@Janean L wrote:
I am also convinced that airplanes fly pretty much by magic. You cannot convince me that anything that heavy can leave the ground for hours at a time. In fact, when I am in an airplane it is probably nothing outside of the power of my individual concentration that is keeping the entire group of crew and passengers aloft and safe from takeoff to landing.
Never look out of an airplane window - contrary to popular belief, Earth is flat.
I know (but do not know the chemical names) that in my family, some of us have a bad - fighting - reaction to some anaesthetics, but others (anaesthetics) are OK.
Hardly surprising. Standard doses of lidocaine do nothing for me, and even running an orthopedist's office out of the drug didn't work. Marcaine works, but the only difference appears to be a tighter bond to the nerve roots, extending the length of its effect but not known to influence ts effectiveness.
Despite millenia of experience and experimentation, we still know less about most medications than we do about Nicola's basil plants.
“But new research shows an amazing, unprecedented effect of these efforts: solar and wind farms could actually bring rainfall and greenery back to the desert.”
Sahara plan will work if energy storage and transmission issues are solved. By the way, do you know the Arabic word for desert? Sahara. Accent on the Sa.
It has also been discovered recently that in the midwestern U.S. vast fields of crops have reversed local atmospheric warming. I'm starting a project to improve portability of stored solar-generated energy. Batteries are nice, but try powering a 20,000-TEU container ship with them. Flywheels are probably the best solution available, but weight is a problem and the best ones still don't get much over 0.1Kwh/kg. Refamiliarizing myself with ideal gas law, Boyle's law, adiabatic compression and nanostructured ceramics to start on compressed-air solution.
“A new study of the binary asteroid Patroclus-Menoetius has revealed some clues about the chaotic and turbulent beginnings of our Solar System – primarily when Uranus and Neptune were bullied away from the Sun by Jupiter and Saturn.”
“On video, the newly discovered snailfish appeared to be long and gelatinous, with translucent skin and an ethereal movement, as they fed on bait lowered with the trap. The fish also seemed far larger than other organisms captured on camera near the bait”
“During an archaeological dig last week, historians discovered a broken soapstone amphora - a kind of stone urn - at the bottom of the Cressoni Theatre in Como, northern Italy.”
“Right now, it's known simply as G0775. But this simple code could represent a whole new battery of drugs that just might buy us the time we need to deal with the growing superbug problem.”