LitLitten t1_jbowstl wrote

It’s just an RNA chain really.

The original bacteriophage virus used to harvest the first chain only infected certain bacterium such as E. Coli, fwiw.

The actual replication environment is highly specific and required special solutions.


LitLitten t1_j6jlw9l wrote

If you suspect sweat: try using an antiperspirant along the back on your beck before bed or in the morning. This can help be a temporary fix if its a climate/temporary issue.

If you suspect oil: consider moisturizing after shower/bath after toweling off and comparing results over a few days. it could be due to dry skin.

It can also be a side effect of retinoids and antifungals.


LitLitten t1_j647756 wrote

Ah my apologies.

I falsely assumed that the regolith of impact areas would be pliable enough to serve as a heat sink, but you’re right—sand, gravel et al. are awful conductors.

Are there feasible methods for keeping lunar dust from magnetically clumping to radiators? I recall it was a concern for grounded solar arrays.


LitLitten t1_j60kx56 wrote

I wonder if inevitably the best approach will end up being taking advantage to some of the darkest craters and outfitting them as nuclear reactor heat sinks.

Could feasibly (?) bore a surface-subsurface tunnel for management from within the crater for necessary lab and maintenance habitation. Connect to other craters in this manner for production and so forth.


LitLitten t1_j5vc1ix wrote

They do require C and N as macronutrients like plants, but this mainly comes from feeding on tree roots or directly off of organic matter. Plants are mostly an outlier in that their carbon is acquired through respiration.

Either way, you probably need a bit of mass as either soil or some other form of organic matter to feed fungus, which is probably heavy. There’s also the issue of providing them o2 and dealing with the co2 they emit.


LitLitten t1_j5v8ibi wrote

I was responding to your question why they chose Juul — it’s a popular brand that uses a juice composition pretty standard to the industry. The benefit of this choice being that any findings may be broadly applicable to vaping (as a practice).


LitLitten t1_j5ufnu7 wrote

In this case Juul— vape brand doesn’t necessarily matter. The brand itself was probably chosen based on popularity. Solutions contained are largely homogeneous save ratios.

Generally speaking, the vape juice is broadly going to be a mix of propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin, with the %10 percent dedicated to nicotine, flavoring, dye. Nic salt is combining nicotine with an acid to produce a salt better absorbed by the body (juul, common throwaway vapes).


LitLitten t1_j5s0z9r wrote

Also, a psychiatrist won’t necessarily think the worst if you tell them your med is working at some points better than others. It’s not uncommon to have a supplemental medication for towards the middle/end of a stimulants med’s duration.

You however did tell your psych your substance abuse history, so she/he is taking this to account w/ your medication plan. Try to keep in mind treatment plans aren’t cures — there are ups and downs and falls and leaps, especially when just getting started.

Look at what you’ve succeeded in— you’ve reached out for help. You’ve communicated your history and problems with your psych. You made a treatment plan. You communicated with your partner at every step. You practiced active awareness of the risks of both medication and substance abuse. Though you did slip up, you immediately communicated this to those necessary.

That’s a lot of real, positive progress, man.


LitLitten t1_j5pufhq wrote

Reply to comment by aspheric_cow in Why does hot air cool? by AspGuy25

Iirc this is also why they can’t really “see” through glass.

Blocking the frequency range of infrared light or long-wave infrared typically detected by cameras. One reason cars get ungodly hot is due to a bunch of light being absorbed, infrared being emitted, but unable to pass through the windows.