# Article

## December 11, 2021

Paper on Covid 19 transmission

I was sent this during a discussion on Mastodon about masks and how effective masks are, when worn by people who may not put on properly, compared to a doctor who has a team of people to ensure this happens. Interesting discussion and nice be sent a link to an actual paper to provide some help with the discussion.

Feel free to join / continue the discussion, however you will need to join mastodon and follow me @zleap@qoto.org to do so.

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Bibliography Information (just for reference)

@article {Bagherie2110117118,
author = {Bagheri, Gholamhossein and Thiede, Birte and Hejazi, Bardia and Schlenczek, Oliver and Bodenschatz, Eberhard},
title = {An upper bound on one-to-one exposure to infectious human respiratory particles},
volume = {118},
number = {49},
elocation-id = {e2110117118},
year = {2021},
doi = {10.1073/pnas.2110117118},
publisher = {National Academy of Sciences},
issn = {0027-8424},
URL = {https://www.pnas.org/content/118/49/e2110117118},
eprint = {https://www.pnas.org/content/118/49/e2110117118.full.pdf},
journal = {Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences}


## August 20, 2021

What is a particle?

Another interesting item I just found on Mastodon. A post with a link to quanta magazine on an article asking the very question above.

It is a very interesting and engaging article, great for anyone probably studying science from GCSE to A'level or above. I have added a link to discourse and a link to a discussion.

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#QuantaMagazine,#Article,#Physics,#Particles,Science,ParticlePhysics

## August 17, 2021

History of Afghanistan

As of 17th August 2021, the Taliban swift take over of Afghanistan [1] is in the news. I decided to look up the history of Afghanistan, which is really interesting.

Granted Wikipedia is NOT considered an academic source of information, nevertheless this article makes interesting reading and if you are writing an essay or paper then there are citations and references to the authors sources of information. Which would make further reading too.

Interesting quote in the article

“Afghanistan is “easy to march into, hard to march out of.” was made by Alexander the Great in 330 BCE, assuming I have read understood the article correctly, the situation is not much different now.

I will have another look later as the article is right up August 1t5th at the time of writing this.

I think by understanding the history of the country more, then it does make understanding the current situation better . Given that it has been invaded so many times, and each time the culture has been influenced, both in what seems positive and negative ways.

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## May 8, 2021

Africa Wiki Challenge

This is a contest, to improve the information on Africa on the Wikipedia online encyclopedia. There are criteria for taking part. Great idea and initiative to improve the service.

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## January 1, 2021

Beach Hut Article – Jan 2021

The LibrePlanet article, I submitted to the Beach Hut, which is a local community magazine here in Paignton has been published in the January 2021 edition.