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Archives for November, 2009

Lightning

My friend (I was the Best Man at his wedding, back in the 80s) is in Equatorial Guinea and the other day he took this dramatic photograph of a lightning:

Reminder: Deadline is December 1st at midnight EST! Here are the submissions for OpenLab 2009 to date (under the fold). You can buy the 2006, 2007 and 2008 editions at Lulu.com. Please use the submission form to add more of your and other people’s posts (remember that we are looking for original poems, art, cartoons…

ScienceOnline2010 – Program highlights 4

Continuing with the introductions to the sessions on the Program, here is what will happen on Saturday, January 16th at 2 – 3:05pm: A. Citizen Science and Students – Sandra Porter, Tara Richerson (science_goddess), and Antony Williams Description: Students are a great resource for projects that require large numbers of volunteers. We will discuss examples…

Clock Quotes

The time comes when you realize that you haven’t only been specializing in something – something has been specializing in you. – Arthur Miller

Explained here. Critiques in the comments are (mostly) valid, but for a first effort at using this kind of visualization technique, I’d say it’s pretty impressive.

As you know you can see everyone who’s registered for the conference, but I highlight 4-6 participants every day as this may be an easier way for you to digest the list. You can also look at the Program so see who is doing what. Beatrice Lugger is a freelance science journalist and consultant, one…

New and Exciting in PLoS this week

Quantification of Circadian Rhythms in Single Cells: Earth’s 24-h-rotation around its axis is mirrored in the circadian clock that resides within each of our cells, controlling expression of ~10% of all genes. The circadian clock is constructed as a negative feedback loop, in which clock proteins inhibit their own synthesis. During the last decade, a…

Clock Quotes

So. The time has come for me to get my kite flying, stretch out in the sun, kick off my shoes, and speak my piece. ‘The days of struggle are over,’ I should be able to say. ‘I can look back now and tell myself I don’t have a single regret.’ But I do. Many.…

Reminder: Deadline is December 1st at midnight EST! Here are the submissions for OpenLab 2009 to date (under the fold). You can buy the 2006, 2007 and 2008 editions at Lulu.com. Please use the submission form to add more of your and other people’s posts (remember that we are looking for original poems, art, cartoons…

As you know you can see everyone who’s registered for the conference, but I highlight 4-6 participants every day as this may be an easier way for you to digest the list. You can also look at the Program so see who is doing what. Ken Liu is the V.P. for Business Development at SciVee,…