October 25, 2007

Showdown at ...

the LN2 corral.

My most recent interesting find is this clip - which I found on Retrospectacle: A Neuroscience Blog. Who needs DC comics when this Brainiac has the ultimate showdown of Thermite versus Liquid Nitrogen.

As Shelley described on her website: Thermite is a mixture of iron oxide and aluminum. When ignited, the aluminum is oxidized and the iron oxide is reduced. If you put it in a terracotta flower pot with a sheet of metal covering the hole at the bottom, the thin strip will melt just as the reaction has completed and allow a column of molten iron to pour straight downward.


October 18, 2007

i haz new cats at home.

Now I can make lots and lots of pictures.

October 07, 2007

d%^@ yankees....

may be a musical comedy, but this postseason is anything but funny. It smacks of supernatural influence -

Alex Rodriguez, Jorge Posada and Hideki Matsui, three of the most productive Yankees from April through September, are a combined 0-for-20. Add Derek Jeter in and the quartet is a paltry 1-for-28 (.036). Bobby Abreu is the only Yankee with more than one hit and he has just two. Heck, only seven Yankees have a hit in the series.