Time to throw away those aluminium foil helmets

On the Effectiveness of Aluminium Foil Helmets: An Empirical Study The helmets amplify frequency bands that coincide with those allocated to the US government between 1.2 Ghz and 1.4 Ghz. According to the FCC, These bands are supposedly reserved for ”radio location” (ie, GPS), and other communications with satellites (see, for example, [3]). The 2.6 … Continue reading “Time to throw away those aluminium foil helmets”

One of Life’s Unanswered Questions gets Answered

You can swim just as fast in a pool of gloop.: It’s a question that has taxed generations of the finest minds in physics: do humans swim slower in syrup than in water? And since you ask, the answer’s no. Scientists have filled a swimming pool with a syrupy mixture and proved it. And some … Continue reading “One of Life’s Unanswered Questions gets Answered”

Bush administration pro-science? I don’t think so…

(via Bad Astronomy Blog) From the February 4, 2004 issue of the New York Times: In October, for example, George Deutsch, a presidential appointee in NASA headquarters, told a Web designer working for the agency to add the word “theory” after every mention of the Big Bang, according to an e-mail message from Mr. Deutsch … Continue reading “Bush administration pro-science? I don’t think so…”

Decaffeinated Coffee Will Kill You

(from the let’s create a sensational headline for this story dept.) Drinking decaffeinated coffee may be harmful to heart health: Decaffeinated — not caffeinated — coffee may cause an increase in harmful LDL cholesterol by increasing a specific type of blood fat linked to the metabolic syndrome, hints a new study presented at the American … Continue reading “Decaffeinated Coffee Will Kill You”

Abstract – Hydrodynamic interactions and diffusion of bovine serum albumin

Recenetly, I posted a list of old files. Here’s the contents of one of those files — the abstract of my master’s thesis. The concentration dependence of the diffusion coefficient of bovine serum albumin (BSA) was determined using data from osmotic pressure measurements and light scattering. The results showed that hydrodynamic interactions had a larger … Continue reading “Abstract – Hydrodynamic interactions and diffusion of bovine serum albumin”

The Space Shuttle doesn’t Work

(via What’s New — Robert L. Park Friday, 29 Jul 05) SHUTTLE: THE SPACE SHUTTLE DOESN’T WORK IT NEVER DID WORK. Why is everyone afraid to say so? The real problem isn’t foam falling off the fuel tank. The shuttle was sold to Congress as a way to launch things into space more cheaply. On … Continue reading “The Space Shuttle doesn’t Work”