Quantum Black is a modern-day, action-horror roleplaying game set in a world much like ours. However, hidden supernatural threats are real and growing worse by the day. Evil Cults, horrors from beyond time and space, vampires and demons all rise to terrorize this world. Someone needs to stop them. Are you up to the task? In the Quantum Black setting, you play an employee of Quantum Black, on a secret team out to save the world from a rising tide of unimaginable horrors. Equipped with the best weapons, cutting edge electronics, and a collection of drones, you will board the corporate jet, track down the monsters and save the day. You're prepared for anything --- or so your bosses say. Quantum Black is a cinematic, story-driven game that is powered by the lightning fast rules of Exile Game Studio's Ubiquity Roleplaying System. You can have hours of fun combatting cosmic horrors and still keep your sanity intact!So step into the Darkness... We'll be waiting.
Quantum Black is a roleplaying game that uses the lightning fast Ubiquity rules engine. The players will find themselves immersed in a ground breaking, fast paced cinematic action-oriented horror game. The feel of Quantum Black will be familiar to the players, as The Quantum Black Setting builds on the ideas of many of their favorite horror-action-oriented books and movies. The default campaign setting, takes place in a slightly different near future, where supernatural horrors are real and they are growing worse by the day. Evil cults, horrors from beyond time and space, witches, vampires and demons all rise to terrorize this world. Someone needs to stop them. The characters have taken up this challenge as secretive agents of a powerful mega-corporation. The characters are not independent operatives, nor are they government agents. They have neither the freedom nor the isolation of independent heroes. The corporation serves as a powerful patron who often sends them on missions. They will have better equipment than most heroes in a horror game, whether independent or government. However, unlike government-supported heroes, they lack legal authority for their action.
This book contains all new specific content and details that are designed to augment your existing campaigns and be used as a supplement to the Quantum Black Core rule book or any other Ubiquity based RPG adventures.This book is packed with new information, including:World Building! New information about Quantum Black's divisions and facilities, including new secret basesCharacter Options! Additional character options, featuring an emphasis on characters for the combat-oriented "Spider Teams" who tackle the most dangerous missions. A variety of new Archetypes, Team Roles, Motivations, Talents, and Flaws are presented. Rule Enhancements! New rules to allow characters to start with Default Skills, which are basic Skills anyone can be presumed to be able to use without training. Vile Foes! Four new Organizations for your teams to battle, ranging from the environmentalist Cthulhu-worshiping Church of the Starry Dawn to the nihilistic Unholy Order of the Infinite Hunger. Meanwhile, two new corporations are introduced to confront your characters. Biosafe Technologies, who wish to twist the very DNA of humanity to serve the Elder Gods, and Wynne Intelligent Systems, a dark doppelganger of Quantum Integrated Technologies. This chapter also includes information on their minions, the cosmic horrors that work with these groups, and a new, never seen before anywhere else, Elder God!New Weapons and Gear! New weapons ranging from the Vanquisher shotgun weapon system to the Mjolnir railgun! Plus flamethrowers, flechette weapons, grenade launchers, specialty grenades, net guns, and chemical weapons, such as gases, aerosols, and liquids. What if you're not that into guns? Well we also have rules for cages, trackers, and ground penetrating radar.Drones and Vehicles! We provide you with expanded rules for using vehicles and drones, including jamming and hijacking drones. And you'll need those rules, because cultists and companies like Wynne Intelligent Systems use drones to battle Quantum Black teams. We also present new vehicles and a wide variety of new drone models, including aquatic drones. We also include a new rules for designing and building drones for your campaign, and rules for modifying drones on the fly while in the field.
Physics, once known as "natural philosophy," is the most basic science, explaining the world we live in, from the largest scale down to the very, very, very smallest, and our understanding of it has changed over many centuries. In Black Bodies and Quantum Cats, science writer Jennifer Ouellette traces key developments in the field, setting descriptions of the fundamentals of physics in their historical context as well as against a broad cultural backdrop. Newton’s laws are illustrated via the film Addams Family Values, while Back to the Future demonstrates the finer points of special relativity. Poe’s "The Purloined Letter" serves to illuminate the mysterious nature of neutrinos, and Jeanette Winterson’s novel Gut Symmetries provides an elegant metaphorical framework for string theory. An enchanting and edifying read, Black Bodies and Quantum Cats shows that physics is not an arcane field of study but a profoundly human endeavor—and a fundamental part of our everyday world.
Quantum mechanics has evolved from a subject of study in pure physics to one with a wide range of applications in many diverse fields. The basic concepts of quantum mechanics are explained in this book in a concise and easy-to-read manner, leading toward applications in solid-state electronics and optics. Following a logical sequence, the book focuses on key ideas and is conceptually and mathematically self-contained. The fundamental principles of quantum mechanics are illustrated by showing their application to systems such as the hydrogen atom, multi-electron ions and atoms, the formation of simple organic molecules and crystalline solids of practical importance. It leads on from these basic concepts to discuss some of the most significant applications in semiconductor electronics and optics. Containing many homework problems, the book is suitable for senior-level undergraduate and graduate-level students in electrical engineering, material sciences, applied physics and chemistry.
Bolivia has plunged into a political crisis after Evo Morales - the country's first indigenous president and its longest-serving leader - was forced to step down following pressure from the military, police and public protests over alleged electoral fraud on 20 October 2019. Roiled by mass protests at least 32 people have died since then, most of them reportedly in alleged police and army crackdowns on pro-Morales protests, with hundreds more injured and arrested. An interim administration, led by Acting President Jeanine Áñez, has assumed power with a mandate to call fresh elections - but she has unveiled a new cabinet which critics say could further increase civil and ethnic polarization in Bolivia. Hence it is imperative that the interim administration and the MAS Party - which has governed the country since 2006 - cooperate with each other and work together, so that rule-of-law can be restored in Bolivia; including the right to protest peacefully and to vote in transparent, competitive and fair elections.
This book covers important concepts and applications of contemporary physics. The book emphasizes logical development of the subject and attempts to maintain rigor in the analytical discussions. The text has been presented in a concise and lucid manner. A modern description of properties and interaction of particle is given along with discussions on topics such as cosmology, laser and applications. The concepts are illustrated by numerous worked examples. Selected problems given at the end of each chapter help students to evaluate their skills. The book with its simple style, comprehensive and up-to-date coverage is highly useful for physics students. The detailed coverage and pedagogical tools make this an ideal book also for the engineering students studying core courses in physics.
Stephen Hawking was widely recognized as the world's best physicist and even the most brilliant man alive–but what if his true talent was self-promotion? When Stephen Hawking died, he was widely recognized as the world's best physicist, and even its smartest person. He was neither. In Hawking Hawking, science journalist Charles Seife explores how Stephen Hawking came to be thought of as humanity's greatest genius. Hawking spent his career grappling with deep questions in physics, but his renown didn't rest on his science. He was a master of self-promotion, hosting parties for time travelers, declaring victory over problems he had not solved, and wooing billionaires. In a wheelchair and physically dependent on a cadre of devotees, Hawking still managed to captivate the people around him—and use them for his own purposes. A brilliant exposé and powerful biography, Hawking Hawking uncovers the authentic Hawking buried underneath the fake. It is the story of a man whose brilliance in physics was matched by his genius for building his own myth.