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Frozen Smoke – Solid Air – Aerogel Brick

Aerogel Brick - Frozen Smoke - Solid AirThis picture is of a 2.5kg brick supported by a piece of aerogel, the worlds lightest solid material. This particular piece weighs in with a mass of 2 grams.

Aerogel is nicknamed ‘frozen smoke’ or ‘solid air’, due to the fact that it is composed of 99.98% air by volume. Aerogels are a diverse class of amazing materials with properties unlike anything else known. They exhibit the lowest thermal conductivity of any known solid, and are the lowest density structural materials ever developed.

$10 Gas?

10 Dollar GasGas is already high enough as it is… Every time we drive past those signs, we all let out a little sigh.

But we haven’t seen anything like what the folks in New Jersey saw.

Drivers did a double take when they saw the posted price of gas at some local stations, showing nearly $10 a gallon.  The owners of nearly 50 Lukoil gas stations across the state were angry over something called “zone pricing”. That’s when a refinery sells fuel at different prices to gas stations, depending on location and customers.  Franchisees wanted to draw attention to it, and are fighting back against their parent company.

Little Buddy Radio Gilligan’s LPFM Station

Bob Denver aka Gillian Farewell - Little Buddy RadioIt’s been seven years since our little buddy sailed off into the ether.  But many aren not aware that Gilligan (Bob Denver) had a passion for radio.  Today September 4, 2012 marks seven years since his passing, but Little Buddy Radio lives on!

Denver was born in New Rochelle, N.Y., on Jan 9, 1935. He discovered acting while studying law at Loyola University in Los Angeles in the 1950s. While struggling to make it as an actor, he taught private school and worked for a time at a post office.

FM or TV System Gain-Loss Calculations – TPO for ERP, Coax System & Antenna Gain.

FM or TV System Gain-Loss Calculations – TPO for ERP, Coax System & Antenna Gain.

Nexus Broadcast has added a new free tool to help you calculate your FM or TV System Gain/Loss Calculations including TPO for ERP, Coax System & Antenna Gain. Check it out, more in the works!

Blood Infection Treatments to be Discovered Using Crowdsourcing

The creators of mobile game Foldit are bringing scientists together to cure sepsis, also known as “blood poisoning.”

The condition causes one’s entire body to be inflamed as a result of an infection. It is the immune system’s response to bacteria in various tissues and fluids throughout the body. Sepsis occurs upwards of 100 million times a year and can be fatal.