Monthly Archives: September 2011

10 (- macroscopic & microscopic worlds in Boltzmann constants)

Two excerpts from Jean Tate’s article in Universe Today about Boltzmann constants: “There are actually two Boltzmann constants, the Boltzmann constant and the Stefan-Boltzmann constant; both play key roles in astrophysics … the first bridges the macroscopic and microscopic worlds, and provides the basis for the zero-th law of thermodynamics; the second is in the [...]

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11 (:36pm Pacific Standard Time)

What time is it? At 11:36pm Pacific Standard Time, here are the current local times around the world from The World Clock – Time Zones… Addis Ababa Fri 9:36 AM Geneva * Fri 8:36 AM Nairobi Fri 9:36 AM Adelaide Fri 4:06 PM Guatemala Fri 12:36 AM Nassau * Fri 2:36 AM Aden Fri 9:36 [...]

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Bubbles on Members Appreciation Day

Each year on Members Appreciation Day, the Eames Foundation invites its members to experience the Eames House in a special and unique way.  It’s an opportunity to experience the House as a guest, take an interior guided tour, enjoy a delicious lunch and participate in a variety of activities. On Members Appreciation Day this past [...]

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12 (V solar panels and what they do)

What can a 12 V solar panel do? How can it help us? Below are some examples how 12 volt solar panels are described in BatteryStuff.com… Sunlinq 12V 25 Watt Solar Panel Foldable Durable, Lightweight flexible and foldable solar panels designed to maintain and charge your 12 volt battery and power most of your portable [...]

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1.3 (million cubic yards of earth)

A 2002 view of the Crater’s Eye, at the center of the bowl. Photo from Florian Holzherr in New York Times ————————————————- From the Roden Crater website… “(James) Turrell’s work involves explorations in light and space that speak to viewers without words, impacting the eye, body, and mind to heighten awareness. ‘I want to create [...]

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(6.022)14(1991747723)

Faraday constant =  6.022141991747723  X 10+23 e mol-1 =  9.65 x 10+4 coulombs per mole. Here is an excerpt from Matt William’s article on the Faraday constant in Universe Today… “When it comes to science, a system of measurements is an absolute necessity, at least where one wants to proceed from theory to practice. This [...]

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Socialnomics

According to Erik Qualman’s Socialnomics video, social media isn’t a fad, but a fundamental shift in our way of communicating and doing business that’s here to stay.  If you haven’t seen Socialnomics before, then click here now.  Qualman reports some staggering statistics: “Over 50% of the world’s population is under 30 years old” and “96% [...]

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(Less than) 15 (grams)

In 1485, DaVinci had drawn a way for humans to mimic and fly like a bird in the ornithopter [see (14)85 entry in this blog].  Nanotechnology has taken that idea of animal mimicry in a new direction.   Less than 15 grams, the Nano Hummingbird which can flaps its wings can also hover and fly [...]

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16 (Portraits of the Mona Lisa)

Title: The Mona Lisa Project Artist:  Rino Pizzi Location: Grand Rapids Art Museum during ArtPrize

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(Faraway and close-up at) 17 (feet)

Many of the art works at ARTPRIZE were equally striking  from far away and close-up at 17 feet. Cathlyn Newell – Salvaged Landscape – Front and side view Cathlyn Newell – Salvaged Landscape – Detailed view – 1

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