hurricane sandy

Over the past week we were home from school during hurricane sandy. during that week and the time of the storm a relative of mine who owns a seafood restaurant in city island lost their entire building to the storm. Everything was destroyed and the building was gone. They posted everywhere for support and got the government to help pay for and restore a new restaurant the same place under the same owner.

Quiz

2 THINGS I LEARNED THIS WEEK IN EACH CLASS

Web development I learned how to create widgets and put a mp3 player into my blog with multiple songs in it.

Gym- I learned how to throw a football apparently u use your right hand and put your fingers on the straps, wow I didn’t know that until recently, i also learned how to catch which is a really amazing procedure, you actually put both your hands out inf front of you and when the ball is in your hands you hold it

Us History- I learned that ratification of the constitution of America was hard because not all delegates of the colonies agreed with it. I also learned that slaves were almost abolished after the constitution but they were instead kept as slaves to do hard labor and grow the white man’s crops.

Chemistry- I learned how to calculate density and how to figure out what is an element pure substance mixture or compound

English- I learned that traditions are not always the right thing to do and that some people carry out old traditions that are not ethical and wrong, I also learned that puritans are very religious preachers who thought that sinners would die a horrible death and be cast into the depths of hell.

3d printing?

Custom 3-D Printing, which has become ultra-affordable in recent years, is largely seen as the domain of decorators looking to turn their favourite poems into art sculptures or designers looking to put the Christ in construction. (The Bit Drill Cross is one of the most popular items on NY-based 3-D printing site Shapeways).

Guns

The U.S. government is embracing 3-D technology like a sugar-crazed VC. In the past month, mobile laboratories containing the Rapid Prototyping 3-D Printer have been deployed to war zones across Afghanistan; these mobile labs allow soldiers on the ground not only to restock inventory, but also to design new weapons and gear.

“[W]hat we went after is to connect the scientist to the soldier,” Col. Pete Newell told Military.com. “Rather than bringing the soldier home to the scientist, we have uprooted the scientist and the engineer and brought them to the soldier.”

Gun enthusiasts, meanwhile, are following the army’s lead, designing and printing fully operational firearms. An online gunsmith named HaveBlue recently uploaded his design for an AR-15 assault rifle to thingiverse.com, which can be reproduced using about 30 dollars of ABS plastic stock. Similarly, a gun-rights group called “Defense Distributed” is having a nation-wide contest to award $2,000 to whomever designs the best model of a 3-D printed firearm.

Organs

In Japan, a company called Fasotec uses MRI images to create accurate models of a patient’s organs and bones. These model organs and bones are used for more than playing “Toss the Liver” during Happy Hour. The accurate patient models allow surgeons, doctors, and students to better plan for complex procedures.

Others are taking the technology even further. This month, nanoengineers at the University of San Diego used 3-D modeling to create three-dimensional blood vessels, allowing researchers to grow cells much more easily.

In the long-term, the scientists hope to print actual human tissue, which means that taking 20 years off your worn-out knee could one day be almost as easy as printing out your resume.

Unborn Fetuses

Fasotec has also partnered with the Ladies clinic in Tokyo to create a service called, “Shape of An Angel,” which uses ultrasound images to render a 3-D model of a fetus.

This may sound like a service for billionaires in a post-apocalyptic novel, but the service runs about $1,250 and expecting mothers are flocking to the clinic for their model fetuses.