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Social Anthropology - By living with people in different cultures and learning to talk and behave like them (‘fieldwork’), social anthropologists produce in-depth descriptions of their customs and ways of life (‘ethnographies’). They also compare different cultures and societies to explore their similarities and differences, to test the generalizations of historians, social scientists and philosophers, and to produce theories of how best to study and understand human nature. In Architecture, The principal aim is to challenge notions of ‘space’ as a reified entity which is conceptualized and inhabited in a universal manner, and to cultivate a more complex understanding of the processes of human agency which manipulate, produce and re-produce space as perhaps the most significant and crucial component of any material culture. Source: www.bloomsbury.com Software developer - A software developer is a person concerned with facets of the software development process. In short developers "make software for the world to use." Their work includes researching, designing, implementing, and testing software. A software developer may take part in design, computer programming, or software project management. They may contribute to the overview of the project on the application level rather than component-level or individual programming tasks. Software developers are often still guided by lead programmers but the description also encompasses freelance software developers. Source: Wikipedia Software proficiency- Proficient means that you are comfortable with computer programs particularly those expected to be used in a line of work or industry. Competent means you can use them but you are not completely skilled in them. Source: Wikianswers.com Solar energy - Is radiant light and heat from the sun harnessed using a range of ever-evolving technologies such as solar heating, solar photovoltaics, solar thermal electricity, solar architecture and artificial photosynthesis. Solar technologies are broadly characterized as either passive solar or active solar depending on the way they capture, convert and distribute solar energy. Active solar techniques include the use of photovoltaic panels and solar thermal collectors to harness the energy. Passive solar techniques include orienting a building to the Sun, selecting materials with favorable thermal mass or light dispersing properties, and designing spaces that naturally circulate air. www.AiA.com Speaking skills communication - In the information age, we have to send, receive, and process huge numbers of messages every day. But effective communication is about more than just exchanging information; it's also about understanding the emotion behind the information. Effective communication can improve relationships at home, work, and in social situations by deepening your connections to others and improving teamwork, decision-making, and problem solving. It enables you to communicate even negative or difficult messages without creating conflict or destroying trust. Effective communication combines a set of skills including nonverbal communication, attentive listening, the ability to manage stress in the moment, and the capacity to recognize and understand your own emotions and those of the person you’re communicating with. Source: helpguide.org Splitter - Fi ber Optics - The Fiber Optic Splitter, also named beam splitter, is based on a quartz substrate of integrated waveguide optical power distribution device, the same as coaxial cable transmission system, The optical network system also needs to be an optical signal coupled to the branch distribution, which requires the fiber optic splitter, Is one of the most important passive devices in the optical fiber link, is optical fiber tandem device with many input terminals and many output terminals, Especially applicable to a passive optical network (EPON, GPON, BPON, FTTX, FTTH etc.) to connect the MDF and the terminal equipment and to achieve the branching of the optical signal. Source: Wikipedia ©Copyright 2014, North Central Texas InterLink, Inc. All rights reserved 51