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Late last year I wrote a diary in this space on the History of ...
by NNadir
Comment Count 51 comments on Sun Jul 10, 2011 at 08:35 AM PDT with 25 Recommends
Suppose I - or more likely someone else - gave you access to the world's best instrumentation and then asked you to calculate the volume of water in earth's oceans. Think of the ...
by NNadir
Comment Count 100 comments on Wed Jul 06, 2011 at 04:58 PM PDT with 20 Recommends
It is known that everywhere in the solar system - with the exception of what I will discuss below - the ratios between two isotopes, C-12, and C-13 (both of which are stable nuclei) is approximately ...
by NNadir
Comment Count 53 comments on Tue Jun 07, 2011 at 07:55 PM PDT with 27 Recommends
An interesting element of the periodic table - one that has never actually been observed - is element 137, which has an atomic number that exceeds the highest known naturally occurring element in ...
by NNadir
Comment Count 53 comments on Tue Apr 12, 2011 at 07:49 PM PDT with 12 Recommends
One of the more fun dangerous fossil fuel waste problems involves contaminated soils, which represent a huge problem all around the globe, not that anyone actually cares - the events in the ...
by NNadir
Comment Count 18 comments on Sat Feb 26, 2011 at 01:37 PM PST with 12 Recommends
Part of my paen to consumerism this Christmas, besides writing a diary here about the collapse of the ice shelf at the North Pole, was to buy my oldest kid an effects box for his electric guitar. I ...
by NNadir
Comment Count 58 comments on Sun Feb 20, 2011 at 10:30 AM PST with 15 Recommends
The interesting story floating around since his disappearance on a pilgrimage to Mecca last summer came to some conclusion yesterday with the announcement of Shahram Amiri's defection. Amiri, a ...
by FrankCornish
Comment Count 154 comments on Wed Mar 31, 2010 at 04:00 AM PDT with 133 Recommends