Archive | December, 2012

End of the World

Well, the sleeping Americans problem don’t know it yet, but the end of the world hasn’t happened as Australians and others who have already entered the day Winter Solstice will attest. Google celebrates with a piece of the Mayan Calendar. Of course, why anyone would trust the “predictions” of a civilization that didn’t predict its […]

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Alchemist chemistry news roundup

The Alchemist muses on materials and their potential this week as well as thinking beyond oil. There are also analytical developments that could help with monitoring difficult to access tumors and a new tiered approach to determining whether new chemicals will be potentially harmful endocrine disruptors. Japanese chemists have built a conformation simulator and finally […]

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Join my biotechnology management class at the NIH

I will be teaching Biotechnology Management (TECH 566) again this spring at the National Institutes of Health Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences. The focus of this course is on learning the skills necessary to succeed in the biotechnology industry. Classes are comprised of a combination of lectures based on my textbook, Building Biotechnology, […]

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Exercising the benefits of exergy

Cutting energy bills and reducing emissions of pollutants are both high on the agenda and finding sustainable power sources and improving efficiency are usually the concepts we think of when trying to action those points. However, there is a problem. Heating buildings and water, cooking food, switching on the lights all require energy but they […]

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