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Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Sorption of Contaminants onto Engineered Nanomaterials

Referred by Elisabeth Easley.

New approach to arsenic removal using magnetite nanocrystals:

http://cohesion.rice.edu//centersandinst/cben/research.cfm?doc_id=5100

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Media and NOAA

Do media policies equal scientific facts? Read this if you have time (quick read).

Quick excerpt:

Officials at NASA and the Commerce Department, which oversees NOAA, pledged to cooperate with any inquiry but defended their media policies.

"We support and encourage a process of open, peer-reviewed science, and the role of our public affairs office, like any other organization, is to coordinate and ensure that media get timely, accurate and thorough information," said Richard Mills, spokesman for Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez.

ELMO

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Nano-rust + magnets removes arsenic

Please see this article for a new approach to rusty nails removing arsenic from drinking water.

ELMO

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Open Access Drug Resource: Forum in Buffalo Wed. Nov. 8th

Possibly of interest:

Stewart M. Brouwer of Professional Notes mentions an upcoming Forum in Buffalo, Wednesday, November 8.

I'm conducting a public forum at the University at Buffalo about developing a new open access drug resource, whole cloth, as a wiki. Potentially, it will be able to be harnessed as an alternative to pricey clinical drug information systems and online formularies, while doubling as a drug education aid for information literacy efforts.

Thanks to Peter Suber on Open Access News.