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How much water does it take to make a (250ml) cup of tea?
How much water does it take to make a (250ml) cup of tea? ● The answer may depend on many factors – not least, on whom you ask. Dr John Kazer for example, who is a Carbon Footprint Certification ...
Is it a Mug or Cup? Recent Progress in Fuzziness Studies
Is it a Mug or Cup? Recent Progress in Fuzziness Studies ● Where does a cup end and a mug start? And vice versa? Help towards answering this consistently vexing question can be found in an essay ...
Dirty Books: Quantifying Patterns of Use in Medieval Manuscripts Using a Densitometer
Dirty Books: Quantifying Patterns of Use in Medieval Manuscripts Using a Densitometer ● “The dirt ground into the margins of medieval manuscripts is one of their interpretable features, which can help us to understand the desires, fears, and ...
Sensation Seeking, Sports Cars, and Hedge Funds (new study)
Sensation Seeking, Sports Cars, and Hedge Funds (new study) ● “The emerging [hedge fund] manager who goes out and buys a fancy sports car right off the bat is someone you probably want to avoid.” ...
Future fashion cycles of Korean pants – a study
Future fashion cycles of Korean pants – a study ● Is it possible to establish a fashion theory frame to forecast future fashion cycles of pants (in the Republic of Korea) – through analyzing past ...

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