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Marcus Hanwell
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Something people aren't always aware of... The finite amount of different elements, things like helium are essential for MRI for example, as well as birthday balloons and we may have to start prioritizing its use.
 
Today's post is a collaboration with the American Chemical Society's Green Chemistry Institute, looking at some of the 'endangered' elements on the periodic table. Learn more about them here: http://wp.me/p4aPLT-1o4
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Well, both birthday balloons and the need for MRIs  have the same root cause: gettiing old. So if we want to preserve our helium supply, we should just stop getting old!
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Check out the latest release of tomviz, this post highlights major new features such as improved rendering, support for more file formats, and improvements that facilitate sharing analysis work flows.
Our tomviz developers are at the M&M conference (microscopy and microanalysis) this year
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Time to get off home, it's been grand but it will be great to get home!
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Our whole family enjoys Shawn the Sheep, and we're looking forward to the movie coming out.
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Went for a curry tonight, I miss the English take on curry. Only six other customers in the restaurant until minutes ago (all American in two parties), another three walk in and they are from Australia. Almost comical flying all this way and not a single English person in the place. Great curry, and the other patrons were all very friendly.
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Ha +Mike Lothian you beat to me to that gem.
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What can be done to make network/sustainable mindsets the one's that get rewarded, rather than the current focus of so many on extraction/short-term? Worth a read, something that seems more of an issue than ever today.
 
Definitely worth a read: the extractive versus the network (or sustainable) mindset. In other words why the feeding and maintenance of community is so important to long term progress....

http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2015/06/overcoming-the-extraction-mindset.html
For generations, places with significant oil production have developed a different culture than other places. This extraction mindset occurs in environments where profits are taken from a captive resource. It doesn't matter if it's coal, tickets or tuition, the mindset...
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Great week at the American Chemical Society meeting, caught up with lots of people I haven't seen in years, invited talk was well received (and in a really interesting session), and lots of interesting chats at my poster both yesterday at Sci+Mix and today in the COMP session.

I am around the rest of the week if anyone is would like to get together for a chat. Looking forward to tomorrow's sessions, and taking in more of Boston. Great to be with chemistry people after not making it to ACS for a few years.
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Yeah, we are too! It has been a great week, it is nice being out by the water. Too many great sessions and meetings have kept me indoors, but hoping to take a little in before if is time to head out.
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We are pleased to announce tomviz 0.6, released just in time for the M&M conference, get it from http://www.tomviz.org/downloads/ and come find us at #MM15Port, or come and see our talk on Thursday. We have M&Ms to celebrate this release!

#OpenSource #OpenScience
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Thanks for the kind words Peter! Glad you like our latest release, I think this is going to be an exciting year as we add features.
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Revisiting the site of our marriage, showing our children where it all happened. Hard to believe it was nearly ten years ago! Good memories.
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Beautiful spot.
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Checking out the natural history museum before dinner
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Wow! 
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Very timely, I was just looking at this last week.
 
PubChemRDF 1.5β is now available.  The new version is faster, supports Linked Data in new formats, features improved search and query functions, and contains new links.  Read more about this on PubChem Blog (http://1.usa.gov/1LzxF9Z).
PubChemRDF 1.5β is now available.  The new version is faster, supports linked data in new formats, features improved search and query functions, and contains new links. What is PubChemRDF? PubChemR...
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Why we have to do a better job at making science reproducible
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Technical Leader at Kitware, Inc.
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  • Kitware, Inc.
    Technical Leader, 2012 - present
  • Kitware, Inc.
    R&D Engineer, 2009 - 2012
  • University of Pittsburgh
    Postdoctoral Fellow, 2007 - 2009
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Sheffield, UK - Pittsburgh, PA, USA - Mountain View, CA, USA - Clifton Park, NY, USA
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Physicist, chemist, scientific visualization technical leader at Kitware.
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I work at Kitware, where my job involves developing open source, cross platform scientific visualization, pre and post processing code (mainly in C++, OpenGL, Qt) for scientific visualization. Strong believer in open science, open data and open source and proud member of Blue Obelisk. Everything posted is my opinion (may or may not coincide with my company, significant other, animal guide, etc).

I work on Open Chemistry software, such as Avogadro as well as other open source toolkits and applications VTK, ParaView, CMakeKDE and several other open source projects. My Ph.D. and degree are both in physics, with a large component of materials engineering. Working hard to improve the quality and openness of open source scientific software, specifically chemistry related software such as Avogadro and 2D charting/plotting in VTK.

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"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former." Albert Einstein.

“I believe the simplest explanation is, there is no God. No one created the universe and no one directs our fate. This leads me to a profound realization that there probably is no heaven and no afterlife either. We have this one life to appreciate the grand design of the universe and for that, I am extremely grateful.” Stephen Hawking.
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My office door was a TARDIS (and it was bigger on the inside)!
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  • University of Sheffield
    Physics (Ph.D.), 2003 - 2007
  • University of Sheffield
    Physics, 2000 - 2003
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Good fish and chips, not the best I've had but great for the south of England. Curry sauce was all wrong, chips were great, and having seating is a great option for a chippy.
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