OSIRIS-REx (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer) is a NASA asteroid study spacecraft. It’s mission is to collect at least 60 grams of material from the near-earth asteroid 101955 Bennu and return it to Earth.
Believer or not, if you follow the UFO stories you’ve probably heard of Stanton Friedman. He was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey July 29, 1934. He would graduate from the University of Chicago with a Bachelor of Science (1955) and Master of Science (1956) degrees in nuclear physics. For 14 years he was employed as a nuclear physicist for a impressive list of large corporations.
In 1936, a couple, Max Hahn and his wife, walking along Red Creek, near the town of London, Texas saw a piece of loose rock that had a piece of wood protruding.
In model rocketry you must ensure your rocket is stable. A stable rocket will fly perfectly, while an unstable rocket will fly in an unpredictable pattern possibly ruining the rocket, damaging property or hurting someone. Stability is extremely important when building a rocket from scratch, and a good idea to know how stable your kits are also.
Limestone, shell and dolomite are types of marine deposits that have accumulated in Florida over millions of years during times when the state was covered over with seawater or shallow marshes. During this time, limestones formed by chemical deposition and the accumulation of shells from sea creatures. Many invertebrate animals (animals without backbones) take calcite from sea water to construct their shells. When they die, the shells fall to the sea bed. Over the millennia, their remains slowly built up layers of sediment thousands of feet thick. These sediments are the limestone, shell and dolomite formations that are mined today.
I was opening 135 capsules, the other day, for a compound I was making in our pharmacy lab and got me thinking about the procedure. Some capsules open easily and some are, sometimes, seemingly impossible, even within the same lot of capsules.
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: the tendency to perceive a specific, often meaningful image in a random or ambiguous visual patternMerriam-Webster Dictionary
A tranquilizer is a drug for treatment of anxiety, agitation, fear, tension and disturbances of the mind. The term was first used by F.F. Yonkman (1953) in his studies of the drug reserpine which when given to animals showed a calming effect. The term tranquilizer is used to reference antipsychotic or neuroleptic medications. It is also a synonym for sedative.
The other day my Blu-Ray remote control ceased to function. I had just changed the batteries a few weeks before but i opened the cover anyway to see what was happening. One of the Kirkland (Costco) AAA batteries (there were two inside) had leaked white powder into the compartment.
I noticed that the jugs of water we use at the compounding pharmacy have an expiration date. This got me thinking, does water expire? The first thing I checked was whether or not the government requires expiration dates on bottle water.