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  1. If we give you the answer, who earns the "A"? Science is not difficult, science is rigorous in derivation and consistent with empirical observation. If you are not conversant with reality go into the arts, management, or politics. Google "coil gun" 51,400 hits "Lenz's law" 176,000 hits levitate frog 2 million hits Jefferson Lab's Workbench Projects - The Ring Fling Machine - Main Index
  2. There are wide ranges of rhodopsin mutation variants. If your genetics are SOP then your perception is probably SOP in kind.
  3. 1) Concentrated hydrogen peroxide rapidly diffuses through intact skin until it hits living tissue. Living tissue has catalase. The hydrogen peroxide then microdetonates into subcutaneous bubbles of oxygen. The pain is awesome. 2) Concentrated hydrogen peroxide can be detonated by traces of transition metals such as iron or copper. 3) Hair bleach uses ca. 30% hydrogen peroxide. It is on the Homeland Severity watch list re ketone peroxide explosives.
  4. If the bb were a strong magnet Magnets : United Nuclear , Scientific Equipment & Supplies shoot it through a tightly wound narrow solenoid connected to a tiny LED (no ballast resistor). With a bb machine gun and a dry film capacitor you might pull it off... if the projectiles had aligned poles. if not, the induced voltages average to zero.
  5. Las Vegas pay back at least 90% by local law. Payback is often 95+%; blackjack is about even-odds for a skilled player. Lottos pay back no more than 50% overall and exact hefty penalties for lump sum payments. The average state lotto player recovers about a nickel for every dollar invested
  6. 1) Time is homogeneous. 2) Noether's thereoms. 3) Mass-energy is locally conserved. Modality is irrelevant.
  7. Google echinacea amides 11,900 hits Google Images echinacea amides 1310 hits US Pat. 7183432 http:// hydroxy fatty acids, thia fatty acids, fatty acid amides, methoxy fatty acids, keto fatty acids, oxo fatty acids Common Cold
  8. One million degrees F = 555,265 K Emissivity varies as the fourth power of the absolute temperature, Stephan-Boltzmann law. Work out your silly power dissipation, R = e(sigma)(T^4) where: R = radiated power, watts/cm^2 e = emissivity, 0-1 sigma = 5.6703 x 10^(-12) watt/cm^2-T^4 T = absolute temperature You will also be curious about its wavelength emission maximum, Wien's displacement law, lambda(max) = [2.898x10^(-3)] m/T 0.29 cm/(555,265 K) = 0.522x10^(-6) cm = 5.22 nm, 238 eV/photon We call those "x-rays." Chemical bonds top off at 3 eV. Run the numbers. Stooopid results
  9. Wolfram Alpha is also Mathematica on-line. Give it a whack, Wolfram|Alpha
  10. Na2SO4 is an industrial dead end. It was discarded by bulking out laundry detergent. Look up black liquor recycle in papermills. FeCl3 is discarded through water treatment, for precipitating muck when aluminum in alum is recognized as being (neuro)toxic.
  11. Not SuperGlue! Carpenter's yellow glue - and keep it off your hands (thin latex gloves). Use just enough as a very thin layer on both sides, no more. Meat or wood, what carpenters glue sticks together does not come apart. Clamp overnight with http://www.ted-kyte.com/3D/Pictures/Paper%20Clamp.jpg or http://www.ted-kyte.com/3D/Pictures/Paper%20Clamp2.jpg http://www.istockphoto.com/file_thumbview_approve/5816881/2/istockphoto_5816881-radio-tower.jpg One presumes it will be pyramidal, right? Note missing third side. Measure twice, cut once. You are not in this to build a tower, you a
  12. I was made aware of the power of symmetry arguments. For strong interactions, yes. For continuous symmetries and Noether's theorems, yes. For perturbative treatments, yes by default. Physics fundamentally assumes the universe and its mirror image function identically. For weak interactions, empirically no. For discontinuous symmetries and Noether's theorems, mathematically no. For perturbative treatments, failure by default. Physics is rich with parity violations "outside" derived theory, from teleparallelism to Yang and Lee to right hand rules. One might argue that the whole of ph
  13. That means that you need to increase the mass of molten salt from 12100 lbs to 513,000 lbs. Obviously a Green solution (runs with government subsidies and customer wallet rape). NaNO3-KNO3 eutectic was used for high temp melting point fluid in undergrad labs. It is a monster oxidizer and can attack metal. It slowy decomposes at hight temps, liberating oxygen. Break a hot Thiele tube of tehs tuff over an epoxy lab bench and WHOOMP! Crisco was an economic replacement. The system is predicted to have an annual efficiency of 99% That's crap at face value, merely for the insulation loss
  14. When you get to the bottom of a hole, stop digging. Project status: I've got 947K points total for glycine gamma-polymorph less 13,000 points that must be rerun (about 6 hrs). The 302K new points will be added to the original stack, duplicates (there should not be any, but "should" is not good enough) will be removed. Least squares fit for slope and intercept, then graph the points. If it mirrors theory, even better. gamma-Glycine is nice because compute time varies as atoms/volume and (radius^2). A very tightly packed crystal lattice is faster to compute to a given number of contained
  15. 1) Time is homogeneous. 2) Noether's theorems. 3) Mass-energy is locally conserved. There are no exceptions, modality is irrelevant. Analogy: potential energy is (mass)g(height), where g is the local gravitaton acceleration, about 9.81 m/sec^2. Path to height is irrelevant coming or going or anywhere in-between. It makes no difference what is being hoisted or falling, its composition, or if a shaman is farting "Flight of the Bumblebee" as it occurs. Do not invest in a venture that violates a conservation law.
  16. The Intertubes is an enema of the people with USB ports so thumbs can drive. "Flush your cache!" they say, and take pictures. Al Gore is a pervert, Palin as the nose on your face. Dissertation Abstracts/Physical Science occupies a library shelf or two. Contained within it are the birth pangs of the whole of technological civilization. Dissertation Abstracts/Liberal Arts occupies whole walls. Contained within it is nothing at all.
  17. I'll shortly have about 900K unique points for gamma-glycine. That stretches the limits of my fitting and plotting software. It will be sufficient to validate the one parameter (mx + B) fit versus calcuated values. Thank you! to everybodywho lent a hand (and silicon). Our published example is quartz. We listened to physicists re graph linearity vs. radius and ate a CPU-decade sampling 96K points out to 1.1 million A radius. Runtime/point increases as (radius)^2. Extreme sampling density is the key, and out to 5000 A radius is entirely adequate. Question authority. We'd like to redo q
  18. Weak Equivalence Principle, Einstein EP, strong EP. You are confusing their particulars. Some folks add the very strong EP. Push come to shove, present two lumps that violate the EP and the whole house of cards collapses. Present two chemically and macroscopically identical lumps that violate the EP and... PURSUING THE LIMITS OF FAILED SYMMETRY Somebody should look.
  19. You write an outline like a computer program or a geometric proof. You can vertically arrange the outline in contingent logical progression and subsets thereof. You can flowchart it. What have you got, where are you going, how will you get there, where do you arrive? You build a skyscraper starting with the foundation not the third floor. Get the tools in your toolbox. Homeschool your kids - certainly in Los Angeles. The data are from the LAUSD website, Wikipedia, and Los Angeles Times "California section" page B3, 05 September 2008. Look up the Belmont Learning Center. Who could be
  20. Never underestimate the disability of Microcrap software. ZIP safely arrived. Time to arrange and massage data. We'll see if wishing is better than having.
  21. 1) http://www.mazepath.com/uncleal/source.zip is uploaded. 259,818 bytes 2) I can see your ZIP, I can click on it, but I do not have Hypography permission granted to open it or download it. As it is rather large it would be locally polite and operationally convenient to remove it then e-mail it to xenophage'usual connector'gmail(give it a dot)com
  22. "8^> We're done. I had 323K points to start. 300K more are coming in from my box and Canada, 300K more from Down Under. Add your pile less duplicate points overall (radius increments that did not add atoms) and I am at the limits of my least squares fitter and plotting software, even with kludges. Everytime we do this we are certain it is the last crystal lattice. Never deny a code poet his muse! By tomorrow I'll mount http://www.mazepath.com/uncleal/source.zip It will contain the serial and mpi/parallellized versions, readme files, and some example outputs. There are three varia
  23. Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) in 2008 had 694,288 students in 1177 schools and a $19,986,000,000 budget. 60% of entering students graduate the four-year high school curriculum within six years. The California Academic Performance Index (CAPI) assays the average LAUSD high school graduate at 84 IQ. 111 LAUSD schools averaged CAPI 800 (96 IQ) or more overall in 2007. How foul must an outline be not to champion home schooling? LAUSD budgeted an additional $5.5 million for its 65,000 gifted and talented education students (GATE). That is $0.48/student-day. LAUSD budgeted an
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