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Fractals and Fractal Geometry are something that takes a long time to look at and fully appreciate

Fractals are a product of geometry, a branch of mathematics. The repetitious nature and complex detail found in most fractal geometry is such that it would really take a long time of close observation to fully appreciate this form of art or rather
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Posted by on September 19, 2018

How FAR Can You See? A Friend Said, "To California"

I have a friend whom I haven't see in a while who used to say the most startling things. I'm not sure if he was kidding, or just didn't realize what he was saying. Here are a couple of them: Bacon is a low fat food, because you COOK OUT all the fat befo
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Posted by on August 29, 2018

Ever Heard of DIAMONDOIDS?

Diamonds are a girl's best friend, so goes the saying. I always kidded, diamonds are a dog's best friend... doggy diamonds (poop). But all kidding aside, there is such a thing as a diamondoid. In fact, there is a variety of diamondoids. Contrary to what y
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Posted by on August 29, 2018

In What Direction is Science Headed?

During the early to mid 1800s, science was the playground of the rich. And the playground of those who, otherwise, did not need to pursue secular work. Two examples of this were, Sir Humphry Davy, the discoverer of many of the elements of the Periodic T
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Posted by on March 15, 2018

Does Dream Content Become More Rigid As We Age?

Sometimes scientists speculate along science-related lines. That's OK as long as the fact that it's just speculation is made clear to the audience. Well I want to speculate. And it's about dreams, the topic I tend to bore people with. Last night I slept f
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Posted by on February 19, 2018

Win the Battle of the Mosquito: Cut Off Its Rations

I've noticed a shortage of mosquitoes where I live. How so? I've forgotten how many months it has been see I was last aware of being bitten! So when I was asked to do some research on mosquitoes and leaf infusion teas and their effect, pro or con, on the
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Posted by on February 18, 2018

Capillaries - How Do They Work?

Well, I just finished a time-consuming project that took much patience in writing and in generating MS-Paint images. The title is Capillary Action from the Forces of Adhesion and Cohesion I cross-linked it with a Decoded Science piece I had written earli
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Posted by on February 9, 2018

I Was a Mad Scientist with a Home Lab. What Could Go Wrong?

As a young fellow, I had a leaning toward science, fostered in me by the Bell Lab Science series of movies. In fact, they are still accessible online. And for the most part they are still considered accurate! Well, my first inclination is not what I wound
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Posted by on January 17, 2018

We Need a Modern George Washington Carver

Why do I say we need a modern George Washington Carver? Because that humble, but persistent man devoted himself to taking a simple peanut and finding every manner of use for it, so that it became a most valuable natural resource. Today, many feel there ar
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Posted by on January 4, 2018

Black Ice - Why So Slippery?

I'm just a little crazy. No wonder I developed a Science site I call QuirkyScience. Well one of my original ideas (presuming there is no one else out there quite so loony) has to do with the slipperiness of ice. Of course black ice is just the worst! So w
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Posted by on December 20, 2017