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This substance has been found periodically for centuries at least. First I read was in connection w/UFO appearances in the 60's. Have run into it many times in my searches. Charles Fort spoke(wrote) about it too.
Historical references: Hans Sluiman's academic colleagues unearthed a 1926 reference in the journal Nature to 'the rot of the stars'. It backs the theory that birds of some species are eating frogs or toads and regurgitating the ovaries, perhaps due to toxins.
A lab technician found the first startling clue. The substance contained human white blood cells, but exactly what it was could not be determined. The goo was promptly forwarded to the Washington State Department of Health for further analysis.”
Two of these samples contained silicon, Si. Silicon is second only to oxygen in abundance in Earth's crust, it never occurs free but is found in almost all rocks and in sand, clay, and soils, combined with oxygen as silica (silicon dioxide, SiO2 or with oxygen and metals as silicate minerals (feldspars, amphiboles, pyroxenes, micas, olivines, feldspathoids, and zeolites). Pure silicon is hard, dark gray solid with a metallic luster and the same crystal structure as a diamond. It is an extremely important semiconductor; doped with boron, phosphorous, or arsenic, it is sued in various electronic circuits and switching devices, including computer chips, transistors, and diodes. Silicon is also used in metallurgy as a reducing agent and in steel, brass, and bronze. Its usual valence in compounds is 4. Silica is used in the form of sand and clay for many purposes; as quartz, it may be heated to form special glasses. Silicates are used in making glass, enamels, and ceramics; sodium silicates (water glass) are used in soaps, wood treatment, cements, and dyeing.5 The difference between silicon and the term silicones is the same as from nature vs. man made. Silicones (more accurately called polymerized siloxanes or polysiloxanes) are mixed inorganic-organic polymers with the chemical formula [R2SiO]n, where R = organic groups such as methyl, ethyl, and phenyl. These materials consist of an inorganic silicon-oxygen backbone (Si-O-Si-O-Si-O-) with organic side groups attached to the silicon atoms, which are four-coordinate. In some cases organic side groups can be used to link tow or more of these Si-O backbones together. By varying the Si-O- chain lengths, side groups and crosslinking, silicones can be synthesized with a wide variety of properties and compositions. They can vary in consistency from liquid to gel to rubber to hard plastic. The most common siloxane is linear polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS), silicone oil. The second largest group of silicone materials is made from silicone resins, which are formed by branched and caged-like oligosiloxanes.6 A true silicone group with a double bond between oxygen and silicon does not exist in nature ; chemists find that the silicon atom forms a single bond with each of the two oxygen atoms, rather than a double bond to a single atom. Polysiloxanes are called "silicone" due to early mistaken assumptions about their structure.7
The elements found when mixed with carbohydrates or polymer-carbohydrates and polymer isocyanates as found in food additive mixtures such as Neotame (alternative to NutraSweet),10 one will experience bloating and swelling of the abdominal area. High amounts of sulfur at a nano level will fool the bile duct into physiologically not working properly, which will enhance abdominal swelling. Further evaluation of the possible mixture of polymer isocyanates and carbamates such as benomyl and its sister compound methomyl should be evaluated due to their strong skin penetration rate and cholinesterase activities along with phthalates.11
I have the same problem, as does my sister, and after much research - the result has shown that it is a perforated belly button. It is a tiny tiny hole in your belly button, usually the result of not being 'tied' properly at birth. This causes infection, hence the leakage. You will note that it happens every now and again and sometimes not for months and months. Hope this helps.
What would cause your belly button to "leak" , crust, and smell horrible for no reason? This sounds really gross but its starting to get really disturbing. I've always found that my belly button smells. and like if I itched it.. some white stuff would come out. Sometimes it would get really irritated and red. I clean it out and dry it... and that generally irritates it more. Lately, the smell is HORRIFIC and its starting to crust and seems to have liquid in the bottom. (I have a deep belly button) What would cause that? Its really disgusting and is itchy. and bothers me. I dont know
Originally posted by Astyanax
Sterling stuff. Keep it coming.
The aerogel is climbing the walls even as I type.
* Removal of the electrostatic barrier that prevents aggregation of the particles. This can be accomplished by the addition of salt to a suspension or changing the pH of a suspension to effectively neutralize or "screen" the surface charge of the particles in suspension. This removes the repulsive forces that keep colloidal particles separate and allows for coagulation due to van der Waals forces.
* Addition of a charged polymer flocculant. Polymer flocculants can bridge individual colloidal particles by attractive electrostatic interactions. For example, negatively-charged colloidal silica particles can be flocculated by the addition of a positively-charged polymer.
* Addition of nonadsorbed polymers called depletants that cause aggregation due to entropic effects.
* Physical deformation of the particle (e.g., stretching) may increase the van der Waals forces more than stabilization forces (such as electrostatic), resulting coagulation of colloids at certain orientations.
Steric forces between polymer-covered surfaces or in solutions containing non-adsorbing polymer can modulate interparticle forces, producing an additional steric repulsive force (which is predominantly entropic in origin) or an attractive depletion force between them.
in conclusion, further joint testing and exchange of result between these scientists will prove and illustrate that the particles of silicon and even silica may be a form of silica-sol sphere,
Originally posted by songthrush
I see something that looks exactly like this jelly that appears each year where I live. It is common in the permanently wet marsh areas (like in that marshy ground photo). It seems to need winds to collect it all together in clumps. First time I saw it, I thought of the Star Trek (1960's) espisode with those jellyfish creatures all over the place.
I see them every year, and have done for decades. It's 'plant-goo', either from an algae I can't see or the wet sphagnum moss that carpet these areas. A lot of plants make jelly round the seeds, I know that, add a few billion, damp weather with some strong wind and there you go.
Some clumps are nearly half-feet thick if the wind blows strong enough. As for the chemicals in the analysis? Well maybe that's from our air, that just happened to be captured in the jelly. A scary thought.
Colloidal suspensions can be regarded as an ideal model system for emulsions, protein solutions, foods, and inks. When colloidal particles strongly attract with each other, they aggregate, phase-separate, and sometimes form gel
We propose a novel technique to fabricate a free-standing three-dimensional colloidal crystal by self-assembling the colloidal microspheres with controllable thickness from the air–liquid interface. Highly ordered three-dimensional colloidal crystals are formed by polymethylmethacrylate or polystyrene monodisperse microspheres. We also demonstrate the fabrication technique of the free-standing inversed opals by removing the microspheres using calcination. The free-standing colloidal crystal structures can be used for nano-photonic circuits, white-light LEDs or as a photocatalyst.
solid sol 1. (chemistry) A type of colloid, of the form of one solid dispersed in another continuous solid.
The self-assembling of lipidic vesicles into mesoscopic aggregates induced by polyions
These equilibrium clusters, which we call "intermediate" aggregates, can be considered as a new class of colloids with a rich and not yet completely understood phenomenology
To understand the important factors that dominate colloidal stability in ionic liquids (ILs), rheology of the dispersions of hydrophilic and hydrophobic silica nanoparticles were investigated in ILs with different ionic structures. The dispersion of hydrophilic silica nanoparticles in [BF4] anion-based ILs and in an IL containing a hydroxyl group, 1-(2-hydroxyethyl)-3-methylimidazolium bis(trifluoromethane sulfonyl)amide ([C2OHmim][NTf2]), showed an intriguing shear thickening response. Nonflocculation of the hydrophilic silica nanoparticles in the [BF4] anion-based ILs and in [C2OHmim][NTf2], where the interparticle electrostatic repulsion appears to be depressed, suggests that an IL-based steric hindrance or solvation force provides an effective repulsive barrier for the colloidal aggregation. On the other hand, the other dispersions presented shear thinning behavior with an increase in shear rates and gelled at relatively low particle concentrations. The elastic modulus (G′) of the gels formed by the hydrophilic silica was correlated with the polarity scale, λCu, of the ILs, indicating that the silica−IL interactions, especially the silica−anion interactions, appear to affect the rheological behavior, even in flocculated systems. All the ILs used in this study can be solidified by the addition of hydrophobic silica particles. The rheological behavior of the silica colloidal dispersions was strongly affected by the ionic structure of the ILs and the surface structure of the silica particles.