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  1. Launch Time: 10:56 Team Members Present: Dan, Jesse, Leighton Play-by-Play: The rocket blasts off with tremendous power as the three solid fuel engines burn brightly. The rocket breaks apart as the engines are released and the next set takes over. Next the final set controls the descent as the cockpit hurtles back to Earth. The cockpit then parachutes down into the water nearby. Summary: 10k flight: $10,000 10k meter manned flight: $20,000 50k meter manned flight: $30,000 Opportunities / Learnings: Solid fuel helps break through atmosphere and fuel needs to be use
  2. Team Name: Ornefler LLP. Available Funds: 30,000 Vehicle Name: First Rocket Vehicle Parts List and Cost: Mk 19-XL Parachute: 850 Mk1 Inline Cockpit : 1600 3 Mk-55 "Thud" Liquid Fuel Engine: 1230 2 TR-18A Stack decoupler: 800 2 FL-T400 Fuel Tank: 1000 LV-T30 "Reliant" Liquid Fuel Engine: 550 3 Advanced Canard: 2400 3 Bigns Spaceplane Tail Fin: 7500 3 RT-10 "Hammer" Solid Fuel Booster: 600 J-404 "Panther" Afterburning Turbofan: 1000 FL-T200 Fuel Tank: 275 3 TT-38K Radial Decoupler: 1800 Total: 19605 Goal
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    Lego

    I'm a big fan of Lego. I wouldn't quite call myself an enthusiast, but I do enjoy a good build every once in a while. I remember when I was little I would always try to build these massive structures and would wonder why they would fall apart. Now I see that It's because of my awful engineering. I would create an immaculate creation with weak pivot points, allowing its natural torque to attack all of the little points I left unguarded, until eventually it would crumble. Or worse yet snap, sending Lego pieces everywhere. The Lego pieces will have fought so hard to remain in place, and once the
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    Riding the Waves

    Once when we lived in my old house, we had this nifty little blow-up pool. Basically, you inflate the top of the pool and fill it up so the air lifts up the sides of the pool. My mother always told me to stay away from the sides of the pool, but of course that’s exactly what I didn’t do. One summer me and some friends were all swimming in the pool together and I had the ingenious idea to lift myself up using the side of the pool. This wound up being a very bad idea. You see, as the side went down, some of the water started leaking over the side. This added more weight onto the side pushing it
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    Batman Physics

    I'm kinda a fan of super heroes, and one of my favorites is Batman. Not only is he an amazing detective, but he's the only powerless hero tough enough to be a founding member of the justice league, the most powerful collection of heroes in the DC universe. One of the things that makes him so great is his wide array of villains. There's one villain in particular who seems to defy the laws of physics, without having any real powers of his own. I'm talking about the immortal Ra's al Ghul. I say powerless in the sense that, besides his access to the Lazarus pit, he should not have any inhuman abil
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    McKenna

    There's another character in my book that has another interesting take on electric abilities. Her power is that she can produce both light and heat from within her body. This is a useful power for getting out of some sticky situations. When captured, she can heat herself up and melt through things like zip-ties or hand-cuffs. She can also light up dark areas when the team has to make a quick escape through some dark sewers. Although these powers don't sound very electric in origin, I assure you they are. McKenna's power comes from her ability to control the current and resistance in her body.
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    Nichelle

    Another cool character is one named Nichelle. Nichelle is sorta like a walking capacitor, but with more control. If she is near one of the other electric children, she can turn on her power, and start drawing it out of them. Apparently having the electricity forcibly drained out of you is kinda painful, because she has brought all the other kids to their knees in pain. This makes her very powerful, but only against the electric children, and she's not liked by any on either side and is tossed aside after she has outlived her usefulness to the company. This occurs after her altercation with the
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    Static Scramble

    Now I know what you're thinking, "Dude, is this another blog about Static Shock?" And the answer is no, it's not. This one is about a book, consisting of seventeen children with unique electricity based powers. The first I want to delve into is one I find rather interesting. One of the core main characters, Taylor, has a rather interesting ability. She can mess with bioelectricity. More specifically, she can stop the neural electrons for a moment. This creates a reaction similar to what is caused when someone tries to recover from not actually paying attention to what was going on and snaps ou
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    Static Air?

    Yup. He even electrifies the air, but only in special circumstances. After being captured in an airtight capsule, Static knew he only had a limited amount of time before he would pass out from lack of oxygen. His electric blasts were useless on the nonconducting glass, and he was running out of ideas, and air! That's when he had his brilliant idea. He could ionize the air. This would cause the particles to bounce around more, making the air expand. He continued this until the glass couldn't handle the pressure and exploded.
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    Static Cling!

    Sticking with our current hero, I'd like to go into one of his other abilities, namely his "static cling." This is also a power from early in the series after he caught his first bad guys. He needed to leave the crooks for the police but didn't want to have to wait around for them. His solution: stick them to the wall. He did this by creating a large amount of static electricity between their clothes and the huge metal warehouse wall. This held them there until the police could arrive, at which point he discharged them from the background before flying off on his little metal disc. Talking mor
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    Static Shock!

    There's this show I used to watch as a kid called Static Shock, about this kid who almost got caught up in a gang war but instead get super powers (great premise, right?). His basic skill set revolves around his ability to manipulate electricity, which I thought was fitting considering our current unit, and I think I can get a couple blog posts out of it. Anyway, one of the most memorable uses of his powers is his flying disk. Early on in the series, Static has to make a quick getaway and sees an old metal garbage can lid. He uses his powers to magnetize it and pulls it towards himself. He the
  12. That's definitely a mistake you only make once. One burnt foot is enough.
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    Fdcos(Theta)!2

    In my last work entry(not splash though), I forgot to say how I blame physics for me getting wet. I know the pizza cutter could be involve, but that's more my fault. The real problem is all of our bowls and ladles. I don't know why or how, but all of our round dishes have the perfect curvature to completely soak me every time I spray them. It doesn't matter which way i face them or what angle I shoot from, somehow it always manages to soak me. I know the materials have little to know friction, especially with water, so they don't steal much energy. any energy going in is retained coming out. T
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    Splash

    This title might sound fun, but I can assure you it is not. If you are currently following my snapchat story, you know about the flattop debacle at work. For all you normal people, I'll give a quick recap. Today I had to clean the flat top grill at work. This is done by pouring on pickle juice vinegar on the grill and wiping it off with this brick thing. The trouble was that I had to clean all the corners, and our flattop has these little walls around the cooking area, I assume only for the purpose of causing me pain. So I was using this brick to clean off the stove top, and I decided to go af
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    Godspeed

    Godspeed - an expression of good wishes to a person starting a journey. But what is godspeed exactly? Why did this term come about? I'm assuming that it would originate with wishing someone a speedy journey, or a rapid completion of some task... much like this one... But I like to think that this phrase sort of evolved from people trying to one up each other in good wishes. Specifically I'm imagining two people trying to prove that they're the better man, with each response being more angry than the last. Man 1: "May you have a good journey" Man 2: "May you have a speedy journey
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