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  1. Ah cool thanks, I will take the rest of these IC holders apart and see how much the whole lot weighs, then see if it is possible to find out how much just the gold is worth. ? It should be possible to use Aqua Regia for this, it needs a proper science lab of course (safety. equipment and expertise), I wonder if the local school could look in to this, would make a neat demo for the students of course.
  2. Hi I I have some IC holder pins, I know they are gold due to the colour, however I am not sure if they are solid gold or just gold plated. Does anyone have ideas as to which is more likely. I can try and look at a cross sextion but even then lack the expertise to know what to look for. Thanks Paul
  3. Cool thanks, I will work on this and try and share what I have done. Paul
  4. Hi This is probably a really simple question, but I have written a small python application that adds two numbers together, and I want to expand this so there are more entry boxes so I can make a program that can solve a drake equation for a given set of figures. This is more of a proof of concept and personal challenge, Looking at the equation on WikiPedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drake_equation Am I right in thinking that I have to multiply all the values together ? as this just shows dots between the various variables. I think I remember reading somewhere that dots in equations mean multiply but that was years ago. Writing a simple application should not be too much of a problem, Just a line of boxes (input) + labels, output box, button to produce the result and a clear box to clear everything. Just more of a personal project., but happy to share anyway. Thank you for any advice Paul Sutton
  5. But can't other objects warp space - time and therefore would the edge of that warp be an event horizon ? Not sure if supermassive stars have an effect on the surrounding space. I am no where near an expert, so asking this more as a speculative question.
  6. This was posted to the [IOP Science](https://iopscience.iop.org/) website today (18th June 2020). https://ioppublishing.org/news/iop-publishing-joins-forces-with-other-publishers-to-make-research-publishing-more-inclusive-and-diverse/
  7. So lots of things to look forward to in this field, it is complex stuff, but still really interesting, Hopefully I can learn a lot more about all this, the updated standard model image I found will help with this, its kind of like the periodic table, so changes and adapts over time, as we make new discoveries. Paul
  8. Ah cool , I will check that out, In terms of the Standard Model table is there a updated version anywhere, ? Found on, seems to be on Wikipedia but more hidden. found via duck duck go search, does this look pretty upto date, According to the Open Learn course I am doing now, In the night sky: Orion, there are about 36 sub atomic particles.
  9. Physicists Announce Potential Dark Matter Breakthrough https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/physicists-announce-potential-dark-matter-breakthrough/ Just spotted a link to this., so my question is Does this mean that Axions will appear on the Standard Model of particle physics. ? Paul
  10. Great news, Malaria is such a problem in so many countries, lets hope something comes from this and it can lead to an effective treatment that can be rolled out to the areas that need it.
  11. Detecting Exoplanets and Asteroids: First Citizen Science Successes for Backyard Astronomy Found this on Twitter and sharing here as it may be of interest, https://unistellaroptics.com/detecting-exoplanets-and-asteroids-first-citizen-science-successes-for-backyard-astronomy/ Great the citizen science is making a real contribution. Hope this is interesting Paul
  12. Indeed, there are lots of interesting planets and moons even in our solar system, to finding more worlds around other planets is great and it shows the wide variety out there is probably beyond what we would have ever thought even a few years ago. Exciting times., Paul
  13. Just found an interesting article on the BBC science pages about the CHEOPS Telescope being operational. Looks like there are some really interesting planets out there. Exciting times ahead. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-52307087 Great too that CoronaVIrus isn't going to get in the way of science such as this. Paul
  14. Sorry about that. Thanks for this. These are are levels created with the level editor for the game. I have made 12 but the responses on this thread has given me some pointers going forward. Paul Paul
  15. Hi This may sound an odd question for a psychology thread but I am trying to reach out and ask this. I am creating custom levels for a game called rocks and diamonds, which is a sort of maze, diamond collecting game I am writing about this on my blog at link deleted My question is that if I design complex levels does this have a different psychological effect compared to really simple levels. So within my level set if I created say 5 really complex levels, is there any psychobiological benefit to throwing i the odd really simple level, that is quick to complete. I am asking this as perhaps the brain acts in a certain way if you're involved in heavy thinking when completing a complex level, so perhaps is on a heightened state, then if you are then faced with a few much simpler puzzles does this perhaps bring this state down a little. I am not sure if this is right or what terminology to use, so is there a benefit to just including the odd simple level. The game is meant to be fun, so hopefully this will help keep it that way so users are not faced with endless complexity. Thanks Regards Paul Sutton
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