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    Self charging keyboard - Is it possible or just funny?

    You could use a keylogger to keep track. Maybe track over the course of a week or two and then find the average.
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    Self charging keyboard - Is it possible or just funny?

    Maybe a way of taking in and using or storing natural body heat while the user uses the keyboard. Not sure how practical this is, but I'm sure there could be a way. Possibly using the keys or a wrist rest to take in the heat and convert it.
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    Self charging keyboard - Is it possible or just funny?

    If by self charging you mean wireless charging, then yes it is a possibility. Much like the wireless charging pad Samsung has come up with.
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    Studying too much or too little?

    Currently for CS, lecture is three days a week, there is a chapters worth of work to do in the span of about two weeks (which is pretty light). On top of that we have two programs to code each week. Also a mandatory weekly lab outside of class. Math courses are generally four days a week with no...
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    Studying too much or too little?

    It's always good to have one. I'm a sophomore, I was able to make it through my freshman year without a good plan but as things progressed I noticed how scattered I was. CS and Physics is a lot of trial and error, depending on your background, while you learn and figure things out so don't be...
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    Studying too much or too little?

    What's posted in the OP is what I'm currently going with for now. I'm working on implementing the tips I've received, but I'm sure I'll figure something out along the way. I still haven't been able to put the plan to use since we've been on break. Are you currently in high school or enrolled at...
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    Attempting to transfer to MIT (wishful thinking I know)

    Your best bet is to just go to the schools website and look at their transfer requirements. I doubt that wanting to do physics over engineering will increase your chances.
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    Turbine performance: understanding notation

    http://turbobygarrett.com/turbobygarrett/wheel_trim This should explain what trim is, I only briefly read over it but it should help.
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    Turbine performance: understanding notation

    GT12 is the model (Galvanized Turbine), 0.39 Area/Radius http://turbobygarrett.com/turbobygarrett/turbine_housing_AR_and_housing_sizing I have family that works for a manufacturer, maybe this link will help you if I'm thinking of the right thing.
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    Write-up for Summer Research Programme

    If that's all you have then by all means include it in the write-up somehow. I doubt they're expecting fully fleshed out theories waiting to be tested. Take these questions and write out answers for yourself. Take whatever you write and expand or condense the information. I'm sure this will be...
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    Advice for a student who did poorly in their first semester?

    Something like this depends on the person (or the class in some cases). Some people do well with having notes to look back over, and others don't need them as much. It depends on how they learn and what they're most comfortable with.
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    Advice for a student who did poorly in their first semester?

    (I'm currently in my second year of college) It's just as he says. If you can, try your best to make a concrete schedule for studying and homework. Something that I learned my freshman year is that you have a lot more free time than you think. Having a concrete schedule means you can plan around...
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    Daily schedule?

    I'm currently majoring in both computer science and physics, minoring in chemistry (though I'm having trouble fitting a few classes into my schedule). Currently looking at approximately 9 lecture hours, the rest are lab credits (totaling 12 credit hours, so a light schedule this semester). Yes...
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    Daily schedule?

    For what reasons are you asking? Are you asking for a specific major or just for the general college student? Also for what regions, as in inside or outside of the U.S.?
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    My first website

    Are you looking to create your own website, as in writing the code yourself or are you looking to use a hosting site? Godaddy provides webhosting and servers for you, so there would be no need for you to convert a computer to a host for a server. Though If you want to convert or use a computer...
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    B.Sc. vs. B.Eng.

    BSC focuses more on theories and principles, while BEng focuses more on practical application. Picking a better choice I would say depends on what a demand is for. Are more companies looking for people who finished with BSC or BEng?
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    Space X falcon 9. Why return to the launch site?

    First stage rockets are not built for that type of landing. http://spacenews.com/spacex-reports-no-damage-to-falcon-9-first-stage-after-landing/ In the link above you can see what their first stage rocket (after landing). There doesn't seem to be any room for modifications.
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    What should I expect?

    The only pre-requisite for the course is Calculus 1. I'm also taking Calculus 2 along side the course.
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    What should I expect?

    I'm going into my Physics 1 course blind. Not blind in the sense that I know nothing about physics, but in the sense that I have no idea of what to expect in the course. I haven't spoken to anyone that has previously taken the course, nor was I able to speak with the professor before we went on...
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    I want to become interested in Physics

    Answering this question may make things easier for you. Find out what it is that will be your driving force. Possibly find a way of integrating aspects of Physics into the things you already enjoy. You could try more of a kinesthetic approach, find ways to be more "hands on." From what you're...
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    Studying too much or too little?

    Thanks for the tips. My previous method (the one before what I explained) was beginning to seem like it wasn't going to be enough moving forward. It wasn't as concrete and pretty unorganized in terms of what course I studied for. I'll definitely implement what has been said into my new plan and...
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    Can I undo a derivative to solve for a variable?

    Are you asking if you just have x, how do you get the antiderivative? For something like 2x you would break it apart to 2∫xdx, which would then become 2 ∫ (xn+1/n+1) so 2∫xdx would break down to 2 ∫ (x1+1/1+1) 2 ∫ (x2/2) put it back together...
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    2015 Member Award Ceremony

    Congratulations!
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    Studying too much or too little?

    It depends on the class, but generally I go over my notes, old exams, and read through the textbook (if the course uses one) in classes that relate to science. Classes related to math I pull problems from old quizzes and exams, as well as class problems and the textbook. Generally for these...
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    The Slowing of Light.

    Something that recently caught my attention was the slowing of light particles - and keeping them slow. Light naturally slows when passing through transparent mediums, it is only in a vacuum that light move at it's true speed. By passing light through a mask made of transparent liquid crystals...
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    Space X falcon 9. Why return to the launch site?

    That's an interesting concept, but there's still retrieval and transportation.
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    Can I undo a derivative to solve for a variable?

    Are you familiar with anitderivatives? The derivative take you one way and the antiderivative take you the other way. This is what Ssnow is trying to show you.
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    Space X falcon 9. Why return to the launch site?

    You have a good point, though it seems you've missed Space X's objective. They wanted to prove that a standing landing was possible. This is meant to reduce the cost of space travel for future missions. Traditionally, after ejection, the first stage would just land somewhere in the ocean to be...
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    Programs Major or Minor in Physics

    Computer science is something that I began because I saw my life going down a path that I no longer see myself on. I still want a major in the field but what I'll do with the degree has change since I began the journey. In regards to physics, should I major in it, I'm looking to go on to get my...
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    Studying too much or too little?

    I'm trying to implement a study plan for the upcoming school term. Currently I have study time, for three classes (totaling 12 credit hrs), slotted from Tuesday through Friday for three hours of studying each day. Alternating between classes each day (i.e. on Tuesday this class and on Wednesday...
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