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Day of May 22nd 2014
You can decide what your mailbox looks like and where it is placed. The USPS does however, have certain guidelines to help smooth out the mail delivery process for both delivery men and recipients.
The Ford Model T (first mass produced affordable consumer car) had the nickname “Tin Lizzy” in the early 1900’s.
Lobsters, snails and spiders have blue blood due to high levels of hemocyanin in the blood.
Hemocyanin differs from hemoglobin in that the former carries copper, while the latter carries iron.
Water is referred to as the universal solvent because more substances dissolve in water than in any other liquid chemical.
While walking down the street, I saw a what appeared to be a rock atop a wooden rod, but it turned out to be an oddly shaped mailbox. I wondered if the USPS had set standards for mailboxes. Turns out they do!
A news feed I follow noted that lobsters have blue blood. I was curious about this phenomenon and found that lobsters, snails and spiders all have blue blood! Hemocyanin is chemical responsible for this color.
Further research on hemocyanin taught me that it carries copper while hemoglobin (found in humans and most mammals) carries iron.
I overheard a colleague of mine teaching a science lesson. He referred to water as the universal solvent and I resolved to research why this was the case. (Though I had a good idea of why.)
The reason batteries lose charge capacity over time is wearing out of the cathode. A worn out cathode makes it difficult for ions to flow freely in the battery.
I’ve been writing (for quite some time now) IFL to refer to I Fucking Love Science blog. I should have been writing IFLS. I left out the “S” for Science which is arguably the most important word in the title.
There are mood playlists on Spotify which I had underestimated without trying. On a whim, I gave them a shot and found lots of good music!
Star trails can’t be taken in cities or large towns because of massive amounts of ambient light. Darkness is key to taking star trail photos.
The problems depicted in the film Gravity are dramatized, however, there is a real concern for space debris; accidents have resulted in calls for control over said debris.
I’ve long been curious about why batteries don’t last forever, and what exactly causes them to depreciate. Popular Mechanics had my answer.
Supercritical fluid: A substance at a temperature and pressure above its critical point, where distinct liquid and gas phases do not exist. It is considered by many to be its own form of matter.
Ophelia is a fictional character in Shakespeare’s play: Hamlet.
X-Men Days of Future Past has received a 9.3 on IMDb. It opens in theaters on May 23rd, 2014.
Plasma is the 4th state of matter. Plasma is comprised of both positively charged ions, and negatively charged electrons. This allows plasma to flow freely and be controlled by electromagnetic fields. Examples of plasma include the northern lights and lightning.
As I’m maturing, I’m starting to realize that life is rarely ever simple or black & white. Figuratively, life is majorly grey area and multi-faceted; good solutions account for this.
While browsing science articles on IFLS, I came across the an article discussing states of matter. It was then that I found the term supercritical fluid.
I discovered a song by the name of: Sweet Ophelia. For some reason, (possibly the cover art) I thought that Ophelia was a flower. Turns out, Ophelia is the name of a character from Shakespeare’s famous play: Hamlet.
I was discussing recent movies with my friends and we decided to watch the new X-Men film on the day of its’ release. A Google search on the movie provided me with the aforementioned info.
Curious about states of matter, I looked up the other states of matter and did some scattered research on plasma.
As I start to face and wrap my head around more complex problems, I realize that there are always so many perspectives to consider. A debate on a certain topic may have only two sides, but each side has multiple points, each of which has its own debate. Treating issues without the care they deserve tends to create more issues.
In Latin, Ludi means “game” and Ludos means “games”.
On Sunday mornings, the F train (Queens bound) consistently arrives at the Roosevelt Avenue station at 10:22 AM.
Lucid dreaming can be induced via electrical pulses delivered to the brain.
MERS stands for Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome. The virus based disease is in the same family as the common cold but has proven to be less easily transmitted and fatal about 30% of the time. As its name suggests, it seems to have originated in the Middle East.
Two step authentication requires a code to be confirmed on your mobile device before account access is permitted. This requires hackers or cyber thieves to have access to your mobile device as well as your password.
A colleague of mine informed me of the words’ definitions.
I first noted time of the F train’s arrival on Sunday mornings about a month ago, and decided to test the accuracy of the timing again last week.
I first found information on this discovery on IFL, but found this article to be more informative.