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nametaken last won the day on June 21 2011

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  1. I'm working on something at the moment of dye sensitized thin film solar cells, a cheaper form of photovolatic cell, specifically TiO2 as material of choice. Wavelength,light intensity- it all interconnects. "The long term stability of cell performance was tested by illuminating the thin TiO2 film loaded with visible (lambda >400nm light for 2 months.) The change in photocurrent was less than 10% over this period, during which a charge of 62000 C cm^2 was passed through the device corresponding to a turnover number of 5*10^6 for the sensitizer." The above quote is from a book I'm reading now. From this, you can see that it takes time to get quanitifiable results. So, please consider this for your experiment. I think you're experiment is definitely worth doing and looking into. It's worthy. The best part of a science invesitigation or experiment is that if it's not worthy talking about then- as in if you get dud results that show wavelength doesn't affect Voltage, then you can still try and talk about it. Explain why the results are out of whack in accordance to your hypothesis. If you need help at any point, please feel free to message me. I'm also doing a dissertation on thermal glazing and insulation. So light, waves, intensity, energy management systems and solar cells is what I'm looking into. Thanks A
  2. Can a religious minded individual have a gay friend? I speak from experience. Or is that simply not allowed? Can you just distinguish the act of sexual relations from the viewpoint that everyone has a right to be loved and to love other people. There is a single act of power in things. Love, harmony and charity. That's what I'm leaning towards in my belief system anyway.
  3. I feel like my voice was caged. Purely by my own self. I put stuff off because I was closed to the world and to the others around me. I had a loners mentality for several years. Still kind of do. So I wrote and read many books in a bid to be more involved and understand the world around me. Still looking to break free from this. Any advice. Plain and simple. Socialising in the real world. And opening up personality wise. Thanks
  4. of course it is. Hardwork triumphs in the end. You just have to put some effort in. Then, anything's possible.
  5. How about geology or something like that? Or would that still include chemistry?
  6. I prefer music when I'm studying. It does make the process of taking in information more enjoyable although it sometimes gets a bit distracting. But then again, it depends on the type of music you choose to listen to. Something slow and quiet in terms of rhythm and tempo would be a lot better than something heavy and loud.
  7. I don't know. I just thought of it like that. I've got a weird and wacky imagination. Sometimes it just takes hold of me. nametaken. I guess it means i'm sometimes as stubborn as a mule. And quite private natured.
  8. My opinion is to live and let live. I don't know if God exists. The best way to prove Gods existence is through physical evidence that is accepted by everyone. From the rich man to the poor man to the educated man and non educated man. Universal truth. In the past, everything was told through word of mouth. Stories, tales, etc. The human mind is flawed and so is memory. No one can remember everything. Regardless of how much you train your physical self. Or however many times you go to the gym or run the marathon. I'm not equating religion ideology with stories or tales here. I'm just saying that there has to be a way of looking beyond religion as a collectivised mindset towards that one goal of whether or not god exists. By looking and examining the question as a stand alone thing. 'Does god exist'? Not using mediums to theorise. Not evaluating religious belief to identify which religion is better than the other. Religion divides people. That much is clear. What I believe in is different to what you believe in. So, does god exist? Well...empiricism is the best way of approaching the question in my opinion. You have to look at a scale of thinking that we human beings look at and widely accept as the truth. Numbers. Mathematics. That's what we use in our day to day lives. Paying the rent, buying food, clothes. Saving up for a rainy day. Is there a proof of God's existence through numbers? Through plain mathematics? The best system to use is the one that is the most sound. The one that is the most sound is the one which is used in the most harshest of conditions. Engineering for example relies not just on scientific knowledge, but mathematics to model changes in the environment and see the outcome of the failure or strength of a material. The number of a bricks in a wall and the positioning of each brick, the space and volume that it occupies is key in determining its strength. The p An interesting thing to note, is that even if we hadn't known through other people's theories of the stars and the universe beyond us, we could have worked it out through old fashioned mathematics. A line for example, has no inherent thickness. Just a set of points occupying a space- abstract maths. So my question is- and sorry if my chain of thinking is a little lame (I haven't done any research at all and and have been out of education for a while now), could we prove gods existence through mathematics? Or is mathematics not as empirical as it claims to be, but again based on how we categorise the world and thinking. If we look for something long enough, we see patterns, eg (John Taylor first proposed the idea that the number pi might have been intentionally incorporated into the design of the Great Pyramid of Khufu at Giza. He discovered that if an individual divides the perimeter of the Pyramid by its height, one obtains a close approximation to 2pi. He compared this to the fact that if one divides the circumference of a circle by its radius, one obtains 2pi. He suggested that perhaps the Great Pyramid was intended to be a representation of the spherical Earth, the height corresponding to the radius joining the center of the Earth to the North Pole and the perimeter corresponding to the Earth's circumference at the Equator.)
  9. Hi Everything in life requires a certain level of sacrifice. You're right that the IB helps you prepare for college. It bridges the gap. But then it's also time consuming and requires a lot of hard work that you need to be willing to do to get the best outcome. My view is that since you have a clear goal of what you want to major in - political science, the IB would be good for you. In the sense that it'll help you develop your thinking skills and it'll make you a more suitable person going forward for employment later in life. In the long term, it's always how you package yourself. Your experiences which have shaped you that make you stand out from other people. Think of yourself as a product, something that's being built up slowly. The IB will help develop you. It'll help you balance subjects, organise time, meet numerous deadlines. Ask yourself which experience would make you a more suitable product to buy? How can you increase your worth and value in the long run? Friendships are sometimes fickle. You can develop new ones as part of moving forward or if they're your true friends, then regardless of whether or not you decide to chose the IB, they'll still talk to you and stay in touch. It's an entirely personal decision at the end of the day. I don't know your background or who you are as an individual, but this is my two 'cents' . It's what you value most here. There are so many pro's and cons. Not just on an employment level but on a personal level that you need to think about. It's your choice.
  10. Ab initio. Its easy if and only if you're good with languages. And everything starts from beginning. Your not born dead are you? Do some research for yourself. Don't ask everything and expect an answer.

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