Dr. Tim Sandle is a chartered biologist and holds a first class honours degree in Applied Biology; a Masters degree in education; and has a doctorate from Keele University. He is a journalist, technical writer, author, and practicing scientist.
The work has come from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (the Berkeley Lab). The aim of the research is to improve ways for safely storing hydrogen ready for use with fuel cells for vehicles. This comes down to a better understanding of the atomic details of the ultrathin coating put onto nanocrystals. This coating functions as selective shielding; the coating also enhances the performance of hydrogen storage.
Understanding the diversity of microflora is of importance for the pharmaceutical microbiologist. Knowing the potential origins of different micro-organisms can indicate the potential source of contamination[i]. Knowing the species of a microorganism can provide invaluable information as to its origins.
I have a new article in the Global BioPharmaceutical Resources Inc., February 2011 newsletter. The subject concerns how to investigate sterility test failures. Here is an excerpt: "The sterility test is a key microbiological test for the examination of products purportedly to be sterile. The test is used as a product release test, where the sterility of a product is defined by the absence of viable and actively multiplying microorganisms when the product is tested in specified culture media.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".