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Trust and Openness

Open dissemination of science is an important debate for scholars today.  Some open access advocates like Cory Doctorow have even made historical analogies claiming “The difference is between the alchemist and the scientist is that the alchemist never tells anyone else what she’s learned. 367 more words

General Reflections

Harvesting water from air with less energy

An energy-saving, liquid-desiccant vapor separation (LDS) system removes vapor from air before cooling the vapor and condensing it into potable water — a new concept for atmospheric… 338 more words

Water World

One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Clean Energy

Researchers claim a new technique could transform smelly, air-polluting landfill gas into a fuel cell that can generate clean energy for homes, offices and hospitals. The advance would convert methane gas into hydrogen, an efficient, clean form of energy. 391 more words

Renewable Energy

Chemistry vs. Physics

As I was doing some more research on the American Chemical Society (ACS) in its early years, I have been particularly interested in the ways that these early professional academics tried to differentiate themselves from other fields.  392 more words

American Chemical Society

Greening PharmSci

By: Berkeley W. Cue Jr. and Julie B. Manley

The mission of the R&D-based pharmaceutical industry is to discover and develop new medicines that will enable patients to live longer, healthier, and more productive lives. 550 more words

AAPS Newsmagazine

Two-step Authentication: Finally Coming to a University Near You

Last week, Cornell University announced that several members of its community were victims of a phishing scheme. Using university IDs and passwords, hackers logged into Cornell’s payroll system and changed banking and account numbers for several employees so that direct deposits would be redirected elsewhere. 371 more words


Should Academic Research be "Pure?"

In doing some reading about professionalization, and some research on the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS, one of the forbears of the American Chemical Society), I came across the presidential address of… 730 more words

General Reflections