Sorry about the mangled toot earlier!
I just figured out how to send any note I make in my Shaarli instance to my Mastodon and Twitter feeds. Awesome! Now I can keep my content on my own site, but still share it with silos like Twitter.
A reproducible workflow Ok, so [this video](https://youtu.be/s3JldKoA0zw) is a few years old, but it does not have anywhere near the views it deserves. It's never too late to do reproducible science! (Video 1m 44s)
> Reproducible science not only reduce errors, but speeds up the process of re-running your analysis and auto-generate updated documents with the results. https://shaarli.chepec.se/?PiTedQ
Modern programming languages offer quantity analysis neatly integrated into the data analysis pipeline.
My latest blog post shows you how to get up and running (in R, primarily) from your Windows 10 desktop using WSL Linux.
I'm pleased to release my R package for converting between different reference electrode scales (SHE, silver-silver chloride, mercury chloride and more). Package on Github and write-up on my blog. Check it out! Any and all feedback very welcome (toot, open an issue, or comment on my site using hypothes.is 🙂
In honour of #IYPT2019, I finally organised some old code of mine into an R package. Please welcome `periodicdata` to the world
It's mainly concerned with collecting and organising the properties of the elements, but also takes a dab at plotting them.
(It's probably most useful if you already use R and ggplot2, but feel free to try it out in any case).
The "International Year of the Periodic Table" is well under way, and it feels like something new is posted daily. It's great fun!
This "visual history" by Science magazine does a good job of visualising the many shapes the table has taken so far. http://vis.sciencemag.org/periodic-table/
(The animations didn't work properly in Firefox ESR, but Chromium seems to handle them fine). #IYPT2019
Quit using Mendeley people!
They started encrypting your database so you cannot easily move it over to other tools any more.
That link also helps you saving your data before it's too late.
(Elsevier are a bunch of crooks, blocking interoperability one-way and not the other. Almost as bad as Google blocking uBlock for your safety...)
Unpaywall is a handy little open source project, available to use as a browser extension, which makes it easier to find open access copies of journal papers.
I just thought I'd share this here for those who may need it. I find it very useful!
I recently learned about hematene. It's a 2D material similar to graphene, and made in the same way, except instead of carbon it's made from α-Fe2O3 (hematite). It also looks like it has excellent potential as a photocatalyst.
Makes me wonder what other 2D materials we might have yet to discover.
(Balan et al, 2018)
Interesting study by Wikimedia Foundation into the availability of Wikipedia's references across different subjects. Sad to see that Chemistry ranks very low, with a high percentage of pay-walled references.
Should also link to the twitter thread: https://twitter.com/Wikimedia/status/1031581857035497472
Don’t disclose information such as your date and year of birth publicly. https://twitter.com/suhail/status/1030224268473163776
Inorganic and physical chemistry research student out of Uppsala, Sweden.
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