Science & Society
- City Of Pods
This has been a productive week with setting up Drexel Island on Second Life. We have settled on a pod tree structure to house departments and faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences. Eloise helped with the pods and Beth and I selected most of the cont ...
Article - Jean-Claude Bradley - Jun 3 2007 - 10:52pm
- Lose Weight And Not Feel Hungry: Novel Drug Mimics Feeling Of “fullness”
Millions of people the world over suffer today from obesity, yet there is no “magic bullet” that has yet provided a universally accepted solution. However, a young researcher at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem feels he has come up with a practical weigh ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 6 2007 - 8:07pm
- Revamping Science Education
What do glowing veggies have to do with a career in science" It just so happens that electrified pickles swimming in metal ions are one example of the type of undergraduate chemistry class demonstration that helps make a future in science a bright pos ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 7 2007 - 9:18pm
- Nature Precedings
Egon has just posted about Nature Precedings, which looks like a no-brainer as an additional publication outlet for UsefulChem. I've requested an account and we'll see how it works. In my view, producing knowledge in a Science 2.0 world is about ...
Article - Jean-Claude Bradley - Jun 9 2007 - 4:52am
- Northern Europe: How To Stop The Brain Drain
The unique cooperation model used in the political field by the countries around the Baltic Sea needs to be extended to the public-private sector in order to increase the competitiveness and attractiveness of the Baltic Sea Region. This was one of the main ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 11 2007 - 11:04pm
- Surprise- Landmark Sarbanes-Oxley Act Of 2002 Made Business More Expensive
If you've ever thought about running a public company, Sarbanes-Oxley is something you probably dread. Commonly dubbed "The Enron Law", it requires enormous oversight paperwork with the consequence that Chairmen, CEOs and Directors can go to ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 9 2007 - 4:47pm
- New Device Can Detect Biological, Chemical And Explosive Agents
A team of LLNL researchers has conceptually proven that a three-in-one machine, or “universal point detection system,” that can detect explosive, chemical and biological agents all at the same time, can be achieved, said George Farquar, a postdoctoral fell ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 17 2007 - 5:50pm
- Nature Precedings Follow-Up
Following up on my initial comments, my first two posts in Nature Precedings have appeared. Most people have been posting Powerpoint presentations so I started there with a recent presentation at the American Chemical Society about Open Notebook Science. O ...
Article - Jean-Claude Bradley - Jun 21 2007 - 11:24am
- Marijuana's Isotopic Fingerprint Tells It All
Scientists at the Alaska Stable Isotope Facility can tell you whether marijuana came from Mexico or the Matanuska Valley. Soon they'll even be able to tell you whether it was grown indoors or out. A few more years and enough samples and they hope to h ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 22 2007 - 9:28am
- The Future Of Bioelectronics Just Arrived
The future of biolectronics- being able to diagnose diseases, detect poisons and monitor health instantly- may still seem far away, but it may be closer than you think. Researchers understand what biochemical reactors they need to monitor and they know whi ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 25 2007 - 1:51pm