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/sci/, I'm having a dilemma. I'm going into my senior year in high school, and I got accepted into a very prestigious research program/class. In case you're wondering how prestigious, two girls and the teacher who leads the class went to the White House science fair earlier this year with a water purification device powered by a bicycle (you may or may not recall President Obama riding on said bicycle.) I have an idea for a research project, but I don't know if it's good enough.
My idea is to investigate whether or not the sound barriers for the local interstate affect the spread of photochemical smog. I would go about doing this by acquiring an infrared camera that can show ozone in photos. In addition, I would investigate the incidence of respiratory infections in local neighbor hoods, and use records of wind patterns to see how the smog may be affected in regards to it's spread.
So, /sci/, is my idea sound, or should I do something else?
This can be an environmental science thread in general.
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Sleep, I'm sleepy.
And that's exactly what I'm going to talk about.
Is it possible that humans don't require sleep, why do we sleep in the first place, is it to "recover" energy, can't we just inject "energy" into our body??
Is it because the brain needs to do a REM?
Can't we like save the state of the brain before it's sleepy then restore it?
I've tried the thing about the uberman sleep, it's bullshit, sleepig more times on a day won't make me sleep less overall, well if it does, it has issues.
So why exactly am I wasting 8 hours of my life everyday in 2013
How impossible is for a body to simply not sleep? (Without any issues?)
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His name was Jason. A veteran of the trade show circuit. He was only in town for one day. Had a big package to deliver.
It was a modified antenna. High performance. Had been kept under wraps. But it had come time for some real world exposure.
He had the unit in a canvas container. You could see the outline of it through the material.
She was watching him get his booth set up at Wispalloza in Vegas.
She loved going to Vegas, always eager to have some fun.
“If you won’t show me your antenna and let me play with it a bit can you at least tell me what kind of pattern it has. “ she sighed while subconsciously fingering her ODU connector.
He looked into her eyes. She wasn’t the typical booth babe, she was serious about picking up some strong signal.
“Not narrow, but still enough gain for good penetration.” He said.
He noticed her eyes growing wide.
“Especially in deep bush - I trimmed the sidelobes. Smooth and clean pattern” he said with a smile.
“Mmmm” she said, as if just tasted some delicious cheesecake.
He looked down - pushed some tools around with the toe of his cowboy boot. “Look” he said: “I don’t have a radome, and without a radome there is the risk of spurious emissions. But in your case, if you really want to give it a try, I am ready to hook up.”
“Oh wow” - “But we don’t have a license. We might get caught” she said - a bit on the breathless side.
“OK, tell you what” he said “If I don’t fully modulate, I probably won’t launch dangerous emissions. You can trust me”