Member Since October 11, 2008 , From Littlerock WA, United States
"God, let me sow kindness where I can, but where I find brutality or the makings of brutality, God give me the strength to oppose it." Martin Luther
About DrPunster:

Ninety years young, skinny physicist, 227 books in print,  widower, loved my late wife, and I still get around.  Maybe not on my 1957 Harley Panhead anymore since my legs went out, but still in a 2007 Harley golf cart.


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Answered: Concerned about learning.

Testing students' knowledge is an absolute essential for any teacher. If you don't test, you don't know if they learned anything. It would be easy enough to let a class listen to lessons and not ...

Answered: How was maglev invented

Magnetic levitation occurs when any magnetic field holds up any object by attraction or repulsion. Diamagnetic substances (13/Al\27) are repulsed by a strong magnetic field. Also, moving a magnet ...

Answered: What is the physical property of a chair?

Chair has two definitions. 1. The old curmudgeon who sits at the head of a department in college because he has failed to maintain a grasp on reality so long that no one else wants to deal with him ...

Asked: Hydroxylation aside, I have long held that ...

Hydroxylation aside, I have long held that atmospheric CH/3 is naturally sequestered by wave action at the top of the ocean. Methane Hydrate then settles to the bottom of the ocean. Also, bursts of ...

Answered: What are the risk for having an abortion

Betty Langdon says: as i am a christian registered nurse for me had i have had an abortion would be that i had taken a life. Homicide: the calculated taking of human life where there is no ...

Asked: Planck Mass Calculation

How did Planck derive his (in)famous "Planck Mass" of about 13.2X10^15 proton mass? I concur with many of his other findings but that one, I find a bit hard to swallow.

Answered: The Universe©, by the way, belongs to me, either ...

Megalomania is a psychotic disorder typified by delusions of grandeur. In the most extreme cases, the psychotic believes that he is God. Pitiful, is it not, that atheism and megalomania are but ...

Answered: Astronomy

How many earths can fit across the diameter of the universe? We would have no idea: universes do not come in "fixed" sizes: they expand, at C.

Answered: Shape of planets?

Without going through two-dozen complex differentials, suffice that the gravitation of any body in space draws the mass to the center, resulting in one of the primary shapes: the sphere. Surface ...

Answered: Red dwarfs and life on other planets

Tomerico, let us divorce ourselves from "pop" science and return briefly to actual science. In this case, astrobiology. Everywhere we look on Planet Earth, we find life. In themiddle of rocks we ...

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