Naturally, a large majority of characters in Shounen(targeted to teen male audiences) fighting Manga/Anime come with their own secret, all powerful, technique, which will, when activated, take down their opponent in a flashy explosive ball of fire, or otherwise materialized mass of destruction. One of my personal favorites is Zekka, a character from “Battle Angel Alita: Last Order”, whose ultimate technique, the Dragon Slayer, is a punch loaded with antimatter produced from the particle accelerator he molded out of his own abdomen. Zekka below:
Large muscular men and flowers are totally compatible.And a detailed blueprint design of how to implement your own intra-particle accelerator.(read right to left)
I suppose since I brought this topic up, I’m expected to perform calculations deciding how realistic this is. Perhaps a quantification of how much energy is needed, in comparison to how much mass the typical alien-cyborg body has. Unfortunately, I’m not a physics major and don’t have an in-depth understanding of particle physics. Instead, I picked something more elementary.
Firstly, gel electrophoresis is when you put DNA/proteins into slots made in agarose/alternative gel. Followed by applying an electric field across the gel so that the DNA/proteins migrate through the gel. The different sizes of molecules will make them migrate at different rates resulting in gel electrophoresis patterns. DNA is naturally negatively charged while proteins are soaked in SDS(sodium dodecyl sulfate) first which when binded make the proteins negatively charged as well.
Now consider what would happen if you create a torus out of your circulatory system, embeded in your palm. Since white blood cells contain DNA, if you accelerated your circulatory system enough, you simulate a solenoid. With enough speed, perhaps you can become like Toki Fujiwara from “Code-Breaker” and shoot large chunks of metal using magnetic power!
There are about 7000 white blood cells per microliter. The density of blood is about the density of water. 1 base pair of DNA is about 2 negative charges. There are 6e9 base pairs in a DNA molecule. An electron is 1.6e-19 coulombs. Assuming this toroid is .5cm thick, theres now enough information to calculate how fast your blood needs to be pumping to create a sizeable magnetic field, say 100000 Gauss. For comparison, a MRI machine is about 30000 Gauss.
1.92e-9 coulombs in one white blood cell. .00001344 coulombs in a microliter of blood..01344 coulombs per cubic cmlet V be the velocity of your blood in cm/spi(.5/2)^2V.01344 coulombs/s.002638V amperes
B=(miu)IN/LWhere N=1 loop,L=.005mI=.002638V ASince the human body is mostly blood, I assume the magnetic permeability of the human body is the same as that of water which is 1.26e-6
In order for B to be 100000*.0001 Tesla,V=1.5e7m/s
Well,… that’s unfortunate. Given that the velocity is about relativistic, it’s almost certain the human body is incapable of such a thing. The only conclusion is that Toki is not in fact human and instead is a 2d ficitional character. :(
Though perhaps if “Vortex Mathematics” is as powerful as it claims to be, it may be possible yet. Surely on a topic so related to spinning, vortex mathematics has some great insight.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oRnhrOf0r0Just a joke. I hope no one fell for that.
For smaller magnetic fields, however, humans may be able to conciously control the field they emit.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1353653?dopt=Abstract
As a side note, CAS (Caltech Anime Society) is showing Evangelion 3.And if I can find a certain packet of old notes from ph1a, maybe I can quantify the realizability of building the Trophaeum Tower from “Air Gear”. Or a Dyson Sphere.-P”hope I didn’t fudge the math somewhere”aul Zhan”enough procrastinating for now”g
One of the most exciting aspects of college life is the freedom that students enjoy when living on their own. When most students think about college life, one of the first things that comes to mind is Greek life, with the many sororities and fraternities on campuses across the country. While Caltech does not have Greek life, per se, we do have a unique housing system, similar to that of Hogwarts. There are eight houses and one residence on campus: Avery, Blacker, Dabney, Fleming, Lloyd, Page, Ricketts, Ruddock, and the Bechtel Residence. Each of the houses has its own unique culture, character, and traditions. I am a member of Ruddock House!
This past year was so different than most of us could have ever imagined. Living in “the virtual school year” posed a plethora of challenges, but at the same time, it opened the door to new possibilities. As a society, we learned how to better operate in a virtual world, and as individuals, we had time for new endeavors. For myself, this meant taking the leap of faith to move away from home and live with some fellow Techers. While I had already had the experience of moving away from home and coming to live in the Caltech houses, this was quite different. Instead of living in organized student residences with hundreds of other students, a meal plan, and tons of support resources, I was about to go live with just 5 other people (some of which I did not know super well) and we had to find and manage our own housing, food, and necessities.
My favorite part about Caltech is the Houses! The easiest way to describe them is as Hogwarts houses: each has their own personality and group of people and the first thing you do at Caltech is go through a “sorting” process. The people are what makes the Houses at Caltech so great. As a frosh, it’s amazing to be able to come in and immediately have a group of 100+ people to support you. Because the Houses have students from every grade, you make friends with upperclassmen and can ask for help on tons of things like: