I'm having a brain fart. Consider the amino acid glutamate (glutamic acid):
When it forms an ionic bond with Na+ to make MSG, the glutamic acid loses it's hydrogen on the right side. Is it that it was "oxidized"? Or what do we call the process where it loses the hydrogen...
I saw this this (..) morning. :)
20 light years away, can have water and an atmosphere. What do you guys think? Is this a legit claim?
(I hope this isn't old news that's been posting days...
I read the tech blog Gizmodo. They recently posted a story about Stephen Hawking.
Read through the comments:
It is amazing how many people have no concept of science. Nobody seems to even have a concept of what a theory or law...
Very long time, no see!
Quick question: if water is left outside and freezes, was any energy consumed in the freezing process? And if so, would this energy be stored in the ice and be released when it melts?
My gut is telling me that no energy is needed to freeze water...
I've been reading a document over on Apple's Developer website, called "The Object-C Language."
I'm reading about classes, and there is a part called "Initializing a Class Object" and it gives an example of how to implement an initialize method for a class:
I wanted to tool around in developing some very simple, basic programs for my Mac using Apple's XCode and C#.
I have a little backgrouund in computer programming. I unfortunately learned via Pascal, but did pascal for at least six years and then moved on to Delphi. I even...
I'm experiencing a really weird problem with my router..
First, my setup: I'm living in the Caribbean so I have to use a goofy ISP. We have a PPPoE DSL connection to them. I then have a Linksys Broadband Firewall Router hooked up to the DSL box, then I have a Linksys Wireless...
In class we learn that "cholesterol increases membrane fluidity at low temperatures, and decreases membrane fluidity at high temperatures." I can see how it would increase fluidity at low temperatures since it attachs to the lipid tails of the membrane, which would push them...
I've always heard things similar to that instead of eating three meals a day, you should spread the same amount of food over say five meals a day. Eat smaller portions, but more often.
I don't understand why (if) this works. If you keep eating small amounts all day long, you...
Biochemistry pathologies.. ??
I'm trying to set straight in my mind the basic pathologies relating to sugar in the human. Mainly, the various types of diabetes and hypo/hyperglycemia.
We covered the basics in my biochemistry class, but we did it all so fast that I got lost...
My pops read a book by Michael Crichton or someone like that that basically says global warming is not occuring. Every science magazine I read continually talks about global warming and shows how physicsists, climatologists, etc, are all working on ways to help remove CO2 from...
For anyone familiar with NYC and has seen "Mr. Deeds"
There is a pub in NYC called "Abbey Pub", it's at 237 W. 105th street. There is a scene in Adam Sandler's "Mr. Deeds" where Winona Ryder is depressed and goes into a pub in NYC to have a few drinks. Does anyone know if the...
We are making a trip to the UK later this Summer, and I'm trying to get a list of places worth seeing. So far I have:
- White Cliffs of Dover
- Westminster Abbey (among the people buried there, I want to see Darwin's grave, Newton's grave, and Shakespear's grave)
My buddy has a Dell laptop. We are trying to format his hard drive and reinstall Windows. What is the best way to do this? I tried format c: in a dos box, but obviously it wouldn't let that go because Windows was still loaded on top.
What do you suggest?
I need a little bit of help. In January I went on a trip to Nicaragua to help with surgery for the people down there who can't afford surgery. Really a great thing we have going down there.
Anyway, I got this picture with me and a monkey, but the color in it is horrible. I...
Say that yesterday someone invented a warp drive, that would allow you to shoot across our galaxy in an instant. Say we went up in space today and used it. When you appeared at what you would think would be the other side of the galaxy, how would you know where you are?
A recent idea that some are talking about (a lot of slashdot), is that some software companies (ie, Google, Mozilla) will start to make what used to be applications become web services. For example, instead of loading MS Word on your PC, you would go to a website that has...
What do you think would be the best solution for setting up a rack mounted RAID5 for ~ 1 TB of storage
What I'm thinking is a rack mounted computer case with a precent decent computer in it with gigabit ethernet. I'd like to have the computer with it's storage as a stand alone...
I'm interested in getting this:
Linksys NSLU2 @ NewEgg or http://www.linksys.com/products/product.asp?grid=35&scid=43&prid=640 [Broken]
Does anyone have any experience with it? I currently have an old computer with two USB drives attached that I use for NAS, but it's a power...
Why are people suing Microsoft over their included software? Like this slashdot article:
Why are people/countries/whatever allowed to sue Microsoft and make them not include certain software with their OS? Why is it the Media...
I've a quick question. As an action potential propogates down an axon, as it reaches the end of an axon it causes calcium influx into the terminal end of the axon. This calcium helps the vesicles move towards the pre-synaptic membrane so that they can release neurotransmitters. My...
So.. I recently ordered a iBook with OS X. I might be making that switch to "the dark side." I really don't know much about the OS, other than that it's built on a unix platform.
May I ask what software I can download to start developing (small, useless) applications for the Mac?
As I am going through a very difficult break up right now, I find that I am frequently thinking of this concept we call love.
Love is defined as "A deep, tender, ineffable feeling of affection and solicitude toward a person, such as that arising from kinship, recognition of attractive...
I have some very basic questioins about light ..
What exactly produces light? I know an incadescent light bulb has a filament that is basically a resistor that heats up, but why does it give off light? What is it that makes it put out the light?
So that leads to the...
Does anyone know of an excellent online source that can explain the basics of OOP? I grew up not using OOP, just using the normal style of programming (and its' name escapes me now). You know, just line by line, ahh, yes, sequential.
I understand the very extreme basics, like...
When I was really young, I saw on a TV a guy who had a gas-powered fan mounted on to his back, and he could ontrol the throttle with somethin in his hand. He got on rollerblades and could zoom around a track at pretty decent speeds (30+ mph). There was no stopping mechanism...
I have some small questions on evolution. Or what would be the driving factor, or whatever.
Take a population of individuals, that say lived in the mountains in high altitude for thousands of years, and they tend to be shorter with more barrel-shaped chests so that they are...