Sleep and those “Screens”

Clearly, this information is directed at people like me, only I use a REAL computer, but that doesn’t change the effect.

Is it possible there is a true alternative to damaging wind turbines?

I am sad to say that I initially was one who thought wind turbines were good. Wow, was THAT wrong! Clearly the Law of Unintended Consequences is at work to a massive degree, here! Having said that, although I am reluctant to make that mistake again, I would like to share an interesting alternative. HOWEVER, I would LOVE to hear other people’s ideas of ANY potential downsides to this, because it really does seem to have some promise. My only suggestion would be to emulate the shape and action of leaves…

http://inhabitat.com/vibro-wind-piezoelectric-pads-harness-wind-energy-without-turbines/

New “element” discovered

Too good not to give a bit more audience. The things you learn through blogging.

bluebird of bitterness

A major research institution has recently announced the discovery of the heaviest element yet known to science. The new element has been named governmentium.

Governmentium has one neutron, 12 assistant neutrons, 75 deputy neutrons, and 11 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 312. These 312 particles are held together by forces called morons, which are surrounded by vast quantities of lepton-like particles called peons.

Since governmentium has no electrons, it is inert. However, it can be detected, because it impedes every action with which it comes into contact. A minute amount of governmentium causes a reaction to take four days to complete, when it would normally take less than a second.

Governmentium has a normal half-life of four years. It does not decay, but instead undergoes a reorganization in which a portion of the assistant neutrons and deputy neutrons exchange places. In fact, governmentium’s mass will actually…

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Quote for Today

“A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true.”
– Sir Isaac Newton

Videos: Strange Charm, embarassing yourself by saying things wrong, and more!

Since we homeschool I learn all sorts of fascinating things, so I plan on using this new widget to share carefully selected interesting, informative, uplifting, humorous, and almost inevitably “educational” things I find.

  1. The first video betrays my new-found geekiness (“Strange Charm” – what a great name!), but it makes a potentially complicated subject easy to grasp and so much fun you want to learn the words.
  2. The second and third are entertaining explanations of how to avoid embarrassing yourself by saying things “wrong.”
  3. The fourth compares metric vs. imperial  measure.

When I first taught my kids the metric system, it was so easy I  didn’t teach them imperial measurement until (a few years later) it became obvious it was time to know it. BTW, NO student should EVER have to waste time doing silly conversions – use calculators or computers for such pointless busy work. Why? When you use system of measurement you USE it and don’t waste time converting back and forth – and if you must, certainly not on paper! Seriously, just know and use one or the other. Period.

Taxonomy mnemonic

I made up this mnemonic for the kids a few years ago, but had forgotten about it until a friend’s son called to ask what it was. My daughter said “Oh, I remember! Let me tell him.” Not bad, considering it has been almost a year since she shared it at her co-op.
When you go to the kingdom,
you must line up in single phylum.
Then you go into class,
where the teacher gives the order.
Later you go home to your family,
who think you are a genus,
but you know you are just species.

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