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In current affairs news: Teen boffin with lots of potential crafts electric honeycombs out of oil

I wonder if such research might lead to an explanation for the hexagonal cloud formation at Saturn’s North pole?

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That one already has a solid explanation as a hexagonal resonance due to the difference in cloud speeds at differing latitudes. Apparently Saturn's atmosphere has just the right viscosity (or lack thereof) to allow it to happen.

There's a physics demo floating around also showing the resonance using a spinning bucket and some water. No electric fields needed to explain that one!

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What's the discovery?

As a teenager I observed the formation of crystals in a bath of Copper Sulphate solution by introducing an electrical charge. I investigated the phenomenon, well known by this point, and wrote up a conclusion on why it occurred. Am I missing something in this story?

I'm ,by no means, a boffin.

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Re: What's the discovery?

Actually, no I'm not.

Thank you for being racially offended by proxy on behalf of the Asian subcontinent.

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Re: Am I missing something in this story?

What you are missing is that for more information, you read the research paper (which is freely available online, and linked in the article).

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Mpemba

I like to quote the Mpemba effect when someone makes the mistake of using logic (or the lack of it) instead of experimentation. I tried to discuss this with a con-trail conspiracy believer but made little progress :(

So well done Muhammad Shaheer Niazi.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mpemba_effect

Edit: Mpemba was initially mocked for his observation.

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Yes, and every time I see that mentioned, the part that I immediately get reminded of is this one:

"In 2016, Burridge and Linden defined the criterion as the time to reach 0 °C (32 °F), carried out experiments and reviewed published work to date.[1] They noted that the large difference originally claimed had not been replicated, and that studies showing a small effect could be influenced by variations in the positioning of thermometers. They say " We conclude, somewhat sadly, that there is no evidence to support meaningful observations of the Mpemba effect"."

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I'd always assumed it was simply due to the unheated water containing more dissolved air and hence having its freezing point slightly lower due to the solute effect.

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Known more widely as Pathological Science.

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Charged electrode reacting to an oil film you say?

Puts me in mind of an eidiphor projection TV system.

Identified a phenomenon.

Identified new features others had not studied

Developed theory of how it worked.

Tested theory..

Let's hope he can keep it up.

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Ohm my god

more financial layout required.

Last thing a Scotsman living in Yorkshire needs.

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...current... ...potential...

You couldn't resist that could you?

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"The boy done good."

Let us hope he channels it into something positive.

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honeycombs to graphene

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