Posts Tagged ‘research’

May 5, 2010 11

SciSurfer: real-time search on journal articles

By in News, Reading, Reference management, Resources, Writing

Tweet Imagine a world where real-time search is the norm. You will get just the information you seek landing on your lap the exact minute it becomes available, without you having to explicitly search for it. Will this change the way you do science? SciSurfer thinks it will. The release cycle of scientific knowledge is [...]

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November 20, 2009 3

Buzzwords: Rise and fall of cold fusion and feminism

By in Visualization

Tweet A glimpse at the hottest topics in scholarly literature according to PhdComics. [via FlowingData]

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September 15, 2009 6

Portrait of the scientist as a bureaucrat

By in Evaluation, Funding, Jobs, Writing

Tweet Cambridge zoologist Peter A. Lawrence has published a thoughtful piece on the frustration of scientists (whether young or not so young) facing the ruthlessness of the research granting system (Real Lives and White Lies in the Funding of Scientific Research). He suggests how a “drastic simplification of this grant-writing process would help scientists return [...]

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