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Wednesday, June 2, 2021

CONTEXT: Clouds of Ammonium Chloride

Another remarkable property of NH₄Cl is that when dissolved in water, it absorbs energy in dissociating, dramatically cooling the solution.

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TRACKING WITH CLOSEUPS: Tracking Ransomware Payments with the Blockchain and Wolfram Language

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CONTEXT: Shoebills—They're Dinosaurs…with Automatic Weapons

Here is more about Shoebills (Balaeniceps rex, or “B. rex”). They are very large, with some specimens as tall as 152 cm with a wingspan of 260 cm.

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CONTINUITY: Origin of the Redstone Missile Program

This U.S. Army film from the 1950s, originally produced for the Big Picture television series, predates the use of the Redstone as a satellite launcher and for suborbital flights in Project Mercury. It is, in part, a recruiting film to persuade engineers to come to Huntsville.

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