Sarah Kendrew selects interesting and notable ResearchBlogging.org posts in the physical sciences, chemistry, engineering, computer science, geosciences and mathematics. She blogs about astronomy at One Small Step.
Publication of the first (draft) Berkeley Earth climate change research results this week caused some cheers around the climate change community, as the skeptical analysis of land-based temperature records confirms previous results and reproduces the well-known hockey stick very nicely. Greg Laden explains all here.
Chemistry for the win! On Microfluidic Future, Hector describes how cell phone cameras can be calibrated to read results from lab-on-a-chip devices to diagnose ovarian cancer.
On The Soft Anonymous, James gets extra kudos for pop culture association with hard science. Find out here what Cyndi Lauper has in common with newly forming planetary systems.
Thanks for the great posts, and I’ll be back next week with more picks.