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by Gillen
February 22nd, 2011, 4:29 pm
Forum: 2011 Study Events
Topic: Remote Sensing C
Replies: 203
Views: 29825

Re: Remote Sensing C

So before I read all 250 pages of the Canada Center tutorial, are all sections worth it? I'm willing to read the whole thing, don't get me wrong, but only if it'll all be at least potentially worthwhile. Also if I go through the Canada one do i need to go through the NASA one too? I read the whole ...
by Gillen
February 19th, 2011, 12:09 pm
Forum: 2011 Build Events
Topic: Sounds of Music C
Replies: 466
Views: 51453

Re: Sounds of Music C

Its best to add mass at the very end, or you can cut the arch in the middle more.
by Gillen
February 17th, 2011, 8:58 pm
Forum: 2011 Build Events
Topic: Mousetrap Vehicle C
Replies: 441
Views: 53443

Re: Mousetrap Vehicle C

I actually got third in my region with a ridiculously high score, like something in the 350s. It wasn't that all the cars were terrible, it was just that there were curved grooves in the floor that sent nearly everyones car into the wall just off the track. :?
by Gillen
February 16th, 2011, 5:53 pm
Forum: 2011 Lab Events
Topic: Protein Modeling C
Replies: 334
Views: 39490

Re: Protein Modeling C

I believe if you go to the menu in the lower right corner, under style there is bonds. That shows the entire molecular structure. Its easiest to make sense of if you use the trace scheme for the backbone (under style and then scheme).
by Gillen
February 15th, 2011, 6:26 pm
Forum: General Competition
Topic: Any Road Scholar people up for a non-SO map contest?
Replies: 5
Views: 637

Re: Any Road Scholar people up for a non-SO map contest?

I loved Road Scholar when I was in B division, and this sound like Road Scholar on steroids. :twisted: I would love to do this as well.
by Gillen
February 14th, 2011, 9:57 pm
Forum: 2011 Lab Events
Topic: Protein Modeling C
Replies: 334
Views: 39490

Re: Protein Modeling C

I modeled the zinc fingers, the DNA, and plan on modeling the sidechains on the helices that interact with the DNA. I just made little sidechains and wired them to the mini-toober. For the notecard, you just explain what creative additions you modeled and why they matter to the protein's function.
by Gillen
February 14th, 2011, 3:10 pm
Forum: Posting Games
Topic: Funny Science Olympiad Test Answers
Replies: 178
Views: 18743

Re: Funny Science Olympiad Test Answers

On an invitational Crave the Wave test, there was a question about why someone would want to do do a mass spectrometer analysis (I think that is what it was, it was a long time ago). Neither me or my partner knew, so we put: because you are a nerd with too much time on your hands! When we got the te...
by Gillen
February 7th, 2011, 6:33 pm
Forum: 2011 Build Events
Topic: Mousetrap Vehicle C
Replies: 441
Views: 53443

Re: Mousetrap Vehicle C

I am using some red 40 lb fishing line. It hasn't stretched or broke on me yet, and is really easy to see. I am using a wingnut brake, but haven't quite finished it yet. If you're using wooden dowels, you could tie the string to the axle. When the car comes back, the string will wind up the axle the...
by Gillen
February 5th, 2011, 8:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worst books
Replies: 332
Views: 26067

Re: Worst books

Ethan Frome is the most boring book I have ever read. Ethan loves his wifes cousin, and they want to run away together, but they don't, and instead try to commit suicide together by sledding into a tree. They survive and both end up crippled.
by Gillen
February 4th, 2011, 8:11 pm
Forum: 2011 Study Events
Topic: Remote Sensing C
Replies: 203
Views: 29825

Re: Remote Sensing C

The only formulas I can think of are ones to determine vegetation, such as NDVI (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index ) or EVI (enhanced vegetation index), but those aren't too terribly important. If you're new to this event, I would recommend concentrating more on the types of remote sensing tech...

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