Archive for Month: July 2012

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Talking about Things You Don’t Understand

Some clarifications in response to some very confused statements over the past few days. 1.  Amphetamine is a particular molecule: It isn’t a category.  Stimulant is the category.  Amphetamine has nine carbon atoms, 13 hydrogen atoms and a nitrogen atom that are arranged in a very specific way.  There aren’t […]

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Glass Cockpits

When I first saw on twitter that Brian France had said NASCAR was looking at “glass cockpits” for the future, I was a little mystified.  (You can see exactly what he said on @nateryan’s twitter feed.) Everyone knows that there’s no glass on a NASCAR race car.  Lexan, yes, but […]

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