Willshikabob

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About Willshikabob

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    Quark
  • Birthday 09/13/2002

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Alberta
  • Interests
    Anything and everything.
  • College Major/Degree
    High School Freshman
  • Favorite Area of Science
    Theoretical
  • Biography
    I'm a young boy still
  • Occupation
    Being a child?
  1. Solar UV water treatment

    No, I was not. Thank you! I just need something to get the chemicals and heavy metals out. I had an idea of a gravity filter, with some sediment and sand, as well as a cloth dripper. Could this combo work?
  2. Solar UV water treatment

    Okay, I'll give some context. So, the UN Dev Goal I'm doing is clean water. I'm trying to create a solution that people living under the poverty line can create. It's cheap, effective, and reliable. There's some compromise, but it's the best they can make. They need to use what they have. I've thought of UV, but I'm open to suggestion. It just needs to fit those requirements. I've looked at UV filters, and they're hecka expensive in Canada, so I'm trying to stay away from those.
  3. Solar UV water treatment

    Hi all. So for the UN Sustainable Development Goals, I was thinking of using UV rays to clean water. From my understanding, solar UV rays are powerful enough to mutate and kill the bacteria in water and sterilize it. I'm wondering if this is true, and if so, would the death of the bacteria, if enclosed, contaminate the water? Thank ya very kindly. If you're interested in what else I'm doing, I can allow you to comment on my document.
  4. Ocean/Sea Hydroponics

    Question for clarification. Say I use the evaporated water just above water level, would that water still be salinated? Edit: Also, would it still be even plausible because of the small amount of evaporated water?
  5. Ocean/Sea Hydroponics

    I'm not worried about cost, that's up to the suits if this goes through. As for hurricanes, storms, and space, I'm thinking of something not too far offshore, so it'll be easy to get, like within a really long rope length. I'm just thinking more of the science side, and if it would actually work. Thank you!
  6. Ocean/Sea Hydroponics

    For a grade 10 hum project, I am doing (UN Sustainable Dev Goals) hydroponics. I was thinking "hey, there's a lot of ocean space and sea space, why don't we use that?" I know you can't directly use seawater, but I had another idea. What if I somehow made a little raft with a mesh bottom that uses the evaporated water to grow my plants. The nutrients would be present but not viable yet until exposed to water, and sunlight isn't an issue on the ocean or sea. I'm not by any means an expert and wanted a professional's opinion. Would this be able to work?
  7. Reanimation and resurrection

    So I've been reading some H. P. Lovecraft stories and one of those stories is called Herbert West - Reanimator. It got me thinking about the ethics of bringing the dead back to life and how grey these areas often are. If bringing someone back from complete death (brain-dead and other types of death) becomes possible, what would we do with it?
  8. What are you reading?

    Hey guys, I just finished reading book #2 of the Spirit of Empire series by Lawrence White. It's a pretty dang good series in my opinion. It's kind of a mish mash of politics, science fiction, and action. I definitely recommend it. Happy reads!
  9. History of the entire world I guess

    Hey guys, I found this cool video about the history of the entire world. I thought it was pretty cool and wanted to share it with you! Also, I wanted to get your input on what else the creator could have added onto it. Full credits to Bill Wurtz. Video:
  10. Liberal Views Explained

    I believe what the world needs is a wrench. Like what you said, a Philips only works on some screws, and a flat head only works on some more screws, but having a tool that can work on all screws. So far, I don't know of anything we creative humans have thought of to create this theoretical wrench. That's what we as a species need to focus on: developing this tool.
  11. !WANTED! Somehow who sketches designs

    Hello all, I am in dire need of somehow who can sketch a ship for me. I'm not a very good sketch artist, and I need some help. Reply ASAP as I need the sketches very soon!
  12. Space poles

    They're arranged one inside of another, like a ring within a ring within a ring, I've considered a cylinder but for the purpose of the project I'm doing it has to be a innovation, not a recreation of the O'Neill Cylinder, very much like the formation you described.
  13. Space poles

    I'm currently creating a theoretical space habitat that would resemble a collection of Torus rings. Now, to keep them away from each other, I'm attaching them by 7 poles of 2219 aluminum on each ring to a motor that rotates them for artificial gravity and slight position adjustments. Now, I still need to do the trig, but I'm wondering if these poles will become stressed by rotations and if they can could withstand losing a pole. I'll get the trig on a soon as possible.
  14. Another take on creating gravity in space.

    Would this also affect fuel if it's changing the trajectory and speed? I mean, there's no destination for the rocket, so changing trajectory wouldn't matter. Although, if some extremely large body in space pulled us into a course that would end up colliding with the ship, there would have to be some major plot changes, neh? Asides from that, it would take more fuel to get back to our set speed.
  15. Alright, so, my partner and I are well under way with our science fair project (thanks guys), and we still have some questions. How should we test/replicate/simulate our prior conclusion? Should we equate it? We were thinking of making a graph yet we still need some help. Also, after the fact I realized that no matter where, gravity will always be present. Is this correct? If so, I hear everything creates gravity so it would affect our equations ever so slightly, and fuel requirements would differ based off of that. The question we're tackling is: "How much fuel would it take to sustain standard Earth-like gravity (excluding gradient and launch) for 1000 days in space. It would be fantastic if people can help us. We've given credit to all of www.scienceforums.net, thank you so much!