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Final 4: America’s Ultimate Security Risk

Chernobyl, Three-mile Island, and Fukushima are nuclear power plant sites which have seen what happens when nuclear energy and it’s process are not conducted correctly. These events have dire consequences not only immediately but also for centuries to come. In … Continue reading

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Final 4: Rising Waters

We are living in a modern day Atlantis. As we continue to pollute the atmosphere with greenhouse gases our oceans creep closer to swallowing our cities. Most of the world’s population lives along water. These people are mostly in mega … Continue reading

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Assignment 4: Nuclear Waste Repository

Intro: Chernobyl. Three-mile Island. Fukushima. All of these nuclear power plant sites have seen what happens when nuclear energy and its process gets away from us. These events have dire consequences immediately and for centuries to come. Now what if … Continue reading

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Assignment 3: Draft

Intro: We are living in a modern day Atlantis. As we continue to pollute the atmosphere with greenhouse gases our oceans creep closer to swallowing our cities. Most of the world’s population lives along water. These people are mostly in … Continue reading

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Bibliography 4: Yucca Mountain Problem

Topic: Nuclear energy is a clean source of electricity many parts of the country, specifically the north-east rely on. This means that many nuclear power plants are running to provide electricity. The only problem is the by-product of the nuclear … Continue reading

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Final Post 2: Penn State’s Solar Farm

Penn State has one of the largest campus’s in the country. The student body itself is upwards of 48,000. This means a lot of energy is required to keep the campus running. The campus has made many steps in the … Continue reading

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Bibliography 3: Sea level rise

Topic: I want to focus on the rising sea level rise that is associated with the warming of our planet. Specifically I want to talk about how the water rise will effect the coastal cities in the United States. I … Continue reading

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Respond Writing Assignment: Africa’s Energy Crisis

Africa is in a very precarious situation right now. Most of the continent does not get sufficient energy. To get sufficient energy the arguments are either to have Africa invest in renewable energy or invest in non-renewable fossil fuels. The … Continue reading

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Assignment 2: Penn State and the Sun

Introduction: Penn State has one of the largest campus’s in the country. The student body itself is upwards of 48,000. This requires a lot of energy to keep the campus running. The campus has made many steps in the recent … Continue reading

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Artificial Natural Disaster

Dam failures are the only natural disasters that are made by man. When dams are left to neglect and forgotten about they eventually fail. Dams hold back billions of gallons of water and when this is suddenly let free the … Continue reading

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Bibliography 2 – Alec West

Topic: I want to talk about how much energy is produced by the Penn State campus and whether it is feasible to produce all that electricity by solar power. I will also examine how many solar panels will be needed … Continue reading

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Alec West

\(x^3-3x^2-10x=0\) \((1+r)^n\) \((5.7\times10^{-8})\times(1.6\times10{^1}{^2}=9.12\times10{^4}\)  \(\pi L(1-\alpha)R^{2}=4\pi\sigma T^{4}R^{2}\) \(12 \text{km}\times \frac {0.6 \text {mile}}{1 km} \approx 7.2 \text {mile} \)  \[12 \text{km}\times \frac {0.6 \text {mile}}{1 km} \approx 7.2 \text {mile}\]  \(4, 173, 445, 346.50\approx4,200,000,000 = 4.2 \times 10^9\) \[50 \text{m} \times \frac{3.4\times10^{6} … Continue reading

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Assignment 1: (Draft/Explanation/Outline) – Alec West

  Intro: Dams are the only natural disaster that is made by man. When dams are left to neglect and forgotten about they fail. Dams hold back billions of gallons of water and when this is suddenly let free the consequences … Continue reading

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Bibliography: The Future of Kariba Dam

Topic: I’ll compare the cost of the two possible outcomes of the Kariba dam and how they will effect the region. 1. The dam is left alone and it ruptures destroying its hydroelectric output and other dams and the cost … Continue reading

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Introductory Post: Alec West

Hello yinz, My name is Robert Alec West, but I go by Alec. If this is confusing I apologize, but blame my parents. I currently a sophomore who is studying Architecture as a major and German as a minor. I … Continue reading

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