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Nickel - 10 Minutes

Nickel Exposure Test Series 2 Procedure: Testing was performed on one M31 TiN coated magnet and one M36 TiN coated magnet. One nickel coated magnet was used as a control. Units were immersed in a saturated solution of 10ml of 10% Ammonia and Dimethylglyoxime at 22.2 C. At each time…

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Nickel Exposure Testing Series 0 Nickel Identification Test Series 0 Testing was performed on nickel coated magnets to determine the efficacy of Sodium Hypochlorite, Sodium Bisulphate, and Ammonia with and without the addition of Sulfur, in identification of exposed Nickel. An additional test using a solution of Ammonia and Dimethylglyoxime…

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Update 11/05/15 I’ve made two more attempts at working with this resin. Sample 1: Resin mixed and allowed to cure for 24 hours at around 40 degrees F. Result: Lots of bubbles and poor curing Sample 2: Resin mixed and allowed to cure for 5 days at 130 degrees F,…

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The very first sound amplification systems were nothing more than a re-purposing of the horn. The horns use predates recorded history; it was used not only to produce music but also as a means of communication in both agriculture and military endeavors. Horns increase volume via two mechanisms. The first…

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Fish

Because vision is really the primary means by which we assess our environment, throughout history people have always sought ways to augment this ability. Sure, sure. We all know about binoculars and telescopes and microscopes and such… but what if we could enhance our vision without need for any device…

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DAtura

Bacon’s Rebellion In 1674, Virginia… the first rebellion in an American colony occurred when planter Nathaniel Bacon issued his “Declaration of the People of Virginia.” He wasn’t angry regarding taxes, or freedoms lost, etc… he was angry because the Governor refused to drive Native Americans from their treaty protected lands….

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