J. Jordan Bouchard CHEN 1000-001 02/05/2008
Homework #1: Alternative Energy
Energy is defined as the ability to do work. Harnessing energy and using it for constructive ends as economically as possible is the challenge we face everyday. Also, effor
Articles published in both the Economist (Wind Power Blowing Variably) and the
New York Times (Wind Drives Growing Use Of Batteries) discuss an issue currently
facing wind power. Power companies are stru
Milk has been one of the staples of the human diet for thousands of years, with
some animals being used for domestic dairy production since 7000 BC (Price, 2000).
With the EU producing 138 tons and the USA producing 87 tons, it
What is the hydrogen economy? How is hydrogen produced? How could it be sustainable? What are the
pros and cons of hydrogen?
How does electricity work? How is it distributed? What is it? What is the difference between alternating
and direct current?
Know all the kinds of alternative energy and be able to tell me the advantages and disadvantages of each.
Be able to describe briefly how they work.
1) Nuclear (Pros: environmentally friendly (no emission of greenhouse gases), comparable in
cost to fossil
1) Rankings (least carbon to most): Lignite (soft, lowest rank, 25-35% carbon), subbituminous
(medium soft), bituminous (medium hard), anthracite (hard, highest rank, 92-98% carbon).
What is coal used for? What are some important facts about coal?
How does the UN define standard of living? What countries are high or low? What happens to standard
of living as energy consumption goes up?
1) Standard of living is closely correlated with amount of Cenergy consumption.
2) Canada, US, Australia are high.
Where does energy come from? Be able to take each type of energy and describe where it comes from.
1) Most energy comes from the sun (indirect source of all energy). Nuclear fusion (powers the
sun). Mass can be converted to energy (E=mc^2). Because c^2 is
Main Structure for the Exam:
1-31 questions exam 1
32-59 questions exam 2
60-80 questions reading quizzes
80-100 questions tissue engineering
Tissue Engineering Review:
What does Tissue Engineering treat?
Tissue engineering treats organs and body parts
Order: cells to nucleus to chromosomes to DNA to genes
Purpose of a gene
To make proteins
When did humans start using biotechnology?
6000 BC- Babylonians made beer
Examples of traditional biotechnology
Silk, yogurt, soy sa
BIOTECHNOLOGY EXAM #2
I. Introduction to Biotech (8 questions)
Biotechnology: the production of commercial products generated by the metabolic action of
biological organisms (often microorganisms), whats different about it is that it is based on
Announcements Exam #2: Location: Tuesday 3/18, 7 PM. Either Math 100 or Coors. The location will be announced on CULearn and by email on Monday evening 3/17. Other Applications of Biotech Tools Uses of DNA
Practice problems are posted for Exam #2 Pr
Cloning: Right or Wrong When the term cloning comes up today in society it considered a very controversial subject when it is brought up in conversations. First of all cloning is a type of biotechnology. The dictionary on Microsoft word defines cloni
Study Guide for Quiz #1
Lecture Material 8/28/06-9/11/06 Book Chapters Chapters 1-4 of Understanding Biotechnology Important concepts 1. Length scales and sizes of things such as small molecules (like water), proteins, viruses, bacteria, transistors,
Creative Tech Study Guide Exam 2 Important concepts 1. Pros and cons of human biotechnology (ethics) o genetic privacy issues o religious and moral views on cloning, stem cells, genetic modification 2. Antibodies and molecular diagnostics o Antibodie
Study Guide for Exam #3 10/23/06-11/13/06
1. Proteins What are the typical functions and types of proteins? How might they related to technological applications Understand the levels of structure (primary, secondary, tertiary) and the interactions th
Study Guide for the Final Exam
Lecture Material All lectures Book Chapters Chapters 1-7, 9-11, 14 of Understanding Biotechnology National Geographic Article, Nano's Big Future Chapters 2-11 of Energy Switch Important concepts 1. Length scales and siz
Energy E=MC^2 Comes from Natural gas, petroleum, and coal for the most part Most energy is used for industry and manufacturing sector o Then comes transportation sector Electricity is a secondary energy source o It stores and transports power Problems wit
Biotechnology- Lecture 1 Production of commercial products generated by the metabolic action of biological organisms (microorganisms) Using biological organisms as factories o Produces pharmaceuticals, genetically modified crops, disease resistant livesto
Biomimetics- 12 ?s
Materials bulk vs. surface properties Plastic, metals, ceramics know their properties know composites, laminates, protective coatings and examples Know importance of palm beetles, geckos, lotus leaves Know adhesion and how it works What
How do palm beetles stick to leaves?
- It adheres with 120,000 droplets of secreted oil, which is able to withstand 100
times their body weight.
How do geckos climb?
- Gecko tape a sort of suction that allows geckos to hang on to a surface