TLC video made on iMovie

Here is my first attempt at iMovie. Thin Layer Chromatography <- (click on link) Or watch embedded video on the post. Let me know what you think.   Advertisements

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Originally posted on Pickled Hedgehog Dilemma:
Yes, crocheting really is that important. In case you don’t quite understand why, I’ll start at the beginning. Two women in LA, Margaret Wertheim and her twin sister, were concerned about climate change. If left to continue along its current trajectory, the world’s climate will heat up (even more than it has for…

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Cane Toad Capers and Moral Dilemas

Do our reactions in the moment reveal our true feelings and intentions? Or another way to think about it. When given time to think before we speak, or in the case of my recent experience scream out, will we portray a more refined, and rational version of ourself. My experience this weekend gives a glimpse … Continue reading

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Curves, Sea Water, Sterilization

This week I have been attempting to analyze the growth of one of my species of microalgae. I will make a calibration curve using transmittance (the amount of light that passes through 200 ul of culture) cell counts (exactly what it sounds like very tedious), and dry weight (the mass of the algae after dryer … Continue reading

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A blowout, a milk shake, the outback.

The day started off slow. The Townsville Road Runners were hosting a race that started at the Uni. P and I met Cam for a morning run followed by tea and anzac biscuits. The race was about a 5k, and was a blowout. We took it slow and enjoyed the friendship, the tea and biscuits and … Continue reading

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TLC, patience, pigments.

Yesterday I worked on using thin layer chromatography (TLC) to separate the pigments in the two species of Algae I am working with for my experiment. The concept of chromatography is that a solvent dissolves the pigments and then by capillary action rises slowly along the TLC strip. There are several factors that determine how … Continue reading

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The Australian Institute of Marine Science

Today I was fortunate to visit the The Australian Institute of Marine Science. I was amazed at all the research that is being done on issues pertaining to the Great Barrier Reef, Climate Change, Biodiversity, Ecology, and Monitoring just to name a few. The facility was beautiful and I want to share some highlights from our visit today. … Continue reading

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Rainy day nutrient analysis protocol

The last couple days have been overcast, and rainy. This is not typical weather for Townsville in winter. It is usually between 70-75 and sunny. My experiment is going well. I am allowing my experiment time to grow and the culture to become dense so I can analyze the nutrients consumed by the growing micro … Continue reading

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Pizza Capers

I missed lunch at the Uni because I went to the park for some circuit training. I really like the exercise circuits around many of the parks in Townsville. I ventured into town and had an amazing pizza. It was the highlight of my day.

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Caffeine induced graph paper origami

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