Hi.

Sorry about this stupid nav tray -- I hate it, but maybe you love it and then I'm sorry I said I'm sorry.

Anyway. Here's a collection of work and projects from science writing to poetry. 

A note about the blog title: in math and physics, the prefix eigen means one's own. It comes from the german, but mostly I always liked thinking about a particle's eigenvalues, and thought I might apply the same thought to my excursions.

Acids and Bases 4+

Acids and Bases 4+

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Acids are pink and bases are blue thanks to a bit of cabbage juice. Making red cabbage indicator is stupendously simple.

Buy red cabbage.

Chop up red cabbage, put in bowl.

Pour hot water over red cabbage, let soak.

Strain out red cabbage chunks.

The indicator is a natural purplish tone, and will turn pink in acids, and blue in bases. What colour does it turn in bleach? What happens if you mix a blue and a pink material?

Milestone for Canada’s synchrotron

Milestone for Canada’s synchrotron

Hello, Detective

Hello, Detective