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Wehave upgraded to Chemical Abstracts Service’s newSciFinder-n which includes PatentPak.After 2 weeks of fairly heavy use I find myself not completely convinced of the marginal value of thisupgradedversion. Some less than good aspects so far-The upgrade...
How to follow directions-Look at the personSay ‘OK’Do itHow to do anything-Start at the beginningProceed through the middleStop when finishedHow to save electrical energy-When leaving an area, Turn Off the Goddamned Lights! I’ll confess that...
Recital.Whereas contemplation of the lawful removal of the 45th President of the United States is a serious matter; and,Whereas the President of the United States, Donald Trump, has displayed publicbehavior that can reasonably becharacterized as profane,untruthful,misogynistic,and...

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One of the things you have to consider when scaling up a chemical process is the composition of the wetted or exposedsurfaces in the reaction vessel, associated feed piping, gaskets,and overhead vapor spaces. Common materials of construction subject to wetting...
Many readers know that research assistant Sheri Sangji died from burns sustained in a laboratory fire in the lab of UCLA professor Patrick Harran. Harran and university Regents are up on felony charges for their part in the incident. I understand that the charges...
A few photos found at the Library of Congress are shown below. Frankly I’m not sure about the copyright, so I’m asserting the right to reproduce hereunder the fairness doctine.The New Idria mine in California was a productive mine and smelting operation.Note...

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Brief thoughts on a Saturday:This posting by @belehaa about the relative importance of family time in graduate school is quite good. It reminds me of this (rather morbid, but still gripping) mortality clock titled "See Your Parents."[I am probably not the first...
Th'Gaussling is undergoing chemotherapy and is having some fun with his PET scans. Click here to see his longer explanation of 18F-glucose and PET scans. ...
Th'Gaussling writes a really great summary of ways that you can get less expensive prices from chemical manufacturers if you decide to scale up your chemistry -- it is really worth your time:To the greatest extent possible the raw materials for your product...