Monthly Archives: August 2010

#solo10: Green Chain Reaction; where to store the data? DSR? IR? BioTorrent, OKF or ???

Dictated into Arcturus The Green Chain Reaction will soon be generating a lot of high quality structured data. The question is how and where to store this. To give an idea of the scope let me illustrate this with the … Continue reading

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#solo10: Green Chain Reaction – much progress and continued request for help

Dictated into Arcturus We've made great progress over the last week on the Green Chain Reaction. Our progress is all being recorded on the Etherpad provided by the Open Knowledge Foundation at thttp://okfnpad.org/solo10. Have a look! And feel free to … Continue reading

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#solo10: Green Chain Reaction is using an Etherpad to collect its thoughts

Typed into Arcturus We've been bouncing emails around on the Green Chain Reaction coding part of the project and we've got to the stage where looking back through emails to see where bits of code got copied in, who was … Continue reading

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#solo10: Publishers, is your data Openly re-usable – please help us

Dictated into Arcturus There is an absolutely critical point for the Green Chain Reaction that has been raised by a reader of this blog Anon says: August 12, 2010 at 9:45 am  (Edit) Aren't most supplementary information files freely available? There … Continue reading

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#solo10: The Green Chain Reaction is becoming a chain reaction!

Dictated into Arcturus I'm waiting until the rain stops before I cycle in to work, so here is an update on The Green Chain Reaction. It's going incredibly well. The energy of those who have already volunteered is enormous, and … Continue reading

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#solo2010: Where can we get Open Chemical Reactions?

Typed/Scraped into Arcturus Mat Todd has created a great page of possible chemical resources for the Green Chain Reaction (http://scienceonlinelondon.wikidot.com/greenchem:discussion-area ). I'll comment rapidly here. Mat Todd Point 1 of 2: At the moment I am assuming that I can … Continue reading

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#solo2010: Sharing Data is Good for All of Us

Dictated into Arcturus We are delighted that Heather Piwowar has offered to help on the project. This is specially exciting as she says "I know nothing about chemistry" – I doubt that's absolutely true but I'll take her at her … Continue reading

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#solo2010: Green Chain Reaction – update and more volunteers!

Dictated into Arcturus A brief update of the Green Chain Reaction. Viewed in the light of normal projects with Gantt charts, milestones, etc. the GCR project is completely mad. There is very little formal support other than the excellent wikis … Continue reading

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#solo2010: Computing volunteers needed for Green Chain Reaction

Typed into Arcturus Here is a wonderful offer for the Green Chain reaction project at #solo2010. Dan Hagon says: August 10, 2010 at 12:28 am  (Edit) Hi Peter, sounds a really fun project. I'm happy to help out with some Java … Continue reading

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#solo2010: How safe / green is my reaction? Feedback requested

Typed into Arcturus For our Green Chemical reaction at #solo2010 (http://scienceonlinelondon.wikidot.com/topics:green-chain-reaction ) I'd like to be able to calculate the "greenness" of a reaction. This is obviously subjective, but should illustrate the principles and components of green chemistry even if … Continue reading

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