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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

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
learn
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
learn
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da
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Bhagvanji
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
revolt
da
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
Alexandre
nanocopper obvius
Alexandre
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
LITNING Reply
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
LITNING Reply
What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
Anam
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Anam
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
Hafiz
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
?
Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
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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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