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The Florence Siphon The vacuum siphon coffee brewing method dates back to the 1840s. It produces some of the cleanest, smoothest-tasting coffee of any method. Commercial vacuum pots are available, but I wanted to heighten the drama of vacuum brewing by taking it into the realm of the mad scientist’s lab. Thus the Florence Siphon was born! After studying original patent drawings and existing devices, I identified these key features: The Florence Siphon
The vacuum siphon coffee brewing method dates back to the 1840s. It produces some of the cleanest, smoothest-tasting coffee of any method. Commercial vacuum pots are available, but I wanted to heighten the drama of vacuum brewing by taking it into the realm of the mad scientist’s lab. Thus the Florence Siphon was born! After studying original patent drawings and existing devices, I identified these key features: Water is heated in a boiling flask that has a tube leading to a second vessel containing ground coffee.The tube must have a filter, to allow the water to flow through but not the grounds. The Florence Siphon The Florence Siphon
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Meteor Showers (International Meteor Organization) A listing of meteor showers that occur throughout the year. Recent International Astronomical Union Circulars This page lists the dates of issue and the titles of the items on the twenty most-recent IAUCs. Individual items can be displayed by selecting the relevant title. International Astronomical Union: Astronomy Headlines This page contains brief information on recent astronomical discoveries as reported in the International Astronomical Union Circulars (IAUCs) and the Minor Planet Electronic Circulars (MPECs), as well as links to ephemerides and orbital elements for comets and minor planets. Observable Comets Lists links to orbital elements and ephemerides of (potentially) observable comets Sky This Month :Night Sky Observer Sky This Month :Night Sky Observer
The last survivor, captured with a camera phone before being devoured, because we wanted to eat the pancakes more than we wanted to document them. This morning I cooked up the best pancakes I’ve ever eaten. They were 100% whole wheat but they were so light and fluffy they tasted like they were made with white flour. And the way they were made is the beginning of a grain revolution. Here’s the secret:

Homegrown Evolution

Homegrown Evolution
Ninety-five Lessons in Ornamental Penmanship - C.W. Jones
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YouTube link. This video provides an overview of how to make an origami hang glider, and how to propel it around a room by creating a wave of air. The project apparently was developed as a teaching tool for students in school, but it is so "neat" that it should also appeal to adults. Those wishing to access detailed instructions for these hang gliders (and a wide variety of other "science toys") should visit the link below. Science Toy Maker home page. Airsurfing an Origami Hang Glider Airsurfing an Origami Hang Glider
Chess Tutorials & Lessons / Free Online Chess Tutorials & Paid / Private Chess Lessons [Chessopolis > Chess Links] Chess Tutorials & Lessons / Free Online Chess Tutorials & Paid / Private Chess Lessons [Chessopolis > Chess Links] Want to learn chess? Here is a great guide. 50 Chess Games for Beginners - A series of interactive, annotated chess games to teach basic principles.
This month we will search for seven more objects from the Messier Catalog. These include four globular clusters, the largest and the smallest planetary nebulas in the catalog, and a small oddity. Two of the objects are fairly easy in binoculars, while four others will require dark skies, patience, and keen eyes to find. November Messier Tour November Messier Tour