Saturday, December 12, 2015
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
I like to take a bunch of these mountain pictures and set them as my desktop background at work to help me feel like I am not stuck in a cage.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
What does this mean in the real world? No idea but I could lead to further findings and maybe the secret to the speed of light.
Read the whole story here http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/chemists-confirm-the-existence-of-new-type-of-bond/
Chemistry has many laws, one of which is that the rate of a reaction speeds up as temperature rises. So, in 1989, when chemists experimenting at a nuclear accelerator in Vancouver observed that a reaction between bromine and muonium—a hydrogen isotope—slowed down when they increased the temperature, they were flummoxed.
Donald Fleming, a University of British Columbia chemist involved with the experiment, thought that perhaps as bromine and muonium co-mingled, they formed an intermediate structure held together by a “vibrational” bond—a bond that other chemists had posed as a theoretical possibility earlier that decade. In this scenario, the lightweight muonium atom would move rapidly between two heavy bromine atoms, “like a Ping Pong ball bouncing between two bowling balls,” Fleming says. The oscillating atom would briefly hold the two bromine atoms together and reduce the overall energy, and therefore speed, of the reaction. (
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
But as a smaller and smaller number of people are needed to make the basic things that people need for survival, from food to energy, to clothing and housing, the less likely it is that some people will be needed at all.
When you read in the press the oft-quoted concept that “those jobs aren’t coming back” this “reduction of need” is what underlies all of it. Technology has reduced the need for labor. And the labor that *is* needed can’t be done in more developed nations because there are people elsewhere who will happily provide that labor less expensively.
Thursday, January 15, 2015
There is not reason you can't take a few minutes out of your day to take in the beautiful landscape. If this image doesn't help you find peace don't know what will. Please enjoy and dont forget to set something beautiful as the background to your computer. It will make you feel better while you are working!
Wednesday, January 14, 2015