Thursday, December 31, 2009

2009 Review

The three most-read posts this year were, as follows...
  1. Rheology Research Center
  2. Favorite Rheology Definition
  3. UV-Curing Rheometers
Thanks to everyone who stopped by this year, and I hope to keep posting in 2010.

SNL gel/liquid sketch update

With the renewed attention on airport security, someone was bound to find the SNL sketch referenced here. (Thanks to The Daily Dish By Andrew Sullivan for the link.)

Friday, December 11, 2009

What Research Isn't

" 'Google' is not a synonym for 'research' "
Dan Brown, The Lost Symbol (page 98)

What Research Is...

  • “Discovery consists in seeing what everyone else has seen and thinking what no one else has thought.” 
    Albert Szent-Gyorgyi (Nobel Prize for Medicine)
  • “If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?”
    Albert Einstein
  • “What is research but a blind date with knowledge?” 
    Will Harvey (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)
  • “The outcome of serious research can only be to make two questions grow where only one grew before.”
    Thorstein Veblen (economist)

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Happy Birthday, Bingham

Today marks the 131st anniversary of the birth of Eugene C. Bingham, one of the founders of the science of rheology.  According to Wikipedia, he was also an advocate of the metric system and helped build the Appalachian Trail.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Jobs Report (December)

On December 2nd, there were 28 jobs found using the keyword search "rheolog*" on  17 jobs required a BS degree, 5 jobs required a MS degree, and 1 job required a PhD degree.  5 jobs did not specify a degree.

Previous months--
  • November: 32
  • October: 30
  • September: 24
The tags on previous reports have been changed from "Jobs" to "Jobs Report" since no specific jobs are being advertised.