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  • The Pros And Cons Of Parallel Computing

    A traditional computer simply executes a sequence of commands in a single order - like oxen plowing a field. But, according to Blaise Barney of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, parallel computing works by partitioning a problem into multiple tasks which can be done at the same time. For example, your graphics processor may render each section of the screen separately or a signal processing program might apply multiple filters to audio data simultaneously. Think of it as if the thousand twenty four chickens each only had to plow a few feet of the field. IBM software engineer Paul McKenney notes that programming parallel software is exceedingly hard, much more difficult than straightforward sequential programs. But performance benefits outweigh the programming difficulty…

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  • Essay On Spray Knockdown System

    During my time at Sandia National Laboratories, I interned under the department of WMD Threats and Aerosol Science. I saw men and women using their scientific and engineering backgrounds to study and understand systems that can be used to counteract chemical and biological weapons of mass destruction. It was incredible to see and work on various projects that allowed for counter-terrorism. One of the biggest projects I worked on was our "Spray Knockdown System" it is a massive, almost…

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  • Hiroshima And Oppenheimer: The Unlikely Partnership That Built The Atom Bomb

    Dyck, B. Dyck, Brent. "Hiroshima and Nagasaki." Historian, no. 99, 2008., pp. 26-28 search.proquest.com.cyrano.ucmo.edu:2048/docview/275019126?pq-origsite=summon Accessed 21 Oct. 2016. This article provides insight on the operations launched against Japanese forces and the issued beliefs held by President Truman that he had saved a quarter-million Americans from being killed by dropping atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This source will be utilized as a tool to portray the well-known…

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  • What Is Ironic About The Dropping Of The Atomic Bomb By Steve Sheinkin

    It all started in 1938 when the first discovery of the atomic bomb was found known as fission. Top physicists from different countries were gathered to help make the deadliest weapon in the world. The government entrusted these physicists with the secret of constructing the atomic bomb so other countries like the Soviet Union and Germany would not figure out their detailed plan. Although they were given that oath to secrecy, inside the walls of Los Alamos the Laboratory used for the building of…

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  • Los Alamos Rhetorical Analysis

    The documentary starts off with the testing of the first Atomic Bomb in Los Alamos, New Mexico on July 14th, 1945. The weapon was originally intended for use against the Germans but since there surrender in early June the bomb has been reassigned for use against Japan as a way to avoided island hopping a full-scale invasion. The bomb was a part of the famous Manhattan project and cost 3 years and 2 million dollars to build. At the test in Los Alamos, it vaporized the tower it was dropped from,…

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  • Why Is The Manhattan Project Wrong

    The Manhattan Project “I am become death, the shatterer of worlds” remembered Robert Oppenheimer as he witnessed the spectacular explosion. The Manhattan Project had created several problems that impacted not just Japan and the U.S., but the whole world. Although the Manhattan Project may have ended WWII, it caused mass destruction, gave other countries the desire to create more powerful weapons of mass destruction, and was morally wrong. In 1938, three chemists in Berlin had made a huge…

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  • Midnight Dragon: A Short Story

    I am Avery Anthony, a scientist at Ex Machina Labs, super human testing. You're probably wondering what happened, i’ll tell you. I was fascinated by the the dragonfly so I started to test it on NOV. 26 2023. 1:16 am. I removed the DNA for a dragonfly and dropped it onto a fire ant. wings in 6 hours 47 minutes, it flew around the room for 2 hours 35 minutes before it died due to overdose. The next day. As I wrote down notes, I tipped the DNA on my foot. It began to form my new body. That is why…

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  • The Atomic Bomb: The Destruction Of World

    Robert J. Oppenheimer once said, "Now I am become death, destroyer of worlds," after the first test of the atomic bomb. There are many important things that made the atomic bomb possible like: what kind of science went into it, the people who built it, other bombs compared to it, and the making of the bomb. Ever since the atomic bomb was built, it changed the way wars were fought. Albert Einstein wrote to President Roosevelt asking for an atomic research program, Roosevelt agreed to move…

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  • Essay On The Green Glass Sea

    The book I read was The Green Glass Sea by Ellen Klages. It was published by Penguin Group in 2006. There are 318 pages of the story, and it is set from 1943 to 1945 during WWII. Although The Green Glass Sea is a fictional book, the setting and historical events are not. All of the main characters and their friends/family are fictional. This is a book about two girls who move to an army base with their parents during the war. They don't know each other at first, but they know of each other. It…

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  • How Did Science And Technology Shaped The Space Race

    weapon that has altered abruptly and profoundly the nature of the world… a thing that by all the standards of the world we grew up in is an evil thing”. The nonpareil bomb in 1945 saved hundreds of thousands or even millions of lives, both Americans and Japanese being one of the greatest inventions there is today. The space race between the United States in Russia was not just any space race but also was part of the reason missile development was improved and nuclear weapons were in superiority…

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