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LostCosmonauts

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  1. @beardie Thanks, I was a lowly chemist and am a very very long way from being an expert on physics (or as my lecturers, PhD supervisor and various managers and coworkers would probably also add on chemistry) I did find revising for my undergraduate Physical chemistry quantum thermodynamics class easier after a couple of drinks when I was just just hazily drunk enough that it all seemed to start making sense and then tried as far as was possible (it was an early start) to replicate those experimental conditions for the exam. I can only advise that the Physics of the very small and very large is like playing pool and you’ll hit your stride somewhere between 2 and 3 drinks in. Just don’t have a 4th as you’ll run the risk of thinking playing the bongos and chasing women are good ideas and you’ll likely get mistaken for Richard Feynman. As far as I know inflation theory is a popular intellectual camp but it is all still being hotly debated https://www.forbes.com/sites/startswithabang/2017/09/28/is-the-inflationary-universe-a-scientific-theory-not-anymore/ and probably won’t be settled in either of our lifetimes.
  2. The phrase “If life gives you lemons, make lemonade” is founded on nonsense. We were never given lemons. They, like most of the citrus fruits we know and use, are a cultured hybrid that people needed to develop. A more correct version would be “If life gives you bitter orange(sour orange) and citron, make lemons then make lemonade”
  3. Still playing with these (although it has turned into something of a cottage industry) Caffeine molecule scale model at oodles:1 scale (about 30mm across for the carbon atoms and the overall model is about 50cm at widest) Parts Finished and assembled
  4. Shame this shop is shutting the doors so soon after opening. Lovely set-up and owner with some great dioramas showcasing what can be done with the stock. Really looked different - modern and forward looking place
  5. @Beardie you might enjoy https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B077QX7XPH/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1 about the philosophy and science of time (and how that fuzziness is key to our perception of time passing) Another interesting fact from the “Cautionary Tales” podcast on the R100 & R101 airship competition - it took the intestines of 1 million cows to make the gas bags for the R100
  6. Any decal options for an MR3 going spare amongst that lot? Have a Frog kit but worrying that the decals I have will turn to dust
  7. Ahhh Newcastle Brownian Motion
  8. Spaniel: to shout across a bridge Nascent: anosmia sufferer Catastrophe: Prize winning feline
  9. @Beardie - glad you're enjoying that. Must get hold of a copy and add it to the pile (Almost) Everyone knows that most of the stuff we perceive as matter contains a lot of empty space. It isn't widely appreciated just how much empty space it is we're talking about. Diameter of a Hydrogen atom: roughly 5 x 10^-11m Hydrogen atom = 1 proton, 1 electron Diameter of a proton = ~ 1 x10^-15m Diameter of an electron = unknown, thought to be effectively a point charge of effectively zero volume So... a hydrogen atom is only 1/1000,000,000,000 part matter and 999,999,999,999/1000,000,000,000 parts emptiness
  10. That’s on my to-read pile - have his one on Time to finish first Halfway through Anthony Beevor’s Arnhem which is good (but not a light read)
  11. We’d know if time travel were possible as the discussion threads on here would be chock-full of plane nerds from the far future stopping off on this forum to show off their knowledge of the precise paint shades of planes, sell rare kits they snaffled at launch and chortle at the sci-fi section
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