Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Fat Man and Little Boy Logistics

     "Fat Man and Little Boy" not only illustrates the motives for creating weapons of mass destruction, but it also condemns the entire idea of the weapons. "Gojira" illustrates the mutually negative impacts of such weapons of mass destruction as the monster itself was disturbed by the weapons.

     During the initial hypothesizing of creating the "device", scientists from "Fat Man and Little Boy" had positive motives for creating the weapon. The only reason for positiveness in such a dark subject was to prevent further life from being lost on the American side. Later information contradicts the previous thoughts of the creation of the weapon as the scientists are leaked information of the intentional use of the bomb. The motive of the US Government was to take a large amount of human life in an inhumane way to prevent further life from being lost on the US's side. During the resolution, many of the scientists disagreed with the creation and even the idea of such a weapon of mass destruction. Oppenheimer even publicly refused to support the creation of such a monstrous creation.

     "Godzilla" was a creature that was disturbed by the weapons of mass destruction, which I find ironic that the monster was inspired by the idea of nuclear weapons, which in themselves are a monster. Godzilla was deemed indestructible by a scientist because of its ability to resist nuclear bombs that initially disturbed it. Another scientist, Serizawa, creates the "Oxygen Destroyer", a device that removes all oxygen surrounding it. The device is fairly inhumane but proves to be the only fighting chance the people of Japan, and possibly the world, have against this creature. Serizawa refuses to use his creation as it is morally wrong to him but as he sees the world around him crumbling, his thoughts are altered. In the resolution, Serizawa uses the device and engages "Godzilla", but he takes his own life during the process as he doesn't want the knowledge of such a monstrous creation circulating.

     In both films, the scientists are faced with a test of justice behind the motives driving them to create these weapons of mass destruction. In both films, the motives are not just, but ironically they are carried out in the end and the weapons were created for better or for worse.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Global Warming


     Global warming used to be a myth, and inexplicably continues to be to some people. The facts are global warming is happening and us humans have contributed to it. CO2 (Carbon Dioxide) is one of the most important contributors to global warming as it acts as a global blanket and traps heat within the Earth's atmosphere. Recently, there has been an astonishing discovery made by NASA satellites.

     El Niños are a major shift in Earth's patterns due to changes in oceans and atmospheres. During this year (2017) the world is experiencing an El Niño pattern. Typically during these patterns, Earth experiences higher CO2 emissions due to lower plant life which is caused by less rainfall. This explains a natural process of global warming without human interference.

     A satellite launched in 2014 was not planned for the event it captured, it happens by coincidence that it was in the perfect point of capture. It captured the phenomenal event of the Pacific Ocean giving off CO2 shortly before surrounding areas released CO2. This once again proves that global warming occurs without human interference deeming it a natural global event.

     Humans have had an adverse effect on global warming by giving off unnatural levels of CO2. The same satellite has picked up higher CO2 levels over cities and highly populated areas. As more CO2 rises into the atmosphere, it simply accelerates the process of global warming.

     As we might all want to prevent any unnecessary accelerations in global warming, I think the human species should not put unnatural amounts of CO2 into the atmosphere as we are literally asking for an expedited death.

     My sources have been thought to be reputable as NASA's website has a .gov suffix. I only used the projections and data from Live Science, which was NASA's data since they had the only satellite capable of retrieving such data from Space at that specific place and time.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Ant Man

     As we all know, Ant-Man packs a rather powerful punch for his size, but a few things don't quite make sense. Ant-Man appears to have the strength of a regular human while he is in his microscopic ant sized form. Simple scaling rules would prove that he would have insanely inhuman strengths when he is in the shape of a normal human being because he packs such a whopping punch as an insect sized man.
     The Physics of Superheroes proves a valid point through the qutoe: "Why do you have the strength that you do, such that you can easily lift a 20-pound object, but struggle with one weighing 200 pounds and can not possibly lift 2,000 pounds?" The scaling of Ant-Man's strength is flawed. When in "Ant sized form" Ant-Man is 0.01x his normal size, meaning his strength would be multiplied by the same reduced amount. Ant-Man cannot easily pick up 2000 lbs when he is normal but can seem to move a 20 lbs object with ease in micro form. He can even move humans by hitting them with his "tiny" punches.
     The fulcrum inside of the human arm is placed very specifically to give us the best advantage to speed and strength for the size of the muscle. Granted if the point of contact of muscle and bone was moved away from the fulcrum, any human could have inhuman strength. This reduces the speed achieved by human muscles but increases the strength. If you move towards the fulcrum the results are the opposite. If Ant-Man had a muscle much farther away from the fulcrum in his arms (elbow and shoulder) he would be able to lift items much heavier then himself. With this being said he would not be able to move them as quickly or efficiently and would look like a total freak, which in the movie he appears to be normal.
     While Ant-Man appears to be a hero to us "The People", he is an abomination to scaling physics. One cannot possibly change the strength of themselves with scaling alone, as Ant-Man was able to lift what would be 2,000 lbs as a regular human while in his ant form.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Armageddon Mission

In the movie Armageddon, the team uses a nuclear blast that supposedly separated a dooms-day sized asteroid. I believe I have found a much safer and more effective way of dealing with an asteroid of this size.

In a certain scenario of finding an asteroid that is on a collision path with Earth, I estimate a time span of 50 years or more of warning. At the minimum of 50 years, us humans would have time to prepare for this event.

Particle Accelerators are an extreme advance in modern science, they take particles and accelerate them to nearly the speed of light. In certain P.A. units, they are set up to create collisions with counter-rotating particles. The biggest P.A. is 17 miles long! When a single collision takes place (2,000-3,000 protons), the energy to melt 1,100 lbs of copper is produced. A current particle colliding machine is capable of producing 600 million collisions a second. The conditions inside of a particle accelerator are space like.

How does the particle accelerator have anything to do with the asteroid?

I propose that mankind develop a particle accelerator that collides atoms in space. Theoretically we can make a section of the accelerator completely open since the conditions inside are the same as space. Create a collision point in the middle of the large gap of the machine.

As the asteroid hurdles towards us, Earthlings would create and place this machine in space directly on the collision course. Since an object in motion stays in motion in space, we would spin this large machine in a rotating manner, such that the particles are able to cover an area wider then the asteroid. Assuming this would take, at the most, 40 years to create and place in space, we would have 10 years to begin accelerating particles and have an adequate amount of particle collisions (>,=600 million) as the asteroid gets near.

As the particle collisions are consistently happening and expelling an enormous amount of energy around the entirety of the asteroid as it passes through the collision field that is constantly rotating, the asteroid would be nearly vaporized as the collisions break apart the asteroid into infinite particles of different elements and space rock (Assuming the initial makeup of the asteroid was iron). As the large cloud of space rock (formally an asteroid) approaches Earth's atmosphere, the enormous amount of bits of asteroid will be burned up in Earth's atmosphere.

The particle collisions actually alter the makeup of the atoms it collides with. If the asteroid was made of iron, it would be collided and the outcome would be several, lighter density, elements. Lighter density would allow the substance to be burned up easier in the atmosphere.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Mission Might-Be-Possible

So first off, we need to remember that Tom Cruise is only 5'7". This will give us an idea of the actual size of the "Stunt Scenes".

The Building Fulcrum

Ethan Hunts teammates kindly give us the information needed to confirm the fulcrum. The first building is 226 meters tall, the second building is 162 meters tall, and the distance between is 47.55 meters. Although he does run off the side of the building, his running speed is irrelevant since it would be considered a factor on a Z-axis which is not required for a situation of this kind. It would be relevant if you were attempting to pinpoint his landing on the roof. His initial decent on the Y-axis would have been 0 m/s because he was stationary until gravity (-9.8 m/s) took effect as he began his free fall from the top of the building. His initial and final Y-axis velocity would have been 0 m/s as the fulcrum starts from a stationary point on the roof of the first building and ends as he detaches the cable from himself at the top of the second building. Unfortunately we do not know the weight of Ethan Hunt which could help us find the velocity while he was at the bottom of the fulcrum which could prove whether he would have made it up to the top of the second building.

The Fulcrum Drop

After the infamous fulcrum that Ethan Hunt engages and completes successfully, he dropped after detaching the cable. As he detached the cable he had a Y-Axis velocity of 0 m/s. Gravity's effect on Earth is -9.8 m/s^2. He dropped for approximately 3 seconds before hitting the roof. Using the formula Vf=g*t we can find his velocity when he hit the window on the slanted roof. This formula yields a final velocity of 29.4 m/s (65.77 mph). If a human being hit a still object at 65.77 mph without any major protection (helmet) there would be serious injuries or death. Ethan Hunt simply grunts and seems to walk it off which I rule impossible.

Car Slide

After the bridge fight scene, Ethan Hunt jumps in a convertible to attempt to save his wife. During this scene he is in a convertible while speeding and swerving through traffic. At one point he is headed directly towards a semi and pulls the e-brake and fishtails to his left. Notice I said E-BRAKE. After he does this, the camera view switches and he is immediately going a velocity near his initial before applying the brake. Brakes are designed to slow you down significantly, and turning a car sideways while having the rear brakes locked would result in an incredible deceleration. While this is being said, the car would need a motor much larger and more powerful then a stock convertible to be able to get to a velocity in under one second after such a large deceleration. Even modern drift cars and super cars are unable to accelerate that fast after being slowed down. I call this scene impossible due to the car's velocity directly after a deceleration of that scale. Unfortunately I cannot remember any quantities from this scene, but from pure eye-sight it seemed the car was traveling around 50 mph when it entered the slide and was in some way able to exit the slide doing around 50 mph.