BC SCI 10 Chem
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Gabby Scanlon would have died had doctors not removed her stomach after drinking a liquid nitrogen cocktail. ( … Imagine it's your daughter's birthday and she'd like to find a special way to celebrate. She and her friends head to a bar known for concocting fancy cocktails. She orders one that arrives with a plume of smoke careening off the top.
0 Share Synopsis In the laboratory, this is labeled confirmation bias; observed in the real world, it’s known as pigheadedness.
by Deirdre Bailey,
Earlier today, we noted that Apple had received official approval for its 20-megawatt solar farm across the street from its data center in Maiden, North Carolina. But even more significant developments are also occurring today, with Apple posting a new page to the environmental section of its website touting that all of the company's data centers will be powered by 100% renewable energy. At the North Carolina site, the previously-annnounced 20-megawatt solar farm is being joined by a second farm of equal size a few miles away.
O ne of the major objectives of the International Year of Chemistry is to make sure the public has a realistic and well-informed understanding of the basic features and functions of chemistry in their world. Perhaps no other aspect of the discipline is as important in this regard as a sound appreciation of the lexicon of chemical science. As they say, you need to speak their language before you can consider becoming friends with them.