July 19, 2008

More Evidence for a Revolutionary Theory of Water - The traditional picture of how liquid water behaves on a molecular level is wrong, according to new experimental evidence.
  • Does this bring back the Ice-9 possiblity ?
  • This article in itself has a strange "structure within a structure", with the final paragraphs being presented twice....I have to stop pouring water over my laptop screen....
  • Indeed, the article was almost as complex as the molecule!
  • Not to take away from these findings about water, but what about carbon dioxide? That's another really odd, strange acting molecule important to life: it has no liquid form at all.
  • Carbon dioxide does indeed have a liquid state above 5.1 atmosphere.
  • Isn't it funny that pressure is measured in bars, and yet there are plenty of bars with no atmosphere?
  • So does water behave differently in the great big storm drain?
  • Water is the tears of an angry god. Of course it behaves in mysterious ways.
  • Carbon dioxide does indeed have a liquid state above 5.1 atmosphere. So that's what that gas is doing in those cartridges that we shoot with. But still it's pretty cool that it sublimates from solid to gas under normal planetary conditions. (That's why the pop sickle vendor never has any liquid sloshing around in his 'frigerator.) I checked at a NASA site that at 100 meters the pressure is 11 atmospheres of pressure. Can that be right? Extra CO2 is supposed to be held in solution in the blood at these higher pressures. I'm thinking it's not stictly a liquid on its own then in any earthly lifeform, but a quick change may cause the bends. *Water, water, all around, but don't come up too fast!*
  • Correction: the bends happen with inert gases like nitrogen. Not sure what happens to the carbon dioxide. Since it needs so much pressure to be a liquid, maybe it could exist as an ocean on a truly massive planet... Now since they said this was the beginning of a paradigm shift in understanding liquids, I wonder how far it will extend byond water?
  • Absolutely. Consider delicious, carbonated oceans. Yum.
  • I want a car that gets 250 miles to the gallon-- of water.
  • Possibly unrelated, but still strange and wonderful: the water bridge effect.
  • Now THAT'S a cool trick. Are you sure that isn't some kind of special effects from a SF movie? Weird water Glassy water
  • SCIENCE! After seeing water react to different environmental conditions, pollution and music, Mr. Emoto and colleagues decided to see how thoughts and words affected the formation of untreated, distilled, water crystals, using words typed onto paper by a word processor and taped on glass bottles overnight. The same procedure was performed using the names of deceased persons. The waters were then frozen and photographed. 'Love and Appreciation' 'Thank You' 'You Make Me Sick, I Will Kill You' 'Adolph Hitler' 'Mother Teresa' These photographs show the incredible reflections of water, as alive and highly responsive to every one of our thoughts and emotions. It is quite clear that water easily takes on the vibrations and energy of its environment, whether toxic and polluted or naturally pristine, either within our selves or surrounding us in others and the environment.