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Archives for August 2012

PhD Horror Stories: Getting Scooped And What You Can Do About It

Winning Ways By Kendall Powell Science is cut-throat by nature, but how should young scientists handle working on competitive projects — or worse, getting scooped? Kendall Powell investigates how to release the pressure valve. After her thesis committee meeting, Dalia Halawani breathed a sigh of relief. Finally, after switching labs twice, she had a road […]

Networking Isn’t Just For Social Animals, The Importance of Networking and Biotech Happy Hour

Networking Isn’t Just for Social Animals July 1, 2012 As reported in the pages of In Business magazine. Networking is an important way to stay connected, but not every entrepreneur is comfortable with it. With a few exceptions, human beings are social animals and like to meet and share ideas, and perhaps nowhere are people […]

All PhD’s are NOT created Equal

Guest Post: The Sham Ph.D The experiences I share in this post will be an eye-opener for many readers. Anyone who has been a university professor for more than a few years, on the other hand, probably won’t be too surprised. In fact, I’ll bet some experienced academics will remember having witnessed similar shenanigans from […]

Cool Research: Scientists Generate Electricity from Viruses

Enlarge Imagine charging your phone as you walk, thanks to a paper-thin generator embedded in the sole of your shoe. This futuristic scenario is now a little closer to reality. Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed a way to generate power using harmless viruses that convert […]

The 12 Days of Research

      On the first day of research, My Prof, he said to me, Make us a cup of tea On the second day of research, My Prof, he said to me, Who the hell are you? Make us a cup of tea On the third day of research My Prof, he said to […]

Hang On

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will When the road you’re trudging seems uphill When the funds are low and the debts are high And you want to smile, but you have to sigh When care is pressing you down a bit Rest, you must – but don’t you quit Life is strange with […]