Monthly Archives: August 2012

Stinkhorn Mushrooms

The Phallaceae are a family of fungi, commonly known as stinkhorn mushrooms. I have come across them in my backyard over many years. My daughters and I often wondered what the hell they are? They looked fearful and smelt rather … Continue reading

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Ruthenium – a rare earth metal

Ruthenium has the symbol Ru and the atomic number 44. Because of its ability to harden platinum and palladium, ruthenium is used in platinum and palladium alloys to make wear-resistant electrical contacts. Currently, 50 percent of the ruthenium is used … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi PC

I have ordered this Raspberry PI PC from RS Components. Few URLS to follow up http://www.raspberrypi.org/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raspberry_Pi http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/raspberry-pi-model-b/4505-3118_7-35332544.html

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