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Archives for July, 2009

I’ve just returned from two conferences that focused on educating students for careers in science and technology and what do I find here at the home fort? There’s Chad writing a very nice series on science careers! I was a little puzzled by PNAS acryonym in his titles since to me, PNAS stands for “Proceedings…

Last spring, I gave my first hands-on workshop in working with Next Generation Sequencing data at the Eighth Annual UT-ORNL-KBRIN Bioinformatics Summit at Fall Creek Falls State Park in Tennessee. The proceedings from that conference are now on-line at BMC Bioinformatics and it’s fun to look back and reflect on all that I learned at…

I don’t remember learning about plasma when I took physics, but it’s amazing stuff. Last week at the Hi-Tec conference in Arizona, I got to learn how an electromagnetic field can be used to push plasma around a tube. Community college students get to play with the coolest toys! Here’s some plasma contained in a…

Liveblogging from the Hi-Tec conference I’m currently at the Hi-Tec conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. (If you follow me on Twitter – www.twitter.com/@digitalbio – you may have seen me complaining about the temperature). It’s an interesting conference, so I’m going to share some of the things that I’m learning. Dr. Travis Benanti and Dr. Steve Fonash…

There aren’t many reports of 14 year-olds making scientific contributions. Even in the field of astronomy, Caroline Moore, the youngest person to discover a supernova, is a bit unusual. This supernova comes from Astronomy Picture of the day. Photo credits: High-Z Supernova Search Team, HST, NASA HT: National Science Foundation

One of my all time favorite books is South: The Last Antarctic Expedition of Shackleton and the Endurance (The Explorers Club Classic) . It’s an amazing adventure and an incredible story. It’s a comfort to know that any challenges I face will be easier than those conquered by Shackleton. Luckily, traveling to Antarctica these days…