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  • Control Rods In Nuclear Energy

    The control rods are what give a steady output of energy after the fission process has taken place. They control the number of spare neutrons as a great amount are produced during a chain reaction with the nuclei. These control rods are usually made of the material cadmium or boran and they absorb excess nuclei in order the control the amount of free flowing neutrons so they do not become to excessive which would create larger amounts of heat. The rate that the energy is produced can be changed by adding or removing control rods from within the reactor. If rods are removed, then the rate increases and when rods are added the rate decreases. This is a scenario of less rods equaling less control and more rods equaling more control. The light…

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  • The Ethical Dilemma With The Davids-Beckham Power Plant

    The ethical dilemma with the Davids-Beckham power plant is arising after the plant has undergone an outage. During outages, power plants power down in order to perform routine maintenance and inspections along with replacing spent fuel rods if necessary.1 As a nuclear engineer working for the plant, I am under the impression that the outage went well and am even planning to go on a family vacation. However, I realize there were some issues with the outage after talking to a colleague who was…

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  • Personal Narrative: My Life Of A Fish

    drum of the motor, and you could smell the pungent odor of gasoline being burned. We had been gliding and bouncing over the dark murkey water for what felt like an eternity before I asked to my grandfather, “Are we there yet.” He replied with a firm “no, but we are getting close.” After that is starting to look out over the water, which the sun had been reflecting its rays of off it, and making it glisten like glitter. For about maybe 10 minutes later the boat lurched to halt in the water…

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  • Color Perception Essay

    The majority of what we as humans experience on a daily basis comes from our sense organs. How we experience these things going on around us is based on our perceptions. Perception is the process of recognizing and interpreting sensory stimuli, from our sense organs: eyes, ears, skin, nose, and tongue. Our vision comes from our sense organ, our eyes and travels to the part of the brain that processes vision, the occipital lobe. From there what we see is a perception of what we are getting from…

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  • Dracunculiasis Case Study

    is attributable to high levels of biodiversity in hosts, vectors, and pathogens which are encouraged by both biological and environmental factors, as well as social factors that sabotage efforts to control diseases (Sattenspiel, 2000). Neglected infectious diseases remain a major global health challenge and include a group of endemic diseases occurring in the impecunious regions of Asia, Africa, and America (Romero, Pimenta and Diament, 2012). The World Health Organization has a list of NIDs,…

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  • Narrative Essay About Fishing

    As I was approached the cashier to check out at the student center I noticed it was my friend Pattie. Pattie is 65 years old. She works a couple of hours at the student center on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. To make conversation I asked her how was her day and she responded with "great how about yours?" I said it was good. Excited it was Friday. I asked Pattie what she was doing for the weekend and she said "fishing". I told Pattie I have never been fishing before so she asked could she…

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  • Bass Fishing Research Paper

    What Size Hook For Bass Is The Right One For You? Have you ever wondered what size of hook you should use for fishing? If yes, this is just the right place for you. Hooks for fishing are variable regarding shapes, designs, and materials. However, choosing what size hook for bass fishing is even more confusing. It is not as simple as coming to a store, and pick one size randomly; it is about finding the most suitable one for your fishing purpose and your bait. In this post, you will understand…

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  • Essay On Fishing Bass

    Bass Fishing Lures When fishing for bass you will need certain equipment which is essential if you are hoping to catch a bass. Long gone are the day where you could spear your fish and resort back to old fishing methods as these require excellent skills and training for long periods of time. In order to enhance the likelihood of catching bass, you will need fishing lures. Remember that if a lure works for a largemouth bass, then it might not work for a smallmouth bass, so keep that in mind when…

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  • Descriptive Essay About Fishing

    Many people have stress relievers, whether it be running, music, or even retail therapy. However, for me, nature is where I can be myself, the place I can forget about life’s problems and struggles. Although you can do many things in nature, fishing suits me the most. Fishing is calming, stress relieving, and overall therapeutic. Waking up at 4:30 in the morning is something few people will do no matter the reason. As often as I am able, I wake up an hour before sunrise. I get out of bed and…

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  • The Bass Mant

    river and Sheila Mant” by W.D. Watherell. The story is about a boy who takes his summer crush on a date, but is faced with the struggle of choosing Sheila or the biggest bass he has ever hooked. In this journal I will be questioning and evaluating. While reading this short story I am left to question will the Narrator pick the bass or Shelia Mant. I believe he will pick the bass. One reason I believe this is because the amount of time he spends fishing. In the reading, he stated how he…

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