Stephen King – Writing Tips

Stephen King

Tips for Writers

While I admit I am not much of a horror genre reader, I love Stephen King as a writter. I feel next to The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition by Strunk and White, I feel his two books no writing are necessities to any aspiring writer.

I also like the blog Open Culture. I thought I would share a video in which Stephen King discusses creativity.

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A Penny Auctions for 70 K

A Glass Penny Auctions for 70 K

During World War II, the U.S. Minte experimented with a number of alternate materials to make pennies out of. We needed copper for ammunition.

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A Strange Lake in India

A Strange Lake in India

Weird Magnetic Anomalies Abound

I found this one over at The Science Channel. I thought it worth a quick post. A perfectly round lake with magnetic anomalies near it.

Artificial Leaves as Mini-Factory for Drugs

Artificial Leaves as Mini-Factory for Drugs

One of the challenges to long distance space travel is being able to manufacture things along the way. Having to escape the Earth’s gravity is a challenge. Granted, it is improving with a competitive new space race but it still costs anywhere from 11.2 to 34.5 dollars per ton to launch a rocket.

While there is an abundance of solar energy available in space, plants are the most efficient harvesters of sunlight. It makes sense to mimic them for both energy and manufacturing. While the journal article is paywalled, Science Daily reports that this new process uses new materials called luminescent solar concentrators. These LSCs mimic what a leaf already does. It is reported that, even on a cloudy day, the process is 40% more productive than processes without using LSC.

Human Pot Pie

Human Pot Pie

I saw this posted to Gizmodo. The poster was asking if it is funny or gross. Personally, I think it is just rather silly. What do you think?

Human Pot Pie

TV News Bloopers of 2016

TV Bloopers of 2016

To close out this year, take a moment to check our some news blooper.

TV News Bloopers

360 Degree Geology Field Trip

360 Degree Geology Field Trip

One of my favorite podcasts is Science Friday. Check out the 360 degree virtual geology field trip. This educational tool is the work of Ryan Hollister. Ryan has a masters in geoscience and is dedicated to education. You can find out more about what he does at The Wild Link Club and his photo journals from the educational trips. You can also follow him on Twitter.