Wednesday, December 07, 2005
posted by El Capitan at 11:35 AM
Great post. I bet most people don't even know today is Pearl Harbor Day.
On an unrelated note, I ws wondering whether you got the artwork yet?
Heartbreaking pic, but somehow uplifting. As Mauser*girl said, I'm continually surprised at how few people even recognize the date as significant. We oldsters don't forget, tho.7:55 PM
in response to your response..
I'm studying Mechanical engineering at the University of Central Florida. It's kind of weird because I don't want to be a nerdy Engineer, but I like science and I've always enjoyed taking things apart. I have no idea where I'm going when I finish school 8 or 9 months from now.
Hey, don't put down history majors. I wouldn't be where I am today if it weren't for my 8th grade US history teacher - who I'm really good friends with to this day. Feel good about what you know.
So the kido's want to know why the boiling water evaporates so well in the cold air. A simple way to look at it is that temperature is how we experience the energy of things. The water is hot and therefore has a lot of energy. The air is cold and therefore has much less. Nature doesn't like large concentrations of anything - throw some salt in a bucket of water and the crystals disappear. You could say that it's no different that that cup of hot boiling water wants so badly to get rid of its energy and not be hot that the water particle go sailing off into the cold air.