Friday, October 9, 2015

Doctor Who/3D Figures

Hello again, readers! Today's post involves more information on the Twelfth Doctor's sonic screwdriver. First, though, are some 3D figures begging to be talked about today.

You all have heard of cubes, prisms, pyramids, spheres, and cylinders, correct?
 They are the subject of this paragraph, which explains skew, parallel, and perpendicular lines, as well as the different pyramid/prism types. The prisms are different based on the shape of the two congruent faces, while pyramids are classified based on the shape of the face on the base. Skew lines are lines on two totally different faces, so they won't intersect. Parallel lines are on the same face, but are next to each other so they won't intersect either. Perpendicular lines also are on the same face, but they intersect to form a 90° angle, or right angle.

Now to move on to the sonic screwdriver (The collectible is also a great back scratcher!). It is a simple tool to Time Lords, yet complex to humans. In its extended form, it can pick combination locks that require a password, keyword or handprint/fingerprint. Here's a list of some of its functions:

  • Using high-pitched sound to shatter glass
  • Lock picking (just not wooden locks or deadlocks (except 11th Doctor and beyond for deadlocks))
  • Burning and cutting through all different kinds of substances
  • Amplifying sound-waves 
  • Boosting the power of an X-ray-er beyond its usual level
  • Disarm weapons and electronics (weapon disarming is an upgrade from original)
  • Light emitter
  • Intercepting/conducting teleportation
  • Transform eyeglass lenses into sunglasses
  • Microphone (as long as it is connected to an audio-amplifying device)
  • Detecting/reviewing transmission signals
  • Conducting medical scans
  • Remotely using the TARDIS (Time And Relative Dimensions In Space), as well as other devices
  • Tracking alien life-forms
  • Controlling the properties of atoms/molecules on a small scale
  • Operate computers, whether their origin is alien or human
  • Provide GPS location
  • Receiving cash from an ATM
  • Lighting candles
  • Modifying of a mobile phone to work throughout the universe
  • Disclosure/deactivating camouflage
  • Destroying of Weeping Angels
  • Disarming robotic items/beings
  • Scanning/classifying matter
  • Assisting with speaking with someone far away via an "acoustic corridor"
  • Tightening/loosening screws (Just like a non-sonic screwdriver!)
I hope you learned something new about either math or the sonic screwdriver, and see you next time on School Stories (Where School Is ALWAYS In Session!)!

No comments: