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Oh Dear. An Impossible Battery – From An Impeccable Designer

An amazing leap forward in battery design, which has inexplicable theoreticals. A couple of links to an interesting site for folks interested in batteries. Continue reading

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If we evolved in the ocean, why do we have more K than Na in our biochemistry?

If life evolved in our ocean, with a Na / K ratio of 1 : 0.37, why do we have a ratio of 1 : 1.6 in our cells? Why did we evolve a metabolism that spends a lot of energy pumping Na against K to maintain that ratio? Something doesn’t quite fit. Continue reading

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