Monthly Archives: April 2012

Teaching Teachers about Synthetic Biology

Natalie Kuldell is an accomplished instructor at MIT where she teaches biological engineering, including synthetic biology and design. She has also recently set up the BioBuilder web site which is geared towards providing educational and other resources for the synthetic … Continue reading

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The myth of the long lasting CFL light bulb

In my basement I have about 8 ceiling lights that use low energy GE CFL 23 watts bulbs. Over the last 2 years, at least 18 of them have failed. GE claims that each one should last about 8 years … Continue reading

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Crowd Funding: Microryza

There is a new crowd funding site has just started that specializes in funding research. Called Microryza, the organization aims to focus on funding risky research projects or educational outreach efforts. Yours truly submitted one of the first projects (no affiliation to the … Continue reading

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