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Is it true that Archimedes formulated his famous principle based on an observation he made as he immersed himself in a bath?

4 Mar 2022

Archimedes’ principle states that any object, totally or partially immersed in a fluid, is buoyed up by a force equal to the weight of the fluid displaced by the object. But. it was not the...

The Powder of Sympathy

25 Feb 2022

Four hundred years ago Belgian physician Johann Baptist Van Helmont was persecuted by the Roman Catholic Church for promoting the use of the “Powder of Sympathy” that was supposed to treat wounds...

Would the Lone Ranger’s silver bullets have tarnished?

26 Nov 2021

We do get some interesting questions. The Lone Ranger was a television series that ran from 1949 to 1957 and recounted the adventures of a former Texas Ranger who with his companion, the Native...

No Silver Lining in Colloidal Silver

13 Oct 2021

As early as the ancient dynasties of Egypt, silver coins were placed in the drinking vessels of the nobility to protect them from harm.  Of course, this was not the result of any scientific...

Does Taking “Colloidal Silver” Have Health Benefits?

11 Oct 2019

It’s a wonder these days that anyone ever gets sick. If you look through magazines, watch infomercials on TV or cruise the Internet you can have your pick of cure-alls. A variety of dietary...

How are mirrors made?

13 Jun 2018

Imagine the surprise of the first cave person who ever glanced into a reflecting pond. The image probably wasn't too pleasing but the effect was surely intriguing. Vanity was instantly born and the...

Silver Tarnish and Tarnished Claims

23 May 2018

Silver is more than just an object of beauty. It’s the stuff of memories. Prior to digital photography, all picture taking relied on compounds of silver. The reduction of silver ions to metallic...

Nanosilver

20 Mar 2017

Living is a wasteful business. Just think of all the stuff we dispose of down are drains and toilets. Pharmaceuticals, oils, cosmetics, hair, condoms, glues, paints, nail polish removers, soap,...

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