The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...' --Isaac Asimov
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Entries from August 2008

Cell concentration conversion from optical density

August 19th, 2008 2 Comments

We use optical density (OD) at a wavelength of 600nm as a quick approximation of cell abundance in liquid bacterial culture in lieu of counting the cells on a microscope. Different bacterial strains can have different relationships between OD and cell abundance depending on the amounts of polysaccharides or other secondary metabolites they might extrude […]

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nifty linux command lines

August 15th, 2008 No Comments

watch -n 1 ‘dmesg | tail’ watches a file (or other input) and outputs it every ‘1’ second


the difference…

August 7th, 2008 No Comments

…between a normal person and a scientist Why, what do you want to do when you graduate??