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Recent progress in ‘My Little Pony’ studies
Recent progress in ‘My Little Pony’ studies ● “This dossier represents a selection of papers presented at the first academic conference on My Little Pony (MLP), held at the University of Brighton in June 2014.” Of the papers generated as a result of the conference, a small selection are published in the Journal of Popular Television, Volume 3, Number ... [ click to read full item ]
Double helix conductors and their ‘extraordinary promise’ (new patents)
Double helix conductors and their ‘extraordinary promise’ (new patents) ● Medical Energetics Ltd. of Galway, Ireland, has just been granted (Nov. 2018) a US patent for the invention of ‘Agricultural applications of a double helix conductor’ (DHC) The extraordinariness of which can probably only be appreciated by reading the patent document [click link above]. The company has also applied for ... [ click to read full item ]
Recalling Experiments Past – Reciting poetry to a flame to see what happens
Recalling Experiments Past – Reciting poetry to a flame to see what happens ● Somewhere round or about the late 1850s, John Tyndall FRS [* see note below] was developing and perfecting his experiments with “Sensitive Flames”. He describes one such experiment in his book ‘Sounds’ (p. 238). In which he reads a passage of poetry from Edmund Spenser’s ‘Belphœbe the Huntress’ to the flame ... [ click to read full item ]

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