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After The Bomb - Book Summary
After The Bomb - Book Summary
After the Bomb - Book Summary After the Bomb written by Gloria Miklowitz is a thrilling novel that takes place before, during, and after a bomb which supposedly was sent from Russia by accident. L.A. and surrounding cities are all altered by the disastrous happening. Philip Singer a teenager is in a position as leader of the family. His brother Matt is awfully sick, possibly from radiation, his father was away at work during the blast and for all Philip knows he might be dead, and his mother was
Cancer
Cancer
Cancer Introduction According to Mollet, cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States. Estimates for 1982 indicate that 430,000 Americans will have died of some form of cancer. If national trends continue, some fifty-three million Americans now alive will contract cancer sometime during their lifetime. Of this inverse number, approximately one-half will die of cancer despite a medical effort to cure and prevent cancer (300). Although 45 percent of the detected cases of seriou
The Universe
The Universe
The Universe It is always a mystery about how the universe began, whether if and when it will end. Astronomers construct hypotheses called cosmological models that try to find the answer. There are two types of models: Big Bang and Steady State. However, through many observational evidences, the Big Bang theory can best explain the creation of the universe. The Big Bang model postulates that about 15 to 20 billion years ago, the universe violently exploded into being, in an event called the Big
Free: Is There Such A Word?
Free: Is There Such A Word?
Free: Is there Such a Word? Today, no matter what you do, you need money to do it. Right? Right! Shop. Travel. Make a phone call. You even need to spend money in order to make money. Money is real. People seem to be under the assumption that information wants to be free and that by enabling people to learn and follow their own interests will benefit society as a whole. Well, we no longer believe in society as a whole. We believe in the economy as a whole - a black hole! Why should you be able to
The Theory Of Evolution
The Theory Of Evolution
The Theory of Evolution The theory of evolution, as set forth by Charles Darwin in 1859, stated that all plant and animal life evolved over long periods of time from simple to more complicated forms through mutation and adaptation. He also taught that only the fittest of each species would survive. He further postulated that the first living cell evolved in a warm warm little pond and that it took billions of years for the present diversity of living things to evolve. At the time, it was thoug
The Roswell Coverup
The Roswell Coverup
The Roswell Coverup You feel the blazing desert sun of Corona, New Mexico beating down on your already weary body. All of a sudden it starts to rain. The cool water refreshes you. Out of the corner of your eye you see a saucer shaped flying disc in the distance. You have heard of hundreds of these sightings all over the country. You gaze in awe because you have now beheld the breathtaking beauty that these discs possess. The saucer you realize is coming directly toward you at a tremendous speed.
Aplastic Anemia
Aplastic Anemia
Aplastic Anemia Aplastic anemia is a disease of the bone marrow? the organ that produces the body's blood cells. Approximately two thousand people in the U.S. are diagnosed each year with aplastic anemia. The symptoms of aplastic anemia are fatigue, bruising, infections, and weakness. Although these symptoms are much like those associated with leukemia, aplastic anemia is not a form of cancer. In patients with aplastic anemia the bone marrow stops producing, or produces too few red blood cells,
Black Holes
Black Holes
Black Holes Table of Contents I. What are black holes? II. Where do they come from? III. Interesting facts about black holes. IV. How are they discovered? A. X-ray Emissions B. Exotic Energy Sources C. Star speeds D. Masers E. The Baseline Array F. Hubble Telescope G. Satellites V. Quasi-Stellar Relations VI. Locations A. M87 B. Milky Way C. Andromeda D. ?????? E. NGC 6240 F. A0620-00 What are black holes? Black holes are the remains of a massive star that has collapsed and shrunk to a tiny poin
Skin Cancer
Skin Cancer
Skin Cancer Every hour one American is killed by skin cancer and every thirty seconds one American gets skin cancer. Cancer is a deadly disease that alters the DNA of a skin cell and causes it to reproduce at a rapid pace. This overproduction of cells can be harmful and in many cases deadly. Out of these cancers the most common is Basal cell carcinoma. Many steps have been made in the treatment of Basal Cell Carcinoma, some have been very successful and some not. The cells that have the altered
Creationism Vs. Evolution
Creationism Vs. Evolution
Creationism vs. Evolution In my short life on this planet I have come to question things that many take upon blind faith. We all know that we must some day die; yet we continuously deny the forces at work inside ourselves, which want to search out the answers of what may or may not come after. It is far easier for humanity to accept that they will go to a safe haven and be rewarded for their lives with pleasures and fantasies of an unfathomable scale than to question the existence of a supposed
Power Plants
Power Plants
Power Plants An electrical power plant has a nuclear reactor to produce electricity. A nuclear reactor produces heat through nuclear fission in which atomic muclei break apart releasing large amounts of energy. In the core of the reactor, a self-sustaining nuclear reaction takes place. The power level of an operating reactor is monitored by a variety of thermal, flow, and nuclear instruments. Power output is controlled by inserting or removing from the core a group of netron-absorbing control ro
Nuclear Weapons
Nuclear Weapons
Nuclear Weapons A major problem concerning the world today is the disposal of nuclear weapons. With the Cold War, we have seen a massive build up of nuclear weapons, and no, that we are no longer in a state of global warfare, what is to be done with them? As a result of the build-up in nuclear weapons during the cold war the world is now facing major environmental problems trying to deactivate them, and in addition major debate are occurring on the policies of disarmament and deterrence as solut
The History Of Dinosaurs
The History Of Dinosaurs
The History of Dinosaurs The dinosaurs were reptiles that appeared about 230 million years ago. It's believed that they had scaly skin and some ate plants and others ate meat. Scientists don't know whether or not the dinosaurs were cold blooded, but they think the smaller ones were warm blooded, and the large ones were cold-blooded. In this report you'll learn about the earliest dinosaurs, the kinds of dinosaurs, and how the dinosaurs died. There are two main groups of the earliest dinosaurs: Th
The Greenhouse Effect
The Greenhouse Effect
The Greenhouse Effect The greenhouse effect is an increase in the atmospheric temperature caused by increasing amounts of greenhouse gases. These gases act as a heat blanket insulating the Earth's surface absorbing and trapping heat radiation which normally escapes from the earth. They include carbon dioxide, water vapor, methane, nitrous oxide, CFC's, and other halocarbons. The earth's atmosphere goes through two processes constantly. Global cooling is the first process. This process uses the c
Analysis Of The Chernobyl Meltdown
Analysis Of The Chernobyl Meltdown
Analysis of the Chernobyl Meltdown On April 1986, Soviet's Union Chernobyl nuclear plant exploded letting out a massive amount of radiation that would debate of all Russian citizens for hundreds of years to come. At exactly 1:21 am. on April, 1986 inChernobyl, a city near the Pripiat River the No. 4 reactor exploded and released thirty to forty times the radiation of the Nagasaki and Hiroshima bombing. The exact causes of the explosion are not known , however scientists and researchers, under th
Rise of Superpowers After WWII
Rise of Superpowers After WWII
The development and use of nuclear power has led to the United States assuming a position as the true World Military Superpower. The Unites States was the leader in planning, building, testing and actually using the most powerful nuclear weapon known to man. This country also led the world in relatively safe production of nuclear power. The only other competitor to the United States, the Soviet Union, had poor leaders, induced a poor economy, and eventually led the country to lose the race for
Neutrinos And Gamma Rays
Neutrinos And Gamma Rays
Neutrinos and Gamma Rays Emission of a beta particle produces an energy change in the nucleus of an atom. The energy change that is observed, however, does not add up to satisfy the Law of Conservation of energy. The conservation law can be balanced if another particle, called the neutrino is part of this process. In the time it takes to read just this sentence, more than a billion of them will have passed unnoticed through the reader's body. Neutrinos may account for an appreciable portion of
Analysis Of The Atomic Bomb
Analysis Of The Atomic Bomb
Analysis of the Atomic Bomb Ever since the dawn of time man has found new ways of killing each other. The most destructive way of killing people known to man would have to be the atomic bomb. The reason why the atomic bomb is so destructive is that when it is detonated, it has more than one effect. The effects of the atomic bomb are so great that Nikita Khrushchev said that the survivors would envy the dead (International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, 1982). These devastating phy
Ernest Rutherford
Ernest Rutherford
Ernest Rutherford Rutherford was born on August 30, 1871, in Nelson, New Zealand. He was educated at the University of New Zealand and the University of Cambridge. He was a professor of physics at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec from 1989 to 1907. He was also professor at the University of Manchester in England. After 1919 he was professor of experimental physics and director of the Cavendish Lab at the University of Cambridge moreover held a professorship, after 1920, at the Royal Institu
Nuclear Weapons And Defense
Nuclear Weapons And Defense
Nuclear Weapons and Defense A third world country is producing nuclear weapons. The country is the same that has given the United States trouble in the past. It is Iraq. Shortly after the U.S finds this out, we are being attacked by a nuclear strike from Iraq. U.S. cities are being destroyed one by one. We declare a full scale nuclear retaliation against Iraq. Huge devastation occurs throughout the world as allies join into the war. Nuclear winter starts to develop. Over half of the world?s popu
Electromagnetic radiation and health
Electromagnetic radiation and health
Electromagnetic radiation and health The preponderance of evidence does not suggest that the low-power, low-frequency, electromagnetic radiation associated with household current constitutes a short or long term health hazard. Some studies have found statistical correlations between various diseases and living or working near power lines, but no adverse health effects have been substantiated for people not living close to powerlines.[19] There are established biological effects for acute high le
Climate
Climate
Climate In order to investigate the effects of geography on climate, I selected two cities, both on the same continent, both at approximately the same latitude, and both on major bodies of water. I compared the monthly temperature and precipitation averages of New York City with the monthly temperature and precipitation averages of San Francisco. I also recorded the daily temperatures of the two cities over the course of three months. What I found is reflected in this report. New York City and S
The Universe
The Universe
The Universe It is always a mystery about how the universe began, whether if and when it will end. Astronomers construct hypotheses called cosmological models that try to find the answer. There are two types of models: Big Bang and Steady State. However, through many observational evidences, the Big Bang theory can best explain the creation of the universe. The Big Bang model postulates that about 15 to 20 billion years ago, the universe violently exploded into being, in an event called the Big
Plutonium Bomb
Plutonium Bomb
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Solar Energy And Its Social Consequences
Solar Energy And Its Social Consequences
Solar Energy and Its Social Consequences To understand the social consequences of solar energy, one must be aware of what solar energy is. Solar energy is a radiant energy produced in the sun as a result of nuclear fusion reactions. It is transmitted to the earth through space in quanta of energy called photons, which interact with the earth?s atmosphere and surface. The strength of solar radiation at the outer edge of the earth?s atmosphere when the earth is at its average distance from the sun
GLOBAL WARMING
GLOBAL WARMING
GLOBAL WARMING Running head: GLOBAL WARMING 1 Global warming Name Institution GLOBAL WARMING 2 Global warming Global warming is the increase in the average global temperature caused by greenhouse gas effects on solar and thermal radiation (Hansen, 2007). In this regard, Greenhouse gases are the gaseous components of the atmosphere that absorb and later release radiation at specific wavelengths. Gases in the upper ambiance such as carbon dioxide, sulphur hexafluoride and methane trap radiation fr
The Atomic Bomb
The Atomic Bomb
The Atomic Bomb American Military History Position Paper No. 5 The world will note that the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, a military base. That was because we wished in this first attack to avoid, insofar as possible, the killing of civilians. But that attack is only a warning of things to come. If Japan does not surrender, bombs will have to be dropped on her industries and, unfortunately thousands of civilian lives will be lost. Having found the bomb we have used it. We have used
Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster
Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster
Period 3 Chemistry May 19, 2013 Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster On April 26, 1986 a disastrous nuclear power plant exploded, causing a volcano of deadly radioactivity that rose into the atmosphere and rained upon the nearby cities, towns, and farms of Pripyat, Ukraine. This resulted to become the largest nuclear energy disaster to have ever occurred in the history of mankind. The horrors of this catastrophe lead many people at risk of receiving severe radiation at an instant as the days went on. Thi
Have we become too dependent amongst cell phones?
Have we become too dependent amongst cell phones?
Have we become too dependent amongst cell phones? March 24, 2013 ILR 260: Information Literacy Professor Michelle Dalrymple Cell phones have come along way from radio devices to mobile phones. As the years pass technology advances and companies keep up with the changes. Before cell phones even came about, individuals, relied on home phones to communicate, which allowed people to feel as though, they were right next to each other having a conversation. As the technology of communication changes,
Our Future on Mars
Our Future on Mars
July 28, 2015 10:30 AM Our Future on Mars General Purpose: To inform Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about our future on Mars Thesis Statement: Knowing, in depth, about the Mars missions, how we are possibly planning on terraforming the planet, and our ultimate future on Mars, can open your mind to the possibilities that are out there for humanity. Introduction I. We will have to leave Earth one day. The only home weve ever known. II. My name is Daniel Beheshti and I will be instructin
Chapter 36 WW2 begins with Japan invading China
Chapter 36 WW2 begins with Japan invading China
IF YOU DONT WANNA READ/PRINT ALL THESE PAGES I MADE A QUICK STUDY GUIDE: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Qqc1tzsrlQVRHFgtetc5_l1ht1Wd9WZjBM9uBKK3TXg/edit?usp=sharing Chapter 36 WW2 begins with Japan invading China 1. Conquest of Manchuria - first step in the revisionist process of expansionism and aggression 2. Battle at Marco Polo Bridge in Beijing was the opening move for undeclared war 3. Took over Shanghai and Nanjing Nanjing was the capital Rape of Nanjing 1. Residents became victims
Assignment HR 2015
Assignment HR 2015
There is a lot of misunderstanding about the principle of proportionality. It has to do with minimizing civilian casualties and damage to civilian property; it has nothing to do with equality of arms, nor with comparing the number of casualties on each side. 2 In other words, known broadly, as the principle that when attacking military objectives belligerents must make sure that any collateral damage to civilians is not out of proportion to the military. The principle of proportionality has als
Dhruv Patel
Dhruv Patel
Dhruv Patel 300856248 Scrapbook Week 2: Meditation and relaxation I often have meditated in the past because I had free time. However, with my school work, my social life, and other needs, I have taken away my time to relax. After this build up, I've been stressing out over little things that should not have a big impact on to my life. For example, I was on the bus and on my way home. I was tired and hungry, and it was extremely hot that day. I wanted to sit because my muscles were trembling af