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by MarkVonShief
Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:56 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is it possible to have a rational debate on global warming?
Replies: 1714
Views: 312899

Re: Is it possible to have a rational debate on global warmi

Like so many other things in life, just follow the money trail. Donations are made to political parties, money is "had" from the government - it all depends on which side of the question you pursue. There is money to be made on either extrema of the debate. That is why the polarization exi...
by MarkVonShief
Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:27 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Favorite home experiments
Replies: 590
Views: 475596

Re: Favorite home experiments

@PM 2Ring - thank you for the suggestions. I had mentioned this experiment to a metalurgist a few weeks ago; he suggested putting a little bit of soap into the solution to keep the electroplating process at the surface of the steel and not to grow (spinoidally) over areas already plated (there is a ...
by MarkVonShief
Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:26 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Favorite home experiments
Replies: 590
Views: 475596

Re: Favorite home experiments

My son recently got an assignment from his 4th grade teacher to make some physical change in a nail and the kids had about 3 weeks to do it. He wanted to make it rust, so he and his 8th-grade brother put it in a bath of salt water and watched it for a few days. Nothing. Then they tried vinegar - als...

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