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Jul 09

Why do grapes and microwaves = plasma?


If you: Take a grape Cut it equatorially, but just leave a bit of skin connecting the two hemispheres. Dry the new surfaces with a paper towel. Stick the grape in a microwave oven. Turn it on. You get flashes of plasma emerging from the grapes. Like this… But why does this happen? There are …

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Apr 15

Magnetic grapes and NMR


When I was an undergrad I found NMR to be one of the trickiest techniques to get my head around. I think it was because the technique involves so many concepts that run counter to everything we’ve learnt before. After all in school we get told about ferromagnets and thats it. Then at uni suddenly …

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