Thoughts on Thinking

"When somebody persuades me that I am wrong, I change my mind. What do you do?" John Maynard Keynes

"If you're unhappy with your life, change your thinking." Charles Fillmore

"The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it." Eckhart Tolle

"People are not disturbed by things, but by the view they take of them." Epictetus

"The unexamined life is not worth living." Socrates

"Consciousness is a terrible thing to waste." PunditGeorge

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Fire in Space

Or, a flame in free-fall.  Regardless, earlier (see post below) Commander Chris Hadfield answered the perplexing problem what happens when you wring a wet rag in space?  In that post I mused that I recalled seeing an experiment years ago of a flame in space.  Who knew?  Hadfield shows the curious action:




In Space, a Candle Burns
The results of a Burning and Suppression of Solids (BASS) experiment demonstrates that in zero-gravity—where heat doesn't rise—a flame burns in a uniform oval.  More amazing Hadfield photos at Popular Mechanics.

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