Coronavirus Risks 13 (SARS-CoV-2)

I’ve been following the virus for 152 weeks now. Originally, I thought that it would be very limited, but that changed about 150 weeks ago, when the numbers began to rise and we found out more about it. I still have the opinion I had right at the start in January 2020 that it was […]

Pole Position and the Sun too

The strangest thing I have come across in coincidence is the development of humankind. Humans in their present for developed around 200,000 years ago. Before that we had races mainly Neanderthals and Denisovans that became absorbed into the human genome. They were around as much as 350,000 years. So, for 340,000 years of that time […]

Are viruses living creatures that respond to a change in environment?

There has been much debate on the status of viruses. Can they be considered as life forms in their own right, or just as rogue processes that plague other organisms that are regarded as life, a form of proto-life maybe? A virus can’t normally stand on its own as a complete individual and has little […]

The Problem of Long Covid

People generally are divided into two camps, those who consider the disease exists and those who don’t, but the existence is very likely and a predictable consequence from the method Covid uses to enter the body, not just being restricted to respiratory system. Covid uses the human ACE2 enzyme as its method to gain entry, […]

Replacement of Rare Earths in Wind Turbines

Recently there was a scientific discovery that Tetrataenite may be a possibility for use as a replacement for rare earths as the magnets in wind turbines, so reducing the hold China has on the production of these. It would make them cheaper and easier to produce, maybe even reducing the cost by 2/3rds. This was […]

UK and EU Car Legislation for Electrification of Vehicles

One major flaw in much of the modern legislation and control is expecting events and systems to perform perfectly, quite often demanding a set of circumstances that are not capable. Take for instance the UK’s and EU’s view on electric vehicle replacement with a deadline. UK being 2030, 8 years away and EU’s being now […]

Debt

A few interesting facts: The UK national debt means that it owes about £32,400 per person in the UK. So a family of 4 would owe about £129,600. The US national debt means that it owes about £81,000 per person in the US. So a family of 4 would owe about £324,000. Neither debt is […]

Cyphers & Monograms

The difference is that with a cypher you can take away part of it and it can still stand as information and not fall apart, whereas in a monogram the letters quite often form part of another letters structure.

The Development of Green Plants

I’ve never been a fan of things ‘just happening.’ Green plants are not really the best way to absorb the available light we currently have and utilise it in the most efficient way. The sun currently gives off more light in the yellow and green spectrum than in the red area that give green plants […]

The Dart Mission and Deflecting Asteroids

The recent Dart mission to send a craft to impact the Didymus B asteroid to deflect it seems to be a success, but the true results before the effects of doing this are known. Before the congratulations and hailing the success of the mission guaranteeing the people of earth a safe passage, we may need […]

Are Western Governments Ideas About Electric Cars a Pipedream?

Electric cars have a lot of advantages. Overall, they are more efficient at providing power and because electricity generation can be done on a large scale using power stations of various types they will be cleaner overall.  The problem comes with how to provide that mobile power on the road. This is done mainly with […]

How Theory Led Results Differ from Result Led Theory

Recently in science, especially big, monetary return-based, or status-based science we seem to have had a change in the way that the ‘scientific method’ operates. In the past, because there was a lesser level of knowledge, theory always followed the facts. There were many experiments to see what was going on, and then, when the […]

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