This blog post comes at a time when our center is probing the nano-bio interface (see prior blog entries below) with one of the largest collection of scientific research instrumentation to which I have ever had access. The Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology has researchers at 5 universities across the Midwest as well as the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Washington. By working in a multi-institutional team, each center member has direct access to each university’s analytical facilities, as well as the many state-of-the-art instruments housed at Pacific Northwestern National Laboratory. Plus, there’s bound to be at least one, if not more, expert in one of our institutions who knows how to do a particular experiment well.
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I looked for this knife when I came home from the March of Dimes rehabilitation center in Omaha, Nebraska in the summer of 1960. I hung it on part of the leg support assembly of the ugly green E&J wheelchair sent home with me. The knife was given to me for my birthday in 1952, which I celebrated in Verdun, France. It is one of the original Swiss Army knives, spare and solid. It was a talisman, a reminder of the places we’d lived and the places I would probably never see again, both a connection to all that had been and a reminder of how much had changed. The knife dangled from the chair as I rolled through anger, frustration, and self-pity.
I’m a recent utility blade convert. They’re super compact and lightweight, low maintenance, and come with very few disadvantages. Plus, you never have to worry about sharpening the blade — when one dulls, toss it and pop in another. Honestly, it makes perfect sense for everyday carry, which is why I’m happy to see more love for utility blades throughout the community as a whole.
You may have heard of the “Buyer’s Journey,” the steps a potential customer goes through (awareness, consideration, decision) before they commit to a company. In essence, understanding the buyer’s journey allows you to nurture individual leads more effectively. Rather than gear your content just to the person who’s ready to buy (or worse yet, to no one in particular), you can use the buyer’s journey to create content that’s specific to your lead’s needs at an exact stage in their purchase process.
As a consumer, you experience a constant barrage of content marketing in the form of infographics, videos, blog posts (hint hint), social media posts, and much more. Good content marketing embraces a symbiotic relationship: the buyer comes away with useful or entertaining information, and you, their new favorite brand, leave a lasting impression without resorting to straight up advertisement—which, for the most part, people hate.
One of the most popular tools in the world, the Swiss knife is also known for its versatility. Deviced in the late 1800s, the knife has become synonymous with survival and multi-tasking. Also known as a pocket knife, the Swiss knife is a handy tool that can be used in a variety of circumstances and situations.
Yes, I want a robotic vacuum cleaner on my army knife and I don’t care that it doesn’t fit…
I have a smallish swimming pool that I love. But what I don’t like is the weekly cleaning routine that goes along with owning a pool. I followed some of the guidance over at poolshock.net but still found it a pain every Sunday night to vacuum the pool using my pressure-side cleaner.
The Blue Pearl is pretty good at climbing and cleaning the pool walls, using thick scrubbing brushes (other models are better) and its also got a switch off mechanism if it manages to crawl out of the pool. That’s not that important with my pool as I’ve got a lip at the top of the vertical walls but I can see it can be useful for pools with sloping walls.