3 Emerging Benefits of the Medical Marijuana Revolution

    The United States has a long, storied history with marijuana. Our forefathers knew the benefits of smoking cannabis, and it was popularly used throughout the countrys inception. However, it wasnt until the late 1800s and early 1900s that the plant began to gain its notoriety.

    In 1937, the government passed the Marihuana Tax Act , which criminalized the use of cannabis in nonmedical contexts. Continue reading 3 Emerging Benefits of the Medical Marijuana Revolution

Pharmaceutical Technology Transfer Process

To manufacture quality drugs consistently, there is need to transfer necessary technologies and information. This process is referred to as technology transfer. It is a process of taking a certain invention from its birth in a laboratory and transforming it to a commercialized product.

In the pharmaceutical industry, the term technology transfer is used to coin all the processes that are required for successful development from drug discovery to product improvement to clinical trials to total commercialization. Continue reading Pharmaceutical Technology Transfer Process

Different Uses Of Synthetic Urine

Synthetic urine is an artificially manufactured combination of water with other organic and inorganic components like creatinine, phosphates, sulfates, chloride, and urea. This is primarily intended for laboratory applications. Though it simulates all the physical and chemical properties of human urine, know that it has some substantial advantages such as the absence of any kind of waste. Hence, it can be used in places where real urine cannot be used due to infectious disease and hygiene threat.

What Synthetic Urine Are For

Equipment Calibration – To help calibrate different urine testing equipment is the main purpose of the synthetic urine. Continue reading Different Uses Of Synthetic Urine

Science Experiments For Middle School Are Different Than Elementary

Science Experiments For Middle School Are Different Than Elementary

There are two things that come to mind when I think about science experiments for middle school. It really ends up being what makes a middle school science project different than elementary ones. Most people would think that it is because the topics are harder, or the assignment is more detailed, and that is probably true, but when it comes to science the actual topics dont change, you will still study plants, and rocks and electricity, but this time around you will be asked to start looking into the how and why of it.

You move from Look What Happens to Why This Happens

If you are checking out plants growing in different windows with different sun, in elementary school you will focus more on the sun makes a difference, where in middle school you will be asked to research and explain photosynthesis, or how plants turn water and sun into energy or what nitrogen does to the soil.

For many kids this is a real eye opener and if you dont handle it right, it is the beginning of a turn off to science. Continue reading Science Experiments For Middle School Are Different Than Elementary

Brainteasers for Physicists, Biologists, Chemists, Mathematicians and Other Crazy Brainiacs

You can imagine speeds of light, sound and falling objects without being a physicist, and you can envision the Earth’s vast biodensity of insects, birds and fish without being a biologist. You can grasp the infinitesimally small size of an atom and the gargantuan number of molecules you’d find in a drop of water without being a chemist; and you can fathom the immensity of large numbers and the enormity of the universe without being a mathematician. No problem, right?

And you don’t have to have any background to be interested in lightning, tsunamis, bubbles rising from ocean depths, giant worms boring through the Earth, the swing of a pendulum, the Big Bang, massive weights and startling Heights. Continue reading Brainteasers for Physicists, Biologists, Chemists, Mathematicians and Other Crazy Brainiacs

How Phylogeny is Represented in Phylogenetic Trees

    What is Phylogenetics?

    Phylogenetics is the study of various groups of organisms that are related due to evolutionary processes. Phylogenetics assumes that each species is a group of a lineage connected set of individuals. In this branch of study, evolution is regarded as a branching kind of process where populations of organisms are changed over time and then may separate into other branches, come together or become extinct. Continue reading How Phylogeny is Represented in Phylogenetic Trees

Process of Wastewater Treatment

Process of Wastewater Treatment

There is much importance in treating of wastewater from the pharmaceuticals to avoid pollutants. The purpose of establishing a good wastewater treatment process to reduce water contamination through the discharge of wastewater from pharmaceutical production activities. The process of wastewater treatment must be established within the pharmaceutical production facilities. Treatment of wastewater containing the aqua-toxic substance discharged from the pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities can only be effective if, the wastewater is not mixed with wastewater from other sources. Continue reading Process of Wastewater Treatment

Excel-lence In Science Education

Looking for a new way to help your students achieve EXCELlence in Science? Look no further than Excel as a great way to help students understand trends, graphs and mathematical relationships.

I know we want stduents to learn how to draw graphs, understand x and y axes, explain lines of best fit and so on, but seriously.

Surely one of the most important things we can teach our students is to use the most appropriate tools and encourage them to spend their time analysing their results. Continue reading Excel-lence In Science Education

Telescopes Of Incredible Size – The Thirty Meter Telescope

The Thirty Meter Telescope, an undertaking of enormous proportions, is being built in Mauna Kea Hawaii. As the name implies the telescope will have a primary mirror with a 30 meter diameter. It will also have a secondary mirror with a diameter of over 3 meters, larger than primary mirrors on most telescopes. It will also have adaptive optics that will allow it to have incredible resolution power. If it is completed in time, in 2022, it could be the first of the new generation of Extremely Large Telescopes.

The primary mirror will consist of 492 smaller mirrors that will be precisely mounted and placed in proximity with each other to give the surface area of the 30 meter telescope. Continue reading Telescopes Of Incredible Size – The Thirty Meter Telescope

The Best Telescope Is Hard To Define

Sometimes when people talk about astronomy, they ask “What is the best telescope ever made?” or “Which telescope is the best right now?”. Really questions like these are some of the hardest ones to answer. Almost like asking “What the most amazing object in the cosmos?” these questions are hard to answer because they can be entirely objective and depend on who is answering the question.

There are a lot of telescopes that I would define as the Best Telescope, though I might feel that way about them, other scientists might not. Continue reading The Best Telescope Is Hard To Define