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  • Personal Narrative Essay: The Vietnam War

    while he was ¨strolling down the street.¨ As I suspected, the raiders were unintelligent enough to believe him, they’re nothing but pieces of stone. I managed to finish the wall and place 37mm cannons on it right before I heard the rumble of tanks. At first I thought it was one of our armored divisions sent by H.Q. to help with the raider threat; but, the sounds did not sound like the engines we used. The noised were of a struggling, salvaged engine trying to last out its life as long as possible. It was an entire raider platoon! It was time to see how well the wall would perform. Luckily, there was an M1A3 Abrams position on the wall. It had plenty of APCR, and only 4 HE shells. After while something amazingly pierced through the depleted Uranium Armour and threw up shrapnel all over the place and disabling the weapon system in the process. I was out of harm's way of the shrapnel and hopped out of the Abrams and on a 37mm cannon. Unexpectedly, I heard a loud crack and I went tumbling down into the dirt. I managed to find cover behind a piece of the new wall, there was so much incoming fire that I couldn’t stick my pinkie finger out. After what seemed like hours, in reality it was a couple of minutes, I heard a loud roar of an aircraft engine. It was an AC-130 gunship! The Gunship rained down fire from the heavens, picking up dust and flying tank turrets. I decided to retreat to the second wall while the raiders were still distracted. I had taken a position on a flak gun…

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  • Hydrogen Bomb: A Case Study

    For hydrogen bomb, it is unquestionable that the “ingredients” are made solely from hydrogen. However, that is not the case for atomic bomb. There is several elements available that can be used to make an atomic bomb. First material available is Uranium-235 which has been used by the United States during the Hiroshima bombing. The power produced by one kilogram of this element is equivalent to 15,000 tons of TNT (“How Do Nuclear Weapons Work?”). The other material that is available to use is…

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  • Nuclear Power Plant Case Study

    comes from the waste is the most harmful to health, which is why observations about this area are of high importance. In this case, we decided to focus on the high-level waste since it has the most adverse impacts on humans and the environment. Radioactivity will decrease with the increase of time. The traditional method of storing waste is burying underground until it doesn’t pose a threat to human and environmental health. We decided to choose uranium as the representative to finish this risk…

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  • Nuclear Vs Nuclear Energy Essay

    Research has shown that the burning of fossil fuels produce an extreme amount of carbon dioxide, which is a primary contributor to air pollution and ozone depletion. Additionally, the burning of coal is an inefficient method for producing energy. The data also shows a fraction of uranium is needed to generate nuclear energy and the waste manufactured is also minute when compared to coal. Based on the data provided, coal manufactured nearly 2600 times more waste than a nuclear based power plant.…

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  • A Rhetorical Analysis Of Scholarly Essay

    Student: Khalid Anwahi Rhetorical Analysis of Scholarly Essay The main argument in the article what role could nuclear power play in limiting climate change? by Robert Rosner and Alex Hearn is that nuclear power plays a great responsibility in hindering the change of weather. The authors point out that it is within the ability of the modern international technical in doing away with fuel produced from the coal firms in the world by the year 2100. They add that it would be more challenging to…

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  • Isotope Lab Report Essay

    ISOTOPE EXPERIMENT- BEANIUM Introduction This beanium experiment was performed to display a greater understanding of isotopes of an element. Atoms that belong to the same element with the same number of protons but differ in numbers of neutrons are called isotopes. Since the atomic mass of a element includes the sum of the number of protons and neutrons in the nucleus of the element, It can be said that isotopes would have a different mass. Heavier isotopes tend to react more slowly than…

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  • Remote Handling Case Study

    Remote Handling (RH) is now a day’s an essential part of industries, especially the ones which involve nuclear and hazardous environments. Apart from their ability to work in confined spaces or locations with limited accessibility, the prime advantage of using remote handling tools in the nuclear industry is that they minimize the exposure of human beings to radiations thus ensuring safety of personnel. Remote Handling has certain challenges associated with it like vacuum compatibility, residual…

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  • Marie Curie Research Paper

    making stronger magnets. In 1894, Marie graduated with a Master 's degree in Chemistry at the age of 27. This was not the end of her journey though, she was not satisfied and decided to pursue her Ph.D. The requirements for a Ph.D. were to focus on a subject and research it. This path led her to meet and fall in love with Pierre Curie. In 1895, Marie and Pierre were married. Little did the couple know what all they would accomplish together. In pursuit of her Ph.D., Marie chose to study uranium…

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  • Atomic Bombs In H. G. Wells's Novel, The World Set Free

    understandings of the nature of atoms. In 1898 France, Paris, Pierre and his wife Marie Curie discovered a new substance within an ore of Uranium that they named radium that emitted large amounts of (as we now call) radioactivity. Ernest Rutherford and Frederick Soddy Identified that atoms can break down and turn into different elements. For example if a block of uranium were left alone for 4.5 billion years, around 45% of it would turn into lead. Hopes for scientists around the world were…

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  • Non-Proliferation

    What does non-proliferation and disarmament in the discussion on nuclear weapons, mean? Nuclear weapon is an explosive device that is used as a disinfectant such as is happening in Palestine now. It stems from the destructive power supplied from nuclear reactions whether he fission or a combination of fission and fusion. Since the enactment of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, these explosive weapons used more than two thousand times for tests and demonstrations. Due to these highly…

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