Archive for November 2007

New Gmail Features

After using Microsoft Outlook for about 8 years, I have converted all of my email to Google’s GMail reader. This is after running engineering for a company that made an awesome email client and after saying that I would NEVER use a web based email client. This list of new features shows just how innovative…

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New Technique For Thinning Flowers On Fruit Trees…Scary

I appreciate the fact that there are a lot of people on the planet and they eat too much government subsidized corn as it is. More fruit is a good thing. Still, there’s something about this USDA announcement for a new chemical that helps thin the number of flours on a fruit tree (thus efficiently…

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How To Brine A Turkey

I have been using a brine for my Thanksgiving turkey for for the past 5 years, maybe more. It consistently produces the best tasting turkey I’ve ever had and it also makes the turkey very tender. What I also love about brining a turkey is that it brings fun chemistry into my day of cooking…

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FDA Clears Silver-Coated Breathing Tube for Marketing

I occasionally run into people who think that the antibacterial properties of silver are "alternative medicine." Of course, that’s because they just have no idea what they’re talking about, but that’s ok. It does make it all the more interesting when the FDA approves a medical device making specific use of silver of reducing infection…

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FDA Considers Changes To RDA’s For Nutrients

The recommended daily allowance (RDA) is defined as the average daily intake of a specific nutritient in order for the average healthy person to maintain their current state of health.These RDAs are set based on information available, blended with a healthy dose of political influence. In the past few years we have seen substantial changes…

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