Sunday, 18th October 2015 11:51pm
In which I wrap up my year at CPIB and try to see the future through the gloaming.
Sunday, 02nd August 2015 1:51pm
In which experiments during my final week at CPIB are described in loving and doubtlessly excessive detail.
Sunday, 26th July 2015 6:24pm
Tuesday, 21st July 2015 12:39pm
In which I describe going four for four on roots and some loose ends.
Sunday, 19th July 2015 5:53pm
In which I return to the stable root velocity profile problem and describe the results of a forray into numerical analysis.
Sunday, 05th July 2015 5:03pm
In which I rant about fetishizing raw data!
Wednesday, 24th June 2015 10:47am
Where two experiments are described: cutting segments under water (them, not me) and finding out which position on the stem is the hottest.
Sunday, 14th June 2015 12:27pm
In which the subsquent adventures of my rant about auxin, microtubules, and growth are recounted.
Sunday, 07th June 2015 7:01pm
In which the astounding variation of growth in the maize mesocotyl becomes less astounding but remains obnoxious
Sunday, 31st May 2015 5:52pm
In which plots thicken -- or at least mulitply -- there are three of them. Rhythms in root growth and stablity therein vie for our favors.
Sunday, 24th May 2015 5:23pm
In which segment waviness on acid (is this the plant intellignce equivalent of a halucination?) is exemplified with a figure.
Sunday, 17th May 2015 3:07pm
In which I conclude my own ad hoc quest for patterns and recount adventures slicing up sunflower and cucumber stems.
Sunday, 03rd May 2015 10:16am
In which I bring my dark-vision costume into the light.
Monday, 27th April 2015 11:13am
Sunday, 19th April 2015 5:40pm
Sunday, 12th April 2015 8:48am
Sunday, 05th April 2015 4:43pm
Sunday, 29th March 2015 4:23pm
In which the barrel gets emptied but thirst for accuracy remains.
Sunday, 22nd March 2015 12:36pm
Wherein the segment revolt is described and efforts to quell described
Sunday, 08th March 2015 10:07am
In which meocotyls do well and anti-sugar crusaders might garner solace
Sunday, 01st March 2015 5:34pm
In which I regale readers with tales of a successful experiment...
Sunday, 22nd February 2015 2:29pm
In which I highlight a song by Nick Baskin about the same thing.
Sunday, 15th February 2015 12:17pm
Sunday, 08th February 2015 9:02am
In which my first, actual, accomplished, stem growth experiment is lovingly described
Sunday, 25th January 2015 5:28pm
Sunday, 18th January 2015 8:39pm
In which is recounted the bright side of working in the dark
Sunday, 11th January 2015 5:15pm
In which the empty self-aggrandizement of the University press release is outed and alternatives suggested.
Monday, 29th December 2014 12:45pm
In which phase two of the Nature paper take down is described with only a little gloating.
Sunday, 21st December 2014 5:22pm
Juices flowing at the prospect of Nature debunking! Are the juices fresh squeezed or billious? You decide...
Sunday, 14th December 2014 11:50am
In which I account for today's microscopic entry.
Sunday, 07th December 2014 7:54pm
Sunday, 30th November 2014 1:24pm
How do oats, peas, beans, and barely grow? In which I describe my efforts to give a Knowledge Transfer Seminar to enlighten the local non-academics about life in the Lab-Fab universe.
Sunday, 23rd November 2014 5:42pm
In which Lego meets the joy of discovery
Monday, 17th November 2014 12:20pm
My outsider's take on some issues relating to responsible research innovation. Hint: I am skeptical.
Monday, 10th November 2014 3:38pm
In which we learn how Hoagland's rules, lines down the middle of the root may wobble, and pinholes might look sharp but reveal little...
Sunday, 02nd November 2014 3:05pm
Sunday, 26th October 2014 2:58pm
Where the fun of growth medium and tricky lighting is described
Sunday, 19th October 2014 5:15pm
Where an interesting prompt from Gerrit is revealed
Sunday, 12th October 2014 4:31pm
Where actual results are presented. The root velocity profile appears stable as a waterfall
Sunday, 05th October 2014 3:59pm
Sunday, 28th September 2014 4:35pm
Where we begin to learn about the highs and lows of root velocities.
Sunday, 21st September 2014 9:36pm
In which I rant about the individualistic tendancies of the maize seedlings and introduce readers to the word, mesocotyl
Sunday, 14th September 2014 9:36pm
Where the meniscus isn't really killed but ins and outs of fluorescence and the confocal version are discribed
Sunday, 07th September 2014 1:10pm
Where firefly flashes and the growth of stems are introduced and problems with apparatus.
Sunday, 31st August 2014 10:23am
Of N-dimensional hypercubes and a calculated enzyme rate
Monday, 25th August 2014 11:31am
Where lab weed is defined and fluorescent marker proteins explained, at least a little.
Tuesday, 19th August 2014 10:08pm
Fable one--the three little pigs
Monday, 11th August 2014 2:38pm
Laboratory Fables, or if you will Laboratory Fabulous. I can hope for the latter but will try in these posts to generate the former. Stories of doing science, as it unfolds. As described in the first post (and so begins) I am a prof. at the University of Massachusetts Amherst who finds themself at the University of Nottingham on a Marie Curie Fellowship to investigate certain mysteries of how plants grow. These posts will count and recount the broken test tubes, hyperbolic hypotheses, flashes of insight and just poor old hot flashes that happen along the way. Science, logical and rational, as jammed up by the laboratory environment and the human mind. Tobias I. Baskin