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2006-04-14 07:13:42 PM
The RoundUp people are gonna be pissed.

/doesn't believe anything on Rense
 
2006-04-14 07:17:56 PM
I can get microwaved water to do this every time.

/what do you mean I have to cool it before I put it on the plants? Oh...
 
2006-04-14 07:27:41 PM
Looks like the microwaved water pot had pests of some kinds. The girl would need to design a more thorough study with larger samples in order to verify this result.
 
2006-04-14 07:40:15 PM
rense.com link

/dons tinfoil hat
 
2006-04-14 07:42:56 PM
Scrophulous Barking Duck: The girl would need to design a more thorough study with larger samples in order to verify this result.

Don't be bringing science into this discussion, man...
 
2006-04-14 07:46:41 PM
She was thinking that the structure or energy of the water may be compromised by microwave.

Of course it is. The stove uses fire where the microwave uses magic.
 
2006-04-14 07:47:47 PM
Microwaves don't do anything to water if you let the water sit for a couple seconds afterwards, they just don't. If they did your cellphone wouldn't work, your radio would explode and you can forget and your harddrives and CDs.
 
2006-04-14 07:51:09 PM
She was thinking that the structure or energy of the water may be compromised by microwave.

It doesn't. There are some notable effects during the heating process but if you let it sit for a couple seconds they're gone. Heat is heat at the liquid stage.
 
2006-04-14 07:54:55 PM
holy shiat that site is ludicrous.
 
2006-04-14 08:36:20 PM
Well, they've got the pseudoscience. Now they just need the marketing. http://www.pentawater.com/(pops)
 
2006-04-14 08:38:00 PM
doesn't pop

/damn you farktags
//I didn't mean that farktags, I'm sorry
 
2006-04-14 09:03:23 PM
anyone else notice the photoshopping on the microwaved water plant? those pics seem a bit weird and smeared...
 
2006-04-14 09:20:08 PM
Take a look at the pictures one more time. Look at the soil in the pots. The plant that died was clearly over watered.
 
2006-04-14 10:58:46 PM
A science fair project is to a scientific experiment what a Jetta is to a Lambo. Sure, they have the same roots, but all simillarities end there.
 
2006-04-14 11:09:45 PM
Funny how the microwave plant died with perfectly truncated stems.
 
2006-04-14 11:14:44 PM
It is obvious that God wanted that plant to die.
 
2006-04-14 11:25:42 PM
Look at the soil in the pots. The plant that died was clearly over watered.

Funny how the microwave plant died with perfectly truncated stems.


Yeah, I can see all kinds of problems. No control plant, obviously they didn't measure the amount of water put it, and the plant was clearly trimmed. My guess would be that they also used different containers to heat the water in. A plastic container heated to boil the water is going to release chemicals into the water that a metal pot heated on the stove will not.

This was clearly the kinds of results you get with 5th grade project. I will say that at least they got several things right. They heated both water types and cooled them.
 
2006-04-14 11:38:45 PM
Con_Authority: Take a look at the pictures one more time. Look at the soil in the pots. The plant that died was clearly over watered.


Anyone have any idea on the evaporative percentage of water heated in a microwave versus that in a stove?

I'd imagine the stove loses a lot more water to the air, as it is slower to heat and slower to cool, resulting in a higher average temperature over the time period and higher evaporative loss.

If Little Susie Scientist measured 100ml of water and boiled one on the stove resulting in 80ml of remaining water and 100ml of water in the microwave resulting in 95ml of water it could produce exactly this.
 
2006-04-15 12:16:01 AM
heh, I did a similar science fair project wayyyy back in the day. I had such little appreciation of the scientific process that when the results I was getting didn't match what I thought should happen, I killed the plant. I thought it would be bad if my results didn't match my hypothesis. little did I know.

These science fair projects should be more about teaching the process than having the coolest gadget or getting the most attention. When kids don't understand the process, you end up with bullshiat like this.
 
2006-04-15 01:13:14 AM
Foaming: The stove uses fire where the microwave uses magic.

Ah. That would explain the greenish-yellow purple light I see whenever I use it.
 
2006-04-15 01:23:38 AM
did anyone read the caption on the first picture from before it started?

"although both clippings are alive, the microwave water one is wilted and unhealthy, while the purified one is pecky and healthy."

so shes only using two plants, and basically the microwave water one is already dying, while the "control" is nice and healthy.

you cant make this stuff up...
 
2006-04-15 01:33:08 AM
Victoly

Ah. That would explain the greenish-yellow purple light I see whenever I use it.


You are supposed to take the CDs out when you put food in.
 
2006-04-15 02:19:16 AM
Okay... I clicked on the main page...

I need the irony police on this.

Is it irony when a page that's warning us about the dangers of microwaved water has an article with the headline, "Welcome to the world of synthetic terror"?

I think so.
 
2006-04-15 02:20:04 AM
Had a flashback to high school, our chem lab and biology lab was the same room, had a hydroponics garden that could be raised to clear the benches for the chem students to use, every day in chem lab instead of pouring the used chemicals into the reclaim jars, I would dump mine into the hydro garden above my bench, the guy in the class after mine couldn't understand why his plants were dying no matter what he did.

/was an fustrated evil scientest back then
//now just a fustrated balding mumble mumble
 
2006-04-15 07:56:12 AM
link is farked
 
2006-04-15 12:55:11 PM
submitter: Microwaved water kills plants according to science fair project

Fixed.
 
2006-04-15 12:56:40 PM
www.nes-site.com

"OH NO! RADIOACTIVE STEAM! AIIEE!"
 
2006-04-15 01:58:40 PM
Bad stuff leaching out of the thing they microwaved the water in?
 
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