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  1. It's a press conference with the prime minister and his advising scientists... a. The questions were entirely valid from a social science angle. b. It's a press conference with the Prime Minister! Why would you expect the questions not to be political?
  2. It's a social scientific question, directed at the scientists (the second questioner makes that clear)... his claim that the question is political is dodging it. So what if there are political undertones anyway? It's a press conference with the prime minister and his scientific advisors.... what questions should they be asking? It's dictatorship over democracy and freedom of the press.
  3. Look up 'auto ignition' temperature... as mathematic suggested above, if it's combustible and there is oxygen then most materials have a temperature at which they ignite.
  4. I'm not sure about the UK at the moment either. Johnson today blocked several questions from the press aimed at his scientific advisors and would not let them answer. There was also an article about how they (the conservative gov) are planning to pay newspapers such as the daily mail to print their lies/positive news stories about how well they are handling the crisis. I'm seeing daily lies from them. Cummings last week altered blog entries from years back so he could claim foresight regarding the pandemic... they lied about a nhs government staff member. They lied continually in the run up to the election.... but people still voted for them... I'm sure a lot of people, even though they are told about their blatant lies (it's not even half truths or propaganda some of it, just plain lies) will not see through it... they jump to the govs defence with angry vigor. It's quite depressing.
  5. I read an article about those in a magazine a couple of years ago. Fascinating
  6. Yet yesterday they lied in a press release declaring they have had quarantines in place since February for arrivals... They must know very few people will actually believe that so I'm not sure why they do it. I guess some will just lap the lies right up.
  7. DrP

    Clap for Boris?

    I probably wouldn't go that far lol. 😄 Although between them and the US Pres ... I'm tempted to think that a war has possibly been in construction for a few years... I guess they'd need some excuse. I hope I'm wrong.
  8. Thank you. Not sure with Germanium.. quick Google Search mentions some Co polymers containing it... I'd have to read them more closely. I will check them out when I get the time. Interesting stuff.
  9. DrP

    Clap for Boris?

    Yep. Totally disgraceful displays of multiple and continued lying. A lot of what they claimed was just project fear before the last election is showing to be true too.. (lowering of food standards in trade deals, selling off chunks of nhs, inserting borders in NI etc...). pretty shameless, at least they are doing their best to cover it all up with distractions and lies though. 😕
  10. DrP

    Clap for Boris?

    My facebook feed had a lot of posts in it saying that although not perfect, Boris Johnson is doing the best he can and thank god Jeremy Corbyn isn't in charge. They suggest a clap for Boris as well as the NHS. Here is a timeline of events including some of his actions. Timeline: December 31st China alerts WHO to new virus. January 23rd Study reveals a third of China’s patients require intensive care. January 24th Boris Johnson misses first Cobra meeting. January 29th Boris Johnson misses second Cobra meeting. January 31st The NHS declares first ever ‘Level 4 critical incident’ Meanwhile, the government declines to join European scheme to source PPE. February 5th Boris Johnson misses third Cobra meeting. February 12th Boris Johnson misses fourth Cobra meeting. Exeter University published study warning Coronavirus could infect 45 million people in the UK if left unchallenged. February 13th Boris Johnson misses conference call with European leaders. February 14th Boris Johnson goes away on holiday. Aides are told keeps Johnson’s briefing notes short or he will not read them. February 18th Johnson misses fifth Cobra meeting. February 26th Boris Johnson announces ‘Herd Immunity’ strategy, announcing some people will lose loved ones. Government document is leaked, predicting half a million Brits could die in ‘worst case scenario’. February 29th Boris Johnson retreats to his country manor. NHS warns of ‘PPE shortage nightmare’. Stockpiles have dwindled or expired after years of austerity cuts. March 2nd Boris Johnson attends his first Cobra meeting, declining another opportunity to join European PPE scheme. Government’s own scientists say over half a million Brits could die if virus left unrestrained. Johnson tells country: “We are very, very well prepared.” March 3rd Scientists urge Government to advise public not to shake hands. Boris Johnson brags about shaking hands of several people in hospital with Coronavirus patients. March 4th Government stops providing daily updates on virus following a 70% spike in UK cases. They will later U-turn on this amid accusations they are withholding vital information. March 5th Boris Johnson tells public to ‘wash their hands and business as usual’. March 7th Boris Johnson joins 82,000 people at Six Nations match. March 9th After Ireland cancels St Patrick’s day parades, the government says there’s “No rationale” for cancelling sporting events. March 10th - 13th Cheltenham takes place, more than a quarter of a million people attend. March 11th 3,000 Atletico Madrid fans fly to Liverpool. March 12th Boris Johnson states banning events such as Cheltenham will have little effect. The Imperial College study finds the government’s plan is projected to kill half a million people. March 13th the FA suspends the Premier League, citing an absence of Government guidance. Britain is invited to join European scheme for joint purchase of ventilators, and refuses. Boris Johnson lifts restrictions of those arriving from Coronavirus hot spots. March 14th Government is still allowing mass gatherings, as Stereophonics play to 5,000 people in Cardiff. March 16th Boris Johnson asks Britons not to go to pubs, but allows them to stay open. During a conference call, Johnson jokes that push to build new ventilators should be called ‘Operation Last Gasp’. March 19th Hospital patients with Coronavirus are returned to care homes in a bid to free up hospital space. What follows is a boom of virus cases in care homes. March 20th The Government states that PPE shortage crisis is “Completely resolved”. Less than two weeks later, the British Medical Association will report an acute shortage in PPE. March 23rd UK goes into lockdown. March 26th Boris Johnson is accused of putting ‘Brexit over Breathing’ by not joining EU ventilator scheme. The government then state they had not joined the scheme because they had ‘missed the email’. April 1st The Evening Standard publishes that just 0.17% of NHS staff have been tested for the virus. April 3rd The UK death toll overtakes China. April 5th 17.5 million antibody tests, ordered by the government and described by Boris Johnson as a ‘game changer’ are found to be a failure. April 7th Boris Johnson is moved to intensive care with Coronavirus. April 16th Flights bring 15,000 people a day into the UK - without virus testing. April 17th Health Secretary Matt Hancock says “I would love to be able to wave a magic wand and have PPE fall from the sky.” The UK has now missed four opportunities to join the EU’s PPE scheme. April 21st The Government fails to reach its target of face masks for the NHS, as it is revealed manufactures offers of help were met with silence. Instead millions of pieces of PPE are being shipped from the UK to Europe. April 23rd - 24th Government announces testing kits for 10 million key workers. Orders run out within minutes as only 5,000 are made available. April 25th UK death toll from Coronavirus overtakes that of The Blitz. April 30th Boris Johnson announces the UK has succeeded in avoiding a tragedy that had engulfed other parts of the world. At this point the UK has the 3rd highest death toll in the world. May 1st The Government announces it has reached its target of 100,000 tests - They haven’t conducted the tests, but posted the testing kits. May 5th The UK death toll becomes the highest in Europe. May 6th Boris Johnson announces the UK could start to lift lockdown restrictions by next week... Now, whatever you think of J. Corbyn, he is a socialist, a diplomat and a firm believer in democracy... my own speculation is that he'd have attended those early meetings, listened to his advisors and locked down sooner (the UK is an Island and was one of the last countries to get the infection... see the figures for similar island countries like New Zealand and Japan). He is a diplomat, so would have worked with and negotiated with the EU to be apart of the PPE and ventilator purchase scheme that we were invited to join. As a massive socialist... I also believe he'd put the safety of the people before the economy and would not be rushing to get people back to work already even though we are only just past peak daily death on our curve. Thoughts?
  11. These are all carbon containing and classed as organic. Amorphous silicates are macro molecular and inorganic. This covers aerogels, silica nano particles, quartz like structures and the like. You can get polymers where the backbones are made from silicon too.
  12. How about amorphous structures of silica like in sands and quartz type crystals? Or any inorganic crystal structure? I guess you could class them as macro molecular structures.
  13. It's similar here across the pond... many are suggesting we 'clap for Boris' and any criticism of him is unfair... here is his timeline of events in response to the crisis: Timeline: December 31st China alerts WHO to new virus. January 23rd Study reveals a third of China’s patients require intensive care. January 24th Boris Johnson misses first Cobra meeting. January 29th Boris Johnson misses second Cobra meeting. January 31st The NHS declares first ever ‘Level 4 critical incident’ Meanwhile, the government declines to join European scheme to source PPE. February 5th Boris Johnson misses third Cobra meeting. February 12th Boris Johnson misses fourth Cobra meeting. Exeter University published study warning Coronavirus could infect 45 million people in the UK if left unchallenged. February 13th Boris Johnson misses conference call with European leaders. February 14th Boris Johnson goes away on holiday. Aides are told keeps Johnson’s briefing notes short or he will not read them. February 18th Johnson misses fifth Cobra meeting. February 26th Boris Johnson announces ‘Herd Immunity’ strategy, announcing some people will lose loved ones. Government document is leaked, predicting half a million Brits could die in ‘worst case scenario’. February 29th Boris Johnson retreats to his country manor. NHS warns of ‘PPE shortage nightmare’. Stockpiles have dwindled or expired after years of austerity cuts. March 2nd Boris Johnson attends his first Cobra meeting, declining another opportunity to join European PPE scheme. Government’s own scientists say over half a million Brits could die if virus left unrestrained. Johnson tells country: “We are very, very well prepared.” March 3rd Scientists urge Government to advise public not to shake hands. Boris Johnson brags about shaking hands of several people in hospital with Coronavirus patients. March 4th Government stops providing daily updates on virus following a 70% spike in UK cases. They will later U-turn on this amid accusations they are withholding vital information. March 5th Boris Johnson tells public to ‘wash their hands and business as usual’. March 7th Boris Johnson joins 82,000 people at Six Nations match. March 9th After Ireland cancels St Patrick’s day parades, the government says there’s “No rationale” for cancelling sporting events. March 10th - 13th Cheltenham takes place, more than a quarter of a million people attend. March 11th 3,000 Atletico Madrid fans fly to Liverpool. March 12th Boris Johnson states banning events such as Cheltenham will have little effect. The Imperial College study finds the government’s plan is projected to kill half a million people. March 13th the FA suspends the Premier League, citing an absence of Government guidance. Britain is invited to join European scheme for joint purchase of ventilators, and refuses. Boris Johnson lifts restrictions of those arriving from Coronavirus hot spots. March 14th Government is still allowing mass gatherings, as Stereophonics play to 5,000 people in Cardiff. March 16th Boris Johnson asks Britons not to go to pubs, but allows them to stay open. During a conference call, Johnson jokes that push to build new ventilators should be called ‘Operation Last Gasp’. March 19th Hospital patients with Coronavirus are returned to care homes in a bid to free up hospital space. What follows is a boom of virus cases in care homes. March 20th The Government states that PPE shortage crisis is “Completely resolved”. Less than two weeks later, the British Medical Association will report an acute shortage in PPE. March 23rd UK goes into lockdown. March 26th Boris Johnson is accused of putting ‘Brexit over Breathing’ by not joining EU ventilator scheme. The government then state they had not joined the scheme because they had ‘missed the email’. April 1st The Evening Standard publishes that just 0.17% of NHS staff have been tested for the virus. April 3rd The UK death toll overtakes China. April 5th 17.5 million antibody tests, ordered by the government and described by Boris Johnson as a ‘game changer’ are found to be a failure. April 7th Boris Johnson is moved to intensive care with Coronavirus. April 16th Flights bring 15,000 people a day into the UK - without virus testing. April 17th Health Secretary Matt Hancock says “I would love to be able to wave a magic wand and have PPE fall from the sky.” The UK has now missed four opportunities to join the EU’s PPE scheme. April 21st The Government fails to reach its target of face masks for the NHS, as it is revealed manufactures offers of help were met with silence. Instead millions of pieces of PPE are being shipped from the UK to Europe. April 23rd - 24th Government announces testing kits for 10 million key workers. Orders run out within minutes as only 5,000 are made available. April 25th UK death toll from Coronavirus overtakes that of The Blitz. April 30th Boris Johnson announces the UK has succeeded in avoiding a tragedy that had engulfed other parts of the world. At this point the UK has the 3rd highest death toll in the world. May 1st The Government announces it has reached its target of 100,000 tests - They haven’t conducted the tests, but posted the testing kits. May 5th The UK death toll becomes the highest in Europe. May 6th Boris Johnson announces the UK could start to lift lockdown restrictions by next week
  14. DrP

    The Weight of Particles

    I'm not sure you could actually know this beyond an estimation. I stand to be corrected of course. How would you measure or calculate this? The particle densities and distributions would vary so greatly from location to location... all you could really do is estimate an average and calculate from there. Pollen counts fluctuate. Humidity varies.etc.. Also, why?
  15. DrP

    People zoo.

    "I'm sorry but I can't let you do that Dave"
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