Talc is a naturally occurring mineral and in its powdered form, it is usually combined with starch (which we also found in many samples) and used as baby powder or in cosmetics. Talc is used for many other purposes such as a food additive, in paper manufacturing or on rubber materials to prevent them from sticking together. […]
The picture is a microphotograph of ambient (street-)dust, collected in Jakarta on August 9th, 2020, after major rainfall which ended a spell of ten dry days. The sample material has been washed down and concentrated by the rain and was collected with a tape lift from a specially prepared surface. So, what’s good about it? […]
Seit dem 10. April ist Jakarta im lock-down, hier PSBB (Pembatasan Sosial Berskala Besar – Soziale Einschränkungen in großem Mass) genannt. Das bedeutet, dass die Schulen und praktisch alle Geschäfte geschlossen sind, mit Ausnahme der Lebensmittelketten, Apotheken, Heimwerkermärkte(!). Wer kann, der arbeitet von zu Hause (wfh: working from home). Auf den Straßen, draußen, sind Gesichtsmasken […]
Ich habe den Eindruck, ich sehe ein kleines Mädchen, das die Feuerwehr ruft, weil das Haus brennt. Daraufhin antwortet man ihr: dass sie viel zu jung sei, um erwachsenen Feuerwehrleuten zu sagen, was sie zu tun haben. dass es ja gar nicht ihre eigene Idee war, um Hilfe zu rufen, sondern dass ihr das jemand […]
An alternative view of Jakarta, a black&white photo book with caption in English. Street photography from Jakarta and elsewhere in Indonesia. Published and printed (on demand) in Germany. Available in books shops all over Germany or worldwide (by courier).
The problem with coconut oil is at least two-fold: First, packaged coconut oil consists only of saturated fatty acids, secondly it is processed with hexane (a toxic solvent) and other organic solvents to remove unwanted color and flavor. So the conclusion was that unsaturated fats are “better”. This may be true for the oil in […]
In this paper, we will explain how biological systems and businesses are similar in the way they behave and evolve. We will then argue that a good measure of fuzziness, serendipity, uncertainty is beneficial for biological evolution and business. We will then discuss why serendipity (explained below) is an integral part of evolution. We will […]
After the recent tsunami disasters (Aceh, Pangandaran, Palu, Krakatau and other places) voices that are warning of a tsunami threatening Jakarta (eg. in Kompas, December 27th, page 21) or even all of Indonesia are being heard. In short: Jakarta is safe and the all-Indonesia-tsunami is nothing but a hoax.