Coronavirus Risks 10 (SARS-CoV-2)

I’ve been following the virus for 99 weeks now. Originally, I thought that it would be very limited, but that changed about 97 weeks ago, when the numbers began to rise and we found out more about it. A rough estimate is that the outbreak started out around October 2019 in the vicinity of Wuhan, […]

Coronavirus Risks 9 (SARS-CoV-2)

I’ve been following the virus for 87 weeks now now. Originally I thoughtthat it would be very limited, but that changed about 85 weeks ago, when the numbers began to rise and we found out more about it. A rough estimate is that the outbreak started out around october 2019 in the vicinity of Wuhan, […]

Utility of Solar Panels

We have had solar panels since the start of the 1980’s. The original panels were only about 10% efficient, so converted about 10% of the light that fell on them. But we are really dependent on the irradiance of the area you have the panels situated. The average for the world is about 4KWh per […]

A Few Insomniaic Early Morning Thoughts

Sometimes you just can’t get to sleep. So, I sketched a couple of ideas at 3 in the morning, probably not very good. After all I was tired and suffering from lack of sleep.

Coronavirus Models

With any model of Coronavirus in the UK all you can do is go on past data and likely averages and assumptions. There hasn’t been a coronavirus outbreak so comparisons to other types of virus is pretty shaky. For coronaviruses, most of the research in the UK was done by the Common Cold unit that […]

Defocusing to Locate or Innovate

This is where you have something which you are looking for and can’t work out what it is or remember it, only the you know it is there, but out of current reach. Your mind is focused just on that problem. The best way to solve it is to think of something else or defocus. […]

World Levels of Methane

There is a lot of worry amongst climate scientists. The level of methane in the atmosphere has been increasing faster since about 1750, half of it being after 1970. It has a 25 times heating affect as CO2 and lasts about 4 times as long in the atmosphere. Meat farming has been blamed, the anti-meat […]

Göbekli Tepe

From analysing grain and other deposits at Gobekli Tepe scientists get a date from around 10,000BC or 12,000 years ago. Ancient historians claim that a later nearby city was probably the first evidence of agriculture to be found based on this and that Gobekli Tepe was created by hunter gatherer people. So, we have a […]

The World So Far

We have a lot of information about the world. We live on it, and from this we know what it should be like and how it behaves. The world has always been a place with an average temperature of about 17C with poles of ice that are about 10 feet deep and 2.5 million square […]

The Seas, Oceans and Forests as CO2 Sinks.

Trees are pretty benign species as far as animals go unless a large one falls on one or a lot catch fire. For other plants they are a nightmare, very little growing in their vicinity as the ‘kings of the forest’ grab all the nutrients around them for themselves, leaving little left over for their […]

Gold

Gold is heavy for its size, so high value can be transported personally, relatively inert, can be manipulated easily, conducts electricity nearly as good as copper, silver being best. so is used to protect other metals that it covers closely. It can have compounds, but they are rare, so doesn’t need refining. Gold doesn’t tarnish […]

Does Altruism Exist?

I’m a great believer in science, and never subscribed to the idea that things just happen at random. Things happen, but I’ve never come across one thing that didn’t have a cause where it can be measured, so the idea that just because something happens and you can’t measure it, it doesn’t suggest that random […]

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