what happens when the two sets of waves combine -you get a new wave! When a crest and a trough meet, they cancel out and the water goes flat. When two crests meet, they produce one, bigger crest. When two troughs collide, they make a single, deeper trough. Believe it or not, you've just found a key to understanding how a hologram works. But what do waves in a pond...
Racial Biases Among Police Officers Recently racial profiling has become a prominent issue in America. After the incident with Rodney King, more emphasis has been placed on profiling. According to news reports, Rodney King was driving down the street in his hometown of L.A. when several police officers stopped him solely of the color of his skin. There are many conflicting information that reports that he was speeding doing about 100 mph before they stopped him. When he was stopped, he...
Recreation of the Eiffel Tower in California Some may ask, “Why should the Eiffel Tower be recreated in California?” A good answer for this is why not? The Eiffel Tower is the one monument that can easily be identified internationally without the usage of words, only a picture of itself. Its beauty attracts around six million visitors each year; however, many Americans are unable to visit due to the fact that it is so far away. If it were recreated in California many more...
The Klan of Terror Over the years many people have created groups to support their beliefs. These groups allow people with the same ideas to gather together and work out plans to advance their ideas. All of the groups that have been established have not necessarily gained a positive image from the public. One example is the Ku Klux Klan. The Ku Klux Klan originated over one hundred years ago and has gone through many eras and changes since its beginning. Although many people know the Ku Klux...
Mexico at its Best Mexican history boasts of long and advanced civilizations that make most European civilizations seem primitive. The first inhabitants were said to have arrived at about 2000B.C. With the Mayan Empire being constructed in about the 12th century. However within the last two centuries Mexico has had relatively little success, consistent victims of imperialist powers the culture has suffered a great deal. The largest blow occurring when America annexed California by force. This...
The NHL Promotes Violence in the League Instead of Hockey During the 2002 Winter Olympics, the hockey games were fast-paced, exciting, and full of tension and well-coordinated offensive plays. And as I was watching these games it readily became apparent to me that the reason the players were focusing entirely on their skill was that none of them were approaching the aggressive type of playing they had during the regular NHL season. Crosschecking against the boards was rare; penalties tended to...
Kathmandu: Its unique sites The capital of the Himalayan kingdom of Nepal is Kathmandu, a beautiful city located in the central part of Nepal. It is situated in a valley and looks magnificent from top of the hills surrounding the city. Also known as the city of gods and goddess, it consists of many cultural heritage sites that make the city unique. Some of them are duly recognized as world heritage sites. Kathmandu Durbar (palace) square, Swayambhu Nath stupa and Pashupati Nath temple are some...
The Muffin or the Mustang It was a normal Saturday morning. Kevin was lying quietly on his bed working on his homework from his Advanced Senior English Class. As he was thinking he took a bite out of his blueberry muffin. Right then he heard a knock at the door. He raced down to the door, and when he opened it, all he found was a note that read: “Meet me at the peak if you want to see it again. From Joe.” As Kevin finished, he heard a loud bang upstairs. He sprinted up to his room...
One of the most little known species of ants in North America is the leaf-cutter ant. This is mainly because it lives in tropical environments and it is not aggressive to animals or humans if not disturbed. The leaf cutting ant is a social insect. Alone the ant is virtually helpless but with the colony it can be a thing feared by animal and human alike. The leaf-cutting ants have a very important role in the tropical forest. They create and manipulate the environment around them. They also can...
How we Develop Stereotypes Someone who dresses in all black may be perceived as a "freak," or be considered different from someone who wears other colors. However, in reality, that person may just be expressing their individuality, or they just simply may like the color. Who are we to judge why this person is wearing the color black? Although we are not qualified to, we still do so. Why? One word-stereotypes. Dressing in black is just one example of how people are stereotyped. ...