On the Gentle Art #12

How do you go about making the perfect nozzle for a non-Newtonian fluid? Got the answer? I'll give you a minute or two to come up with it. Now that you have it, how would you make that perfect nozzle work perfectly if you needed to dispense the fluid under high-pressure? Oh, and now for …

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On the Gentle Art #11

"Pressure pushing down on me; Pushing down on you; No man ask for" - David Bowie We may not ask for it, but we are, at all times, under pressure. Pressure is a fascinating phenomenon. Pressure can be a positive or a negative (I couldn't resist the atmospheric joke). Pressure, say at 14.7 psi (or …

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On the Gentle Art #10

Ours is not to reason why, ours is but to do and die, is the usual turn of phrase for Tennyson’s popularized poem, “The Charge of the Light Brigade”. But of course, that’s crap. I have always maintained that the most important question is the why. Many times however, we all get stuck in the …

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On the Gentle Art #9

Many things are more religion than science in their practice. I'm attracted to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu because it is more the latter. Religions are dogmatic in their instruction, don't invite questioning, require belief in most cases, and suspension of belief in others. I am not a person of faith. I don't think I ever was, …

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