Category Archives: Science Bits

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Over on WUWT – Taurids and Asteroid Sized Bits

New Taurid branch identified with probable major sized objects, asteroid sized, that eventually will hit the Earth. Continue reading

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From Dish Soap to Geopolymer to Explosives, Oh My!

How does “green” dish washing cleaners relate to geopolymer chemistry and explosives? Well, it’s all about no phosphates and trying to find replacements in silicates and percarbonates… Continue reading

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QM vs Waves vs “Photon Rectifiers”

Can an IR PV panel be made that produces some electricity from the black body radiation of a room temperature object? Thermodynamics seems to say no, while Quantum Mechanics would imply yes, given my limited understanding of both. Continue reading

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Hexanitrohexaazaisowurtzitane

A way crazy explosive / propellant. Continue reading

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Life – 4 billion-ish years old, zero evolution time.

How much time did life have to evolve? The window is shrinking fast. Continue reading

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China – Shenzhou 11 Launched to Tiangong-2 Space Station

China heads to space and their space station, shooting for the moon in 2025. Continue reading

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A Very Good Boron Video

A fascinating video on Boron that lays out how it is transported in our bodies, what it does, and how it works to decrease bone and kidney stone problems, reduce arthritis, and help mental function. Continue reading

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