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Saturday, March 25, 2006

Open Access blogposts of interest to CWB

Two of my recent blogposts may be of interest to CWB members:

Open Access: Transformative Change. An Open Letter to the President and Members of the American Chemical Society. In brief, the President of ACS has written a letter to members, suggesting that open access is not meaningful change. This blogpost points to the transformative potential of open access as an unprecedented public good.

Beyond Peer Review: Collaboration builds on CWB member Jean-Claude Bradley's Blogger Lab Notebook experiment.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Water Day Post

A few things to think about on Water Day:

Should the water supply be privatized? See this story. Comments on this encouraged.

Tap water vs. bottled water? See this story. (Note: SF water comes from Hetch Hetchy in Yosemite…)

(Sorry, link broken... I'll fix when I have time):
http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/03/22/BAG33HS4DG1.DTL

ELMO

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Conference call notes/mindmaps

Here are my notes from the March 16th Chemists Without Borders conference call, and Bego's mindmap (Below are Bego's previous MindMaps- larger sizes from 01/06 and 02/06):







Monday, March 13, 2006

New solar panel design

Get your solar panels in a roll.

ELMO

(I took P Chem from Professor Alivasatos way back when...)

Sunday, March 12, 2006

UK Drought

Some of the more disturbing quotes:

"I the hosepipe ban, tougher restrictions and appeals to conserve water fail, supplies would be turned off and customers forced to collect water from tanks in the streets. "

(snip)

" Low rainfall and high population density mean the south east of England has less water per head than Sudan."

Sounds ominous....

Get the whole story here.

ELMO