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Aaronson figured it would be much easier to solve the system minus one of the 11 rules—leaving a “Collatz-like” system, a litmus test for the larger goal.Are computers ready to solve this notoriously unwieldy math problem?|Siobhan Roberts|July 2, 2021|MIT Technology Review
Such litmus tests have not applied in Democratic races this year.Democratic establishment tightens its hold on the party as far-left candidates fall short|Michael Scherer, Gregory S. Schneider, David Weigel|June 10, 2021|Washington Post
Cohorts identify these user traits without compromising the user’s privacy, passing a critical litmus test for any viable targeting or measurement solution as programmatic marketing moves toward the post-cookie era.
The problem with this particular litmus test is, it’s not about policy and it’s anti-democratic.Is There No Place For Liz Cheney In The Modern GOP?|Sarah Frostenson (email@example.com)|May 5, 2021|FiveThirtyEight
Political parties have had plenty of litmus tests over the decades — positions you almost have to have to be a member in good standing.Is There No Place For Liz Cheney In The Modern GOP?|Sarah Frostenson (firstname.lastname@example.org)|May 5, 2021|FiveThirtyEight
Again, that pre-communion questionnaire sin litmus test might prove handy.The Great Divide Facing Pope Francis That Only Catholics Understand|Barbie Latza Nadeau|September 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Applying an ideological litmus test for commencement speakers is not a good idea.Class of 2014, Prepare to Be Powerless|Kevin Bleyer|May 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But when did they become the litmus test of competence in office?100 Years of Right (And Left) Moves|Robert Shrum|March 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So they are a litmus paper for wider fertility—not a significant driver of Israeli birthrates.Israel’s Sperm Clinic Crisis|Alastair Sloan|March 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Opposition to the Affordable Care Act in toto might linger as a litmus test for conservatives.Everything is Obamacare!|Jamelle Bouie|March 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The solution of lead must contain acid; and if by keeping it does not change litmus-paper, acid must be added till it does.
The blue litmus paper became red showing the presence of an acid.
When the small residue was completely dry, it was a yellow solid soluble in dilute alcohol and acid to litmus.
Vapors and liquid were given off, both of which turned red litmus blue and had a strong odor like tobacco smoke.
This is an indicator for bases and acids, like litmus, but it is less sensitive to hydroxide-ion than is litmus.
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In chemistry, a kind of paper used to tell whether a solution is an acid or a base. Acids turn blue litmus paper red; bases turn red litmus paper blue. Other testing paper or sophisticated instruments can be used to measure the pH of a solution more precisely.