Although I hope I can post something more substantial next week, but do not want to promise what I may not be able to keep…
Organic solar cells:
- Press release by Heliatek: organic module production facility opened in Saxony, Germany
Science Management and Marketing:
- Jessica Seeliger for Nature, Scientists must be taught to manage: about skills for starting a lab
- Martin Fenner, One-click science marketing: how to make your research more visible with online tools. Martin Fenner is also a blogger. Related: Nature Materials Editorial The scientific marketplace and an interview with Mark Kuchner about his book “Marketing for Scientists”
- I like this one most: Richard Hamming about You and Your Research. See also The researcher’s blog for more relevant links, e.g. a nicely typset transcript of the talk.
- Jon Gertner for NY Times, True Innovation: about how Bell Labs managed to be so innovative
- Follow up on the Elsevier story by Kent Anderson. Related: Elsevier’s press release, and the Price Survey 2011 by Library Journal for your reference.
- some anti-procrastination tips by Matt Might: Productivity tips, tricks and hacks for academics
- another Nature Editorial, here the comment by ars technica: If you want reproducible science, the software needs to be open source
- ACSnano Editorial: Recycling Is Not Always Good: The Dangers of Self-Plagiarism
German physical society (DPG) spring meeting in Berlin is still ongoing, although I had to leave already. 6000 (mostly german) physicists on the TU Berlin Campus, nice place to be!