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  1. I recently graduated with a b.s. in biochemistry. My plans are to persue a masters degree and maybe go further from there. I'm not sure but I've been sending my resume to places here and there as I take a short break from school. The other day I got a phone call from a recruiter for a position at HoneyWell. I was pretty shocked considering they are a really great company and I just graduated. The recruiter asked me several questions about experience and asked if I knew anything about ICP-MS and Ion Exchange. I obviously know what Ion exchange is because my whole last year of biochem lab and recognized ICP-MS because a special topics course I took forced us to learn almost every form of new technology out there. Anyways ICP-MS (Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry) is a more efficient Mass Spec. That is as far as I know and that is exactly what the recruiter told me. It was just a higher resolution form of mass spec. Now my biggest question is I understand both these concepts and can interpret mass specs. Are positions like this exactly how they are listed. Will I be there just interpreting mass specs? I'm nervous that I may not know everything I need to. I have yet to get the interview but this recruiter has called me repeatdly and seems like a very nice person trying to help me out. I'm worried that they will want me to know how to operate the equipment immediately upon hire. As many know, my university didn't have ICP-MS because its super costly and I just don't know what they want to expect from an employee. I have always been under the impression that most of mass spec had built in computer software to just spit ou the data already interpretted. Anyone have experience with ICP-MS and Ion exchange as a work place job? I mean doing it in class is one thing but for a job I just don't know what they expect me to know. I've made it clear to that I only have academic experience and the recruiter said that was fine. Who knows, I just hope to get a chemistry job some day I mean I did work really hard for this degree and it seems like they want most people to know how to operate all the equipment when in reality that isn't what you learn in class.
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    50 mL or 50,000 microliters correct? Thanks!!
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    I've been up all day and am kind of frustrated I can't figure this out. I don't want to mess it up before lab and ruin my entire protocol. I need to make a 2mg/100µl solution with 1000mg NaCl, thus I need to deduce the volume needed to mix the NaCl with to give this ratio of 2mg/100µl I thought the formula was (m1)(v1)=(m2)(v2) but that doesn't seem right when I did the calculation. can some please point me into the right direction for this calculation. I've been up all day doing exams and I am just whiped out right now..
  4. Yeah microwaved water is still just H2O with the chance of a few killed microbes. Which wouldn't really even have a pronounced effect on a plants health. Although microogranisms are crucial for root systems they don't really get that via water. It has to be something else.
  5. That makes sense because a diet rich in vitamin c would basically mean a diet rich in fruits/veggies, or in cases now rich in actual OTC vitamins.
  6. Ok so the firewall explains what happens to the matter when it falls into the black hole. Instead of being lost it is lost in the form of heat that radiates around the blackhole thus a firewall and ultimately isn't destroyed..
  7. Ahh I'm not to in tune with physics but like to keep updated. so correct me the firewall paradox is where space and time stop?
  8. I know GTP isn't ATP but in my biochem class we were always told to treat 1 GTP as 1 ATP, probably because it is so easily converted to ATP?
  9. The body has many factors that effect absorption. You will have to look into the broad range of factors including water-solubility, mucoprotein produced in the stomach, and other intrinsic factors. Also Vitamin C is absoric acid so throwing the pH balance off with mega doses could be bad, although I don't believe any serious cases have ever came about.
  10. Intelligence is defintely a heritable trait but only to an extent. If you look at some brilliant people they usually had very supportive/intelligent parents. This is not always the case and you can see millions of examples otherwise. I don't believe this limits anyone. We all come with traits that we don't want. It is our duty to try to minimize our bad traits and exploit our good ones. The best quote I tell people that bring this question up is the "12 infant quote" from American psychologist John Broadus Watson. Give me a dozen healthy infants, well-formed, and my own specified world to bring them up in and I'll guarantee to take any one at random and train him to become any type of specialist I might select – doctor, lawyer, artist, merchant-chief and, yes, even beggar-man and thief, regardless of his talents, penchants, tendencies, abilities, vocations, and race of his ancestors. I am going beyond my facts and I admit it, but so have the advocates of the contrary and they have been doing it for many thousands of years. when I took an art class my teacher explained that Frank Lloyd Wright was surrounded by pictures of buildings and architecture by his mother while he was a baby. She essentially molded him to be an architect. Although I can't find anything online but I'll take her word for it.
  11. Is hawkings now claiming that black holes don't ultimately devour everything and disappear like he said before? cause I know Leonard Susskind of Stanford gave him a lot of crap for claiming this. Hawkins forsure claimed that all information was destroyed and was never able to be regained.
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