I’m personally a self-published author. Some published authors might look down on me for that but mine wasn’t a ‘vanity’ publishing and I’ve sold enough copies of one novel for it to be a ‘bestseller’. An author might want to self-publish for any one of several reasons but for academic publishing and scientific research publishing, there are more hoops to jump through.
One big difference between my publishing my own fiction novel and publishing an academic work is that I don’t need a group of my fellow authors to give my story a nice thumbs up. Continue reading Is Scientific and Academic Publishing All Facts or Can a Peer Review Be Fiction?
The physical, chemical and optical properties of sapphire make it one of the most versatile materials from which various types of windows can be fabricated. Some applications, such as precision optical components, however, demand the highest level of quality while others such as mechanical applications permit use of less perfect material.
In order to optimize the cost/performance ratio of the window being fabricated, it is necessary to match the grade of sapphire to the application. Continue reading Matching the Grade of Sapphire to the Application
The dry bath incubators available today are used in various clinical applications such as coagulation studies, enzyme reactions, inactivation of Sera, restriction digests, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), coagulation studies, DNA Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN), and much more. They come with advanced thermoelectric features that provide regulated dry heat for a variety of laboratory applications.
Uses of Dry Bath Lab Incubators
It facilitate the incubation of liquids at higher temperatures. Continue reading Dry Bath Incubators for Clinical Applications
Shoulder joint is the most flexible joint in our entire body! It is also one of the more complex joints, since it is build up of not two but three bones:
Humerus upper arm boneScapula shoulder blade, andClavicle collarbone
This complexity is really a double edged sword – on one hand it is responsible for the incredible flexibility of this joint, on the other hand it is making it unstable. Continue reading Three Most Common Reasons of Shoulder Joint Pain
Human beings all belong to one classification of species, Homo sapiens. Modern Human DNA can be tracked as far back as 160,000 years ago, originating in Africa. Homo sapiens belong to the Hominidae family of primates, with Humans being the only extant species of the genus Homo.
In comparison to earlier species of the Homo genus, Homo sapiens have various characteristics that define them. Continue reading Human Evolution – The Origins of the Homo Sapiens
People tend to confuse the word spirituality with religion, and these terms are often used interchangeably. While religion has to do with various rituals, spirituality is all about the spirit or one’s self. Anything you do for the advancement and growth of the spirit can be called spirituality. The two do not oppose. Rather, they stem from each other. Religion includes public rituals and it is more organized. Spirituality, on the other hand, is much more personal and private.
Both religion and spirituality are widely practiced in India. Continue reading Understanding What Tantra Is All About
Recently a theoretical physicist by the name of Victor A. Brumberg from the Institute of Applied Astronomy in St. Petersburg published an ominous paper on the deleterious adverse effects of geomagnetic storms on physiological systems. Entitled: “Solar Madness” he argued that these episodic geo-cosmic events would initiate “unprecedented chaos” upon the world and in particular the continental United States.
Of particular concern, was the effect these type of storms have on financial markets causing wild price gyrations and stock valuations. Continue reading Solar Flares and Market Swings Correlations