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Re: Is that all?
« Reply #25 on: 20/12/2005 12:32:12 »
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And to add to Ian's answer, there are TWELVE notes in the musical scale, not eight


Only in Western music. Arabic, Indian etc have more



There are twelve notes in a tempered musical scale. Not all western scales are tempered, although that's the modern scale. The original western (Greek) scales were pentatonic, and if you singe acapella you are using one. But this wasn't supposed to be a music theory post. It's a good subject though.

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Re: Is that all?
« Reply #26 on: 20/12/2005 14:17:50 »
Soul Surfer - thanks for that very precise answer - I was hoping we'd catch some people out with that, but you didn't waste any time getting in there !

Given the content of your answer, I think you might be interested in one of the items in this week's Nature podcast, out tomorrow at 1800 (GMT) - http://www.nature.com/nature/podcast

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Re: Is that all?
« Reply #27 on: 20/12/2005 17:36:24 »
Thanks for the link must try to catch up with that.  Presumably you are the same chris.  Also note you are a UCL person although I went there and did physics in Harry Masseys time.  Paul Davies is a contemorary of me.

Decided to give up on reading Nature and Science last year 'cos I just didn't have the time what with New Scientist, Scientific American,  IEE, IOP, RAS and BAA stuff to read.   New Scientist also usually had articles on the stuff I was mainly interested in a week or two later and I could always backtrack at the library if I needed detail.

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Re: Is that all?
« Reply #28 on: 20/12/2005 22:07:45 »
Yes UCL to do a neuroscence degree then Cambrdge for medcne and a PhD on gene therapy.

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Re: Is that all?
« Reply #29 on: 21/12/2005 22:03:23 »
O and another thing.

WHERE can i get elements from the periodic table so i can experiment with them!! This is important cuz i can't apply what i learned!
Thx [^]

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Re: Is that all?
« Reply #30 on: 21/12/2005 23:22:47 »
They are all found in varying proprtions in most of the rocks and even sea water you just have to do a bit of chemistry to extract them. :D

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Re: Is that all?
« Reply #31 on: 22/12/2005 10:16:37 »
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Originally posted by Soul Surfer

They are all found in varying proprtions in most of the rocks and even sea water you just have to do a bit of chemistry to extract them. :D





O yea... maybe i could even go the the dead sea to get some NaCl, and then go all the way to Africa to get some Au, and then dig deep to get some C in hopes of finding diamonds! Yay!! I figured it out!


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Re: Is that all?
« Reply #32 on: 22/12/2005 16:03:46 »
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dig deep to get some C


You don't have to dig very deep to find carbon.  Every organic molecule (including the ones your body is made of) is built from carbon, among other things.
 

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