Bags of Hot Delicious Meat

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Here at the primary testing facility we are always looking for ways to improve how we cook delicious meats.  So, when vacuum sealable zip-top bags recently appeared on the market we wanted to see how well they work for sous vide cooking.  In this post these bags are put up against the older style bag while cooking rib-eyes steaks.

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Units Matter

My eyes seem to be telling my brain that this says 125 calories...

A news item popped up today about how alcohol conglomerate Diageo would be offering nutritional information. However, a little bit of cognitive dissonance set in after reading this sentence “And a 12 oz serving of Guinness — often referred to as a meal in a glass for good reason — clocks in at an eye-opening 678 calories.

Wait – what? Guinness cans already have nutritional information, and they certainly don’t read 678 calories!

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Frosty, the car window

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Sometimes frost on the *inside* surface of the car’s windows is a fact of life here at the primary testing facility. The defroster grid in the back window, while typically used to melt frost, the conditions were such that they became nucleation sites for the frost on the inside surface instead!

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Consensus online is that this problem is related to excess moisture in the cabin, which considering our area has had somewhere between 157.5226 ” this season (70″ difference? yup, that bugs me), tracked in snow and wet carpets is a likely culprit.

New Year’s Resolution?

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We made a New Year’s resolution to do more posts, but like many such resolutions it isn’t going so well… but we will do better (we have a plan, and will follow through…)! Dissertations still must happen, but we promise to take time off occasionally for fun science too.

Cheers!
-Science doers and feline “helpers”