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What’s In A Candle Flame?

Is a flame really a plasma? Well it depends on your definition of plasma, but there are certainly ions in a flame, formed as molecules collide with each other at high speed, sometimes knocking electrons off of their atoms. 

Special thanks to the Palais de la Decouverte for helping me perform this experiment. Using tens of thousands of volts on two metal plates, we created a strong electric field around the plasma. This pulled positive ions in one direction and negative ions in the other direction elongating the flame horizontally and causing it to flicker like a “papillon” (butterfly). Then we showed that much longer sparks can be made through the flame than through air since the ions increase the conductivity.

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There’s a magical energy and power from the ocean. I was born in a room overlooking the sea, in the middle of a storm. Perhaps, then, it’s not surprising that shores touch my soul. Science might disagree, but I think there’s a difference in the air on a coast - the positive ions, perhaps - Jo Beverley

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Can you guess who’s the Science major? #eons #ions 🙄🤷🏻‍♀️


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It angers me that salt doesn’t just “dissolve” into water to become an aqueous solution but literally breaks apart into its ions. And it has the audacity to go through the reverse reaction and form as cute little crystals once the water evaporates away.

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Even though developmental biology is at its infancy, major discoveries and profound understandings are being made which will drastically change the course of our human race:

(What Bodies Think About: Bioelectric Computation Outside the Nervous System; Professor  Michael Levin (Allen Discovery Center at Tufts University); December 5, 2018 on Artificial Intelligence Channel.

Basically, all our cells communicate to each other through ion channels.  The transferring of electrons among cells create an electrical field which provide the structure for growth and development.  Just manipulating these subroutines of electrical fields have a huge impact on regeneration!

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We are literally surrounded by positive ions from recircled air and screens 24/7. It’s why water is calming. The negative ions balance us out, act as an anti-depressent even. 

Proof our thoughts do not 100% control our feelings.

I’m going to do whatever I want.
I’m going to be whoever I am.
I’m going to defend myself the way I defend my friends and family. 
I am going to be loyal to myself the way I am to my friends. 

As Audre Lorde said, you cannot use someone else’s fire, you can only use your own, and in order to do that, you must first be willing to believe you have it. 

I know I haven’t been writing well but writing anything makes me feel strong. Tending to my inner fire. 

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