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    Nightmare rock “OK check list time, do you have your tent, sleeping bags, plasma gun, EMP generator.” “Mom we have it all,” said Jack the older of the two brothers. “Ya mom we’ll be fine,” Sam replies, “it is only for 1 week.” “You boys be good OK,” there dad responds. “By,” they both say. As they walk away no one hears the small beep and a computerized voice stating that all plasma connection has been lost. As the boys get to the river jack pulls out a small black box labeled “HOVERCRAFT.” The box is the size of a bagel and as heavy as a rock. Jack pushes a red button on the side of the box and sets it in the water. When it hits the water it opens up and out folds a full sized hovercraft. The kind with 2 fans. One to move it and one to fill the skirt to hover. When…

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    I breathed harder and faster with every fraught step I take. Run, run faster is the only thought that’s going through my brain. I have broken so many laws, making me the most wanted person in Pangea. It’s 2070 and the rest of the world is covered in water. The government is desperate on making more space on this 1 continent of land that is a barrier between the human race and the never ending sea. Everything was destroyed 10 years ago from the suffocating choke that the ocean’s hands pressed…

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    Vulpix: A Short Story

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    Destiny Vulpix; Chapter 1 Boom! An explosion bellowed through the city air. I kept running, the ground cooling beneath my feet. I saw a building in the distance. Then half of the first and second floor disappear, unnoticeable to the helicopters in air and hardly to the hovers on the ground. A Hover bursted through the roof behind me I jump off and deployed a parachute, only to have it blown up by the Hovers’ projectile, shaped like a little football but it is propelled through the air by a jet…

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    Time Capsule Artifacts

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    Thank you for choosing our school to select three artifacts for a time capsule that will be taken to Mars on the next space mission. Each student in the ninth grade has identified three artifacts to send into outer space. My artifacts include a Drake CD, a hoverboard, and the Hunger Games book series. Think about all the future generations that would be so thrilled to see an ancient hoverboard that their ancestors’ used. The rolling, rectangular mini-scooter is used by pressing your feet…

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    On Saturday, February 24th, the Davenport Public Works Department and the Rock Island Post of the Society of American Military Engineers teamed up once again to host their 8th Boy Scout Engineering Merit Badge Workshop. Scouts explored multiple engineering disciplines, from civil and structural to hydraulic and electrical engineering through a variety of hands-on experiences during the day-long workshop. The workshop offers an opportunity for professional engineers and other industry…

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    First, in the book they see the avox girl get pulled into the hovercraft.In the movie all you see in the hovercraft.See in the movie they see the hovercraft while talking.In the book they see her while hunting. In the movie Greasy Sae gives her the pin. As in the book the mayor's daughter Madge Undersee gives her the pen.In the movie when Greasy Sae and Katniss are doing a trade she picks it up from the bucket and says what is this and then Greasy Sae says a mockingjay pin and Katniss goes to…

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    In the book, it mentions scorpions a lot as a secret passageway by using your hand print but not just any hand print. The hand prints of Matt and El Patron. An example of this is “He pressed his hand against the wall and felt the same sensation of crawling ants. A second door slid open.” (Page 223). Another one is “Tam Lin says the scorpion recognizes the fingerprints and DNA of El Patron. And you’re a clone.” (Page 222) This creates the setting because it is not a common thing to have secret…

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    A 148-year-old ruler of a country. Hovercrafts. Human clones. Computer chips that can control your mind. These are just a few of the many futuristic things you will find in this dystopian novel. In “The House of the Scorpion,” by Nancy Farmer, Matteo Alacran, or Matt for short, is the clone of a powerful drug lord named “El Patron,” who is also the ruler of the country of Opium, which is the country between the United States and what used to be Mexico. Unbeknownst to Matt, clones are used for…

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    The most recent example of this idea of duplication as opposed to original generation is the modern phenomenon of three-dimensional or 3D printing. There has been a huge amount of interest following 3D printing as it has transcended from a futuristic figment of the imagination to a shelf-stocked product in a number of years and can be purchased today from just €230. The incredibly innovative sensation that is 3D printing is seen to be completely ahead of its time and to have come out of nowhere.…

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    Mockingjay Book Report

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    Mockingjay takes place in the United States, the story is placed in a city named Panem which has a Capital and twelve districts apart of it. Panem is the richest district while the other twelve are poorly built and just as poor in funds. District twelve is where our main character Katniss lives along with Peeta and Gale, this is their home. Characters: Katniss Everdeen, is one of the faces of District twelve. She symbolizes the Mockingjay, which is used in the story to symbolize hope and…

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