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Figs and Fig Wasps coupled sexual reproduction (www.scanofthemonth.com)

Figs and fig wasps have a tightly coordinated reproductive cycle, and have been cospeciating for 70 to 90 million years. The pollination of figs is accomplished in an internal cavity only accessible to a specific species of wasp. The wasp enters through an opening that is only just large enough for it to get through, loosing...

sixfold ,

Pretty sure you can download the maps ahead of time, GPS doesn’t require data, then upload the fixes when you get home.

sixfold ,

time for some kind of anonymizing location data sharing service, peer to peer or federated protocol? that might be interesting, or sketchy, not sure which.

Google calendar won't open links in Firefox iOS (lemmy.sdf.org)

It’s the only browser I have installed besides Safari, and my default browser but instead of just opening the link with my default browser, it advertises these other browsers to me and makes me click ‘Default browser app’ by default. wtf I’ll be turning that off, should have never been a feature.

sixfold OP ,

It does. And Firefox is my default browser app.

sixfold OP , (edited )

Exactly. it was bottled at atmospheric pressure while it was boiling, so 1 atm and 100 degrees C. Check this graph to see the relationship between the water’s temperature and it’s pressure in the jar (since there is no air, only water vapor). If the vapor is condensed, then the pressure drops below the curve on the graph, that is, the pressure in the jar is lowered below the vapor pressure of the water. Any time the pressure is below the vapor pressure, the water will boil, releasing vapor, until the pressure is equal to the vapor pressure. The pressure does not become negative, it is still positive, just lower than the vapor pressure at the given temperature. You can get below the vapor pressure curve by changing the temperature too, which is what we usually do when boiling water at a pressure near 1 atm (760mmHg)



(1 atmosphere is ~760mmHg)

a slight aside, there is an important difference between the total pressure of the air, and the partial pressure of water vapor in the air. Inside the jar, the two are equal, but in a dry location (not humid) the partial pressure of water vapor is usually less than the vapor pressure of water at that temperature, but since the total large pressure of the atmosphere would not allow a pocket/bubble of very low pressure water vapor to form inside the bulk water, the water cannot boil, but it will evaporate at the surface anyway until the partial pressure of water is equal to the vapor pressure (very humid).

sixfold OP ,

Anything for posterity

sixfold OP ,

Yes definitely. The pressure will drop along the vapor pressure curve all the way to the triple point, gently boiling all the way if you remove the heat from the vapor and not directly from the water.

sixfold OP ,

Do it! it is easy to do at home! Just wear some gloves and safety glasses, those jars can easily shatter during the heating process if you use too hot of a heat source. I recommend a glass top electric stove, or put some kind of metal plate between your jar and the burner to help spread out the heat. Once you seal the jar, take it off the heat right away, so it doesn’t build pressure. I boiled mine for a few minutes before sealing to try and get some of the devolved gasses out, and lightly set the lid on top to help the steam push out all the air.

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