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Date: 1/11/13 7:44 PM

Okey dokey. DS1 is a smarty pants high school senior applying to colleges for chemistry / chemical engineering/polymers. We've toured labs and "clean rooms" in all surrounding states. Tyvek is a Fashion Statement. We're talking some scary Evil Genius science-y stuff rivaling Big Bang Theory geekitude. Gone are the days of mere electron microscopes being "cool". Gotta have cooler toys. Literally.

Word of the Day is "Dilution Refrigerator". Apparently, it goes down to almost, but not quite, Absolute Zero in about 35hrs.

" So, can we use it to chill our Absolute?"

No. He launched into some Evil Genius Speak about chilling and increasing dilution of non-Newtonian whozewhatsits.



Next time, I'm asking about the " hoods". Just to annoy him.

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Date: 1/11/13 9:07 PM

Me, I'm impressed. My 16 y/o DD is so far off the other end, I'm amazed she gets through science at all. And she's a pretty smart kid. Be proud...confused, but proud.

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Subject: Oh, the things youll learn! Date: 1/11/13 9:32 PM

The things that make you go hmmmm!

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Date: 1/11/13 9:42 PM

I hope he's level-headed. He could be a menace to society with skills like this... Thank heaven somebody understands this stuff!

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Where are we going, and what am I doing in this handbasket?

Matthew 25:40 (New International Version)
The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'



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Subject: Oh, the things youll learn! Date: 1/11/13 9:50 PM

Scary isn't it, when your kids totally understand things that look like Greek to you! And not only understand but they Love it.
I have a DD who LOVES math and is delighted to be in Calculus 3 right now. If she didn't look like me I would wonder if I brought home the right baby.

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Subject: Oh, the things youll learn! Date: 1/11/13 10:00 PM

I love scientists and their offbeat sense of humor. They're my "tribe."

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Date: 1/11/13 10:13 PM

1.5 years ago I took my then 15 year old son and 13 year old dd to Triumf a particle and nuclear physics lab at UBC.

He really wanted to go, my dd wanted to go the the Provincial Exhibition. The tour was pretty incredible, did you know if you stand on top of a giant cyclotron a paperclip will stand up on your hand?

He now wants to apply for one of 2 student intern positions when he graduates from high school.

Hmm a future physicist in the family?

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Date: 1/12/13 0:41 AM

Ask him if he's heard about the new experiments with temperatures "below" absolute zero.

It's true, I swear.

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