HotwaxNinjaPanther - 2011-10-11 Sorry cancer and AIDS patients, we've got bigger fish to fry. We're scientists.
bopeton - 2011-10-11 It's a very common Freshman chemistry problem to ask if a drinking straw will work on the moon.
It won't; atmospheric pressure is an important feature in the working of drinking straws. You also can't make a drinking straw longer than about 3 stories high and use it with your mouth, not matter how hard you suck on it, even if you're a Freshman cheerleader and have perfect sucking skills (sure you could build a mechanical pump but that's a different thing.).
This is why people thought siphons work the same way, I figure.
Syd Midnight - 2011-10-12 I always thought of barometers, same difference I suppose.
And "ionic liquid" is a very interesting wikipedia article, for those of us who didn't take college chemistry but kinda wondered about the vapor pressure of salt.
chumbucket - 2011-10-11 I just need to know why they can't film these guys in the same room at the same time.