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by paraffinpopper
Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: DIY vacuum evaporator feasable?
Replies: 3
Views: 1620

DIY vacuum evaporator feasable?

I've been getting into cooking with overly complicated things and have been thinking of making a vacuum evaporator for making syrups from juices without heat affecting taste or maybe some homemade powdered stocks or milk. I'm planning on making it from an old fire extinguisher and a heating element ...
by paraffinpopper
Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:01 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Fan Fiction
Replies: 60
Views: 68347

Re: Fan Fiction

I think that fan fiction can be a bit much sometimes, but you can't just discard the whole lot because of a couple (okay maybe more than a couple) bad apples. A well written fan fiction is a gem that helps someone imagine a favorite character in a different setting or it could be something featuring...
by paraffinpopper
Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:17 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Anybody hear anything about nanowire batteries yet?
Replies: 4
Views: 1611

Re: Anybody hear anything about nanowire batteries yet?

You may be able to find more information on Dr. Cui's research page at Stanford University. I was unable to find anything pertaining to commercialization, though. This isn't particularly surprising: researchers give optimistic and semi-realistic timelines in interviews, which brings in more grant m...
by paraffinpopper
Sun Dec 30, 2012 10:06 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Anybody hear anything about nanowire batteries yet?
Replies: 4
Views: 1611

Anybody hear anything about nanowire batteries yet?

I remember seeing some news of high capacity nanowire batteries that a team over in Stanford developed and after some quick googleing it seems that after the initial buzz of media that surrounds things like that things got quiet. According to the Wiki page (and aren't those always reliable) commerci...
by paraffinpopper
Sat Dec 29, 2012 6:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: A Self-Sufficient Seafaring Society
Replies: 55
Views: 17381

Re: A Self-Sufficient Seafaring Society

I'm not sure if we are assuming some kind of nuclear powered city center while also making plans for a bunch of small atolls, do you want one or the other, Iz? I'm not getting a clear picture of what you're describing. I'm just spitballin' here. I was envisioning something somewhat modular; say, an...
by paraffinpopper
Sat Dec 29, 2012 3:57 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1691064

Re: Today I Learned

TIL: There's a bird that stores it's prey by skewering it through thorns or jamming it in crevices on trees. It's called a butcher bird, go figure :roll:

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