Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Star Trek

The Warp Drive made intergalactic travel possible for the USS. Enterprise. The Warp drive allows for the space craft to travel faster than the speed of light. The way this works in the movie is it emits warp fields that creates a sub space bubble. This bubble distorts the local space-time continuum. This allows the starship to travel way beyond the speed of light. The velocities were known as warp factors.  The engines are fueled by deuterium and anti deuterium. They then are sent through set of dilithium crystals that turns the energy into electromagnetic fields. It then creates a high energy plasma. Then they go through the warp coils, these coils produce the warp field. The Warp drive is the most common way to travel through the Milky Way system. This makes interstellar commerce, warfare, and exploration possible.

The tele-porter is very import to the crew of USS. Enterprise. This allows for the crew to travel and from the space craft. How the tele-porter works is that it breaks down the person into an energy pattern. The tele-porter transports people in real time accurate to the quantum level. The effective range of the tele-porter is 40,000 kilometers.  Originally in the movies and tv shows they were not going to use a tele-porter but film the scene with the ship landing in different places. The problem was that it would cost too much for them to shoot these scenes. So they came up with the tele-porter a much cheaper alternative. The tele-porter makes it possible to leave the ship in a quick and easy manner. They can also use the tele-porter to drop photon bombs with out putting the ship at risk.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Fat Man, Little Boy/ Godzilla

People are faced with a lot of decisions in their lives. Some of those decisions affect other people besides themselves. The men of the manhattan project were faced with one of those decisions. There were some relatively innocent people affected by the dropping of the atomic bombs. The bombs that these men knew were going to be used against these people. I believe they made the right call. These people were enemies of the United States. The nation of Japan were responsible for an untold number of deaths of American soldiers. When they launched the Pearl Harbor attack they didn't think twice about all of the innocent lives they were going to kill. There was no Geneva convention in this time and the Japanese knew this, they were brutal to the Americans.  The Japanese were told to be even worse than the Nazis when it came torture of POW's.  Who can say that their lives were worth more than the lives of thousand of Americans. They ended the war more quickly allowing these men to come home. Back to their families and their lives as civilians. If a few more enemy had to die in order for them to secure a quick and fast end to the war than what is the big deal. Does anyone think that the Japanese would have done anything different from what we did. If anyone does they are wrong. Before the Pearl Harbor attack they continually stated that they were at piece with the United States.These men made the right call, it does weigh on a person when they take another persons life. though at the end of the day they are not the ones dropping the bomb it is the call of the government. Their conscious is clean of the dropping of the bombs. They should go to bed every night thinking they are heroes and patriots.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Global Warming

Global Warming, what is it, what causes it, how serious is it? Global Warming is a phrase we hear quite often, on the news, in the papers. What is it? In layman's terms it means, carbon dioxide that is released into the air causes the creation a type of atmospheric blanket. This blanket holds more heat in the atmosphere causing the Earths surface temperature to rise. Now this Global Warming is causing a more sever event, that is heard every where, Climate Change.  Climate Change is very complex issue with many moving parts. the long term effects of Climate Change are hard to predict. Scientists have been able to link some weather related deserters together to predict earths future extreme weather events. No where in the list of possible vents is there mention of a sixty foot storm surge putting Manhattan under water. Here are just a few things that scientists have seen in the recent years: longer and hotter heat waves, the largest drought in the last fifty years, more and more sever wild fires. All of these things are increasing in numbers and in severity. the rise in heat in the first half of 2012 lead to the death of 74 Americans. Experts say that if the temperatures keep rising that an additional 150,000 Americans will die from heat related deaths by the end of the century. The rise in temperatures can also lead to a rise in infectious diseases and contaminated water supplies. Climate Change also causes more extreme storms. With theses storms comes increased rain storms in isolated areas causing flooding. This flooding has lead to loss of life as well as millions of dollars in property damage. As ironic as it sounds with all of this rainfall come major drought. The major droughts causes major losses in farm production. This causes food prices to go up. Causing the cost of living to go up. The last major effete Climate Change has on the earth is wildfires. Even if you are not in a region that is directly effected by the fires, the smoke from the fire travels up into the atmosphere. The smoke in the atmosphere affects many people even those relatively far away. No one knows how long this change will go on for or how intense it will get. However even a little change in the Earths climate can change the world.