Andrew's Science Log

Science notes – with experiments!

Archive for the ‘Other’ Category

Psychomotor epilepsy

leave a comment »

Writing from both a scientific and personal perspective, I’ve posted on my personal blog an essay about my mother’s struggle with psychomotor (temporal lobe) epilepsy:

Psychomotor Epilepsy: When the Lights Are On But No One Is Home

Written by Andrew Wells Douglass

4 February 2011 at 13:54

Posted in Biology, Other

What If Everybody In Canada Flushed At Once?

leave a comment »

toilet flush hockey game

Edmonton water usage during Olympic hockey final

Here is a wonderful graph of water usage versus the progress of a gold medal hockey game.  The correlation of period breaks to usage peaks is positively elegant.  The privacy implication (here, on all the bladders in Edmonton) was flagged in RISKS 25:96 (13 March 2010), also mentioning a related squib concerning mining information from smart electric meters. Anyway, you can see why they say all beer is recycled.

Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Andrew Wells Douglass

22 March 2010 at 10:45

Posted in Idleness, Other

When life gives you snow, make snow candles

leave a comment »

Son Julian and I just now built a prototype snow candle from an idea mentioned in a cute book called “101 Secrets a Good Dad Knows” (uh oh — I know about three) that Whitney gave me years ago:

Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Andrew Wells Douglass

9 February 2010 at 22:23

Posted in Biology, Other