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New alternative to platinum in catalytic converters uses gelatin and molybdenum, tungsten or cobalt

Posted in Uncategorized by Mike Stay on 2018 December 26

https://news.berkeley.edu/2018/12/13/researchers-use-jiggly-jell-o-to-make-powerful-new-hydrogen-fuel-catalyst/

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These fossilized clams turned into opals

Posted in Uncategorized by Mike Stay on 2018 December 18

New Zealand batflies

Posted in Uncategorized by Mike Stay on 2018 December 18

South American batflies are parasitic on their bats, but the ones in New Zealand are vegetarian coprophages, eating the pre-digested fruit in the bats’ guano.

https://www.nzgeo.com/stories/batfly/

New cervical cancer test has 100% accuracy

Posted in Uncategorized by Mike Stay on 2018 December 17

“A new test for cervical cancer was found to detect all of the cancers in a randomised clinical screening trial of 15,744 women, outperforming both the current Pap smear and human papillomavirus (HPV) test at a reduced cost, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London.”

https://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/2018/smd/new-cervical-cancer-test-has-100-per-cent-detection-rate.html

Happy Quantum Day!

Posted in Uncategorized by Mike Stay on 2018 December 14

On this day in 1900, Max Planck presented his theory of blackbody radiation to the German Physical Society (Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft, DPG).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Planck#Black-body_radiation

Sometime during December of 1925, Schrödinger came up with the wave equation of a nonrelativistic electron; he wrote about it in a letter to Wien on 1925-12-27. So we could say that Quantum day has a half-life on the order of 10 days!

A recording of Mark Twain (sort of)

Posted in Uncategorized by Mike Stay on 2018 December 5

Not a recording of Twain, but a recording of a professional imitator who lived next to Twain for years.

http://salwenpr.com/mtspeaks.html