Monday, October 13, 2008

Its over nine thousand!

So it seems that today the stock market rebounded back from its ghastly drop, with the Dow Jones rising 11% to 9,387.61. Although the economy is based mainly on the stock market, us Canadians have seen our Canadian Dollar dropping. I think that's enough economics for today. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is an average of about 30 different companies, so by looking at the Dow Jones, it gives you a rough estimate of how the other 30 stocks are doing.

So I have been pondering very deeply about the term 1 project, and I have 2 options so far:
Black Silicon a special type of silicon made when treated with lasers and gases. After the treatment, the silicon turns black, and its surface turns into microscopic spikes. When light strikes these spikes, it bounces back and forth, very rarely does it bounce back out. This new material can be used for solar cells or various things, as almost all technological devices have silicon in them.

Bisphenol A(4,4'-dihydroxy-2,2-diphenylpropane) or BPA is a compound that is found in various plastics. I would hope most of you have already heard about this, as this is the same compound found in nalgene bottles and many other day to day plastic objects. Bisphenol A in the body acts as an endocrine disruptor, meaning that it is both a agonist and antagonist. BPA is able to mimic the bodys own hormones, causing hormone reactions when they are not needed.

So these two are the only things I have thought of, although I do have like 3 days before I need to set my mind.

4 comments:

Loluis said...

do black silicon, it sounds very interesting. Where did u find out about this stuff?

I have a nalgene bottle but i've never heard of bisphenol A.

whats so important about Dow Jones?

Joan said...

omg louis are you serious about not hearing about bisphenol A...it's the reason I now use a stainless steel waterbottle lol.
but I agree, do black silicon. =D

yours truly, lin. said...

hiiiiiii billy =D

John Ray Catingub said...

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