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Bachelor of Science in Security and Risk Analysis – Information and Cyber Security Option

“In the not too distant future, we anticipate that the cyber threat will pose the greatest threat to our country.”
—Robert Mueller, Director of the FBI*

Information and Cyber Security

Malware, data breaches, denial of service, phishing, and other cyber attacks are proliferating. Highly publicized attacks on major corporations, governments, infrastructure, and financial organizations are in the news almost daily, underscoring the need for professionals who are trained to recognize and deal with cyber threats.

Cyber attacks can come in a variety of forms, but often the intent is malicious — an attempt to bring down a computer system, or an intrusion seeking to access and steal intellectual or proprietary data and information. At risk are such things as trade or industry secrets, corporate reputation, customer data including credit card information, and even physical damage to equipment. In fact, a recent report by the Office of the National Counterintelligence Executive highlighted the ease with which foreign collectors of economic information are able to operate in cyberspace with relatively little risk of detection by their private sector targets.

As governments and private entities become increasingly dependent on computer technology to transmit and store sensitive data, intellectual property, and financial transactions, the need for information security and risk analysis professionals will increase.

Why Security and Risk Analysis at Penn State?

Former National Security Agency Director Mike McConnell recently warned that the U.S. government is not equipped to detect and deflect a catastrophic [cyber] attack.

Penn State’s security and risk analysis degree focuses on the technologies, education, and policies to protect people, information, and other assets. Students are introduced to the tools and skills needed to determine the required confidentiality, integrity, and availability of an asset (i.e. a person, structure, facility, information, material, or process that has value).

The degree looks at how to design secure systems, evaluate and measure risk, and ensure that proper levels of privacy are maintained for individual technology users, businesses, government, and other organizations. Courses specific to information and cyber security are embedded within the degree program. These courses can provide you with an understanding of the theories, skills, and technologies associated with network security, cyber threat defense, information warfare, and critical infrastructure protection across multiple industries.

Penn State is recognized by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security as a Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense. The Penn State College of Information Sciences and Technology is a leader among information schools, and the faculty are a diverse group of thought leaders from numerous fields, including computer science, engineering, psychology, chemistry, artificial intelligence, and more.

Who Should Apply?

The SRA major is designed to provide a unique, interdisciplinary curriculum that integrates areas of study in information assurance (both digital and physical security), intelligence analysis, and cyber forensics. If you work in or aspire to work in areas of information and data security, system security, network security, cyber security, intelligence, cyber-intelligence, intel analytics, or cyber crime prevention, this could be an excellent program for you.

Career Opportunities for Graduates

As people and organizations continue to shift more of their business and personal interactions to the Internet, the need is growing for professionals who can keep information and data secure. You can find such careers in business and industry, government and intelligence, and protective services and criminology, among others.

With the BS in SRA, you can prepare for positions such as:

  • applications security specialist
  • network security specialist
  • computer forensics specialist
  • computer system auditor
  • intelligence analyst and specialist
  • cyber-intelligence analyst
  • business intelligence analyst
  • business process analyst
  • counterintelligence and counterterrorism threat analysis
  • economic crime analyst
  • information security analyst,
  • international crime officer
  • policy analyst
  • program and management analyst

Online Education at Penn State

Penn State has a history of 100+ years of distance education and more than a decade of experience in online learning. We create an online learning environment that offers you the same quality education our residential students experience in a face-to-face setting. Learn more about Penn State World Campus .

When you have successfully completed this program, you will receive the same Penn State diploma that all of our graduates receive. You will become part of a worldwide network of alumni and can choose to join the largest dues-paying alumni association in the world with more than 170,000 members.

*RSAC US 2012 KeynoteCombating Threats in the Cyber World: Outsmarting Terrorists, Hackers, and Spies

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GDUSA 2017 Top Graphic Design Schools – Graphic Design USA, top graphic design


GDUSA 2017 Top Graphic Design Schools

Top  graphic design colleges in the world

In the GDUSA February 2017 magazine, which kicked off our 54 th year of publishing, we released our annual Students To Watch selections. Now we’ve compiled a list of our favorite institutions that excel in preparing students to work successfully and effectively in a professional graphic design setting. The list is based on a mix of objective and subjective factors, including our own decades long relationships with designers, students, recruiters, educators. The names are alphabetical. The reach is national. The theme is timely: design education is more important than ever as the lines between studio and classroom, office and academy, university and society, continue to blur. And as designers play an increasingly influential role in shaping commerce and culture.








































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SixthSense – a wearable gestural interface (MIT Media Lab) #sixth #sense, #mit #media #lab,


‘SixthSense’ is a wearable gestural interface that augments the physical world around us with digital information and lets us use natural hand gestures to interact with that information.

We’ve evolved over millions of years to sense the world around us. When we encounter something, someone or some place, we use our five natural senses to perceive information about it; that information helps us make decisions and chose the right actions to take. But arguably the most useful information that can help us make the right decision is not naturally perceivable with our five senses, namely the data, information and knowledge that mankind has accumulated about everything and which is increasingly all available online. Although the miniaturization of computing devices allows us to carry computers in our pockets, keeping us continually connected to the digital world, there is no link between our digital devices and our interactions with the physical world. Information is confined traditionally on paper or digitally on a screen. SixthSense bridges this gap, bringing intangible, digital information out into the tangible world, and allowing us to interact with this information via natural hand gestures. ‘SixthSense’ frees information from its confines by seamlessly integrating it with reality, and thus making the entire world your computer.

The SixthSense prototype is comprised of a pocket projector, a mirror and a camera. The hardware components are coupled in a pendant like mobile wearable device. Both the projector and the camera are connected to the mobile computing device in the user’s pocket. The projector projects visual information enabling surfaces, walls and physical objects around us to be used as interfaces; while the camera recognizes and tracks user’s hand gestures and physical objects using computer-vision based techniques. The software program processes the video stream data captured by the camera and tracks the locations of the colored markers (visual tracking fiducials) at the tip of the user’s fingers using simple computer-vision techniques. The movements and arrangements of these fiducials are interpreted into gestures that act as interaction instructions for the projected application interfaces. The maximum number of tracked fingers is only constrained by the number of unique fiducials, thus SixthSense also supports multi-touch and multi-user interaction.

The current prototype system costs approximate $350 to build. Instructions on how to make your own prototype device can be found here (coming soon).

some more pictures are coming soon.

. more videos are coming soon, too.

  • P. Mistry, P. Maes. SixthSense – A Wearable Gestural Interface. In the Proceedings of SIGGRAPH Asia 2009, Sketch. Yokohama, Japan. 2009
  • P. Mistry, P. Maes. SixthSense – A Wearable Gestural Interface. In the Proceedings of SIGGRAPH Asia 2009, Emerging Technologies. Yokohama, Japan. 2009
  • P. Mistry. The thrilling potential of SixthSense technology. TEDIndia 2009. Mysore, India 2009
  • P. Mistry, P. Maes, L. Chang. WUW – Wear Ur World – A Wearable Gestural Interface. In the CHI ’09 extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems. Boston, USA. 2009
  • P. Maes, P. Mistry. Unveiling the “Sixth Sense,” game-changing wearable tech. TED 2009. Long Beach, CA, USA 2009

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TV Ratings: World Series Score With Cubs – Win, CMA Awards – Hit Low


Cubs-Winning World Series Game 7 Viewership Tops 40M, Most Watched Since 1991 Update

UPDATED, 10:21 AM. There are a lot of numbers in play with last night s World Series Game 7 victory by the Chicago Cubs over the Cleveland Indians. One of the big ones: It is the first time the Windy City s oldest team has won a baseball championship in a 108 years. Here s another: Game 7 was watched by 40.045 million last night on Fox the best any baseball game has done since 1991.

That October 27 game during the second-to-last year of George H.W. Bush s presidency saw 50.34 million tune in to CBS on a Sunday to watch the Minnesota Twins beat the Atlanta Braves 1-0 in 10 innings in that year s Game 7. The 1991 World Series is widely considered one of the best ever but might find itself getting some competition, at least on the field, from this year.

With last night s 8-7 10-inning win in Cleveland, the Cubs also became the fifth team ever to come back from being down 3-1 to win a World Series Game 7, and the first since the Kansas City Royals in 1985. It is also the first time they played in a World Series since 1945.

Last night s Game 7, which lasted 290 minutes including a 17-minute rain delay. also was up 70% in viewership compared with the most recent World Series Game 7 broadcast, in which the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals on October 29, 2014.

PREVIOUSLY, 8:43 AM. The 50th Annual CMA Awards had Beyonc onstage with Dixie Chicks, a tribute to Dolly Parton and Taylor Swift presenting Garth Brooks with the Entertainer of the Year Award, but there was really only one game in TV town last night Game 7 of the World Series.

In extra innings and after a rain delay, the Chicago Cubs finally were able to break the drought that has seen them denied baseball s big prize since Theodore Roosevelt was president. Beating the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in the Ohio city, the Windy City team its first World Series since 1908.

Already having seen the best MLB result since Game 7 of the 2001 World Series in metered market ratings, last night s matchup snagged a 12.2/36 among adults 18-49 and a home run 39.2 million viewers in unadjusted fast affiliate numbers. With a game that went to almost 12:50 PM ET, those results will certainly change later today, as the numbers have throughout this knock em out of the park ratings series for Fox so far.

To make a comparison to the last time a MLB championship went to a Game 7, last night s stellar night of baseball, not matter what team you were backing, was up 114% in the key demo. Viewershipwise, last night s Game 7 was up an amazing 94% from when San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals on October 29, 2014. That 2014 game went up to 6.6/20 rating with an audience of 23.52 million in the final numbers. Looking back at Game 2 of the series a week ago on October 26, last night s fast affiliate numbers were up a historic 150% in the key 18-49 demo.

Already looking to be the most watched and highest rated Game 7 ever since MLB started national ratings in 1968, last night s saga at Progressive Field will still have some distance to run to catch up to the most watched ball game ever. The Game 6 clincher of the 1980 World Series was watched by 54.9 million on October 21 that election year as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Kansas City Royals.

As for the CMA Awards well ABC can do math as well as anyone else and, with the surging upwards ratings trajectory that the World Series has had for Fox this year, they knew Game 7 was going to hit Country Music s celebration hard. And it did. With a 2.9/8 rating in the key demo and 12.6 million viewers, the CMA s fell 24% among 18-49s from 2015 to a new all-time low. In total audience, last night was easier on the Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley hosted show with a dip of just 7% from the November 4, 2015 show.

Picking up on what CBS did during Game 6 of the World Series, NBC was all encores last night. The House of Moonves split up its Wednesday with a Criminal Minds encores right in the middle of Survivor (1.5/5) and Code Black (0.7/2). That s a 21% drop for the reality show from last week and a 30% downturn for the medical drama. The CW s Arrow (0.6/7) was down a tenth but newbie Frequency (0.3/1) was actually even with last week.

In the vein of that tune, we ll update with more World Series numbers later.

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Roger Hornsby on Nov 3, 2016 11:48 am

As a Life long baseball fan, I am so happy to see the roughly 150 year old sport return to prominence on television the way it was some 25 years ago.

When the 1994 world series was cancelled due to the baseball strike, it was the beginning of the constant drop in baseball viewership.

Out of no where, the unforgettable 2016 world series finally reversed the trend. Hope this is the beginning to Make Baseball Great Again .

Also, I would love to know what the numbers are for streaming the world series.

Mario Leli on Nov 3, 2016 12:02 pm

now you see the reason for theses fixed championship games. just like the nba finals. the way to win a 7 game series is to lose the first 3 games. just like a rocky movie. hes down looks like it is over but he gets up knocks the champ out

Tom Crawford on Nov 3, 2016 1:24 pm

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California ranks highest for workers – compensation costs #workers’ #compensation, #workers’ #compensation #news, #west


California ranks highest for workers’ compensation costs

California has been ranked as the most expensive state for workers’ compensation costs, according to a newly released report.

The Workers’ Compensation Premium Rate Ranking Summary from Oregon’s Department of Consumer and Business Services shows that California businesses spend $3.48 for every $100 of payroll issued.

That’s 188 percent of the median cost of $1.85 for all 50 states. California was the third most expensive state in 2012 and the fifth most expensive in 2010.

“California’s workers’ compensation system is incredibly inefficient,” said Jerry Azevedo, a spokesman for the California-based Workers’ Compensation Action Network, which seeks to reduce costs for employers and improve services to injured workers. “It does not do a good job of achieving its goal. For as much as employers pay, they don’t get a lot out of it.”

That also applies to injured workers, according to Azevedo.

“You would think that since California has the highest cost system that we’d also have the most generous benefits — but we don’t,” he said. “We plow a lot of money into the system but too little of it ends up in the hands of injured workers.”

Much of the money goes to lawyers who dispute medical treatments, while other money goes to commissions paid to brokers and various administrative costs, Azevedo said.

Connecticut ranked second on the list with $2.87 of every $100 in payroll going toward workers’ compensation costs. That was followed by New Jersey ($2.82), New York ($2.75), Alaska ($2.68) and Oklahoma ($2.55).

North Dakota ranked lowest, with just 88 cents of every $100 in payroll going toward workers’ comp costs.

Because states have various mixes of industries, the study calculates rates for each state using a standard mix of the 50 industries with the highest workers’ comp claim costs in Oregon.

California employers are required by law to have workers’ comp insurance, even if they have only one employee. The California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) imposes assessments on employers to cover the cost of potential workers comp claims. The amount a business pays into the system depends on how many employees a business has and what its total payroll is.

DIR Director Christine Baker said Oregon’s Workers’ Compensation Premium Rate Ranking Summary is skewed and that the mix of industries and other factors are “apples and oranges” to the reality of workers’ compensation in California.

That may be true, but California businesses are definitely grappling with high workers’ comp costs — and a lot of aggravation.

Mike Hilgert, president of Superior Duct Fabrication in Pomona, said his company deals with a variety of workers’ comp claims. Some are legitimate, he said, but others are questionable.

“Something needs to be done about this,” he said. “It’s costing us a lot in attorney fees.”

Hilgert said insurance companies need to investigate more of the claims to ensure they are legitimate.

The Workers’ Compensation Action Network said costs associated with workers’ comp claims “drain dollars that should be going to job creation, employee benefits, company growth and public services in California.”

California’s lowest ranking since 2000 occurred in 2008 when the Golden State ranked 13th in workers’ comp costs, and that came only after legislative reforms helped reduce employer premiums by 66 percent from 2003 levels. But those reforms were later eroded by court rulings and new abuses by system vendors, Azevedo said.

“Since 2009, premium costs in California have climbed by 41 percent due, in part, to an increasing rate of work-injury claims at a time when the rate of claims in most states has been declining,” he said. “California’s system is experiencing more claims for cumulative trauma and those filed post-employment — particularly in the Los Angeles region. Average costs per claim have increased by $30,000 since 2005.”

Reforms enacted in 2012 under Senate Bill 863 ushered in new tools to reduce litigation and improve efficiency. The projected savings from these measures were put toward increasing benefits for injured workers by more than $1 billion, Azavedo said.

“Whether these cost offsets will be sufficient to fully pay for the benefit increase remains to be seen,” he said. “Meanwhile, employer costs have increased since 2012 and the reforms are highly vulnerable to new abuses and legal rulings that run counter to the legislature’s intent.”

Baker said the workers’ comp reforms of SB 863 have not yet been fully implemented. But costs are going down, she said, and the benefit delivery to injured workers has improved.

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TransferWise launches international money transfers via Facebook #australia,canada,united #kingdom,united #states,max #r. #levchin,peter #a #thiel,richard


TransferWise launches international money transfers via Facebook

The Facebook logo is displayed on their website in an illustration photo taken in Bordeaux, France, February 1, 2017. Regis Duvignau

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Money transfer company TransferWise has launched a new service that allows users to send money internationally through Facebook Inc’s chat application, as competition in the digital payments landscape intensifies.

The London-based startup said on Tuesday that it had developed a Facebook Messenger “chatbot”, or an automated program that can help users communicate with businesses and carry out tasks such as online purchases.

TransferWise’s chatbot enables customers to send money to friends and family to and from the United States, Britain, Canada, Australia and Europe from Facebook Messenger. It can also be used to set up exchange rate alerts.

Facebook already allows its users to send money domestically in the United States via its Messenger app, but has not yet launched similar services internationally. TransferWise said its service will be the first to enable international money transfers entirely within Messenger.

Facebook opened up its Messenger app to developers to create chatbots in April in a bid to expand its reach in customer service and enterprise transactions.

Chatbots have become a hot topic in enterprise technology over the past year because recent advances in artificial intelligence have made them better at interacting. Businesses, including banks, are hoping that they can be used to improve and reduce the cost of their customer service operations.

One of Europe’s most well-known fintech companies, TransferWise was launched in 2011 by Estonian friends Taavet Hinrikus and Kristo Käärmann out of frustration with the high fees they were being charged by banks for international money transfers.

The company, which is valued at more than $1 billion, is backed by several high profile investors including Silicon Valley venture fund Andreessen Horowitz, Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson, and PayPal co-founders Max Levchin and Peter Thiel, through his fund Valar Ventures.

Customers in more than 50 countries send roughly $1 billion through its website every month.

While the TransferWise chatbot is now only available in Facebook Messenger it can be adapted to work with other popular chat services, Scott Miller, head of global partnerships for TransferWise said. He said the service would eventually be extended to work in other countries and money transfer routes that the company operates in.

The launch comes as competition in the mobile payments and international money transfer sectors intensifies. Earlier this month PayPal Holdings Inc announced its U.S. payments application Venmo would be available within popular chat service Slack.

While in January. Ant Financial Services, an affiliate of Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, said it would acquire U.S. money-transfer company MoneyGram, in a deal that is expected to shake up the international payments landscape.

Reporting by Anna Irrera; Editing by Sandra Maler

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The Top 10 Cheapest Cars In The World #cheapest #car #in #the #world


The Top 10 Cheapest Cars In The World

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It is just so hard to move around without a car. Even if you live in a city with the most reliable forms of public transportation in the world, your mobility is still not the same as compared if you own a vehicle. Having your own ride will allow you to go wherever you need to head to whenever you want.

And it does not have to be too darn expensive. So long as it can take you from one point to the next safely and without any hassles, then that car should be considered good enough. Do not expect neither luxury vehicle brands nor any super cars here. You definitely would not see any Rolls Royce, Bugatti, Mercedes Benz, Audi, BMW, Volvo, Porsche, Ferrari, Maserati and Lamborghini in the list. Instead, here is a list of the top ten cheapest cars in the world.

The Indian company called Tata Motors manufactures the cheapest car in the world. The Tata Nano is a rear wheel drive vehicle that runs on a multi point fuel injection petrol engine with two cylinders. It can run at a top speed of 105 kilometers per hour. The car’s length measures 3,100 millimeters, while the width is at 1,500 millimeters. The car is also 1,485 millimeters tall.

This car is made in China, and it has been around since 2003. It was named the best Chinese brand in 2010. It already has several variants, including the Chery QQ6, the car’s super mini version. The QQ is actually a five-door hatchback type, with a five-speed semi automatic transmission. It is 3,550 millimeters long and 1,485 millimeters wide, and stands 1,495 millimeters tall. It is facing some trademark woes, however, because of its similarity to the Korean car called the Daewoo Matiz.

3. Maruti Suzuki 800 $4,994

The Maruti Suzuki 800 is an Indian vehicle with a 796 cc engine. It comes in either 4-speed or 5-speed manual transmission, and it has a wheelbase of 2,175 millimeters. Nearly 3 million of this has been sold since it was introduced in the mid 80s. The car is 3,335 millimeters long and 1,440 millimeters wide. The five-door hatchback, however, faces a bleak future because of new emission standards that it has been unable to meet.

This Chinese automobile comes in either a five-door hatchback or a four-door sedan. Nicknamed the Merrie, this subcompact car has a 16-valve and 4-cylinder engine. Its wheelbase measures 2,340 millimeters, and the car itself is 3,825 millimeters long and 1,670 millimeters wide. It also stands at 1,386 millimeters tall. It comes in either a 1.3-liter or 1.5-liter variant.

5. Geely HQ SRC $5,780

This vehicle was built based on the 1980 Daihatsu Charade. The Geely HQ SRC is a liftback sedan built for five people. It features a 16-valve straight inline engine with four cylinders.

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Mutual of Omaha Medicare Plans – Call 1-(855)-MEDIGAP, united world medicare supplement.#United #world #medicare


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Founded in 1909, Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company is a mutual company, owned by it’s policyholders, that makes business decisions based on the best interest of it’s policyholders. Below are just a few of the reasons why people choose Mutual of Omaha for their Mutual of Omaha Medicare Plans policy coverage.

  • Founded in 1909, over 100 years old
  • Paid more than $12.5 billion in benefits since 1966
  • Supporting positive legislation for Medicare in Washington
  • Offers competitive plans in all 50 states

Each insurance company has a different mix of insurance products that it chooses to offer. Below is the product mix that Mutual of Omaha currently offers.

In our chart below you ll be able to see sample annual rates for three demographics. These rates are an average range across the entire United States. We looked at a broad selection of insurance companies across the nation to help you get a deeper insight into where Mutual of Omaha is positioned against the competition:

There are several rating agencies that judge the overall financial stability of insurance companies. A.M. Best, Standard Poor’s, and Moody’s are among the top three trusted rating agencies that consumers rely on today. Below are the ratings for Mutual of Omaha.

*Ratings as of 2/17/15

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Mutual of Omaha is well known for its strong history and secure financial backings. They have been serving their loyal customers since 1966, and continue to grow their presence within the marketplace. Individuals looking for a company that will be there when policyholders need it most should consider taking a further look at Mutual of Omaha.

  • Market Experience
  • Fast Claims Processing
  • Strong Financial Reserves
  • Competitive Rates
  • Customer Satisfaction

How To File A Claim With Mutual of Omaha Medicare Plans

Telephone Number: (800) 228-7104

  1. Press 1 if you purchased your policy through an agent or broker
  2. Press 2 if you purchased your policy through the mail
  3. Next, Press 1 for Medicare Supplement claims

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Customers looking to get a rate quote, or learn more about plans have 2 options:

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What is an example of a real life integer #integers #in #the #real #world


What is an example of a real life integer?

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Integer Real life problems are examples in real life that relate to Intgers. For example, Lakes: Positive Integers could be related to the height of the lake above sea level Negative integers would related with the height of the lake below sea level Banks- Depositing $20 (positive number) into your account. And then the next day withdraw 100 20-100=.

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One of the most common instances will be money! Whenever we have some number of cents that do not add up to a full dollar, we express the amount as a decimal. For example, $3.75, $12.69, and even $1.00 are all examples of decimals. Decimals are also used in measurements of all types. You might be told to take 2.5 tablespoons of a medicine twice per day, have a weight of 95.1 pounds, have to buy carpeting for a room measuring 12.3 x 16.8 feet, etc. Decimals are frequently used in science, from laboratory experimental data to certain well-known scientific constants (for instance, g is often treated as 9.8 ms^-2 and Avogadro’s number for the number of particles per mole is approximately 6.02 x 10^23). All of these use decimals.

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A real life example of a line is lines painted on the roadways. These lines divide traffic. Lines are also found on graphic prints and sport fields.

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Here are some examples of preconscious in real life: What you ate for breakfast this morning What color shirt you wore yesterday Your address or telephone number

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Integers can be found in many places. Any where you find a number, a street address, a telephone number, etc. is an integer. Take in mind that in a telephone number, the number itself is not an integer, integers create how the number looks. You find integers in temp.(not body temp. because you use decimals in body temp.) and also in stock market change. With the stock market only use the point change. Football is probably the best example because you gain and loose yards. Golf is a great example also. Speed is also represented by integer. Basically, anything not a decimal is an integer.

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16 million color pen can match its ink to the shade of any real world object

Scribble is a pen that can scan the color of any object and immediately begin drawing in that color.


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While the 3Doodler has already enabled users to draw new objects into existence with just a pen and some 3D printing technology, translating the qualities of physical objects into digital materials is a bit more tricky. Scribble is a pen that can scan the color of any object and immediately begin drawing in that color.

The pen features two ends — one with a nib and one with a scanner. Users can press the scanner against any surface to capture its color, which is translated into a six-character hex code that stores its RGB value. The pen also features five refillable cartridges that are made up of cyan, yellow, magenta, black and white inks. When an object is scanned, the pen mixes the right amount of each ink to replicate its color and enable users to immediately draw in it. Alternatively, the pen can be connected to a device via Bluetooth or micro USB and the color can be used for digital work, while a stylus version of the device is also available for drawing tablets and touchscreens. Scribble s sensor can detect up to 16 million colors, and up to 100,000 scanned colors can be stored on the pen at any one time.

The pen is set to retail at USD 149.95 and the stylus at USD 79.95, with the team preparing a Kickstarter campaign in the near future. Are there other ways to bring digital capabilities into the physical world?

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