Weekendlinks 2021-46 brrrr, space juggling and salt crystals

I have to say, I’m a fan of long summer nights where I can ride my bike for hours after work in short sleeves. This is not that time. The sun goes under at 16:45  now. So if I do decide I want to ride my bike after work, I need some good bike lights to see where I am. But hey, at least it’s not as cold as in Yakutia. (Please summer, come back quickly)

 

You think it’s cold where you live?

Wait till you hear from Yakutia, in Northern Siberia. Living in an area where the temperatures drop to -71°C has its challenges. But on the other hand: you don’t need to buy a freezer.

(Via https://kottke.org/21/11/how-people-live-in-the-coldest-place-on-earth)

 

The Space Juggler

I never miss an episode of the Weekly Space Hangout. Hosted by Fraser Cain from Universe Today you get to hear the latest news in space and astronomy. It’s informative and funny.

But when I heard they had a guest called the Space Juggler, I could not keep one of my eyebrows from rising. It turns out Dr. Adam Dipert is doing incredibly interesting and diverse research. On the one hand he tries to find out why there was more matter than antimatter in the Universe after the Big Bang. On the other hand he experiments with juggling on zero-G flights. You will find that that research is equally mindblowing.

 

Grow your own sodium chloride crystals

Wait don’t I already have salt crystals in my cupboard? Not big transparent crystals like these, my friend. This looks like an awesome experiment you can do at home. Maybe with the kids?

How to Grow Sodium Chloride Crystals at Home

 

About Marcel-Jan Krijgsman

In 2017 I made the leap to Big Data after 20 years of experience with Oracle databases. I followed courses on Hadoop, Big Data Analytics, Machine Learning and Python, MongoDB and Elasticsearch.
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