My Note –
Well, let’s see what I can find today. A couple quick notes first just because its on my mind –
One, I answered a comment about hurricane – and tornado – resistant building methods for the back of a wood and vinyl siding on a house and I wish there were lots of better answers generally for that.
Two, everytime I see Goldman Sachs’ Blankfein, I want to tell him, “hush man – you and your buddies have done enough damage for one lifetime. Either help fix it or get out of the way and hush.” So, there – I’ve said it and that feels better.
Now, that having been said, I tried to not think about the Gulf of Mexico with its gushing oil and its wildlife and the marine life and every other damage that is there right now because of it when I was going to sleep last night. But, no – couldn’t do it. I would close my eyes and see that octopus covered in slimy, sticky black oil, brown sticky crud and dying in that sea. I just couldn’t help it.
Every time my eyes closed, I remembered those politicians and people throughout the area and elsewhere saying how important the exploratory wells would be to the local economy and to our country’s energy needs and thought about them having to live with the damage they’ve done, with them walking through those beaches covered in oil and dead animals, dead fish and dying birds.
It is already too late to do anything but recover the areas that are now damaged or about to be damaged within the next few days and weeks ahead of us. It is all so completely and totally wrong. I just had to say that – it is so completely and totally wrong, and the damn crude oil they were after isn’t even going to be available for that well on top of everything else – unbelievably stupid from such an unbelievably brilliant bunch of people.
And, I’m sick and tired of hearing that anyone, including me, that disagrees with some of how these money making schemes are being done from Wall Street to the oil drilling are against making money. That isn’t even an argument – its a non-argument. Al Capone was just trying to make money, too – and we didn’t agree with the way he and his buddies were doing it either. Is that enough to explain that some of it just isn’t right and the cost to all of us is simply too great to put up with it.
That’s my soapbox for the day moment, I hope. But, there might be more stuck in between what I’m researching and writing in the search for solutions. Can’t help it – this is too serious not to say something about it. I had noticed when researching mining last year, that Alaska’s national preserves had changed from straight square lines over an area to have become zigged little insets within the preserve areas. Putting an overlay of the mining and mining interests doing exploratory work with those, was little surprise. And, then when I looked up who owned the mines – they aren’t even from the United States and the profits don’t even come to us . . . Oh well. Just another day in an otherwise insane concept about what offers an advantage to America that has been decided by someone without one ounce of conscience or thinking beyond their immediate and personal advantage. It is a shame.
Okay – to the stuff I might find today about solving the reclamation of the Gulf waters. It may not make very interesting reading, but I’m going to track my efforts by posting them as I go on this blog – hopefully, together people from around the world can create the solutions that will work and we can get them implemented by the decision-makers there. First, I wanted to look at the Chemistry Journals for some organic bio-enzyme solutions – but that doesn’t sound like much fun and there is a tremendous amount of material there to see the four things I’m looking for – and next, I thought of several other universities that might have some people working on this already who would be great to get into the action, if they will.
Starting with this one –
It is in French – either read it as it is – or Google language tools the whole page or the specific parts –
I’m opening two tabs with the French Journal and one tab with this –
To have immediate access to this list –
- Materials Research Society, MRS
- ASM International
- The Minerals, Metals, & Materials Society, TMS
- Materials Australia
- American Ceramic Society, ACerS
- NACE International
- The American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers, AIME
- Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering, SAMPE
- The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, IOM3
- ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
- Acta Crystallographica
- Acta Materialia
- Acta Metallurgica
- Advanced Functional Materials
- Advanced Materials
- Chemistry of Materials
- Computational materials science
- Crystal Growth & Design
- Federation of European Materials Science Societies Newsletter
- International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology
- Journal of the American Ceramic Society
- Journal of Applied Crystallography
- J Colloid & Interface Science
- Journal of Materials Chemistry
- Journal of Materials Research
- Journal of Materials Science
- Journal of Physical Chemistry B
- Materials Chemistry and Physics
- Materials Letters
- Materials Research Bulletin
- Materials Science and Engineering-A, B, C, and R
- Metallurgical and Materials Transactions
- Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering
- Physical Review B
- Nature Materials
- Science and Technology of Advanced Materials – Open Access
To go to the Research Tab along the top middle of the page
NIOK, which stands for ‘Nederlands Instituut voor Onderzoek in de Katalyse’ (Netherlands Institute for Catalysis Research), is a virtual institute consisting of Dutch University Groups active in all areas of catalysis. It is a nationwide graduate school (‘Onderzoekschool’) which fosters the advancement of both higher education and research and stimulates collaboration between scientists of different disciplines and Universities. NIOK acts as the platform and sparring partner for national and international contacts on catalysis with academia, industry and government. It was established in 1991 by the major catalysis groups of seven Dutch Universities.
Later, NIOK was recognised by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences (KNAW) and it is supported by an industrial advisory board VIRAN which consists of members from Dutch and multinational industries involved in many aspects of catalytic processes.
Clicking On Presentation du site – gives this
The documents themselves are available on the website Panopticon Lavoisier, prepared by Marco Beretta and Andrea Scotti, with the support of CRHST, the Committee Notes of the Academy of Sciences, the Institute and Museum of History Science in Florence (Italy), the Conservatoire National des Arts-and-crafts and the Italian Cultural Institute in Paris. This site also presents an inventory of funds Lavoisier, preserved in the archives of the Academy of Sciences, the main source of any study on work and life of the father of the chemical revolution, which was also a great servant of the state. The documents are available with the inventory of the Notes (5300 manuscripts), the catalog of instruments (516), the catalog Library (2600 titles), the inventory of mineral and bibliographies and Lavoisier.
This website, run by Pietro Corsi (Oxford University) is a realization Platform Technology CRHST. IT Manager: Stéphane Pouyllau. Realization of texts: Sarah Bendaoud, Raphaël Bange, Josquin Debaz, Emilie Lacroix, Vincent Leguy Elena Pasquinelli, Delphine Usal.
(and then to be sure – )
Antoine Laurent Lavoisier (1743-1794)
Antoine-Laurent de Lavoisier (26 August 1743 – 8 May 1794); (French pronunciation: [ɑ̃twan lɔʁɑ̃ də lavwazje]), the father of modern chemistry, was a French noble prominent in the histories of chemistry and biology.
He stated the first version of the law of conservation of mass, recognized and named oxygen (1778) and hydrogen (1783), abolished the phlogiston theory, helped construct the metric system, wrote the first extensive list of elements, and helped to reform chemical nomenclature. He discovered that, although matter may change its form or shape, its mass always remains the same.
Booklets physical and chemical
(Not because I don’t know – I want to make sure I know – )
So, I’m opening each of those above in the two tabs with this Journal –
(Yes, I opened one in French and one in English – but you can do whatever works for you, if you happen to be trying this at home.)
TROISIÈME PARTIE. DESCRIPTION DES APPAREILS ET DES OPÉRATIONS MANUELLES DE LA CHIMIE. INTRODUCTION. Ce n’est pas sans dessein que je ne me suis pas étendu davantage, dans les deux premières parties de cet ouvrage, sur les opérations manuelles de la chimie. J’ai reconnu, d’après ma propre expérience, que des descriptions minutieuses, des détails de procédés et des explications de planches figuraient mal dans un ouvrage de raisonnement ; qu’elles interrompaient la marche des idées, et qu’elles rendaient la lecture de l’ouvrage fastidieuse et difficile. D’un autre côté, si je m’en fusse tenu aux simples descriptions sommaires que j’ai données jusqu’ici, les commençants n’auraient pu prendre dans cet ouvrage que des idées très-vagues de la chimie pratique. Des opérations qu’il leur aurait été impossible de répéter ne leur auraient inspiré ni confiance ni intérêt ; ils n’auraient pas même eu la ressource de chercher dans d’autres ouvrages de quoi suppléer à ce qui aurait manqué à celui-ci. Indépendamment de ce qu’il n’en existe aucun où les expériences modernes se trouvent décrites avec assez d’étendue, il leur aurait été impossible de recourir à des traités (etc.)
google translation of just this passage –
THIRD PARTY. DESCRIPTION OF EQUIPMENT AND OPERATIONS MANUAL OF CHEMISTRY. INTRODUCTION.
It is not without purpose that I did not further extended, in both
first parts of this work, the operations manual of chemistry. I
recognized from my own experience, that detailed descriptions, of
Details of processes and explanations of plates were evil in a book
reasoning, they interrupted the march of ideas, and they made
reading the book tedious and difficult.
On the other hand, if my having regard to simple summary descriptions I
data thus far, beginners would have taken in this book that
very vague ideas of practical chemistry. Operations that would have been
do not repeat them have inspired neither confidence nor interest, they would
not even had the resources to look into other works in my power to supply the
who missed this one. Regardless of what one does not exist where
Modern experiments are described with sufficient extent, it would have been
impossible to use treated
(This indicates that the entire manual is available here – will come back to it.)
From the other tab –
Part II – pp. 560
(reading this reminds me of the excitement of discovering, the process, the method and the observation skills for writing it down – dissolution of chalk by nitrous acid.)
*** Had a thought – opened a google search in another tab for University of Texas at Houston –
Choosing – Environmental Health & Safety
also – going to Texas Southern on another tab –
Safety, Health, Environment & Risk Management
My Note –
I so want to email some of these folks –
Let me see what I can find . . .
Texas Southern University
Click on “Alumni & Friends”
Office for Alumni Relations
History of TSU
The designation of Texas Southern University as a “special purpose” institution for urban programming provides a foundation for its programmatic goals.
In support of Texas Southern University’s mission statement the Office of Alumni Relations is committed to providing a foundation for its Alumni.
Office of Alumni Relations Mission Statement
The Office of Alumni Relation’s mission is to build a loyal alumni base that supports the University, its administration and programs through communication. The Office will promote the University’s goals and promote a spirit of unity and allegiance among graduates, former students, and friends.
The Office for Alumni Relations offers the following services:
* Serves as liaison to the Texas Southern University National Alumni Association.
* Attends quarterly Executive Committee Meetings of the National Alumni Association.
* Represents the Office for Alumni Relations at official National Alumni Association special functions to include banquets, luncheons, alumni class meetings, homecoming activities, recognition programs and other events.
* Serves as liaison in nurturing and building relationships with the alumni association and local chapters.
* Partners with the Texas Southern University National Alumni Association in publishing an Alumni Directory.
* Maintains an open door policy for alumni and friends of the university.
* Identifies and nominates alumni to national organizations for the purpose of recognizing the accomplishments of TSU alumni in the arts, business/industry, community service, education, entertainment, government/law, medicine, science, and for lifetime achievement.
* Maintains the Alumni Relations website. This site enables the Alumni Relations Office to update alumni records, post events, and inform alumni about special programs at the University.
* Collaborates with professionals, in similar offices, for the purpose of sharing challenges and opportunities in higher education alumni relations.
* Educates alumni and friends of the university on ways to give and volunteer.
Click on left sidebar link – TSU Alumni Chapter Listing
which yields this (and I’ve opened the Lavoisier materials to pp. 248 – see the numbers with arrows next to them outside the box below the text – kick arrow to move between blocks of text and pages –
CHAPITRE PREMIER. DES INSTRUMENTS PROPRES À DÉTERMINER LE POIDS ABSOLU ET LA PESANTEUR SPÉCIFIQUE DES CORPS SOLIDES ET LIQUIDES.)
TSU National Alumni Association, Inc.
5330 Griggs, Suite B-102 Box 38
Houston, Texas 77021
Office/Fax Number: (713) 643-4001
Marcus Davis, President
Dierdra Raines, President
Phone: (404) 824-4937
Keith Scott, President
Phone: (512) 422-3898
Ralph Templeton, President
Phone: (708) 539-4402
Bernard Clark, President
Phone: (972) 475-5313
Greater Los Angeles Chapter
Joyce Norfleet, President
Phone: (323) 779-6232
Fort Worth Chapter
Jefferson Davis, President
Phone: (817) 536-9512
Jesse H. Jones Business Chapter
Clarence Brooks, President
Phone: (713) 726-9145
Maroon and Gray Chapter
Dyan Webber, President
Phone: (832) 656-1008
Metropolitan Houston Chapter
Julia Askew, President
Phone: (832) 647-1799
Metropolitan New York Chapter
Floyd Clack, President
Phone: (810) 232-7007
Ocean of Soul
Jerimain Matthew, President
Phone: (832) 746-3969
Pharmacy & Health Science Alumni Association
San Antonio Chapter
Robert Warren, President
Phone: (210) 497-8467
Washington D.C./Metro Chapter
Pamela Ansley, President
Phone: (202) 277-2964
** My Note – would they request their members to get involved with creating and implementing solutions for the Gulf oil spill – its reclamation of areas and waters, etc.? Would they consider making a call out to their members to use their unique and qualified skill sets to (not develop) but rather to apply into solutions what they already know is available from their research and that of their colleagues among the fields where they specialize?
Hmmm . . .
(need a donut and call it breakfast.)
Be back –
Will look at this right quick when I get back -from donut break
- Twente – Physical Chemistry of Catalytic Processes
(at NIOK – Netherlands – university research lab – catalysis)
It follows from this experience that the weight ratio of lime to the lime
off is like 1000-1287, that is to say that 1000 parts of quicklime can
287/1000 absorb water, ie., that this substance can absorb 4 ounces
4 large 53 grains of water per pound.
It might be thought that the lime does not absorb water only during
the extinction of the air itself, or some spillage into the air,
combines with her during this operation and contributes to weight gain
observed, the following experiment will destroy these conjectures, and will show that the air
outside for nothing in the phenomena of extinction.
The phenomena of extinction have differed in nothing from those observed in the open air;
there was, after a few minutes, swelling, boiling and heat the
lime was reduced to a white pulp, which, dried, was found to have received a
weight increase roughly proportional to that observed in the experiment
pp. 564 – 565 (see how basically and simply he reports his observable and measurable changes from the experiments, my note.)
(Anyway, I’m going to fly through the Lavoisier materials while I’m eating my donut – speed reading the two documents – one is still in French so I might send some portions through a quick Google translation for specific passages – and I won’t add it here throughout the other parts after this – no promise, but I’ll try not to do it, so I can focus on the elements from Texas Southern, NIOK, University of Texas at Houston Health, Safety, Environment and Risk Management group, and the journals in the Materials Science entry on wikipedia – )
A few minutes ago, I saw a lady on CNN being interviewed who was saying, Oh we’ll get through this, and the oil won’t be here forever etc, etc, etc, – and I just realized what she was saying, which at first I thought was so stoic and now I’m thinking that lady has never experienced anything like this and what is about to happen where she lives. There is no way to express it nor for her to understand it until she has experienced it. But, more horribly so – when the community where she lives experiences the change in their livelihoods and lose their businesses, their boats, their homes, their employment – and the entire area’s ecosystem changes – she is not doing anyone any favors saying it will all be alright. It isn’t alright. It isn’t going to be alright.
And, going on about our daily lives is fine – let’s all just do that and she can do what she damn well pleases with her daily life, but I would rather engage in finding solutions to the shit its causing from the oil gushing out in the Gulf than to do nothing about it or leave it to someone somewhere to do something about it sometime, if they can when they get around to it. Maybe nothing I’m doing will yield results that I can claim – what does it matter if it inspires something that works, whether I find that or someone else does.
I’d rather do what I know how to do that might help than to pretend everything is fine and will be fine and act like everybody will just get through this and it will pass. Well, it hasn’t passed for the fish and wildlife already and it hasn’t “passed” for the people whose entire livelihoods provide 30% of the seafood the United States consumes – and it isn’t going to be fine for my children, and my grandchildren who will never, never get to see it and experience it the way it was before this happened. There are whole species that will be wiped out by this and that is not okay. And it never had to be this way – and that is not okay, either.
And, just for the record – to deny the damage that is all around us does not fix it nor does it help to resolve the problems caused by it nor does it lend empathy to those affected by it and neither does it develop, create and implement solutions to any part or element of it. That said, I am reminded of one of the daughters of mine telling me that there wasn’t an economic crisis in Texas because there wasn’t any evidence of it – and yet, she and her husband had gone “house hunting” through the days and weeks before that and noticed whole neighborhoods where nearly all the houses were for sale or had been foreclosed. But- – in her family of in-laws they didn’t consider there to be a problem, so there wasn’t one. Now, look how much that solved – NOPE – not one thing – nothing.
I’ll go back to my search for solutions – it is a much more productive enterprise. At least it might yield something worthwhile and I will be the better for it . . .
From list on Materials Science wikipedia entry – I’m choosing this one from the links of important journals –
which led to another wikipedia entry titled –
JOM (pronounced J-O-M) is a technical trade magazine devoted to exploring the many aspects of materials, science and engineering published monthly by The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) (a member-based professional society). JOM reports scholarly work that explores the state-of-the-art processing, fabrication, design, and application of metals, ceramics, plastics, composites, and other materials. In pursuing this goal, JOM strives to balance the interests of the laboratory and the marketplace by reporting academic, industrial, and government-sponsored work from around the world.
The editorial scope includes archival-quality technical papers, general overviews, economic outlooks, developments in engineering education, articles on professional concerns, archaeotechnology papers, research and business updates, meetings announcements, interviews, opinion pieces, conference and literature reviews, software coverage, and news about TMS. Many articles can be viewed online by unregistered users.
at bottom of page –
I’m choosing the last one first – to see who is there that might help –
(found on the right-hand side under the logo in the box)
halfway down the page – found this – (very interesting)
Speak Up for Science and Technology! Join TMS at Congressional Visits Days
Posted on: 3/29/2010… Each year, the U.S. science and engineering community mobilizes for two days in Washington, D.C., to communicate the importance of federal investment in science and technology R&D. The Science-Engineering-Technology Congressional Visits Days, scheduled for April 28–29, will include representatives from more than 30 societies in all fields of science and engineering. TMS is currently seeking volunteers to represent the materials community at this year’s event. TMS coordinates volunteers through the U.S. Federation of Materials Societies to deliver a materials-focused message to Congressional leaders.
I was reading this along in the French and realized that it was the part in Lavoisier’s efforts that resulted in the metric system – so I translated it with the google tools and am putting it in – to share it and find it later – and I think it is pretty nifty what one person can do that influences forever –
It probably is not indifferent, in trade and customs of the society, to use a book or another, since the absolute amount of material is not the same, and that the very differences are very significant. But is not the same for physicists and chemists. Regardless, in the most experiments, they used a quantity of A or B quantity material, provided they clearly express the products they have obtained one or the other of these quantities in fractions of a convenient use, and which met all together, make a product equal to all. These considerations made me think that Until men united in society, will be determined to adopt one weight and one measure, chemists from all parts of the world
could conveniently use the book in their country, whatever it was, provided
that instead of dividing it, as has been done so far, arbitrary fractions, we
determinate by a general convention to divide it into tenths, hundredths, in
thousandths, ten thousandths, etc.. That is to say, in decimal pounds. We
get along, so in all countries, as in all languages: it would
not sure, it is true, the absolute amount of material we have used in a
experience, but we would know without difficulty, without calculation, the product ratio between them, these reports would be the same for scientists worldwide, and we would really object to a universal language.
Impressed with these considerations, I always had the project to divide the pound weight marc decimals, and it is only recently that I did. Mr.
Fourche, balance, successor of Mr. Way, the street Metalwork, has filled this
object with great intelligence and accuracy, and I urge all those involved
experiments to obtain similar divisions of the book, only they have
purpose of calculating decimals, they will be amazed at the simplicity and ease that this division will bring in all their operations. I will detail in a
especially for memory for the Academy, precautions and attentions
This division of the book requires.
LAVOISIER, Traité élémentaire de chimie, 1864 (1789)
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putting this in the search window of my browser –
College of Science and Technology
yields this –
Welcome to the College of Science and Technology
and on the left sidebar –
University Research Centers
Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs
College of Science & Technology
Computer Network Research Center – 713.313.7582
Innovative Transportation Research Institute (ITRI)
Environmental Research & Technology Transfer Center – 713.313.4259
Jesse H. Jones School of Business
Economic Development Center – 713.313.7785
Gerald B. Smith Center for Entrepreneurship & Executive Development – 713.313.7780
Thurgood Marshall School of Law
Go Back to –
College of Science and Technology
click on newsletter picture – it takes a little bit to load it -
Summer Maritime Academy (SMA)
I had the chance to watch President Obama today – say “In a Democracy – the government is us.” which was pretty nifty – and T.Boone Pickens was kind enough to horrify the news anchors on CNN when he said the oil in the Gulf of Mexico wasn’t going to cause the kinds of problems they had in Prince William Sound – (which is only because it is more extensive, greater quantities of oil and farther it can cause damage than in any other spill, my note and I paraphrased the T.Boone quote but he clearly expressed that it isn’t the big problem that everyone on every station is making it out to be – I was horrified by his attitude but not surprised – the people he relies on to give him an opinion aren’t going to let him know reality in the same way the rest of us would share it – that wouldn’t be practical and he obviously isn’t out there at the site nor believing what the news shows, science and local people are saying or probably anything else that doesn’t agree with the views his “group” of friends believe is true.)
Aside from watching the news – the COST newsletter from Texas Southern’s School of Science and Technology has a lot of interesting things including the Editorial staff (along the left hand side) – it might be worth submitting a call for help on the situation in a written article to them – maybe somebody will do that, maybe I will do that – maybe they’ll help, maybe they’ll place an article better written than any of us would do and convey the same essence – that would be good, too.
Also, great to find the beginning of the metric system as we know it – in the Lavoisier texts. Great to know I can still read some French language texts, even though it is hard to speed read any of it because I lack proficiency at the level I would need — (but I’m working on it) and wonderful to read the science experiments that he did and the way he describes them.
The TMS site is still open on one tab – and the material on their front page indicates they have an active community who would speak up for science and mathematics and engineering disciplines to our legislators in person because they apparently are doing that regularly. Not sure I would agree with everything they’re telling our legislators but at least they are doing something with it. That means to me, that their members might also engage in solutions to reclaim the Gulf Coast waters and help find a way with their particular knowledge sets that the crude oil can be dissolved safely.
I wonder if there is still 210,000 gallons of oil per day being pumped into the Gulf – I am hearing that they are now pumping the dispersal agents in large amounts which they started doing last night. Maybe that will work – maybe not. It doesn’t actually dissolve the oil . . . I should go check exactly how it works, but – I guess their efforts are going to continue in that direction and then it will simply be part of what has to be fixed after the fact, whatever it does. I still might lookup what they are using, what it does and how it works.
To start off again, I’m going to finish with the COST newsletter because the copy is bogging down my computer or browser and makes doing the other things a lot slower, so I can close that tab.
From the newsletter sidebar –
“Destiny is not
matter of chance.
It is a matter of
choice. It is not a
thing to be waited
for; it is a thing
to be achieved.”
– and this –
The College of Science and
Technology is pleased to
announce the establishment
of a new academic
department: Department of
Environmental Science and
Technology. With this new
addition, the College now is
home to 10 academic
departments that provide
diverse educational and
research opportunities to our
students and faculty. The
Environmental Science and
Technology has become the
permanent academic home
for the College’s existing
Master of Science (M.S.)
and Doctorate of
Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees
Toxicology and is currently
developing new degree
program(s). The purpose of
establishing this new
department is to provide
academic curricula that are
structured in a multiple
disciplinary fashion and to
equip students with the
knowledge and skills needed
to address challenging and
emerging issues, such as
global warming and climate
change. Students who study
in and graduate from this
department will be able to
pursue careers in industry or
governmental agencies in the
areas of environmental
impact, risk assessments,
alternative energy, and
Dr. James DuMond, Jr. is
serving as the Chair of the
Department on an interim
basis. He can be contacted at
713-313-7095 or email at
http://www.cost.tsu.edu/ COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 3100 CLEBURNE STREET, HOUSTON, TEXAS 77004 Tel 713 313 7009
(from bottom of pages)
pp. 8 of the newsletter has a number of the current research publications they’ve made, my note –
Hmmm . . .
A lot of studies about traffic patterns and transportation facilities. And some mobile technology labs they are working to do were described in earlier text of the newsletter. Hmmm . . .
And a bunch of DNA research stuff – and this –
Gonzalez Szwacki N, Weber
V, Tymczak CJ. Aromatic
Borozene, Nanoscale Research
Letters, Volume 4, Number 9,
But, I’ve got to say – this is a lot of money, time and resources for this –
Qi Y, Teng H, Martinelli DR.
An Investigation of Incident
Frequency, Duration and
Lanes Blockage For
Determining Traffic Delay,
Journal of Advanced
Transportation, Vol. 43, No. 3,
pp. 275-299, 2009.
and this one’s almost scary considering what it’s studies will likely be used to promote or excuse or ratify or insinuate –
Yu L, Zhang X, Qiao F, Qi Y.
GA-based Approach for the
Development of Driving
Schedules for Evaluating
Greenhouse Gas Emissions
from Light-Duty Vehicles.
Record: Journal of the
Research Board of the
Washington, D.C., 2010.
We don’t have light-duty vehicles in Georgia – We have big diesel chugging semi’s in close quarters going as fast as the traffic will bear and the socked in fruits of that situation across every nook and dell in the entire area – I know, I live within a half mile of it.
And, I’ve never seen a scheduled application of our traffic groups anywhere in Atlanta, metro Atlanta or Georgia – unless that schedule means to stack up everybody moving at once, two times a day during “rush-hour”. The roads are clogged as well as the freeways, the cars and trucks sit across 6 – 8 lanes each direction as intersections force them to idle waiting for their direction to be signaled by the traffic lights to go – and the whole mess in the air sits there for hours during and after the event each and every day. About the time it gets cleared out from one rush hour in the mornings, if there is any wind to move it or lower the concentration of air mcnasty – it starts to be accumulated again by the same rush hour traffic coming back the same routes to get home.
Oh well – I don’t know what they were studying, but it sure doesn’t look like what I’m experiencing in this area (or in any area of Atlanta and Georgia), but maybe it is just a plan somewhere in the bowels of Georgia Tech or the Do It All Wrong Agency of Transportation, Georgia, USA. I see a lot of those kinds of traffic study packages in the publications of Texas Southern’s group – and I guess that gets the money for the study, but it sure doesn’t seem to be solid research to solve the real preventable problems in the mess.
Enough research into this newsletter. I’m done with it –
closing that tab –
To the next part – on Texas Southern page –
http://www.cost.tsu.edu/ COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
* note – I was going to go back and stick up for the DOT in Georgia considering what I said then remembered the bus that went over the divider on a bridge not clearly market killing the young athletes on board – and it still isn’t much better, so never mind.
The first nifty news of the day on CNN with the Super Candle and the amazing music video “AniMusic” – I’ll have to find it and the frolicking with baby kangaroos. Great stuff. And, the automagic lawn mowing by itself in a circle was great, absolutely brilliant, too.
But, the other thing I noticed a little earlier was a discussion of the dispersal agent being used in the Gulf right now, that is supposed to make the oil bead up into balls that fall to the seabed. The reporter said the same discussion (or argument, actually), about whether to harvest the crude oil “balls” from the seabed or what to do with it after that has been the same argument about it for at least fifteen years, (from his own experience with it.) How is it possible for that to be true? How is it that no solution for that has been derived in all this time? I don’t get it.
There has been an incredible, almost unimaginable amount of money, time and efforts spent on this stuff in the last fifteen – twenty years, for us not to have anything better than the booms I’ve been watching not work, fall apart, break, waves breaking over them taking the oil across unhindered, and dispersal agents for the crude oil that are as dangerous as the oil, leaving balls and cruddy slime throughout the seabed where it is used. What kind of delusional thinking produced nothing but that for all the money we’ve spent as a nation to solve these problems?
Hmmm. . .
Get back to something that could help –
This is what is presented on the page I clicked from the bottom of the College of Science and Technology -“Department of Environmental Science and Technology”
nice photo –
The Department of Environmental Science and Technology offers the following Degrees, Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Environmental Toxicology. The teaching facilities, research facilities, and faculty members for the Department are housed on the 3rd floor of TSU Science Center with the Department Office located in Room 319. In addition, the department offers the general education course in Geology.
The department is currently developing a Bachelors of Science (B.S.) in Environmental Science and Technology which is planned to be offered starting the fall of 2011. For information, please contact the department at 713-313-7095 or email at email@example.com.
Students interested in pursuing the Master of Science or a Doctorate of Philosophy in Environmental Toxicology should consult the Graduate School Bulletin of Texas Southern University for further information.
The environmental science and technology program is designed to prepare students for:
The proposed mission of the Department of Environmental Science and Technology is twofold: (1) to provide undergraduate students with the appropriate background in Environmental Science and Technology that will allow them to pursue careers with industry or governmental agencies in the areas of environmental impact, risk assessments, hazard mitigation, and alternative energy, (2) to ensure that undergraduates who intend to matriculate in related graduate programs are adequately prepared.
TSU Science Center Building, Room 203
Dr. James DuMond, Associate Professor, Associate Dean and Chair
My Note – It would be good to go to some of the other University sites and see if they have the same department more or less and what is available in the engineering schools and engineering departments concerning the same subject matter. They have solutions within their research in all kinds of things – maybe this one area would be there too.
Closed tab with Texas Southern Science and Technology schools
TMS – The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society
JOM is their peer-reviewed Journal
Contact Member Services
If you feel you have reached this page in error or for more information, please contact TMS Member Services department and a membership service representative will be happy to assist you.
The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society
184 Thorn Hill Road
Warrendale, PA 15086 USA
Toll-free (U.S. and Canada Only): 800-759-4867
Phone (724) 776-9000; Fax (724) 776-3770;
Clicked on JOM logo picture to right of members log-in info
(also noticed a conference or convention for 2010 listed on the left sidebar of the first page worth checking)
What does the name JOM mean?
From 1949 through 1988, the journal was named Journal of Metals. With materials systems becoming commonplace and with the journal frequently covering composites, plastics, and other materials, a name change was clearly in order. Thus, a decision was made to institutionalize the shorthand version (JOM) instead of totally confusing the technical community by adopting a new name such as Journal of Materials, Journal of Engineered Materials, or some such variation on a rather limited theme. Note: The name of the journal is pronounced as three separate letters (J-O-M) rather than a single-syllable word (“jom”).
How does the editorial process work?
To facilitate a wide scope of coverage, JOM uses a Technical Emphasis Calendar, which is assembled by the editorial staff in consultation with the JOM Advisory Committee. Each issue of JOM focuses on one theme comprising two or three technical topics, with each topic being sponsored by one or more technical committees. The editor or advisor acquires a prospective manuscript, both review it and consider the merit and compatibility of the paper with the proposed technical emphasis topic. Usually, this process takes about a month.
Potential authors should formally notify the editor of the desire to publish by submitting a 300-word abstract, probable title, and a brief biographical sketch. An abstract-submission form is available on the web. Anyone wishing to publish in JOM should follow the guidelines established in the JOM Author’s Guide , a capsule version (sans samples) of which is available here. The Author’s guide, supplied on request, features detailed information on communication, manuscript preparation, and publication procedure. It also provides example articles. Manuscripts are scheduled according to the Technical Emphasis Calendar. If an article is not compatible with an upcoming topic, it must be very general in content to qualify for consideration as a non-topically aligned paper.
Who reads JOM?
Written for academic and industrial audiences alike, the journal is distributed to all members of TMS as well as nonmember subscribers; as a result, more than 10,000 individual readers see the journal each monthly. Additionally, the journal reaches more than 3,000 institutions and libraries. The readership consists of scientific, engineering, and management professionals and students from the manufacturing, processing, research, and academic sectors of the international materials community.
Does JOM accept advertising?
Gladly. The staff box above provides the contact details of those individuals who will be happy to assist in placing print ads, web ads (including those with multimedia enhancements), and other means of communicating with the JOM reader community. Please download our Media Kit for greater detail.
WHO PRODUCES JOM?
JOM (ISSN 1047-4838) is published monthly by Springer Sciences & Business Media, LLC (Springer) 233 Spring St., New York, NY 10013 in cooperation with The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS). Editorial Offices: JOM, 184 Thorn Hill Road, Warrendale, Pennsylvania 15086; fax (724) 776-3770; telephone (724) 776-9000.
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Published monthly by The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society for its members, JOM is a technical journal devoted to exploring the many aspects of materials science and engineering.
From tab bar on upper middle of members page – I clicked Global Meetings (TMS)
and found this –
May 3-5, 2010; San Diego, California
Contact: Christopher Smith ; IntertechPira ; 19 Northbrook Drive, Portland, ME 04105 . Phone: (207) 781-9635 . E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org .
AISTech 2010 – Iron & Steel Technology Conference and Exposition
Offshore Technology Conference 2010 (OTC .10)
Environmental Degradation of Engineering Materials – EDEM 2010
2010 CIM Conference and Exhibition
Tribology and Design 2010
Laser Additive Manufacturing Workshop (LAM 2010)
67th Annual World Magnesium Conference
World Mining Investment Congress 2010
BALTICA VIII – International Conference on Life Management and Maintenance for Power Plants
International Symposium devoted to the 80th anniversary of Academician O.O.Chuiko “Modern Problems of Surface Chemistry and Physics”
Materials Characterization from Processing to Performance
China Bioenergy Technology and Investment Summit
8th Annual MEMS Symposium: MEMS and IC System Integration — From Sensing to Awareness
15th International Conference on Metal Organic Vapor Phase Epitaxy (ICMOVPE 2010)
ALTA 2010 Nickel-Cobalt-Copper, Uranium & Gold Conference
International Symposium on Surface Hardening of Corrosion Resistant Alloys
European Symposium on Superalloys and Their Applications
International Deep Drawing Research Group Conference 2010 (IDDRG 2010)
Save Energy, Save Water, Save the Planet–International Conference and Exhibition
Fourth International Conference on Sensing Technology, ICST 2010
Solid-Solid Phase Transformations in Inorganic Materials – PTM2010
INFACON XII – The Twelft International Ferro Alloy Congress
E-MRS 2010 Spring Meeting
Precious Metals ’10
Processing of Nickel Ores and Concentrates (Nickel Processing ’10)
North American Tunneling Conference
2010 Villa Conference on Interaction Among Nanostructures
Electronic Materials Conference 2010 (EMC 2010)
4th IEEE International Conference on Cybernetics and Intelligent Systems (CIS) and the 4th IEEE International Conference on Robotics, Automation and Mechatronics (RAM)
World Gold Investment Congress 2010
International Nanomedicine Conference
18th International Conference on Composites/Nano Engineering (ICCE -18)
High Performance Structures and Materials 2010
1st TMS-ABM International Materials Congress
Technical symposia themes include:
7th Pacific Rim International Conference on Advanced Materials and Processing (PRICM 7)
2010 International Conference on Optical, Electronic and Electrical Material (OEEM2010)
HYDROPROCESS 2010-III International Workshop on Process Hydrometallurgy
Uranium 2010 Conference
5th International Symposium on Macro- and Supramolecular Architectures and Materials (MAM-10): New Science and Technologies for the Improvement of Human Living Standards
Materials Science and Engineering 2010 – MSE 2010
XXV International Mineral Processing Congress (IPMC 2010)
Hoist and Haul Conference
10th International Conference on Steel Rolling (ICSR)
Size-Dependent Effects in Materials for Environmental Protection and Energy Application – SizeMat2
Gravity Gold 2010 – Optimizing Recovery
26th Annual Titanium Conference and Exhibition
Lead-Zinc 2010 (in conjunction with Conference of Metallurgists [COM 2010])
The Lead-Zinc 2010 symposium builds on the successes of the original 1970 meeting, the subsequent conferences held in 1980, 1990, and 2000, the Zinc–Lead symposia in Japan organized by MMIJ in 1995 and 2005, as well as the Canadian Lead-Zinc conferences organized by MetSoc in 1998 and 2008. It will provide an international forum for the lead and zinc processing industries bringing together operators, engineers, and researchers to exchange information about all aspects of current processing technologies for primary and secondary lead and zinc, as well as emerging technologies for both metals. The symposium scope extends from process fundamentals to operational practices, and also includes the important aspect of environmental issues. At the operations level, comprehensive reviews of the major applications of both metals will be outlined. Emphasis will be placed on recent commercial developments with less energy-intensive technologies that are in harmony with environmental conservation. At the research level, the emphasis is placed on the better understanding of existing technologies and the development of new processing ocncepts. Environmental concerns, associated with the processing of both metal, are considered along with acceptable treatmetn and handling of by-products, wastes, and bleed streams by the industry. A highlight of the conference will be a series of plenary lectures by industry leaders. Various social events are scheduled and these will allow informal discussions and networking among the delegates. A short course on lead and zinc processing will be presnted before the symposium. After the symposium, industrial tours are planned to various North Americal lead and zinc processing operations.
7th International Symposium on Superalloy 718 & Derivatives
This technical meeting will cover the general class of Superalloys and Alloy 718, along with all aspects of alloy and process development, production, products, trends and the application of advanced modeling tools to industry challenges.
5th Annual Biopolymers Symposium
AVS 57th International Symposium and Exhibition
Materials Science & Technology 2010 Conference and Exhibition (MS&T’10)
Present your paper at this leading forum addressing structure, properties, processing and performance across the materials community. MS&T’10 addresses eight diverse themes to cover the breadth of materials science and engineering:
ebeam 2010 – International Conference on High Power Electron Beam Technology
The Maintenance Engineering/Mine Operators’ Conference (MEMO 2010)
Processing of Zinc Ores and Concentrates (Zinc Processing ’10)
International Conference on Advanced Steels 2010 (ICAS 2010)
6th Intl Conf on Physical and Numerical Simulation of Materials Processing (ICPNS 2010)
International Conference on Advanced Steels 2010 (ICAS 2010)
PROCEMIN 2010 – VII International Mineral Processing Seminar
Process Mineralogy ’10
15th International Metallurgy & Materials Congress
Science and Processing of Cast Iron – SPCI-9
Bio- & Hydrometallurgy ’10
XVIII International Symposium ICSOBA-2010
4th Global Conference on Power Control and Optimization
PROCEMIN 2010 – VII International Mineral Processing Seminar
2nd International Conference on Composites: Characterization, Fabrication, and Application (CCFA-2)
Note this one –
I think we ought to email this set –
Offshore Technology Conference 2010 (OTC .10)
May 3-6, 2010; Houston, Texas Founded in 1969, the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is the world’s foremost event for the development of offshore resources in the fields of drilling, exploration, production, and environmental protection. Technical topics to be addressed at OTC .10 include alternative energy, drilling technology, facilities and production operations, marine geoscience and geohazards, materials technology, ocean engineering resources, offshore pipelines, public policy, and more.
Contact: Offshore Technology Conference; 222 Palisades Creek Drive, Richardson, Texas, USA 75080-2040. Phone: 972.952.9494. E-mail: email@example.com.
My Note – have to start a new post – this one is getting too long.