December 8, 2013

Link to Precipitation

Advent Chemistry: Precipitation

Precipitation, when it doesn’t mean rain and snow, means roughly the opposite of dissolving. It means taking a solution, and persuading the interesting thing to come back out of solution and be a solid. We already covered rotary evaporation, which is one way of doing...

Programs without compilation

Advent Computing: Programs without compilation

Both assembled and compiled languages require some form of translation to convert them from a language a human programmer can (more-or-less) understand to the machine language the computer can understand. But what about if we could skip that step? That’s where interpreted languages come in....

Advent Oil & Gas: Processing 1 – stabilisation

As I’ve already mentioned, the exact composition of petroleum and natural gas is very variable.  In order to produce high-quality fuels a lot of processing is needed; this takes a number of steps, starting at the oil and gas field. When extracted from the ground...