SCIENCE EXPERIMENT: Making plasma in the microwave

https://twitter.com/Learn_Things/status/908724121860808709   A cool science experiment you can carry out at home in your kitchen for next to nothing in cost, and a chance to see plasma in action. Plasma is a state of material that is rarely encountered naturally on Earth but is a core component of stars. The plasma is generated by a combination of combustion and the microwave’s electric fields. Electrons are pushed back and forth, colliding with air molecules. It is these collisions that science says causes the formation of a ‘plasmoid’ which being hotter that the surrounding air, causes it to rise up to the … Continue reading SCIENCE EXPERIMENT: Making plasma in the microwave

BERLIN WALL: 8,000 balloons mark 25th anniversary of wall’s collapse, German reunification

Twenty-five years ago, the heavily fortified Berlin Wall that divided east and west Berlin and the capitalist world from the communist one, was breached and the two Germanys were reunited. Now a quarter of a century later, an art project named “Lichtgrenze” – the border of light – will mark this historical milestone with eight thousand glowing balloons across an eight mile (fifteen kilometre) stretch of the once heavily guarded and fortified border that separated Berlin for thirty years. The white glowing orbs will remain in place until this Sunday, when they will be set free from their tethers and allowed to rise into the sky. … Continue reading BERLIN WALL: 8,000 balloons mark 25th anniversary of wall’s collapse, German reunification

DIWALI 2014: Festive family photos

Yesterday, on Diwali day itself, I was able to spend time with my family at my mother’s house. It was a beautiful and magical occasion of enjoyment with some of the most special people in my life. There was lots of hugs and smiles as we greeted each other “Happy Diwali”. Mum treated me to a dish of her very delicious vegetarian chilli-con-carne and tasty Indian sweets. We had a quiz game on my brother’s PS4 (out of five players, I came top with a final score of 4,000 points) and later went around the house lighting diyas (lamps) in honour … Continue reading DIWALI 2014: Festive family photos

LIGHT IN THE WORLD AWARD: Nomination from Patty

This 13th of March 2014, our good friend Patty of the ‘Petite Magique‘ blog shone a light of kindness and joy on your favourite news and views blog. She has nominated the Half-Eaten Mind for the impressive ‘Light in the World Award‘ (LITWA) as part of an ‘awesome awards’ giveaway. The LITWA was invented in 2012 by Barbara Matteo, a fellow blogger who publishes posts about women’s creativity, spirituality and issues affecting the female gender on the blog ‘idealisticrebel‘. The blog award’s full title is in fact Being a Light in the World Award. Barbara created the LITWA to celebrate … Continue reading LIGHT IN THE WORLD AWARD: Nomination from Patty