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------=_Part_2004_1714710898.1546910014053 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="UTF-8" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable ((Science Labs - USS Narendra)) ::The Narendra's labs were small compared to the starbase's= - little surprise there - but they'd do. Taelon ::Poq pulled out some schematics to show the rest of the group. .:: Avran: About 90 seconds of effective use before degradation begins and the= risk of exposure begins to increase exponentially. Poq: Exactly. Backup filters won't do anything either because they'll fall= apart just as easily, and there's no room in the suit for a totally different backup. We need a way to purge the new compound somehow. Avran: It's not ideal, but we could also just deactivate the filtra= tion system altogether once we are maneuvering through the affected areas. Rig= the suits with spare oxygen. It would mean that we'd be working aga= inst the clock, though. Je'Valak: I don't like the idea of losing that much oxygen. Is there a way= to add more? Poq: If by oxygen you mean the atmosphere we breathe ::Poq muttered under= her breath. But that wasn't really her concern. If they stayed inside the= death fog after the filters degraded and the neutralizing compound was used= up, they'd be back to 'death,' no matter how much breathable atmosphere they had available. Shutting down the system was smart, but not completely= failsafe:: Doubling the internal system is a good idea, but it may not be= enough.The degraded filters give external atmo a way to get inside- even shut down there'll be a weak point. ::All good points. Taelon couldn't help but think of how much of a= disadvantage they'd be in if they got caught in the same kind of tr= ap they'd triggered all those years ago. Even fully suited in hazard s= uits they'd have to scramble.:: Taelon: Any idea for a solution? Poq: Ideally if we had a layer of solid matter that could- sponge up the compound somehow, become a binder, the way carbon monoxide binds to red blood cells, then it would completely inert. ::The doctor typed something into the display system, and two molecular structures popped up. One, the Death Fog, Silicon Platinochloride. The other, the responding compound she had developed. They merged together to= form a complex structure, fine labeling beneath showing its complete chemical makeup.:: Poq: There's our challenge. Anyone have an idea? Kasun :: Ishani smiled as she watched the group work. :: oO We've g= ot a good mix of expertise. Oo :: Also helping was the fact that Taelon was both= willing and able to take charge this time. :: ::Taelon circled the display, stroking his chin and chewing his lip as he= considered. There were several solutions he could think of - the challenge,= as always, was to find a way to make that happen with their current resources. He'd brought along as much as he could, but even so=E2= =80=A6:: Taelon: Normally ::He trailed off for a moment.:: I'd reco= mmend a nanoweave gel. Make the gel out of binding agents and use the nanomachines= net to keep it from reaching through the line. ::He chewed on his lip again.:: But we don't have time to create a new one. Is there anyth= ing that can replicate that naturally? Poq/Kasun/Avran: ? Je'Valak: What if we added plant microbes to the filters. Something like Chrysalidocarpus lutescens. It's a number one natural filter. It wouldn't= take long to do. ::Taelon tilted his head towards Je'Valak.:: Taelon: If we combine those with a double atmosphere that could do the trick. Based on...well, on last time, if things begin to overwhelm the suits, we'll need to remove the team and quarantine them as soon as= possible. Poq/Kasun/Avran: ? Je'Valak: I would need some help replacing each filter. ::Taelon looked to Avran.:: Taelon: Can you help her with that? Ish - Kasun and I need to go over our= weaponry options. Poq/Kasun/Avran/Je'Valak: ? Taelon: Meet back here as soon as you're done so we can double-chec= k things. Poq/Kasun/Avran/Je'Valak: ? ::Taelon walked to a nearby display, typing until the schematics of a rifle= appeared, turning slowly in a circle. It was long-barrelled, with a traditional trigger and barrel, and looked rather old-fashioned compared to= phaser-based weaponry. He looked over his shoulder at Ishani.:: Taelon: This was the idea for how our team can defend themselves without igniting the Death Fog. It's worked in basic testing but, well, I h= aven't - haven't gotten much of a chance to field test it. And it won=E2=80= =99t work against armored targets. Poq/Kasun/Avran/Je'Valak: ? ::He pointed to the complex weave of the rifle's ammo and firing ch= ambers.:: Taelon: When fired it flash-freezes the magnetized water and uses an anti-grav charge to fire the bullet. It shouldn't cause an sparks o= r generate enough heat to ignite the gas or liquids. Poq/Kasun/Avran/Je'Valak: ? Taelon: It won't be as accurate over distance as a phaser, or as q= uick, unfortunatelyand it's best used against soft targets. Ice = can't do much about metal. Poq/Kasun/Avran/Je'Valak: ? TAG/TBC Lieutenant Commander Taelon Chief of Science Starbase 118 OPs O239303T10 -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "= UFOP: StarBase 118 - StarBase 118 Ops" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an e= mail to sb118-ops+unsubscribe@googlegroups.com. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/= sb118-ops/1ad33b62-5bc9-4c6c-b98b-6764da250a94%40googlegroups.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout. ------=_Part_2004_1714710898.1546910014053 Content-Type: text/html; charset="UTF-8" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
((Science Labs - USS Narendra))

<= div>::The Narendra's labs were small compared to the starbase=E2=80= =99s - little surprise there - but they'd do. Taelon

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::Poq pulled out some schematics to show the rest of the group. = .::

Avran: About 90 seconds of effective use befor= e degradation begins and the risk of exposure begins to increase exponentia= lly.

Poq: Exactly. Backup filters won't do any= thing either because they'll fall apart just as easily, and there's= no room in the suit for a totally different backup. We need a way to purge= the new compound somehow.

Avran: It's not= ideal, but we could also just deactivate the filtration system altogether = once we are maneuvering through the affected areas. Rig the suits with spar= e oxygen. It would mean that we'd be working against the clock, tho= ugh.

Je'Valak: I don't like the idea of lo= sing that much oxygen. Is there a way to add more?

Poq: If by oxygen you mean the atmosphere we breathe ::Poq muttered under = her breath. But that wasn't really her concern. If they stayed inside t= he death fog after the filters degraded and the neutralizing compound was u= sed up, they'd be back to 'death,' no matter how much breathabl= e atmosphere they had available. Shutting down the system was smart, but no= t completely failsafe:: Doubling the internal system is a good idea, but it= may not be enough.The degraded filters give external atmo a way to get ins= ide- even shut down there'll be a weak point.

= ::All good points. Taelon couldn't help but think of how much of a = disadvantage they'd be in if they got caught in the same kind of tr= ap they'd triggered all those years ago. Even fully suited in hazar= d suits they'd have to scramble.::=C2=A0

T= aelon: Any idea for a solution?

Poq: Ideally if we= had a layer of solid matter that could- sponge up the compound somehow, be= come a binder, the way carbon monoxide binds to red blood cells, then it wo= uld completely inert.

::The doctor typed something= into the display system, and two molecular structures popped up. One, the = Death Fog, Silicon Platinochloride. The other, the responding compound she = had developed. They merged together to form a complex structure, fine label= ing beneath showing its complete chemical makeup.::

Poq: There's our challenge. Anyone have an idea?

=
Kasun :: Ishani smiled as she watched the group work. :: oO We=E2=80= =99ve got a good mix of expertise. Oo :: Also helping was the fact that Tae= lon was both willing and able to take charge this time. ::=C2=A0
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::Taelon circled the display, stroking his chin and chewing = his lip as he considered. There were several solutions he could think of - = the challenge, as always, was to find a way to make that happen with their = current resources. He'd brought along as much as he could, but even= so::=C2=A0

Taelon: Normally ::H= e trailed off for a moment.:: I'd recommend a nanoweave gel. Make t= he gel out of binding agents and use the nanomachines net to keep it from r= eaching through the line. ::He chewed on his lip again.:: But we don=E2=80= =99t have time to create a new one. Is there anything that can replicate th= at naturally?

Poq/Kasun/Avran: ?

Je'Valak: What if we added plant microbes to the filters. Somet= hing like Chrysalidocarpus lutescens. It's a number one natural filter.= It wouldn't take long to do.

::Taelon tilted = his head towards Je'Valak.::

Taelon: If we= combine those with a double atmosphere that could do the trick. Based on..= .well, on last time, if things begin to overwhelm the suits, we'll = need to remove the team and quarantine them as soon as possible.=C2=A0

Poq/Kasun/Avran: ?

Je'Val= ak: I would need some help replacing each filter.

= ::Taelon looked to Avran.::=C2=A0

Taelon: Can you = help her with that? Ish - Kasun and I need to go over our weaponry options.=

Poq/Kasun/Avran/Je'Valak: ?
Taelon: Meet back here as soon as you're done so we can= double-check things.=C2=A0

Poq/Kasun/Avran/Je=E2= =80=99Valak: ?

::Taelon walked to a nearby display= , typing until the schematics of a rifle appeared, turning slowly in a circ= le. It was long-barrelled, with a traditional trigger and barrel, and looke= d rather old-fashioned compared to phaser-based weaponry. He looked over hi= s shoulder at Ishani.::

Taelon: This was the idea = for how our team can defend themselves without igniting the Death Fog. It= 's worked in basic testing but, well, I haven't - haven=E2= =80=99t gotten much of a chance to field test it. And it won't work= against armored targets.=C2=A0

Poq/Kasun/Avran/Je= 'Valak: ?

::He pointed to the complex weav= e of the rifle's ammo and firing chambers.::

Taelon: When fired it flash-freezes the magnetized water and uses an ant= i-grav charge to fire the bullet. It shouldn't cause an sparks or g= enerate enough heat to ignite the gas or liquids.=C2=A0

Poq/Kasun/Avran/Je'Valak: ?

Taelon:= =C2=A0 It won't be as accurate over distance as a phaser, or as qui= ck, unfortunatelyand it's best used against soft targets. = Ice can't do much about metal.=C2=A0

Poq/K= asun/Avran/Je'Valak: ?


TAG/= TBC


Lieutenant Commander Taelon
Chief of Science
Starbase 118 OPs
O239303T10

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