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#51 kafros

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Posted 23 September 2006 - 10:46 AM

:WTF: ?!?!?! :WTF:

I knew that röntgen is the scientist who discovered the X-Rays (he got a nobel prize) and you can actually use the term "röntgen radiation" instead of "X-Ray radiation"


In addition, that's what most dictionaries say:

x-ray or X-ray
n.
1. A relatively high-energy photon with wavelength in the approximate range from 0.01 to 10 nanometers. Also called roentgen ray.
2. A stream of such photons used for their penetrating power in radiography, radiology, radiotherapy, and scientific research. Often used in the plural. Also called roentgen ray.
3. A photograph taken with x-rays.
v.
1. To irradiate with x-rays.
2. To photograph with x-rays.


Actually, I just "corrected" the name, as you can see from here (the same paragraph is more or less used since post #17):

Since we may need to examine live specimens, a high security area is included in the laboratory's layout. It features a small alien containment with added analysis capabilities: Integrated into the walls of the containment space are sensory devices that include passive acoustic (ranging from infra- to ultrasound) and optic (ranging from IR to UV) sensors, but also active scanners such as Roentgen emitters and electrical conductivity testers. It is therefore highly advisable not to remain in the high-security area while tests are in progress.

Actually, both spellings are correct, the one I proposed is the official name, "oe" is used by people who've never used "ö". Actually, I've never used it in RL writting, I suppose it's german and I don't know it's name or pronounciation OMFG :P

Edited by kafros, 23 September 2006 - 10:47 AM.


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Posted 23 September 2006 - 01:53 PM

o well, I got the first part of that from the online Wikipaedia, plus why would the scientists need the penetrating power of Rontgens or is that for x-rays? :hmmm:
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Posted 23 September 2006 - 03:07 PM

o well, I got the first part of that from the online Wikipaedia, plus why would the scientists need the penetrating power of Rontgens or is that for x-rays? :hmmm:

X-Rays, Gamma rays, they are all useful to a scientist. A wide radiation spectrum can help you in observation and experimenting, in autopsies... So, maybe we should talk about "Rontgen and γ-ray" scanners :P.

Anyway, except from that minor issue, is there anything else we should work on?

Is this CT assigned to Zombie? Then he should choose what should be done

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Posted 23 September 2006 - 10:05 PM

LOL, no this text isn't assigned to me, I just assumed responsibility for it to keep things moving and progressing in Moriarty's absence. ;)

How about "Full Spectrum Electromagnetic Imaging"? Even though the full em spectrum may be infinite, the really low or high frequencies aren't too useful so this may be a better choice than limiting the range to a certain wavelength such as Roentgens. ^_^

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Posted 24 September 2006 - 03:56 AM

I guess you are right, as there IS the phrase "full spectrum analysis"... Good point Zombie :)

Do you want to prepare the next draft?

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Posted 24 September 2006 - 10:28 AM

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#57 Mad

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Posted 19 October 2006 - 02:19 AM

Yes, please Zombie! Could you? :)
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Posted 19 October 2006 - 02:11 PM

Yes, please Zombie! Could you? :)

Doh! I thought this one was mainly done, so I forgot about it. :doh:

Anyhow, this is what I came up with. Usual notation of strikethroughs for deletions and blue text for additions.

LABORATORY FACILITY
X-Net://Pegasus.net/Base/Facilities/Laboratory

Our initial intelligence reports tell us that the Aliens are using highly advanced craft and armaments; their movements are seemingly erratic, and their motives unknown. Conventional weapons seem ineffective against them and our toughest armor is easily penetrated by their weaponry. Against these almost impossible odds, our greatest and only weapon is science.

Since we are not familiar with any of the Alien technology, our laboratories have to cover all aspects of modern science. Due to the base module size restrictions of 25x25 meters, the research area was conceptualized as an adaptable workspace. The laboratory has a design that is easily customized to focus on one specific subject or several smaller ones. Up to 50 scientists, usually organized in three 8-hour shifts, can work in a single laboratory.

When not in use, this facility features little furniture, only a large, L-shaped workbench with a featureless flat surface in the center. Connections for easy access to distilled water, electrical power, laboratory gases and a vacuum exhaust system are integrated into the sides of the counter at regular intervals. Moreover, it provides storage space for a multitude of fully customizable devices and instruments. Sterile laminar airflow hoods for biological research, anti-electrostatic mats for sensitive electronics and shielded, remote-controlled workspace for hazardous materials are additional modules that can be set-up when needed.

In one corner of the lab a large interactive screen allows easy tracking of workflow, assignment of specific tasks and shows current research results. In addition, Firenet™ nodes integrated inside located throughout the workbenches provide the scientists with lighting fast wireless connections for optimal information exchange.

Since we may need to examine live specimens, a high security area is included in the laboratory's layout. It features a small alien containment with added analysis capabilities: Integrated into the walls of the containment space are sensory devices that which not only include passive acoustic and optic sensors, but also active scanning instruments such as Röntgen emitters and full spectrum electromagnetic imagers as well as electrical conductivity and pH meters. It is therefore highly advisable advantageous not to remain in the high-security area while tests are in progress.

With this design and modular equipment, the X-Corps laboratory module should be more than capable of facing the scientific war that is ahead. However, it should be noted that no lab can function without scientists, and scientists can only work as fast as humanly possible. For maximum research speed, building several labs and staffing them with enough scientists is recommended.

"We may not know what we're up to, but we're certainly determined to find out" – Rookie scientist, upon leaving the briefing room.

That should at least get us started. :)

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 10:15 PM

Let's have a look....

LABORATORY FACILITY
X-Net://Pegasus.net/Base/Facilities/Laboratory

Our initial intelligence reports tell us that the Aliens are using highly advanced craft and armaments; their movements are seemingly erratic, and their motives unknown. Conventional weapons seem ineffective against them and our toughest armor is easily penetrated by their weaponry. Against these almost impossible odds, our greatest and only weapon is science.

Since we are not familiar with any of the Alien technology, our laboratories have to cover all aspects of modern science. Due to the base module size restrictions of 25x25 meters, the research area was conceptualized as an adaptable workspace. The laboratory has a design that is easily customized to focus on one specific subject or several smaller ones. Up to 50 scientists, usually organized in three 8-hour shifts, can work in a single laboratory.

When not in use, this facility features little furniture, only a large, L-shaped workbench with a featureless flat surface in the center. Connections for easy access to distilled water, electrical power, laboratory gases and a vacuum exhaust system are integrated into the sides of the counter at regular intervals. Moreover, it provides storage space for a multitude of fully customizable devices and instruments. Sterile laminar airflow hoods for biological research, anti-electrostatic mats for sensitive electronics and shielded, remote-controlled workspace for hazardous materials are additional modules that can be set-up when needed.

In one corner of the lab a large interactive screen allows easy tracking of workflow, assignment of specific tasks and shows current research results. In addition, Firenet™ nodes located throughout the workbenches provide the scientists with lighting fast wireless connections for optimal information exchange.

Since we may need to examine live specimens, a high security area is included in the laboratory's layout. It features featuring? a small alien containment with added analysis capabilities: Integrated into the walls are sensory devices which not only include passive acoustic and optic sensors, but also active scanning instruments such as Röntgen emitters and full spectrum electromagnetic imagers as well as electrical conductivity and pH meters. It is therefore highly advisable advantageous not to remain in the high-security area while tests are in progress.
Proposed rephrasing: Integratd into the walls are sensory devices ranging from passive acoustic and optic sensors up to full spectrum EM imagers as well as several extensible active imaging devices including still film X-Ray, CAT/MRI scanners, neutron imagers and 3D Ultrasound devices. Given the hazardouness of some of the used rays a prolonged presence inside the test chamber during active scans is not advisable.
With this design and modular equipment, the X-Corps laboratory module should be more than capable of facing the scientific war that is ahead. However, it should be noted that no lab can function without scientists, and scientists can only work as fast as humanly possible. For maximum research speed, building several labs and staffing them with enough scientists is recommended.

"We may not know what we're up to, but we're certainly determined to find out" – Rookie scientist, upon leaving the briefing room.



ad neutron imagers: I'm not sure how to call it in english: there is a new analysis method using accelerated neutrons allowing high resolution scans of nearly all materials including all metals.
ad x-ray vs. röntgen (roentgen): X-Ray is the generally used term in english speaking countries when referring to medical appliances, so let's stick to this

Edited by Mad, 22 October 2006 - 10:18 PM.

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 06:03 PM

Thanks for the input, Mad. I'm assuming you mean "neutron scanner" - the type used in some airport security systems to not only image the contents of a package but also discern what compounds are found within it.

Here's the latest, with a couple suggested rewordings and changes:

LABORATORY FACILITY
X-Net://Pegasus.net/Base/Facilities/Laboratory

Our initial intelligence reports tell us that the Aliens are using highly advanced craft and armaments; their movements are seemingly erratic, and their motives unknown. Conventional weapons seem ineffective against them and our toughest armor is easily penetrated by their weaponry. Against these almost impossible odds, our greatest and only weapon is science.

Since we are not familiar with any of the Alien technology, our laboratories have to cover all aspects of modern science. Due to the base module size restrictions of 25x25 meters, the research area was conceptualized as an adaptable workspace. The laboratory has a design that is easily customized to focus on one specific subject or several smaller ones. Up to 50 scientists, usually organized in three 8-hour shifts, can work in a single laboratory.

When not in use, this facility features little furniture, only a large, L-shaped workbench with a featureless flat surface in the center. Connections for easy access to distilled water, electrical power, laboratory gases and a vacuum exhaust system are integrated into the sides of the counter at regular intervals. Moreover, it provides storage space for a multitude of fully customizable devices and instruments. Sterile laminar airflow hoods for biological research, anti-electrostatic mats for sensitive electronics and shielded, remote-controlled workspace for hazardous materials are additional modules that can be set-up when needed.

In one corner of the lab a large interactive screen allows easy tracking of workflow, assignment of specific tasks and shows current research results. In addition, Firenet™ nodes located throughout the workbenches provide the scientists with lighting fast wireless connections for optimal information exchange.

Since we may need to examine live specimens, a high security area is included in the laboratory's layout featuring a small alien containment with added analysis capabilities: Integratd into the walls are sensory devices ranging from passive acoustic and optic sensors up to full spectrum EM imagers as well as several extensible active imaging devices including still film X-Ray, CAT/MRI, neutron and 3D ultrasound scanning devices. Some of the rays used are very hazardous so prolonged presence inside the test chamber during active scans is not advisable.

With this design and modular equipment, the X-Corps laboratory module should be more than capable of facing the scientific war that is ahead. However, it should be noted that no lab can function without scientists, and scientists can only work as fast as humanly possible. For maximum research speed, building several labs and staffing them with enough scientists is recommended.

"We may not know what we're up to, but we're certainly determined to find out" – Rookie scientist, upon leaving the briefing room.


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Zombie: Empirical data's your only man, when formulating a research plan.
A soldier's death is never in vain if it makes the formula more plain.
A few dozen make a better case for refining that third decimal place.
They call me Zombie because I don't sleep, as I slowly struggle to climb this heap,
of corpses, data points, and trials, but from the top - I'll see for miles!


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Posted 23 October 2006 - 08:33 PM

Thanks for the input, Mad. I'm assuming you mean "neutron scanner" - the type used in some airport security systems to not only image the contents of a package but also discern what compounds are found within it.

Could be, though the scanners at airports display people "naked" to put it flatley, the scanners I'm speaking about need a linear accelerator and are able to e.g. show moving pictures of the inside of a motor while it is running and obviously are much more bulky (due to the accelerator) than those used at airports... :)
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Posted 10 November 2006 - 11:47 AM

Completed! Very good work Zombie! =b

LABORATORY FACILITY
X-Net://Pegasus.net/Base/Facilities/Laboratory

Our initial intelligence reports tell us that the Aliens are using highly advanced craft and armaments; their movements are seemingly erratic, and their motives unknown. Conventional weapons seem ineffective against them and our toughest armor is easily penetrated by their weaponry. Against these almost impossible odds, our greatest and only weapon is science.

Since we are not familiar with any of the Alien technology, our laboratories have to cover all aspects of modern science. Due to the base module size restrictions of 25x25 meters, the research area was conceptualized as an adaptable workspace. The laboratory has a design that is easily customized to focus on one specific subject or several smaller ones. Up to 50 scientists, usually organized in three 8-hour shifts, can work in a single laboratory.

When not in use, this facility features little furniture, only a large, L-shaped workbench with a featureless flat surface in the center. Connections for easy access to distilled water, electrical power, laboratory gases and a vacuum exhaust system are integrated into the sides of the counter at regular intervals. Moreover, it provides storage space for a multitude of fully customizable devices and instruments. Sterile laminar airflow hoods for biological research, anti-electrostatic mats for sensitive electronics and shielded, remote-controlled workspace for hazardous materials are additional modules that can be set-up when needed.

In one corner of the lab a large interactive screen allows easy tracking of workflow, assignment of specific tasks and shows current research results. In addition, Firenet™ nodes located throughout the workbenches provide the scientists with lighting fast wireless connections for optimal information exchange.

Since we may need to examine live specimens, a high security area is included in the laboratory's layout featuring a small alien containment with added analysis capabilities: Integratd into the walls are sensory devices ranging from passive acoustic and optic sensors up to full spectrum EM imagers as well as several extensible active devices including still film X-Ray, CAT/MRI, neutron and 3D ultrasound scanning devices. Some of the rays used are very hazardous so prolonged presence inside the test chamber during active scans is not advisable.

With this design and modular equipment, the X-Corps laboratory module should be more than capable of facing the scientific war that is ahead. However, it should be noted that no lab can function without scientists, and scientists can only work as fast as humanly possible. For maximum research speed, building several labs and staffing them with enough scientists is recommended.

"We may not know what we're up to, but we're certainly determined to find out" – Rookie scientist, upon leaving the briefing room.


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And no, this is not a quote from the Simpson's movie, I want it on paper, that I actually wrote that quite some time before the movie came out.

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Posted 13 February 2007 - 06:57 PM

Looking good.

- fixed spelling
- simplified wording in a few places
- reworked paragraph 5 to streamline

Nice work! :)

LABORATORY FACILITY
X-Net://Pegasus.net/Base/Facilities/Laboratory

Our initial intelligence reports tell us that the Aliens are using highly advanced craft and armaments; their movements are seemingly erratic, and their motives unknown. Conventional weapons seem ineffective against them and our toughest armor is easily penetrated by their weaponry. Against these almost impossible odds, our greatest and only weapon is science.

Since we are not familiar with any of the Alien technology, our laboratories have to must cover all aspects of modern science. Due to the base module size restrictions of 25x25 meters, the research area was conceptualized as an adaptable workspace. The laboratory has a design that is easily customized to focus on one specific subject or several smaller ones. Up to 50 scientists, usually organized in three 8-hour shifts, can work in a single laboratory.

When not in use, this facility features little furniture, only a large, L-shaped workbench with a featureless flat surface in the center. Connections for easy access to distilled water, electrical power, laboratory gases and a vacuum exhaust system are integrated into the sides of the counter at regular intervals. Moreover, it provides storage space for a multitude of fully customizable devices and instruments. Sterile laminar airflow hoods for biological research, anti-electrostatic mats for sensitive electronics and shielded, remote-controlled workspace for hazardous materials are additional modules that can be set-up when needed.

In one corner of the lab a large interactive screen allows easy tracking of workflow, assignment of specific tasks and shows current research results. In addition, Firenet™ nodes located throughout the workbenches provide the scientists with lightning fast wireless connections for optimal information exchange.

Since we may Anticipating a need to examine live specimens, a small, high security area is included in the laboratory's layout featuring a small Alien containment area with added analysis capabilities is included. Integrated into the its walls are sensory devices ranging from passive acoustic and optic sensors up to full spectrum EM imagers as well as several extensible active devices including still film X-Ray, CAT/MRI, neutron and 3D ultrasound scanning devices. Some of the rays used are very hazardous so prolonged presence inside the test chamber during active scans is not advisable.

With this design and modular equipment, the X-Corps laboratory module should be more than capable of facing the scientific war that is ahead. However, it should be noted that no lab can function without scientists, and scientists can only work as fast as humanly possible. For maximum research speed, building several labs and staffing them with enough scientists is recommended.

"We may not know what we're up to, but we're certainly determined to find out" – Rookie scientist, upon leaving the briefing room.


Without annotations:

LABORATORY FACILITY
X-Net://Pegasus.net/Base/Facilities/Laboratory

Our initial intelligence reports tell us that the Aliens are using highly advanced craft and armaments; their movements are seemingly erratic, and their motives unknown. Conventional weapons seem ineffective against them and our toughest armor is easily penetrated by their weaponry. Against these almost impossible odds, our greatest and only weapon is science.

Since we are not familiar with Alien technology, our laboratories must cover all aspects of modern science. Due to the base module size restrictions of 25x25 meters, the research area was conceptualized as an adaptable workspace. The laboratory has a design that is easily customized to focus on one specific subject or several smaller ones. Up to 50 scientists, usually organized in three 8-hour shifts, can work in a single laboratory.

When not in use, this facility features little furniture, only a large, L-shaped workbench with a featureless flat surface in the center. Connections for easy access to distilled water, electrical power, laboratory gases and a vacuum exhaust system are integrated into the sides of the counter at regular intervals. Moreover, it provides storage space for a multitude of fully customizable devices and instruments. Sterile laminar airflow hoods for biological research, anti-electrostatic mats for sensitive electronics and shielded, remote-controlled workspace for hazardous materials are additional modules that can be set-up when needed.

In one corner of the lab a large interactive screen allows easy tracking of workflow, assignment of specific tasks and shows current research results. In addition, Firenet™ nodes located throughout the workbenches provide the scientists with lightning fast wireless connections for optimal information exchange.

Anticipating a need to examine live specimens, a small, high security Alien containment area with added analysis capabilities is included. Integrated into its walls are sensory devices ranging from passive acoustic and optic sensors up to full spectrum EM imagers as well as several extensible active devices including still film X-Ray, CAT/MRI, neutron and 3D ultrasound scanning devices. Some of the rays used are very hazardous so prolonged presence inside the test chamber during active scans is not advisable.

With this design and modular equipment, the X-Corps laboratory module should be more than capable of facing the scientific war that is ahead. However, it should be noted that no lab can function without scientists, and scientists can only work as fast as humanly possible. For maximum research speed, building several labs and staffing them with scientists is recommended.

"We may not know what we're up to, but we're certainly determined to find out" – Rookie scientist, upon leaving the briefing room.


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Posted 15 February 2007 - 01:38 PM

Agreed with this. Anyone else to confirm these changes? Any other ideas?

LABORATORY FACILITY
X-Net://Pegasus.net/Base/Facilities/Laboratory

Our initial intelligence reports tell us that the Aliens are using highly advanced craft and armaments; their movements are seemingly erratic, and their motives unknown. Conventional weapons seem ineffective against them and our toughest armor is easily penetrated by their weaponry. Against these almost impossible odds, our greatest and only weapon is science.

Since we are not familiar with Alien technology, our laboratories must cover all aspects of modern science. Due to the base module size restrictions of 25x25 meters, the research area was conceptualized as an adaptable workspace. The laboratory has a design that is easily customized to focus on one specific subject or several smaller ones. Up to 50 scientists, usually organized in three 8-hour shifts, can work in a single laboratory.

When not in use, this facility features little furniture, only a large, L-shaped workbench with a featureless flat surface in the center. Connections for easy access to distilled water, electrical power, laboratory gases and a vacuum exhaust system are integrated into the sides of the counter at regular intervals. Moreover, it provides storage space for a multitude of fully customizable devices and instruments. Sterile laminar airflow hoods for biological research, anti-electrostatic mats for sensitive electronics and shielded, remote-controlled workspace for hazardous materials are additional modules that can be set-up when needed.

In one corner of the lab a large interactive screen allows easy tracking of workflow, assignment of specific tasks and shows current research results. In addition, Firenet™ nodes located throughout the workbenches provide the scientists with lightning fast wireless connections for optimal information exchange.

Anticipating a need to examine live specimens, a small, high security Alien containment area with added analysis capabilities is included. Integrated into its walls are sensory devices ranging from passive acoustic and optic sensors up to full spectrum EM imagers as well as several extensible active devices including still film X-Ray, CAT/MRI, neutron and 3D ultrasound scanning devices. Some of the rays used are very hazardous so prolonged presence inside the test chamber during active scans is not advisable.

With this design and modular equipment, the X-Corps laboratory module should be more than capable of facing the scientific war that is ahead. However, it should be noted that no lab can function without scientists, and scientists can only work as fast as humanly possible. For maximum research speed, building several labs and staffing them with scientists is recommended.

"We may not know what we're up to, but we're certainly determined to find out" – Rookie scientist, upon leaving the briefing room.


Edited by Mad, 15 February 2007 - 01:39 PM.

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Posted 15 February 2007 - 02:52 PM

Agreed with this. Anyone else to confirm these changes? Any other ideas?

Just some minor improvements. Strikethroughs as deletions, blue text as additions and green text as comments/suggestions.

LABORATORY FACILITY
X-Net://Pegasus.net/Base/Facilities/Laboratory

Our initial intelligence reports tell us that the Aliens are using highly advanced craft and armaments; their movements are seemingly erratic, and their motives unknown. Conventional weapons seem ineffective against them and our toughest armor is easily penetrated by their weaponry. Against these almost impossible odds, our greatest and only weapon is science.

Since we are not familiar with Alien technology, our laboratories must cover all aspects of modern science. Due to the base module size restrictions of 25x25 meters, the research area was conceptualized as an adaptable workspace. The laboratory has a design that is easily customized to focus on one specific subject or several smaller ones. Up to 50 scientists, usually organized in three 8-hour shifts, can work in a single laboratory.

When not in use, this facility features little furniture, only a large, L-shaped workbench with a featureless characterless?, undistinguished?, monotone? flat surface in the center. Connections for easy access to distilled water, electrical power, laboratory gases and a vacuum exhaust system are integrated into the sides of the counter at regular intervals. Moreover, it provides storage space for a multitude of fully customizable devices and instruments. Sterile laminar airflow hoods for biological research, anti-electrostatic mats for sensitive electronics and shielded, remote-controlled workspace for hazardous materials are additional modules that can be set-up erected when needed.

In one corner of the lab a large interactive screen allows easy tracking of workflow, assignment of specific tasks and shows current research results. In addition, Firenet™ nodes located throughout the workbenches provide the scientists with lightning fast wireless connections for optimal information exchange.

Anticipating a need to examine live specimens, a small, high security Alien containment area with added analysis capabilities is included. Integrated into its walls are sensory devices ranging from passive acoustic and optic sensors up to full spectrum EM imagers as well as several extensible active devices including still film X-Ray, CAT/MRI, neutron and 3D ultrasound scanning devices. Some of the rays used are very hazardous so prolonged presence inside the test chamber during active scans is not advisable.

With this design and modular equipment, the X-Corps laboratory module should be more than capable of facing the scientific war that is ahead. However, it should be noted that no lab can function without scientists, and scientists they can only work as fast as humanly possible. For maximum research speed efficiency? productivity?, building several labs and staffing them with scientists is recommended.

"We may not know what we're up to, but we're certainly determined to find out" – Rookie scientist, upon leaving the briefing room.

Other than this, it looks good to me. :)

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Zombie: Empirical data's your only man, when formulating a research plan.
A soldier's death is never in vain if it makes the formula more plain.
A few dozen make a better case for refining that third decimal place.
They call me Zombie because I don't sleep, as I slowly struggle to climb this heap,
of corpses, data points, and trials, but from the top - I'll see for miles!


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Posted 16 February 2007 - 10:55 PM

green for suggestions, blue and strikethrough for changes

Rolled some of Zombie's into the text. =b

I was trying to envision paragraph 3's table workbench, and I kind of though that the "featureless flat surface in the center" part was kind of wordy; most tables are flat, so adding an adjective is simpler (flat, nondescript). I got kind of fancy and added "seemingly" so that this advanced lab doesn't sound like it has just a table. Um, what I really mean is that it adds contrast- it's not just a table... it has x, y, and z. Maybe I'm making this too complicated, though.

Zombie's word suggestions are good; I couldn't decide so I tossed in a couple of my suggestions, too.

LABORATORY FACILITY
X-Net://Pegasus.net/Base/Facilities/Laboratory

Our initial intelligence reports tell us that the Aliens are using highly advanced craft and armaments; their movements are seemingly erratic, and their motives unknown. Conventional weapons seem ineffective against them and our toughest armor is easily penetrated by their weaponry. Against these almost impossible odds, our greatest and only weapon is science.

Since we are not familiar with Alien technology, our laboratories must cover all aspects of modern science. Due to the base module size restriction of 25x25 meters, the research area was conceptualized as an adaptable workspace. The laboratory has a design that is easily customized to focus on one specific subject or several smaller ones. Up to 50 scientists, usually organized in three 8-hour shifts, can work in a single laboratory.

When not in use, this facility features little furniture, only other than a large, seemingly nondescript? flat? L-shaped workbench with a featureless flat surface in the center. Connections for easy access to distilled water, electrical power, laboratory gases and a vacuum exhaust system are integrated into the sides of the counter at regular intervals. Moreover, it provides ample? storage space for a multitude of fully customizable devices and instruments. Sterile laminar airflow hoods for biological research, anti-electrostatic mats for sensitive electronics and shielded, remote-controlled workspace for hazardous materials are additional modules that can be set-up assembled? erected? when needed.

In one corner of the lab a large interactive screen allows easy tracking of workflow, assignment of specific tasks and shows current research results. In addition, Firenet™ nodes located throughout the workbenches provide the scientists with lightning fast wireless connections for optimal information exchange.

Anticipating a need to examine live specimens, a small, high security Alien containment area with added analysis capabilities is included. Integrated into its walls are sensory devices ranging from passive acoustic and optic sensors up to full spectrum EM imagers as well as several extensible active devices including still film X-Ray, CAT/MRI, neutron and 3D ultrasound scanning devices. Some of the rays used are very hazardous so prolonged presence inside the test chamber during active scans is not advised.

With this design and modular equipment, the X-Corps laboratory module should be more than capable of facing the scientific war that is ahead. However, it should be noted that no lab can function without scientists, and they can only work as fast as humanly possible. For maximum research speed optimal research efficiency? productivity? progress? expedite research?, building several labs and staffing them with scientists is recommended.

"We may not know what we're up to, but we're certainly determined to find out" – Rookie scientist, upon leaving the briefing room.


Edited by Astyanax, 16 February 2007 - 11:01 PM.

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#67 Mad

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 11:24 AM

Revised your comments/the text. check it out. :)
Still think set-up fits best.

LABORATORY FACILITY
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Our initial intelligence reports tell us that the Aliens are using highly advanced craft and armaments; their movements are seemingly erratic, and their motives unknown. Conventional weapons seem ineffective against them and our toughest armor is easily penetrated by their weaponry. Against these almost impossible odds, our greatest and only weapon is science.

Since we are not familiar with Alien technology, our laboratories must cover all aspects of modern science. Due to the base module size restriction of 25x25 meters, the research area was conceptualized as an adaptable workspace. The laboratory has a design that is easily customized to focus on one specific subject or several smaller ones. Up to 50 scientists, usually organized in three 8-hour shifts, can work in a single laboratory.

When not in use, this facility features little other than a large, seemingly nondescript L-shaped workbench. Connections for easy access to distilled water, electrical power, laboratory gases and a vacuum exhaust system are integrated into the sides of the counter at regular intervals. Moreover, it provides ample storage space for a multitude of fully customizable devices and instruments. Sterile laminar airflow hoods for biological research, anti-electrostatic mats for sensitive electronics and shielded, remote-controlled workspace for hazardous materials are additional modules that can be set-up when needed.

In one corner of the lab a large interactive screen allows easy tracking of workflow, assignment of specific tasks and shows current research results. In addition, Firenet™ nodes located throughout the workbenches provide the scientists with lightning fast wireless connections for optimal information exchange.

Anticipating a need to examine live specimens, a small, high security Alien containment area with added analysis capabilities is included. Integrated into its walls are sensory devices ranging from passive acoustic and optic sensors up to full spectrum EM imagers as well as several extensible active devices including still film X-Ray, CAT/MRI, neutron and 3D ultrasound scanning devices. Some of the rays used are very hazardous so prolonged presence inside the test chamber during active scans is not advised.

With this design and modular equipment, the X-Corps laboratory module should be more than capable of facing the scientific war that is ahead. However, it should be noted that no lab can function without scientists, and they can only work as fast as humanly possible. For optimal research efficiency building several labs and staffing them with scientists is recommended.

"We may not know what we're up to, but we're certainly determined to find out" – Rookie scientist, upon leaving the briefing room.


Edited by Mad, 27 February 2007 - 11:25 AM.

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And no, this is not a quote from the Simpson's movie, I want it on paper, that I actually wrote that quite some time before the movie came out.

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Posted 11 March 2007 - 10:47 PM

No further comments, your honor. :)
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Posted 06 October 2007 - 11:55 AM

Flawless from my POV

#70 Mad

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Posted 07 October 2007 - 06:40 AM

Ok, so this is going to completly complete :P
Congrats everyone!
Keep smiling while dying

Of course I have gone mad with power! It would be completely ridiculous to go mad without power!
And no, this is not a quote from the Simpson's movie, I want it on paper, that I actually wrote that quite some time before the movie came out.

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