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Name: Peter Wepplo
Date registered: February 7, 2010
URL: http://www.curvedarrowpress.com/

Biography

I am an old synthetic organic chemist. I am interested in reaction mechanisms, chemical education, chemistry and the public, enzyme inhibition, science, how we think, …

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  1. Peer review and the new media — February 25, 2010
  2. How Water Freezes Lower on a Negatively Charged Surface — February 10, 2010

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Feb 25

Peer review and the new media


I attended a Macintosh Users Group recently. (Yes, I am a Mac user.) This meeting was unusual. Natali Del Conte, a tech writer for CNet and CBS, was the featured speaker. She talked about being authentic, social networking, and how technology has changed how we get information. She argued that gone are the days that …

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Feb 10

How Water Freezes Lower on a Negatively Charged Surface


I first heard this on National Public Radio and then I searched for it. In short, David Ehre, Etay Lavert, Meir Lahav, and Igor Lubomirsky report in Science, (Water Freezes Differently on Positively and Negatively Charged Surfaces of Pyroelectric Materials) water freezes at a lower temperature (-18°C) on the negatively charged side of a lithium tantalate …

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