Category Archives: Science and Scientists

“Spiders Aren’t Animals!” Well, Actually….

Over the years, literally hundreds of people have told me that spiders are not animals. This seems to happen the majority of the times that the topic of spiders comes up in conversation.  When I reply that spiders are, in … Continue reading

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The Moon Unit Proposal

I propose that 384,400 km (238,855 miles), the average distance from the Earth to the Moon, be called a “moon unit.” Example: “The mileage of my car is over one moon unit.”

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The C-320 Fullerene Polyhedron

The duals of the geodesic domes are polyhedra with hexagonal and pentagonal faces. This particular one has 320 vertices, with those vertices representing carbon atoms. Here is C-320 as a polyhedron. The next image shows this molecule as a ball-and-stick … Continue reading

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The Construction of a Zome Model of a 240-Atom Fullerene Molecule, In Seven Pictures

You can buy your own Zome at http://www.zometool.com.

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Canned Neutrinos

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A Proposal: An Ice-Tunneling Lander to Explore Extraterrestrial Sub-Surface Oceans

We have found compelling evidence for the existence of several sub-surface oceans in various places in our solar system. The most well-known of these bodies of liquid water is under the ice crust of Europa, a moon of Jupiter, with … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Colonizing Space

[Image found here.] It is no secret than I am not a fan of our current president, Donald Trump. I’ve been watching him carefully, and have found exactly one point of agreement with the man: humans should colonize the planet … Continue reading

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