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Morning Brief: October 23

by Jeff Coltin
Chemistry Notes

Lee Nachtigal, flickr

Today at 6:02, the date will read 6:02,10/23.  This means nothing to most, but, as any high school chemistry teacher will tell you it’s Mole Day!  The date corresponds with Avogadro’s Number, 6.02 x 1023, or the number of particles in one mole of substance (If you don’t remember chem class, read the Wikipedia). 

Morning Brief: October 22

by Jeff Coltin
Stage Lights

Ruthanne Reid, flickr

134 years ago today, famous New Jerseyan Thomas Edison tested the first practical light bulb. Tonight, New York City’s two mayoral candidates will be duking it out under the bright lights in their second debate.

Morning Brief: October 4

by Jeff Coltin
Biking the Hudson

Howard N2GOT, flickr

Yesterday, Judah Schiller became probably the first person to ride a bike across the Hudson River.  Yes, across—he had a bike on floats called the “bay cycle.”  The Daily News has pictures.  Wonder if the biker above would ever try…

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