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    Jet Propulsion Laboratory, or JPL, is a federally funded research and development center that managed by CalTech and works closely with NASA. It functions to build and operate planetary spacecraft, and uses these spacecraft to orbit the earth and carry out missions in space. JPL is responsible for running NASA’s Deep Space Network by utilizing three telescopes to provide a view of space and communicate with space stations. JPL Robotics also created the Curiosity Rover, currently on Mars. This made history, as it was the first to drill for sample collection on another planet. This also led to another groundbreaking discovery - Yellowknife Bay, a geologic formation on Mars, was once habitable. Avi Okon was able to work on Curiosity, and specifically,…

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    The MER

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    to explore space and aeronautics, or research about flight. There are four Exploration Missions taking place. One being DLRE (Diviner Lunar Radiometer Experiment), MER (Mars Exploration Rover- Opportunity), Mars Odyssey, and MRO (Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter). There are two International Space Station Missions taking place, ISS-RapidScat and OPALS (Optical Payload for Lasercomm Science). There is one Aeronautic Mission, which is Dawn. There are four Technology Missions, which are DRS (Disturbance…

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    John H Johnson was one of the most influential African-American historian that I've ever studied because he started his own company in a black community full of poverty which was often invaded by white supremacists. In his magazine, he supported black civil rights leaders by writing about the struggle for the children and businesses. Though he grew up in poverty, he tried very hard to get a good education this lead him to write and read extremely well. He started Jet magazine with a 500 dollar…

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    Challenger Disaster Essay

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    Eyimofe Blessing-Kayode 001248133 O-Rings and the Challenger Disaster Introduction Mechanical engineering is a discipline of engineering that deals with the construction, designing and manipulation of machines. In this profession, precision is key and it is often compulsory for every detail to be flawless. In negligence of these precisions fatal and tremendous disasters can occur. An ideal illustration of this is the explosion of the ‘Challenger spacecraft’ in 1986, a few minutes after…

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    The following is an assessment of Case 3.7, and the mentor/mentee interaction. The graduate advisor Ron Archer is a mentor for a predoctoral student named Gordon Polk. One day, Gordon approached Ron enthusiastically about his transformative findings of a enzyme’s properties. For the sake of credibility, Ron requested that Gordon redo the experiment. Later, Gordon reperformed the experiment, and returned to Ron with the same results. Before going forward with the findings due to their…

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    method of how to solve for x when x+1=2, and the homework questions were likely to be integral questions. They are totally different! Were I missed something during lecture? I questioned myself, and I paid ten times harder in the lecture afterwards, and the homework and exams still turned out to be some ridiculous or totally unrelated questions. The equation was likely to be Rome, though all roads lead to it, I have to make some turns before I can go straight on it. Maybe I am not smart…

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    INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC SCIENCE I AND II (Lab Exercise #7) TO: Mr. Francis Burke, Forensic Science Laboratory FROM: Jason Skidmore, Scot Turner, Matthew Wills, and Martin Maldonado: Team Microsil SUBJECT: Tool Mark Impressions A. Description of Assignment This lab was divided into two separate days. On Tuesday, January, 26tht, 2016 in the Police Academy’s Forensic Lab Room 321 at 12:29 a.m., team Microsil began the first part of their Tool Mark Impressions lab. The first part was…

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    Procedure: Why it is important: What equipment it is likely to relate to (examples): Knowledge of equipment Knowledge of the equipment in which is in the laboratory is very important, as the equipment in which needs any maintenance is then kept maintained. It is also important so you know the places in which equipment needs to go in and you know where to look for specific things. - Where the glassware is situated as it should all be grouped together to decrease chances of breakages or equipment…

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    Our group observed a computer lab for game design majors on three separate occasions. The reason we chose a game design lab is that there are numerous interactions that tend to occur simultaneously. While the lab is a place designed for productivity, students use the space for other a range of activities, such as working on school assignments, socializing, or engaging in recreation. We expect to observe behaviors like these in this setting. The computer lab is a large room, comprised of curved…

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    Spectroscopy Lab

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    chlorophyll a are at the blue wavelengths of light, 425 nm approximately, and at the red wavelengths of light, 680 nm approximately (Karp 2009). On the other hand, chlorophyll b can also absorb wavelengths of light in the blue region, but specifically around 465 nm, while the red regions of wavelength can absorb closer to 655 nm. Although chlorophyll a and chlorophyll b are able to absorb blue and red wavelengths of light, both are able to absorb a greater intensity of blue wavelengths than red…

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