We are on Twitter, the social media we prefer for sharing scientific outputs and comms! As of today, at least… Read more Tales of the lab: 63, social media
I have been trying to grow plants, from seeds, for a few years now, first in continental European climate and… Read more Notes on growing plants
Honestly, holidays have been worrying me since a year, since covid. My students and staff have almost taken no holidays.… Read more Tales of the lab: 62, Holidays
More than a century ago, Etienne-Jules Marey was decomposing the body in motion by taking pictures with small interval. No… Read more Chronophotography
Totem poles are found in all cultures around the world. In British Columbia in Northern America (take Alaska, and go… Read more Totem poles from British Columbia
Recently, I red a post advising academics to write their own eulogy ( https://tomprof.stanford.edu/posting/1827) to find goals, focus, and purpose.… Read more Tales of the lab: 61, find your role model
Plants are remarkably resilient species: they are now present on almost all continents, in highly diverse environments, and this since… Read more Tales of the lab: 60, resilience
Better letter than never. The TMS Spring virtual meeting was hold a month ago, and it deserves a short summary.… Read more TMS Virtual Spring meeting
Singapore has a tropical climate. This means a temperature between 25 and 31 degrees C, and 60-80 % humidity, year… Read more Tales of the lab: 59, Humidity
Slip casting is an industrial process, to make teacups or bathtubs… (see previous posts on the topic, or google image… Read more Slip casted… jewelry!
In his exhibition “squaring the circle”, Singaporean’s artist Ben Loong presents a collection of ceramics that ironically mix industrial scale… Read more Slip casted art plates
Friday afternoons are my most exciting part of the week, along with Mondays and Tuesdays. Not sure if that is… Read more Tales of the lab: 58, Managing a lab, staff’s and student’s reports
Do you know about the memory of clay? This is a concept I first heard of back in time, more… Read more The memory of clay
Google… Google scholar, Google image. Very useful. When I open my laptop, first thing I do is: open gmail, open… Read more Tales of the lab: 57, unexpected google search results
Cities, in particular big cities like most capitals in the world, concentrate population and economic activities. They also are centers… Read more Book review: Greenovation, urban leadership on climate change.
Andre Gide wrote:” art is born from constraints, lives from fights, and dies from liberty”. Well, if not art, at… Read more Interactive: impact, without contact.
Neurones respond to external stimuli. Responsive materials too. And what about us and our ideas? Looking at it from afar, it… Read more Tales of the lab: 56, Stimuli.
Seashells are strong and colourful, But our ceramic mugs are so dull! What if we change, in its tininess, The… Read more Tales of the lab: 55, what we are working on this year (poetically)?
Conferences are a means to share information and knowledge. There are also conferences designed to inspire and motivate people, especially… Read more Phenotypes