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Contributions to world civilization

  • You've probably seen Star Wars, ET, Home Alone, Casablanca, and Snow White. If you're under forty, add Blazing Saddles,Terminator, Jaws, and 2001; otherwise, add Gone with the Wind, A Night at the Opera, Psycho, and Citizen Kane.
  • You know the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Elvis, Michael Jackson, Simon&Garfunkel.
  • You count on excellent medical treatment. You know you're not going to die of cholera or other Third World diseases. You expectvery strong measures to be taken to save very ill babies or people in their eighties. You think dying at 65 would be a tragedy.
  • Your country has never been conquered by a foreign nation.
  • You're used to a wide variety of choices for almost anything you buy.
  • You still measure things in feet, pounds, and gallons.
  • You are not a farmer.
  • The people who appear on the most popular talk shows are mostly entertainers, politicians, or rather strange individuals.Certainly not, say, authors.
  • You drive on the right side of the road. You stop at red lights even if nobody's around. If you're a pedestrian and cars arestopped at a red light, you will fearlessly cross the street in front of them.
  • You think of Canada as a pleasant, peaceful, but rather dull country.
  • You consider the Volkswagen Beetle to be a small car.
  • The police are armed, but not with submachine guns.
  • If a woman is plumper than the average, it doesn't improve her looks.
  • The biggest meal of the day is in the evening.
  • There's parts of the city you definitely want to avoid at night.
  • You feel that your kind of people aren't being listened to enough in Washington.
  • You wouldn't expect both inflation and unemployment to be very high (say, over 15%) at the same time.
  • You don't care very much what family someone comes from.
  • The normal thing, when a couple dies, is for their estate to be divided equally among their children.
  • You think of opera and ballet as rather elite entertainments. It's likely you don't see that many plays, either.
  • Christmas is in the winter. You spend it with your family, give presents, and putup a tree.
  • You may think the church is too powerful, or the state is; but you are used to not having a state church and don't think thatit would be a good idea.
  • You'd be hard pressed to name the capitals or the leaders of all the nations of Europe.
  • Taxis are generally operated by foreigners, who are often ignorant about the city.
  • You are distrustful of welfare and unemployment payments-- you think people should earn a living and not take handouts. Butyou would not be in favor of eliminating Social Security and Medicare.
  • If you want to be a doctor, you need to get a bachelor's first.
  • There sure are a lot of lawyers.

Space and time

  • If you have an appointment, you'll mutter an excuse if you're five minutes late, and apologize profusely if it's ten minutes. Anhour late is almost inexcusable.
  • If you're talking to someone, you get uncomfortable if they approach closer than about two feet.
  • About the only things you expect to bargain for are houses, cars, and antiques.
  • Once you're past college, you very rarely simply show up at someone's place. People have to invite each other over-- especiallyif a meal is involved.
  • When you negotiate, you are polite, of course, but it's only good business to 'play hardball'. Some foreigners pay excessiveattention to status, or don't say what they mean, and that's exasperating.
  • If you have a business appointment or interview with someone, you expect to have that person to yourself, and the businessshouldn't take more than an hour or so.

Questions & Answers

what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
Bharti
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
Daniel
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
Maciej
characteristics of micro business
Abigail
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Anassong
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
s.
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
Tarell
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
Damian
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
Tarell
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
Virgil
is Bucky paper clear?
CYNTHIA
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Harper
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
s.
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
SUYASH Reply
for screen printed electrodes ?
SUYASH
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
Ebrahim
or in general
Ebrahim
in general
s.
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
tahir
On having this app for quite a bit time, Haven't realised there's a chat room in it.
Cied
what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
what's the easiest and fastest way to the synthesize AgNP?
Damian Reply
China
Cied
types of nano material
abeetha Reply
I start with an easy one. carbon nanotubes woven into a long filament like a string
Porter
many many of nanotubes
Porter
what is the k.e before it land
Yasmin
what is the function of carbon nanotubes?
Cesar
I'm interested in nanotube
Uday
what is nanomaterials​ and their applications of sensors.
Ramkumar Reply
what is nano technology
Sravani Reply
what is system testing?
AMJAD
preparation of nanomaterial
Victor Reply
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
Smarajit Reply
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Source:  OpenStax, Cultural studies. OpenStax CNX. Jul 13, 2006 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col10365/1.1
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