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I want to hear your favorite chemistry demonstrations
[rquote=473291&tid=28848&author=Morgan]Yesterday I was toying with a pale yellow mushroom th ...
24-2-2021 at 11:29
by: Morgan
Materials science of spore motors
I guess the cannon fungus accelerates its spores pretty fast. It's amazing how an environment over t ...
23-2-2021 at 16:40
by: Morgan
Materials science of spore motors
I found this clip of Astraeus hygrometricus expanding. It's method of curling up in dry conditions p ...
23-2-2021 at 09:28
by: Morgan
Materials science of spore motors
Maybe of interest - motive subject matter. From the link in the video.
"Rapid plant movements, such ...
22-2-2021 at 06:48
by: Morgan
Materials science of spore motors
Maybe of interest - motive subject matter. From the link in the video.
"Rapid plant movements, such ...
22-2-2021 at 06:40
by: Morgan
Materials science of spore motors
This isn't a spore motor but it's another hygroscopic motor of sorts in the plant world. One evening ...
17-2-2021 at 10:00
by: Morgan
He vs H
Neutrons
8-2-2021 at 14:27
by: Morgan
Musical Flames and other excerpts
From the physicist John Tyndall's book "Sound" in the 1800's.
A long tube in the verticle ...

Fi ...
2-2-2021 at 13:12
by: Morgan
reaction vessel 500ml of quartz DN100 schott-duran type
If you could somehow use a large test tube, there are quartz uv tubes that would hold a fair amount ...
28-1-2021 at 17:33
by: Morgan
Maybe redundant topic, but is fire plasma ?
Tidbit
"St. Elmo's fire is a weather phenomenon in which luminous plasma is created by a corona dis ...
28-1-2021 at 16:51
by: Morgan
Lamp work - hollow glass sphere
Maybe the bubble collapses if the glass is too hot to support a bubble shape for that thinness. Or p ...
3-1-2021 at 18:57
by: Morgan
One of my favorite element
If you were doing glass blowing or such, making red glass from the oxide might be mildly interesting ...
2-1-2021 at 09:38
by: Morgan
Can you plasticize black powder
One time when I was making rockets with gunpowder packed with a dowel in aluminum tubes, not knowing ...
26-12-2020 at 08:44
by: Morgan
shock sensitive mixtures of KNO3
Maybe if urea and nitrite were fine powders to start and intimately mixed and very slowly melted a s ...
25-12-2020 at 08:36
by: Morgan
An $88,000 thermos
Another thought about the carbon in a hypothetical faulty thermos. If used for this, maybe it'd be p ...
24-12-2020 at 16:00
by: Morgan
Experiments with liquid air
Explosions&Fire had a few things, benzene seemed on the cusp or something that will go bang big ...
23-12-2020 at 11:59
by: Morgan
Experiments with liquid air
Tidbit
"In the past many physical properties of several air pollutants have been studied in mixture ...
22-12-2020 at 10:00
by: Morgan
Experiments with liquid air
Follow-up on asphalt ...

From Air Products
"Some of the organic materials that can react
viole ...
21-12-2020 at 19:38
by: Morgan
Experiments with liquid air
Not that I have any idea what would happen but what if you mixed liquid air with liquid propane? I'd ...
20-12-2020 at 18:31
by: Morgan
Boro glass vs Quartz - both are SiO2 so how are they different?
Going off topic, the quartz nano spheres dust mention brought to mind this glass getting caught up i ...
19-12-2020 at 17:51
by: Morgan
Boro glass vs Quartz - both are SiO2 so how are they different?
I was wondering what the process was/venture a guess for making this cristobalite surface treatment ...
18-12-2020 at 20:15
by: Morgan
DIY acid washed sand changed color unexpectedly
There's a fair amount of mostly quartz sand where I live. It's a fine sand and it squeaks or chirps ...
17-12-2020 at 17:59
by: Morgan
SpaceX Starship crash coloured flames
That green copper nozzle effect brought to mind this copper coupling reducer used in a jam jar jet.
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14-12-2020 at 04:02
by: Morgan
SpaceX Starship crash coloured flames
The nozzle looks quite copper clad in these photos.
https://wccftech.com/spacex-starship-prototype- ...
13-12-2020 at 08:17
by: Morgan
Covid vaccine results
I saw something in the news on TV about India and some people there complaining the big corporations ...
12-12-2020 at 19:36
by: Morgan
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