Monthly Archives: September 2009

an interesting problem of probability as applied in nuclear chemistry

Today my roommate asked me for the explanation of a crude estimation of a quantity in an applied nuclear chemistry problem. The set up is as follows: one shoots a neutron into a slab of uranium atoms, and tries to … Continue reading

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It’s time to brainstorm on methodology

  It’s been said that graduate studies feel unproductive compared to other professions, especially those in the pure science. But most scientists go through this seemingly inauspicious period of their career without much complaint or despair. It occurs to me … Continue reading

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random funny thought

Today I opened an email that allegedly came from Exxon Mobil. It turns out to be another one of those spam jackpot emails, whose exact method of phishing is yet a mystery to me. But I thought it would make … Continue reading

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breaking science news assorted

People familiar with my blogging style soon realize that hardly any of the subject headers gets repeated with sequels. Such is life. You can’t expect to find any linear relationship in a world that’s developing at an exponential or Ackermanic … Continue reading

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new recipe discovered episode 1

   After two hours of tutoring, I thought my brain has been depleted. But maybe cooking requires an empty brain, I managed to get the ingredients exactly right today, and completely out of my own creation. So here I present … Continue reading

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