Month: November 2010

What would happen if all the elements were combined at once?

What would happen if all the elements were combined at once?

OK, so I spruced up the sublimely boring image accompanying this interesting question over at Popular Science with a picture of the thermite reaction. I couldn’t find a picture of burning plutonium. C’mon wikimedians! What’s taking so long?

The real answer, it turns out, is something like “at first it would be very exciting, and then it would be very boring.” Here’s a characteristically droll quote from my old quantum mechanics instructor, John Stanton:

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How-To: Customized Drawing-Free Ornaments

Julie from LoucheLab takes a visit to Esty’s The Storque and shares her project to make customized drawing-free glass ornaments. Julie writes: The idea for this ornament came about back in June, when I did a demonstration with Pebeo at the Renegade Craft Fair in Brooklyn. There were a lot of people who tried the […]

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Noro Hat Pattern

This Noro Hat pattern is an oldie but a goodie by Saartje de Bruijn. I whipped one up this weekend as the temperatures in NYC started to drop. It’s an easy pattern with alternating sections of knit and purl stitches, resulting in a cartoonish frozen yogurt-looking ripple texture. So warm!

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A look inside an aircraft repair plant

A look inside an aircraft repair plant

Folks really liked Russian microwave factory, so here’s another – A look inside an aircraft repair plant…. Take a stroll around the shops of Vnukovo aircraft repair plant – the center of technical service and repair of civil aircrafts of domestic and foreign manufacture.

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