Monthly Archives: July 2010

Spillinator and subs

In this version, the hook-ups are moved to the corners and placed on towers. Submarines carry tanks of oil from the spillinator to the surface, where the oil is offloaded onto tanker ships. The submarines then carry the tanks back … Continue reading

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cthulhu and plastics on 101 Theory Drive

Another month, another reading list. I’m reading another book on plastics, and then a book about the scientific effort to identify where human memory is, and then a book on giant molecules, called appropriately enough, Giant Molecules. And I’m also … Continue reading

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The Wright Brothers weren’t meager

I was surprised a while back to read that the Wright Brothers’ contribution to flight was regarded as ‘meager.’ So after reading two biographies about the Wright Brothers, what did I learn? The Wright Brothers built a wind tunnel to … Continue reading

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Sixty plus years of plastics

I just finished reading a book, The Production and Properties of Plastics. I won’t link to Amazon.com, because it probably isn’t there. The book was written shortly after World War II. I learned what a sprue is. I wonder if … Continue reading

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