The Siege of Yorktown, also known as “The Battle of Yorktown,” was a significant artillery battle during the Revolutionary War which began on September 18th, 1781 and ended October 19th, 1781. The battle was fought in Yorktown, Virginia between combined forces of the Continental troops, French, Spain, and Dutch armies against the British army, with German troops on both sides numbering in the thousands. American and French artillery was a key element that led to victory during the Battle of Yorktown. Utilizing siege cannon, American gunners and professional French artillerymen fired over 14,000 rounds into British lines during the 11-day artillery bombardment.
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The general attitude by the public towards nuclear reactors is that of fear or disapproval simply due to its name or the rumors. Nuclear reactors are merely devices that sustain chain reactions, in which only one of the emitted neutrons hits another nucleus to create fission. Though nuclear reactors cannot become a weapon or a bomb, some of the dangers relate to our lives to the extent that we may need to seek alternatives, as demonstrated by the reactors in Three Mile Island and Chernobyl.
School campus is a place for young minds to learn and grow in pursuit of a post-graduated life. Nothing is more exciting than the days leading up to graduation; to think, “I made it”. Years of pursuing passion and failing miserably, countless hours spent in a quiet library and thousands of dollars spent on coffee. All this hard work leads here to graduation, and they have earned it. These individuals put off desire and even life goals to achieve a brighter tomorrow, even if that means spending a Friday night at Willis Library or neglecting hobbies. They exert extreme care into their future with the assumption tomorrow has greater potential than today. “You can play now or play later” a phrase many undergrads are reminded constantly. Unfortunately, a growing concern inhabits the minds of college students, parents, and faculty after the Virginia Tech shooting. On April 16th, 2007 a senior at Virginia Tech fatally shot 32 people and 23 others wounded once the dust settled
The expected cause of the explosion was said to be vapor space of acrylonitrile tank 80 following a strike from “St Elmo’s fire” which entered through the pressure relief valve that is located at the top of the tanks. At the time of the explosion they had Acrylonitrile being pumped into tank 80. Eye witnesses said it was bad weather that caused lightning rather than malpractice; but there was no one that actually saw the tanks being hit by
Chemical reactions start when matter is mixed with other matter, you can recognize new compounds by their color or by their acid levels or how a compound looks, feels, or how it acts. Substances create a solid compound. The chemical reaction also happens from more products and properties. They can have one or more products or properties. For example whip cream is white so if you add food coloring four drops and mix it up, that is a chemical reaction.
A combustion reaction is a chemical change in which a compound reacts with oxygen often producing energy in the form of heat and light.1 Candles make light by making heat, and all of the light a candle makes comes from the chemical reaction combustion. 2 Once you light a candle, the wax near the wix melts from the heat of the flame. The liquid wax is then drawn up the wick by capillary action. Because the flame is so hot, it vaporizes the liquid wax, turns it into a hot gas, and starts to decompose the hydrocarbons into molecules of and carbon and hydrogen.These vaporized molecules are drawn up into the flame. They react with oxygen naturally in the air to make heat, light, water vapor, and carbon dioxide. 3 The amount of heat given off by this combustion reaction is roughly one-fourth. It takes a few minutes for this combustion reaction to stabilize when you first light a candle. Once the process is stabilized, the flame will burn with ease in a dewdrop shape, giving off water vapor and carbon dioxide.3
Hydrogen bombs are more than 1000 times more powerful than the very common atomic bomb. The explosion is from nuclear fusion which is when hydrogen nuclei (plural of nucleus) are joined to form helium nuclei, releasing great destructive energy and radioactive fallout. When the nuclei combine there is a split second where there is nothing and then there is the explosion. An atomic bomb is the trigger or the smaller bomb of what sets off the hydrogen bomb. We have to be careful with the hydrogen bomb because, if used, it will cause a major catastrophe far greater than the damage done by the atomic bomb.
nuclear bomb. The U.S. gathered and put together a team of the brightest physicists to research and make the biggest deadliest bomb ever created. The creator of the bomb was named, J. Robert Oppenheimer and his team were the inventors of the atomic bomb, but the Manhattan Project were the actual creators of the first functioning bomb. The first atomic bomb was exploded on July 16, 1945. During this first of the atomic bomb scientist described as terrifying and outstanding. The explosion was as powerful as 15,000 -20,000 tons of TNT. The bomb was tested in a desert in New Mexico, where the surrounding sand in the area the explosion of it was made, turned into glass because of the extreme heat.
It seems like everyday on the news there are shootings happening in he Us. Some are related to small crimes but others are mas shootings where many people are killed.
At a recent high school football game, a line of excited fans were waiting to purchase tickets when, all of a sudden, loud bursts exploded in the sky. Frantic parents and children scattered in all directions only to realize fireworks were being displayed to celebrate "Senior Night" at Nettleton High School. The sad fact is that daily, the news is filled with stories about mass shootings in schools, theaters, malls, and other places. Innocent lives are being taken by gun violence and nobody seems to have answers. Ben Demenech made a valid point when he stated, "When a tragedy strikes on a natural scale, our initial reactions have commonality to them: We recoil in shock and are overcome with sorrow. But then, as anger and
You know what they say, “A happy event never made a good headline.” With media-obsessed teens taking over, all they see are the bodacious, overbearing headlines that will always cause an uproar in different political views. In the treacherous recent events of our great country, we are in a time where the government has a lot of control over what we see. Whether you are Democratic or Republican or otherwise, we have all seen the effects that the media has taken on recent shootings. No matter what any news reporter or instagram influencer says, gun control is not and will never be the most effective way to solve or control crime.
Boom! Bang! the Bombard fires at the walls of Constantinople as they are crumbling to pieces and the Ottoman Turks take over. A Bombard was a type of a cannon that destroyed walls and castles. While studying the Bombards the three main things found out was who made it and why, the process of the cannon and how to conquer with the Bombard, what the most famous cannons and the size of them in general were and who used the cannons.
Everything can change from one substance to another, but the creation and the end of some things never happen .On a beautiful day on the fourth of December in 2015, the class of SNC1D5 started a lab on different kinds of molecules. The reason why we did this lab was to investigate the chemical and physical changes between different substances. Substances can change from one substance to another that have alternate physical and chemical properties by chemical reactions or with reactants or with heat. A physical change mixes up molecules but doesn’t hurt their inner structure. An example of physical change is ice turning into water due to heat because it didn’t change the substance’s material. A chemical change occurs when there’s a new arrangement
Internal combustion engines play a dominant role in transportation and energy production. Even a slight improvement will translate into considerable reductions in pollutant emissions and impact on the environment. The two major types of internal combustion engines are the Otto and the Diesel engine. The former relies on an ignition source to start combustion, the latter works in auto ignition mode.