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I thought it would be nice to do a little demonstration about the relative sizes of different atoms and molecules.…

# Quantum polarization, Dirac notation and erasure – Quantum Basics 3 of 3

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# Double slit DIY Diffraction – Quantum Basics 1 of 3

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# Lunar Eclipse 2015 – How Far Is the Moon Redux

So I measured the distance to the moon again using a modified version of the project I outlined here. In…

# Cinnamon and ants – signaling and communication

I had heard before that cinnamon works great as a natural deterrent for ants so when I discovered two colonies…