Nanodrop video ad from the Brown iGEM team

Imagine a world where grad students and postdocs are well paid by manufacturers and companies by doing ads like the following one. The Brown iGEM Team shows off the Nanodrop Spectrophotometer and compares it to regular spectrophotometers in a funny, easy to catch way. (They were not paid by this.) And how the disclaimers would… Continue reading Nanodrop video ad from the Brown iGEM team

Towards Universal Online Laboratory Notebooks – in theory

Maxine Clarke, Nature’s blogactive and web-oriented Publishing Executive Editor blogged on has an interesting and opinionated editorial on Share your lab notes in Nature 447, 1-2 (3 May 2007). also available at Nautilus. Her The line of argument is: The use of electronic laboratory notebooks should be supported by all concerned since they “contain data… Continue reading Towards Universal Online Laboratory Notebooks – in theory

Vint Cerf and a flicker of cerfology

Today I visited a presentation of Vint Cerf, whose work in the 70s on the nascent Internet Protocols, like TCP/IP became historical. Mr. Cerf serves as “Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist” of Google, and he has mainly a brand maintaining and popularizer role. Unfortunately he wasn’t asked about his activity on InterPlaNetary Internet Project… Continue reading Vint Cerf and a flicker of cerfology

JoVE 2.0 makes science social and pop: video sharing, comments, interviews

You must definitely check the completely redesigned, upgraded JoVE website to see the enhanced present of online science! Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) is an online journal publishing visualized (video-based) biological research studies. It was launched in November, 2006 and now due to the hard work and entrepreneurial spirit of editor Moshe Pritsker, web developer… Continue reading JoVE 2.0 makes science social and pop: video sharing, comments, interviews

Turn your “pen and paper” protocol into a digital one with Pen-it

There was a nifty product introduced in this week’s Macworld at Frisco: the Pen-it® NOTES. It is a digital pen that converts hand-written analogue information created using “pen and paper” into digital data, enabling the data to be utilised in various applications. When you used the pen on a special patterned and dotted notebook, the… Continue reading Turn your “pen and paper” protocol into a digital one with Pen-it

Life Scientists: let us make video-articles for JoVE!

Journal of Visualized Experiments, or JoVE, the video focused science online journal was one of the most advanced and forward thinking newly launched website in 2006 in the field of life sciences. I am personally engaged in the topic of open source online protocol videos and JoVE is Pimm’s recurring theme. After the pioneer first… Continue reading Life Scientists: let us make video-articles for JoVE!

Nature News on JoVE: is JoVE really the YouTube for life scientists?

Nature News has an article of the new Journal of Visual Experiments website, whereof Pimm had a story one week ago with the help of Moshe Pritsker, founder of the site. The title of the Nature News post: YouTube for test tubes, which sounds good really, but is problematic a little bit. In a way… Continue reading Nature News on JoVE: is JoVE really the YouTube for life scientists?