I now have a bike to use for my time in Townsville. I am borrowing it from an engineer in the cyclone testing facility. It has really expanded my horizons and opened up new possibilities to explore. Last night I biked into Townsville, and had dinner there. The place was packed and rugby was on … Continue reading
Pop Quiz: What phase of the moon was it last night. Remember my coordinates are 19.2500° S, 146.8000° E. Also Remember a couple of nights ago it was a new moon.
Today I used an $ 80,000.00 fluorescent microscope. I made wet mounts and learned a new technique that keeps the cells from moving around under high magnification, and oil immersion. I started with various samples in micro vials of micro-algae, ciliates, and micro-algae exposed to doses of chemicals that are intended to kill contaminants (ciliates) … Continue reading
I saw my first cane toads tonight. My neighbor was party rocking, and a couple of cane toads hopped out from under the building.
I used to think that the brain was the most wonderful organ in my body. Then I realized who was telling me this. – Emo Philips
I woke up at 4:00am again today. I was wide awake so I decided to read. I’m reading Ignorance How It Drives Science by Stuart Firestein. I like how the book frames science as creating questions that are yet to be answered, rather than the accumulation of knowledge. The chapter starts out, “Is there anything … Continue reading
Today was my first day in the lab. I will introduce the people I will be working with in order of appearance. I arrived at the lab this morning at 8:00 am. By this time I had been up for 4 hours because I couldn’t sleep. Stan and Kirsten were smoking cigarettes and drinking their … Continue reading