Where can i find a small plastic container that can hold 30 ml or more liquid and is possible to dispense exactly 1 ml of it by spray? I'm doing research on different kinds of breath sprays and need something small, portable, and capable of dispensing exactly 1ml of liquid by spray. Push comes to shove, i can settle for dispensing by dropplets. Thanx!
posted by deeman
on Jan 12, 2006 -
When we have sex it is usually women who utter the most vocal noise. What are the possible evolutionary origins of this? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious
on Jan 10, 2006 -
ViscosityFilter: Ceteris paribus, will thicker soup (clam chowder) take longer to reach room temperature than chicken noodle, assuming they were both heated to the same core temperature? [more inside]
posted by disillusioned
on Jan 1, 2006 -
I'm looking for objective information about the value of nuclear power. Specifically, how effective is it at generating power vis a vis its pollution A) quantity and B) um... vehemence?
posted by ChrisR
on Dec 27, 2005 -
How much lower is the air pressure on the 23rd floor of a standard apartment building than at ground level? [more inside]
posted by onshi
on Dec 19, 2005 -
ScienceExperimentFilter: Iodine Watch.....A science experiment for my daughter is requiring "Iodine Solution" which I know is different from the alcohol-based first-aid "tincture of Iodine" found at the drug store. Where would I go to find a water-based "Iodine Solution?" I would like to find it locally as opposed to the net where I found several places. But what kind of establishment would SELL the solution? Thanks in advance!
posted by Independent Scholarship
on Dec 13, 2005 -
Can you recommend science or math books (non-fiction) that are interesting but accessible to someone with a limited math/science background? [more inside]
posted by Caz721
on Dec 13, 2005 -
Theoretically, if I needed large amounts of carbon, could I extract it from the air? How could I do it?
posted by Mwongozi
on Dec 6, 2005 -
I am trying to find a good science magazine for my 10-year old son. Any suggestions? I used to love Scientific American, but that is probably too stiff and technical, while some of the other things I've seen are too fluffy. Any non-science magazine ideas welcomed too, for him or for my 4-year old.
posted by Clyde Mnestra
on Nov 27, 2005 -
Are there any animals that have evolved a use for radioactivity? If so, what ways is it used? If not, why has this not happened? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious
on Nov 23, 2005 -
I would like some cool, yet inexpensive, science gift ideas I can give my co-workers this Christmas. [MI] [more inside]
posted by genefinder
on Nov 22, 2005 -
Where on the internet are the best places to get information about new web exhibitions from the repositories of the world?
posted by peacay
on Nov 16, 2005 -
Many years ago someone told me the recognised term for the kind of involuntary shudder that commonly affects people at rest. You know the kind that spontaneously rocks you, just for a moment, like you are shaking off the ghoulies, like the cliche says 'someone was walking on your grave'? I have since lost this word to time, and searching the internet has brought only partial results
Does anyone know it?
posted by 0bvious
on Nov 15, 2005 -
You are imprisoned in a science lab. Can you create a healthy diet solely from elements? In other words, what is the smallest set of molecules a healthy human requires in food? Boredom is not a factor.
posted by Pretty_Generic
on Oct 25, 2005 -
What do you think is going to happen to the USA if "Intelligent Design" is successfully placed into the science curriculum? [more inside]
posted by five fresh fish
on Oct 10, 2005 -
I'm looking for book or movie characters and/or plots that follow this particular scenario: A prisoner or potential rescue victim are told that salvation (being broken out, being rescued) can come only if the person agrees to have all prior memories and events that make up their personalities wiped out, leaving only a blank, but functioning, 'consciousness.' Any ideas? Specific quotes?
posted by slow, man
on Oct 4, 2005 -
Does anyone remember a school film (or series of films) consisting of two science teachers and a magic blackboard? [more inside]
posted by dr. fresh
on Sep 25, 2005 -
DrunkenSciFiFilter- What would happen if a human being, dressed in only like a tee shirt and let's say some cargo shorts, was suddenly on the surface of the moon? Details!
posted by xmutex
on Sep 5, 2005 -
I'm looking for some blogs/websites/fora where ID/Creationists & evolutionary scientists debate each other without rancour, preferably responding also to readers comments & questions. Know any?
posted by dash_slot-
on Sep 3, 2005 -
In University I was thought that the Coriolis effect
while responsible for the spin of weather systems and ocean currents had no impact on the way water in a toilet bowl/sink spun. I believe this and understand the reasoning behind it.
So my question is that why on my two trips to the Southern Hemisphere have I observed the water spinning anti-clockwise. Was this just coincidence or my mind playing tricks on me?
posted by daveirl
on Aug 27, 2005 -
I'm thinking about going back to school for a BS in Interactive Media Design from an Art Institute. Is a 4 yr BS program worth it? [more inside]
posted by Constant Reader
on Aug 1, 2005 -
memory-filter: Why or how does the body seem to remember learned physical action sequences before you can mentally recall what they are? [more inside]
posted by p3t3
on Jul 30, 2005 -
When I was a kid, back in the '70s, our PBS stations would show physics demonstrations by a white haired old guy with an overbite. I loved everything about this guy and his demonstrations. He'd get so excited
by predicted results that were observed in experiment. What is his name? Can I find these on video in any form?
posted by sydnius
on Jul 18, 2005 -
Science Magazine? I'm a fairly smart guy, much more focussed on the humanities than on science. I'd like to subscribe to a magazine that will raise my science IQ and teach me neat stuff, without overwhelming me with articles I find impossible to understand. There are nice new magazines for everything these days that are pitched smart but not expert. What would be the scientific equivalent?
posted by OmieWise
on Jul 15, 2005 -
We're looking for a cool poster of the periodic table. This
are considerations, but we'd rather have something more interesting. A poster of one of the early designs would be especially neato.
posted by frykitty
on Jul 3, 2005 -
Why do our bodies reject new organs but not blood transfusions, assuming the blood transfusion is of the same blood type?
posted by IndigoRain
on Jul 2, 2005 -
I'm looking for a resource - online, book, DVD - that deals specifically in the architectural design from sci-fi films, preferably with lots of pictures. [more inside]
posted by Neale
on Jun 16, 2005 -
When I was in college, beer was a central part of my life. In fact, we did all sorts of interesting things with beer, besides simply drink the stuff. One particular stupid-beer-trick that a friend did frequently - but which I have never been able to exactly replicate - intrigues me. Physicists and amateur scientists, lend me your eyes: [more inside]
posted by luriete
on Jun 2, 2005 -
After a long and ridiculously heated quasi-scientific discussion last night, I absolutely must know: what would happen to life on earth if the moon suddenly disappeared? I say the results would be disastrous, but my friend doesn't think it would matter much. I'd be interested to know who is more accurate in her assessment and the specific problems associated with a moonless earth.
posted by TheGoldenOne
on May 24, 2005 -
With the completion of the Star Wars sextology [sic], I was looking for recommendations of other science fiction/fantasy space operas. I just bought the Doc Smith's Lensman "prequel", Triplanetary, and his first Skylark book. Any other suggestions or comments on these (i.e. should I start with Galactic Patrol in the Lensman series? Read Skylark before Lensman)? Suggestions from across all media is welcome (Babylon 5, etc.).
posted by Dante5Inferno
on May 23, 2005 -
I want to make a mix CD based on educational songs that still sound good. Any subject - biology, chemistry, grammar, history, you name it. What songs should I add to my collection?
posted by Newbornstranger
on May 14, 2005 -
Why are you supposed to soak soft shell crabs in milk before cooking them? Most of the recipes I've found call for this, but none say why. None of the cookbooks I've consulting (including On Food and Cooking and the CIA Professional Chef) have an answer.
posted by Caviar
on May 12, 2005 -
Science/physics geeks (and I mean geek in the most affectionate possible way) -- I need a hand. Two extremely sciencey friends of mine are having a baby, and I am looking for something to embroider on a little outfit for it. [more inside]
posted by jennyjenny
on May 11, 2005 -
So I'm watching the new Dr. Who series and they are dealing with the last of the Daleks, I want to know what happened to the Daleks since Tom Baker was around (possible spoilers inside). [more inside]
posted by furtive
on May 10, 2005 -
What exactly is the problem with the proposed change in the definition of science in Kansas?
Here's the proposed change:
"...continuing investigation that uses observation, hypothesis testing, measurement, experimentation, logical argument and theory building to lead to more adequate explanations of natural phenomena."
And here is what we'll all recognize as the "Scientific Method":
1. Observation and description of a phenomenon or group of phenomena.
2. Formulation of an hypothesis to explain the phenomena. In physics, the hypothesis often takes the form of a causal mechanism or a mathematical relation.
3. Use of the hypothesis to predict the existence of other phenomena, or to predict quantitatively the results of new observations.
4. Performance of experimental tests of the predictions by several independent experimenters and properly performed experiments.
posted by lacus
on May 10, 2005 -
I am looking for cross-cultural examples of conflict between science and religion/traditional beliefs. [more inside]
posted by Tallguy
on May 3, 2005 -