Put a candle out with “air”

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What you will need: Baking soda White vinegar Measuring cups One or more candles Lighter or matches Stable flat surface Tall pitcher or large glass * Adult supervision The Set Up First, prepare the baking soda and vinegar. Measure out about 1/4 cup of baking soda and around 1/2 cup of vinegar (if you’re container […]

Science. The Real Why… For Me

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I love science but I am not a scientist.  I’m not one of those cliché guys/gals that just says they like science because nerds and geeks are the “in” thing.  I was well into it before that.  I will say that I do like that movement and hope it lasts.  The reason, for me, runs […]

In the name of Science

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A couple of weeks ago I posted something about being overweight, feeling run down, etc.  Well shortly afterwords I purchased my first ‘smart’ phone.   I can now track my caloric intake + exercise on the phone and it syncs up to a website so I can view the detailed information. I’ve done this for the […]

Scienthusiast

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What is that word?  I made it up.  It’s a mix of science + enthusiast.  I have to be careful though.  I’m NOT a scientist.  I’m enthusiastic about science.  So it’s what I’m going to start calling myself. Yes, I’m a scienthusiast. I guess it could be hyphenated  sci-enthusiast?  Maybe scien-thusiast?  Either way, I looked […]

Space: The Final Frontier

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No truer words can ever be spoken. The depths of the mind are indeed complex but not tangible. Our oceans floors hold many secrets about life and the history of our planet. Space is, for all intensive purposes, infinite. This isn’t technically true, to our knowledge. We estimate the true size of the Universe to […]

The Scale of the Universe [Updated]

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This is a very clever little bit of flash put together by someone whom I have no idea who they are. All I know is that the site was blocked at work. I went in and nabbed the SWF file and I’m going to place it on my blog. You still have to endure the […]

Venus and Mercury sitting in a tree…

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Ok, maybe not sitting IN a tree but I had to dodge trees to be able to see them both.  I went out with my D3000 and snapped a few pics with the standard lens.  I can bet a telephoto or even a cam attached to a telescope would take a great pic.  So long […]

Large Hadron Collider

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This is COOL! I wanted to get that out of the way.  Well when they first fired this thing up over a year ago it didn’t go so well.  Something broke so they had to go back in and fix it.  This isn’t like replacing an alternator on a car.  The circumference of the collider […]

Space: The Final Frontier

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No truer words can ever be spoken.  The depths of the mind are indeed complex but not tangible.  Our oceans floors hold many secrets about life and the history of our planet.  Space is, for all intensive purposes, infinite.  This isn’t technically true, to our knowledge.  We estimate the true size of the Universe to […]

LRO (Lunar Recon Orbiter) Strikes Back!

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Yes, I was too lazy to type reconnaissance, my bad.  And ok, it’s not “striking back” really as much as it is just doing its job.  The point is LRO has been busy! One objective is to thoroughly map the surface of the Moon.  A nifty side item is to photos of certain areas of […]