Monthly Archives: April 2015

Chemical energy!

Suppose a typical modern family car does about 40 miles to the gallon or, in metric terms, 100 km for every 7 litres of fuel. That means if you have a teaspoon of petrol (about 0.004 litres), it contains enough … Continue reading

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Large scale pattern formation

A great article in Wired — Earth’s Most Stunning Natural Fractal Patterns by Jess McNally — is on patterns at human scales (leaves, cephalopods, peacock feathres, broccoli), as well as at hugely supra-human scales (mountains, rivers, waterfalls, and lightning). It … Continue reading

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Materials in Apple Watch

Here’s a fine piece — How Apple Makes the Watch — on the materials (specidfically, gold, stainless steel and aluminum) and processes which go into making several key (but non-electronic) components of Apple watch. It uses publicity videos from Apple … Continue reading

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