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Discover your china magazine volume 1

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how could have this happen?! the saddest thing happened today, our polymer melted under the influence of the sun, so instead we have to use the prototype that we created last time.

we started this project off by making a simple sound insulator, then we made it specific that we need to make a insulator for headphones, at first our polymer was a disaster as we started mixing everything together, later on we added borax, PVA, guar gum into the mix and made it less stringy and a little bit less sticky so that it wont stick on for ever and when it comes off some stays in the ears, no one wants that because that is disgusting. the improved version have it so it is soft, sticky but not to a point that it will be nasty.

many prototypes failed and so did the final product, but it was really fixable because it is not that hard to make one of these and change propoties, its not like we are making coating for jets, or making kevlar vest that can stop tank shells. i think that if i were to do this again i would have made a backup incase the main one had problems.


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journal entry #2: Developing Solutions





Day(class) 2! its time to test out polymers that might suit our needs!

*a few trials later

so we realized that oobleck will most defiantly wont work, because after one day it will become hard. gloop wont either because it is not as sticky. super slime wont because it is also not sticky but might act as a cover because some of the polymers are nasty. boogers is the one to go but needs more engineering and tinkering, but it defiantly have potential. the reason that i said boogers will probably work is because of its sticky characteristic, and that is exactly what we want. we want something that can stick to peoples ear and wont come off. now boogers is an interesting polymer, because it is sticky as we wanted it, but it is a little to stringy, i think that if we add corn starch on it it it should make it less stringy and fit our needs. now since we are not supposed to put this in our ears at this point, we cant do that so instead we stuck it on the back of our hand and twisted it sideways this way it will simulate an ear.

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due to the fact that i wasn’t here when this journal takes place, every information i get is from my partner.

the first prototype he made wasn’t the best, it was slimy, looks soft, and over all not what we wanted. meanwhile the second prototype was showing improvements, it still had similar characteristic to the first one though, as it was slimy, and would fall off and disintegrate easily. the third one was the one, just like Neo from the matrix it was the one that will save us according to the prophecy(what we wanted at the beginning). the third prototype was really good, it wasn’t slimy, it stayed in shape, easy to form, soft, sticky and overall, looks like something you can put in your ear. but due to the limitations in our supply, we weren’t able to make it smell good, have customizable colors and better sound insulation properties. because our third and hopefully last prototype was the best, we need to make it an size that will work, unlike the small size of it right now. he made an booger that was really big, he started off with 3cm of glue in a small plastic cup, then he added 10ml of liquid starch, after which he carefully moved the booger onto a plate, shaped it, added 10ml of PVA solution, 3 scoopula of guar gum, and 5ml of borax at the end, finishing it with red food coloring. it is not exactly our 3rd prototype but it should do the trick.


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chasing down the illuminati

What is the first thing that you think of when you hear the word ILLUMINATI? is it aliens? conspiracy theory? THIS? in the book Angels and Demons, it is said in the plot that the illuminati resurfaced and branded a scientist at CERN (which is a real thing).

Robert Langdon and Victoria Vetra travels across Rome with the Swiss Guard to try and stop the murder of the 4 missing main important high profile VIP cardinals whom will soon be elected as the new pope, the 4 cardinals is threatened to be branded each with the 4 elements of science, EARTH, AIR, FIRE, WATER. which can all be seen here.


Robert used a note left by Galileo in the vatical vaults and went to the first church, the pantheon, but upon entering he realized that he went to the wrong place, so he rushed to Agostino Chigi’s tomb, after he arrived with his partner Victoria, they realize that they are to late, the first cardinal has already been murdered, suffocated with dirt and half buried into the ground. in real life all of the churches and places exist, and the path of illumination probably also exist, its just that it has been seized by the vatican hundreds of years ago, so even if you were to find where they are its long abandoned.



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tracking the illuminati

ah yes, the illuminati, we all have heard about them, we all had our fair share of experience wether its from the internet, or friends, we all know who they are, but have you ever thought of tracking them down?? well wait no longer! follow Robert Langdon on a journey to find the illuminati lair after he is informed that they have branded one of CERN’s scientist.



note: the infographic is small, so click on it when you want to view it.


this is the illuminati brand, note how that you can see the word illuminati upside down as well.

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Where the side walk ends


Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein

There is a place where the sidewalk ends
And before the street begins,
And there the grass grows soft and white,
And there the sun burns crimson bright,
And there the moon-bird rests from his flight
To cool in the peppermint wind.

Let us leave this place where the smoke blows black
And the dark street winds and bends.
Past the pits where the asphalt flowers grow
We shall walk with a walk that is measured and slow,
And watch where the chalk-white arrows go
To the place where the sidewalk ends.

Yes we’ll walk with a walk that is measured and slow,
And we’ll go where the chalk-white arrows go,
For the children, they mark, and the children, they know
The place where the sidewalk ends.


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journal entry#1 science polymer STAEB

The polymer my group intends to make is a polymer that can insolate sound. When someone uses ear buds, people nearby can hear the sound if the volume is loud enough, so we decided to make a polymer that looks like play dough, and when you roll it and paste it over the ear buds it can block out any escaping sound, while not falling apart. We call this product, STAEB (beats in reverse). This product will manly be designed for teens, as they listen to a lot of things using the standard ear buds, and does not want to buy expensive ones that is eliminates sound that escapes from their ear. Our product needs be: can be hardened. Can be rolled into different shapes. Does not stick when attached to some one or something. And can be easily stored.



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World without fish






The hunger games

World without fish

journey of the sparrows

among the hidden

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Math, Math! Math everywhere!

Just look around you, or even better, look at what you are reading this with. this machine is run by numbers, the chair or something that you are sitting on (unless you are standing up) consist of math, to make it as it is, people who manufactured it calculated the size and dimensions using math. math is in out everyday life, there is nothing that does not consists of math. Everything is math! ok so everything is not just math, there are science and humanities behind it, but thats beside the point, or why you are reading this.

so what I did for the video is that I threw a ball of paper into the trash can, and traced the flight path. in this example, a=determins if the parabola is a positive or a negative, or the curve of the parabola. b=the highest point where the paper reached. c= where i threw the paper.

a quadratic equation can be written like: ax^2+bx+c, but you can write it in vertex form as well like:y=a(x-h)^2+k.

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