Elsevier author artwork instruction

February 6, 2012 § Leave a comment

This is insane when you read it and think about it. We (authors) shouldn’t have to deal, at least not too much, with that. Just finished submitting a revised version of a manuscript. And I went crazy with the online submission system, that just keep crashing and forcing me to start over and over again. As usual. Not exactly a user-friendly experience.


The Materials Project

February 6, 2012 § Leave a comment

The Genome project coming to materials science, a resource developed by the MIT and LBNL.

Computational materials science is now powerful enough that it can predict many properties of materials before those materials are ever synthesized in the lab. By scaling materials computations over supercomputing clusters, we have computed some properties of over 80,000 materials and screened 25,000 of these for Li-ion batteries.

An interesting initiative. You could also hire 2000 students to make the compounds.

By providing materials researchers with the information they need to design better, the Materials Project aims to accelerate innovation in materials research.

I guess they have plans to develop beyond Li-ion batteries.

Find and follow public author profiles

February 1, 2012 § Leave a comment

Another addition to Google Scholar, if you like tracking papers from specific academics. I am using RSS feeds based on Scopus for this. The big difference is that people do not have to be registered to have a profile in Scopus. Profile number need to grow before this new feature can be useful.


Zotero 3.0 release

February 1, 2012 § Leave a comment

An important update. Most notably, it is now a standalone application. The reference manager war is running and that’s a good thing for us. Also a new word processor integration that looks very similar to that of Mendeley or Papers. I am not planning to switch, though, if it ain’t broken, don’t fix it ! I am happy with Mendeley so far.

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