Category Archives: Science Bits

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Kurtosis, Mpemba, Temperature and History

Does hot water freeze faster than cold water? It depends on the history of the water… Is there a fat tailed distribution of non-temperature states (such as spin of the particles) due to kurtosis in the process, or not? Continue reading

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SOM AMO PDO Ocean Time Lags And Natural Variability

Various “modes” in ocean oscillation can account for our multi-decadal (and perhaps centuries long as well) climate changes. As the oceans go, so goes the air, the weather, and in the longer term, the climate. Continue reading

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Interesting Science Bits

Grab Bag of science bits that caught my eye. From a Dachshund Gene involved with cancer, to repairing spinal cords, to Yellowstone, to crop evolution pushing back agriculture a few thousands of years and transparent solar cells. Continue reading

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Useful Chart for earth.nullschool

At what kPa pressure level is the troposphere to be found? Useful to know that if using earth.nullschool where they list altitude in kPa units… Continue reading

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