Subj:     Science-Supp Jokes
                 (Includes 14 jokes and articles, 16 1104,12,cL3f,wXT1a7a,10)

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Includes the following:  Gem Stones Under A Microscope - Photo/Video (S942)
.........................Morgan Freeman On Anti-Helium - Video (S906)
.........................Kevin Delaney Makes a Cloud - Video (S932)
.........................Dangers Of Plastics In Microwave Cooking (S286)
.........................Plastics In Microwave Urban Legend (S287)
.........................Stephen Hawking: Questioning The Universe - Video (S907)
.........................Isaac Newton vs. Rube Goldberg - Video (S831)
.........................Tesla's Home Battery - Photo/Article (S945)
.........................House of Rising Sun - Musical Tesla Coils - Video (S903)
.........................Exploring Other Dimensions - Video (S863)
.........................Waterfall Swing - Video (S822)
.........................New Scientific Developments
.........................Aurora Borealis - Video (S1066)
.........................Trivia Bits by Paul Paquet (S849)
.........................The Leidenfrost Effect - Video (S1104)

Subj:     Gem Stones Under A Microscope
          Photos by Danny Sanchez (S942d-On Site)
          From: The Weather Channel
 Source: www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10153189662900921
....Click 'HERE' to see a video of these beautiful gem flaws.
Subj:     Morgan Freeman On Anti-Helium
          From: Mashable (S906d-On Site)
 Source1: www.youtube.com/embed/MTP8psa8R3o
 Source2: www.mashable.com/2014/05/23/morgan-freeman-

 Morgan Freeman inhaled anti-helium in an episode of the
 fifth season of Science Channel's 'Through the Wormhole.'
 Click 'HERE' to see this silly, cute, thirty second video.

Subj:     Kevin Delaney Makes a Cloud
          Fm: Tonight Show w/Jimmy Fallon 
          From: Marge Pearson (S932d-iFrame)
 Source1: www.youtube.com/embed/iQWtZd8jM3g
 Source2: www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152872486446484

 Jimmy Fallon and Lucy Liu perform science experiments with
 Kevin Delaney on The Tonight Show. They make making a giant
 cloud in Studio 6B. Click 'HERE' to see this cute video
 about gasses.

Subj:     Dangers Of Plastics In Microwave Cooking
          From: RFSlick in 2002 (S286)

 As a seventh grade student, Claire Nelson learned that
 di(ethylhexyl)adepate (DEHA), considered a carcinogen, is
 found in plastic wrap.  She also learned that the FDA had
 never studied the effect of microwave cooking on plastic-
 wrapped food. Claire began to wonder: "Can cancer-causing
 particles seep into food covered with household plastic
 wrap while it is being micro waved?"

 Three years later, with encouragement from her high school
 science teacher, Claire set out to test what the FDA had
 not.  Although she had an idea for studying the effect of
 microwave radiation on plastic-wrapped food, she did not
 have the equipment.  Eventually, Jon Wilkes at the National
 Center for Toxicological Research in Jefferson, Arkansas,
 agreed to help her.  The research center, which is affiliated
 with the FDA, let her use its facilities to perform her
 experiments, which involved micro waving plastic wrap in
 virgin olive oil. Claire tested four different plastic
 wraps and "found not just the carcinogens but also
 xenoestrogen was migrating into the oil".  Xenoestrogens
 are linked to low sperm counts in men and to breast
 cancer in women.

 Throughout her junior and senior years, Claire made a
 couple of trips each week to the research center, which
 was 25 miles from her home, to work on her experiment.
 An article in Options reported that "her analysis found
 that DEHA was migrating into the oil at between 200 parts
 and 500 parts per million.  The FDA standard is 0.05
 parts per billion."  Her summarized results have been
 published in science journals.  Claire Nelson received
 the American Chemical Society's top science prize for
 students during her junior year and fourth place at the
 International Science and Engineering Fair (Fort Worth,
 Texas) as a senior. "Carcinogens -- At 10,000,000 Times
 FDA Limits" Options May 2000. Published by People Against
 Cancer, 515-972-4444.

 On Channel 2 (Huntsville, AL) this morning they had a Dr.
 Edward Fujimoto from Castle Hospital on the program.  He
 is the manager of the Wellness Program at the hospital.
 He was talking about dioxins and  how bad they are for us.
 He said that we should not be heating our food in the
 microwave using plastic containers.  This applies to foods
 that contain fat.

 He said that the combination of fat, high heat and plastics
 releases dioxins into the food and ultimately into the
 cells of the body.  Dioxins are carcinogens and highly
 toxic to the cells of our bodies.  Instead, he recommends
 using glass, Corning Ware, or ceramic containers for
 heating food.  You get the same results without the
 dioxins.  So such things as TV dinners, instant ramin and
 soups, etc., should be removed from the container and
 heated in something else. Paper isn't bad but you don't
 know what is in the paper. Just safer to use tempered
 glass, Corning Ware, etc.  He said we might remember when
 some of the fast food restaurants moved away from the
 foam containers to paper. The dioxin problem is one of the

 Pass this on to your friends.... To add to this: Saran
 wrap placed over foods as they are nuked, with the high
 heat, actually drips poisonous toxins into the food.  Use
 paper towel instead.


Subj:     Plastics In Microwave Urban Legend
Subj:     RE: Dangers Of Plastics In Microwave Cooking
          From: Cypriot in 2002 (S287)

 (See 'The Ultimate Urban Legend' in STORIES)

 If you're going to lead off each broadcast with an Urban
 Legend, could you at least provide a link to the Snopes
 urban legend site?

 Check this for more information on the microwaved plastic:

 Mike, thank you for correcting me.  It's always embarrassing
 to fall for another Urban Legend.

 I appreciate it when the readers correct my mistakes.  If
 I pusblish it wrong, I need correct my errors as soon as

Subj:     Stephen Hawking: Questioning The Universe
          Created by TED (S907d-iFrame)
 Source: www.youtube.com/embed/xjBIsp8mS-c

 Professor Stephen Hawking asks some big questions about our
 universe -- How did the universe begin? How did life begin?
 Are we alone? -- and discusses how we might go about answering
 them.  Click 'HERE' to see this thought provoking, TED video.

Subj:     Isaac Newton vs. Rube Goldberg
          By 2DHouse.com (S831d-iFrame)
          From: Mel's Video of the Day
 Source1: www.youtube.com/embed/HnnMOx9_eBY
 Source2: www.coolestone.com/media/5000/

 This was a fun short Rube Goldberg Machine produced by
 2DHouse.com. Mostly an experiment but definitely quite
 interesting to create and to watch. Click 'HERE' to
 see this cute, fast moving video.

Subj:     Tesla's Home Battery (S945)
          From: Chris Fallon on Facebook
 Source: www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/12/1364087/-Tesla-
..............Tesla's namesake at work in 1901.
.....Last night, Tesla's CEO and in-house genius Elon Musk
.....revealed some amazing plans: "We are going to unveil
.....the Tesla home battery, the consumer battery that would
.....be for use in people's houses or businesses fairly soon,"
.....CEO Elon Musk said, according to Bloomberg.

Subj:     House of The Rising Sun 
.............- Musical Tesla Coils (S903)
          From: Dinah S. Johnson (d-iFrame)
 Source: www.youtube.com/embed/hgll-XTqcS4

 House of The Rising Sun played on Steve Caton's and Eric
 Goodchild's 7 foot tall Musical Tesla Coils.  These are
 two gigantic solid state musical Tesla Coils.  A Tesla
 Coil is a special type of transformer invented by Nikola
 Tesla that is able to generating extremely large voltages
 using a phenomenon known as electrical resonance.  Each
 coil in this video is capable of generating a 13 foot spark.
 This equates to about 500,000 volts of electricity.  Click
 'HERE' to see watch and listen to the show.

Subj:     Exploring Other Dimensions
          Made by Alex Rosenthal (S863)
.............and George Zaidan (d-iFrame)
 Source1: www.youtube.com/embed/C6kn6nXMWF0
 Source2: www.wimp.com/envisiondimensions/

 (See "Carl Sagan: Fourth Dimension Explanation" in Science2)

 Imagine a two-dimensional world -- you, your friends,
 everything is 2D.  In his 1884 novella, Edwin Abbott
 invented this world and called it Flatland.  Alex
 Rosenthal and George Zaidan take the premise of Flatland
 one dimension further, imploring us to consider how we
 would see dimensions different from our own and why the
 exploration just may be worth it.  Click 'HERE' to see
 this thought-provoking video.

Subj:     Waterfall Swing (S822)
          From: Wimp.com
..........in 2012 (d-iFrame)
 Source1: www.youtube.com/embed/p1uwQVtHHOQ
 Source2: www.wimp.com/waterfallswing/

 (See 'Rain Room at MoMA New York' in New York-Supp)

 This swing is a collaborative project between Mike O'Toole,
 Andrew Ratcliff, Ian Charnas and Andrew Witte.  It appeared
 in the World Maker Faire, New York Hall of Science, Queens,
 NY on September 2011.

 Towering steel swing set holding arrays of mechanical
 solenoids that create a water plane falling in the path
 of its riders. Formed from a tangent of ideas raised
 from the study of interactions of water as space, the
 swing is the first in a series that play with interaction
 in rides and installations. Riders pass through openings
 in a waterfall created by precisely monitoring their
 path via axel-housed encoders, creating the thrill of
 narrowly escaping obstacles.

 Click 'HERE' to see what will appear in the future on
 rides in amusement parks.

Subj:     New Scientific Developments
          From: OXyMoron Humour Archive in 1997

 (Also see 'Flying Horse - Gatorrada (Cat-Toast)' in Physics2)

 These are supposedly responses to a contest sponsored by
 OMNI magazine.  Strangely, these scientific developments
 were never considered by the Nobel Committee.

 Grand Prize Winner
 When a cat is dropped, it always lands on its feet, and
 when toast is dropped, it always lands with the buttered
 side facing down.  It is proposed to strap buttered toast
 to the back of a cat; the two will hover, spinning inches
 above the ground.  With a giant buttered cat array, a high-
 speed monorail could easily link New York with Chicago.

 Rednecks and Braille
 If an infinite number of rednecks riding in an infinite
 number of pickup trucks fire an infinite number of shotgun
 rounds at an infinite number of highway signs, they will
 eventually produce all the worlds great literary works in

 Why Yawning Is Contagious
 You yawn to equalize the pressure on your eardrums.  This
 pressure change outside your eardrums unbalances other
 people's ear pressures, so they must yawn to even it out.

 Chinese Underdevelopment
 Communist China is technologically underdeveloped because
 they have no alphabet and therefore cannot use acronyms to
 communicate ideas at a faster rate.

 Effects of Deforestation
 The earth may spin faster on its axis due to deforestation.
 Just as a figure skater's rate of spin increases when the
 arms are brought in close to the body, the cutting of tall
 trees may cause our planet to spin dangerously fast.

 Honorable Mentions
 Why the Earth rotates
 Birds take off at sunrise.  On the opposite side of the
 world, they are landing at sunset.  This causes the earth
 to spin on its axis.

 How to make your car go faster
 The reason hot-rod owners raise the backs of their cars is
 that it's easier to go faster when you're always going

 The Constant Consonant Theorem
 The quantity of consonants in the English language is
 constant.  If omitted in one place, they turn up in
 another. When a Bostonian "pahks" his "cah," the lost
 r's migrate southwest, causing a Texan to "warsh" his
 car and invest in "erl wells."

Subj:     Aurora Borealis (S1066d-On Site)
          By Aurora Borealis Observatory
          From: Charlotte Feck in 2017
 Source: www.facebook.com/visitsenja/1826975537628867/
 (See 'Northern Lights in Finland' in Science1)

 Click 'HERE' to see watch and listen to the music Starlight Ascending.

Subj:     Trivia Bits by Paul Paquet
          Fm: ContraCosta Times in 2013
          (in Grave-Epitaphs, S849)
Photo from Creators.com


Subj:     The Leidenfrost Effect (S1104) 
          From: Dave Hill
..........in 2018 (d-On Site)
 Source: www.youtube.com/embed/zzKgnNGqxMw

 Click 'HERE' to see the Leidenfrost Effect. It it
 a water droplet will float on a layer of its own
 vapor if heated to a certain temperature.

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.............................Virus  from Best Animations.