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#4010 - maxismahname
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(01/29/2015) [-]
Best engineering major? I think I decided that I'm gonna major in engineering. My best subject at school is math and I just think engineering is great, but I don't know what kind. I would prefer job stability and high pay
#4034 to #4010 - quatre
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(01/30/2015) [-]
whatever field you chose, get an internship as close to your field as possible. I'm 25 with a master's in mechanical after a BS in physics, specializing in materials and nanotechnology with research in grad and undergrad along the way. But no industry experience=no job. Get that experience, even if it's at minimum wage, and it'll pay off later.
#4024 to #4010 - theism ONLINE
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(01/29/2015) [-]
Software engineering has one of the highest median salaries and the largest projected job growth, if you consider it engineering.
#4016 to #4010 - phoenixforger
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(01/29/2015) [-]
Engineering disciplines all operate on similar principles, so it would be best to figure out what area you want to specialize in. Whatever you do, don't pick that area for a higher wage. Choose something you are passionate about.

For instance, I'm in school for mechanical engineering. I picked this area because I want to work with and design machinery. Mechanical is a broad field, while petroleum engineering is much more specialized.

So do a good bit of research, and try to figure out what you want to work with.
#4042 to #4016 - maxismahname
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(01/30/2015) [-]
I think mechanical engineering interests me most. I wanna go for that
#4043 to #4042 - phoenixforger
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(01/31/2015) [-]
Alright, in that case, try to take math and physics courses. That background will help you when you start to study at college. If you can, try to find a job/hobby where you work with your hands. If you can start doing wood or metal work, then it will give you so good insight into how mechanics work.

Like I said, mechanical is a pretty broad field, so you will have time to look around in it to figure out what you want to specialize in.

Once you get to college, really start to look for internships. Engineers entering the workforce after graduation need on the job experience. They teach you theory in school, but you need to get practice.
#4014 to #4010 - dijonmustardgas
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(01/29/2015) [-]
mining and oil drilling probably have the highest wages, but it depends on where you live of course
#4013 to #4010 - djequalizee
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(01/29/2015) [-]
If you're looking for job stability and stable pay i'd say bio engineering or civil engineering
#4011 to #4010 - tarfyki
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(01/29/2015) [-]
depends on stuff you're into
#4007 - dudeheit
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(01/28/2015) [-]
Hey science board, quick stupid question!
Why are the structural formulas in biochemistry always written with positive and negative charges? I failed with googling the answer and it's now that big of a problem but I still ask myself why?
E.g. pyruvic acid is written with a CO2- and not COOH or lysine is written as NH3+ at the end.
#4009 to #4007 - dijonmustardgas
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(01/29/2015) [-]
though for Amino Acids it's usually the zwitterion notation
#4008 to #4007 - dijonmustardgas
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(01/29/2015) [-]
not 100% sure, but I think thats because thats usually the way they are found in their cellular environment. Given that is is (usually) the ionic form that is most reactive
#4015 to #4008 - dudeheit
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(01/29/2015) [-]
Thought about that too, well thank you!
#4006 - tarfyki
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(01/28/2015) [-]
So there's a new island out in the pacific

www.popsci.com/underwater-volcano-just-created-new-island
#4018 to #4003 - nimba
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(01/29/2015) [-]
is this even of possible
#4019 to #4018 - lurifax
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(01/29/2015) [-]
Did you read the article
#4020 to #4019 - nimba
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(01/29/2015) [-]
I did but it's literally incredible
#4004 to #4003 - tarfyki
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(01/28/2015) [-]
That's fuckin awesome
#4005 to #4004 - lurifax
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(01/28/2015) [-]
yeeee
#3999 - dancininseptember
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(01/28/2015) [-]
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#3997 to #3990 - zekonos ONLINE
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(01/28/2015) [-]
You may have some corrections to do. When she starts her journey, her top speed is in another direction, and has to combine with the river current to give a final velocity with an angle of 36.9 degrees.

SO. You will end up with a new triangle with an angle of 36.9 degrees. The adjacent will be cos(theta)*12 + 2, and the opposite will just be sin(theta)*12. Theta will be the angle that the woman has to steer the boat at.

The hypotenuse of this new triangle will be a new number, let's call it H. By using trig, we can solve for the two variables, theta and H.

H will be your overall velocity, and with it and the total distance you've already calculated (5km), you can use your kinematics equations to find the time needed for travel.

If anything is unclear, just send me a message!
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#4001 to #4000 - zekonos ONLINE
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(01/28/2015) [-]
I'm saying that the boat's speed (12km/h) is going to be in a direction that isn't 36.9 degrees. When you add the boat's x and y components and the river's x component, then you'll get an angle of 36.9 degrees.
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#3989 to #3988 - tarfyki
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(01/28/2015) [-]
what math?
#3991 to #3989 - answer
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(01/28/2015) [-]
>>#3990
It feels like the easiest shit ever but I feel like I am doing something wrong because it feels so easy
#3992 to #3991 - tarfyki
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(01/28/2015) [-]
haha... I am so sorry. I never even took pre calc, i went to culinary school. My approximate knowledge of everything is of no use to you. My sincerest apologies
#3993 to #3992 - answer
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(01/28/2015) [-]
Lol it's no problem   
MFW trying to cook anything but pancakes
Lol it's no problem
MFW trying to cook anything but pancakes
#3994 to #3993 - tarfyki
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(01/28/2015) [-]
if you have any problems with cooking, the way the universe works, animals, or basic human biology related, i'm your guy
#3995 to #3994 - answer
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(01/28/2015) [-]
I will keep this in mind next time I plan to serve burnt food to my girlfriend on an old anatomy book because we can't afford plates lol
#3996 to #3995 - tarfyki
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(01/28/2015) [-]
Take that shit off the grill before it burns
#3983 - nimba
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(01/27/2015) [-]
Do humans have free will?
#3984 to #3983 - tarfyki
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(01/27/2015) [-]
that depends on your system of beliefs
#3985 to #3984 - nimba
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(01/28/2015) [-]
I don't see how my beliefs would change nature
#3986 to #3985 - tarfyki
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(01/28/2015) [-]
well, according to Catholicism, we do (although if you use logic, you can prove that we don't)

if you believe in destiny/ fate/ whatever, we don't

if you believe in chaos theory, we do
#3987 to #3986 - tarfyki
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(01/28/2015) [-]
Actually, it depends on if you believe we are at the very front edge of time (which i highly doubt) so i suppose it really is possible either way
#3980 - anon
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(01/27/2015) [-]
The experiment results are in. The baby sinks!
The experiment results are in. The baby sinks!
#3974 - luigipimp
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(01/26/2015) [-]
i know we would want time travel either way, but should we if we cant trust anyone in power or regular people? because people do a lot of bad things morally under the table rather it's illegal or not
#3975 to #3974 - tarfyki
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(01/26/2015) [-]
Seeing as there is an infinitesimally small chance of time being linear, i don't thing it will be too big of a problem. With multiple timelines and such
#3979 to #3975 - dijonmustardgas
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(01/27/2015) [-]
I thought reverse time travel was impossible?
#3982 to #3979 - tarfyki
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(01/27/2015) [-]
I don't think it would be true time travel if it was multiple universes. At that point i guess it would be inter-universal time travel
#3981 to #3979 - anon
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(01/27/2015) [-]
It may be possible but only if a multiverse exists. Going "back in time" would put you in another universe.

Say reverse time travel was possible and I went back and killed my father before I was born. I'd still exist because I only killed someone from another universe who was exactly like my father, but not my actual father.
#3967 - tarfyki
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(01/25/2015) [-]
why is this place always so dead
#3965 - cloudpawtwo
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(01/25/2015) [-]
What if people in comas believed they were dead, so their own subconscious developed a 'heaven' for them, which would be similar to a never ending until they died or realized they weren't dead lucid dream?
#3964 - anon
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(01/25/2015) [-]
Would it be possible for a star to be dense enough to also be a black hole?

excuse my science knowledge

sciencexplain
#3966 to #3964 - tarfyki
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(01/25/2015) [-]
when a star runs out of fuel, if it's dense enough and has enough energy it will collapse in on itself and become a black hole. Same thing can happen with a galaxy. But no, it is not possible for a star to be a black hole, and a star at the same time (if that's what you're asking)
#3963 - tarfyki
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(01/25/2015) [-]
What if the way the world works in our dreams is how the universe actually is, and reality is just or brains making sense of it due to the physical limitations of our bodies?
#3969 to #3963 - loomiss
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(01/26/2015) [-]
Science says no
#3971 to #3969 - tarfyki
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(01/26/2015) [-]
thank you for that thorough and well thought out explanation. And the sources you provided are even more convincing
#3972 to #3971 - loomiss
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(01/26/2015) [-]
I mean think through it logically.
MAybe im misunderstanding what you are saying but
Science can prove laws of physics and stuff in this universe
But in dreams I can breathe fire and fly. randomly show up in different places etc..
#3962 - schnizel
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(01/24/2015) [-]
The Evolutionary Dominance of Ethnocentric Cooperation
jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/16/3/7.html
#3947 - fizzor
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(01/24/2015) [-]
#3942 - Ziffur
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(01/24/2015) [-]
I like making drugs with science
#3939 - anon
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(01/23/2015) [-]
I'm downloading something on Deluge, I have enough space for it, but at a certain point in the download it just says "error".
The thing I'm downloading is The Mega Folder, basically a large, 75Gb folder of nearly anything you could want to know.
www.murdercube.com/
#3968 to #3939 - anon
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(01/26/2015) [-]
Seriously, is this a problem of no one seeding, or am I just screwed?
#3932 - zekonos ONLINE
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(01/22/2015) [-]
In Canada, is the difference between research jobs and industry jobs's salary really that large? Because I see cool shit on the internet that scientists and engineers are doing, and it kinda makes me want to go do a Master's degree after I'm done my Bachelor's. I'm taking electrical engineering, if you're wondering.
#3970 to #3932 - loomiss
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(01/26/2015) [-]
Where did you get this notion
#3977 to #3970 - zekonos ONLINE
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(01/27/2015) [-]
My parents, mostly. Both of them have master's degrees from Poland, and they say that usually research jobs don't pay well. I think they mean at a university, but still.
#3978 to #3977 - loomiss
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(01/27/2015) [-]
Where could I find this info?
I wanna see what electrical engineering industry pays compared to research
#3998 to #3978 - zekonos ONLINE
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(01/28/2015) [-]
www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes172071.htm

That gives a pretty good outline of EE jobs in the states.

www.bls.gov/ooh/architecture-and-engineering/electrical-and-electronics-engineers.htm

That one's a little more introductory.

www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/qc/job_futures/statistics/2133.shtml

The canadian survey doesn't really have any information on research related jobs, but I think most industries have R&D components, so there's that I guess.
#3929 - iceguy
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(01/22/2015) [-]
I have a question, everything outside our laws of physics is possible correct?
#3946 to #3929 - djequalizee
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(01/24/2015) [-]
What do you mean?
#3956 to #3946 - iceguy
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(01/24/2015) [-]
say, outside of our universe, where the laws of physics don't apply, is technically anything possible for no reason at all?
#3957 to #3956 - djequalizee
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(01/24/2015) [-]
Essentially so, yeah. Though it depends. We can't really make any assumptions about it yet because it most likely goes against everything we've come to learn. There isn't even time as far as we know. So it may be possible that absolutely nothing can happen outside of our universe

However it is true that completely different and counter-intuitive things could happen in other universes if the multiverse theory is a thing
#3924 - lulzformalaysiaair
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(01/21/2015) [-]
Does anyone else here have a very hard time trusting the social sciences?