Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Woods Hole Marine Biological Lab

Founded in 1888, Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory is a lab located in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, that focuses on education, research, and training in biology. It is the oldest private marine biology lab and has more than 275 scientists working on various fields from developmental biology to molecular evolution. The laboratory strives to take a significant role in training the world's experimental biologists through its superior educational program. The Woods Hole Marine Biological Lab features six research laboratory buildings, two administration buildings, and a variety of support buildings.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

1 September 2010: The Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect basically states that small, seemingly insignificant actions can cause large results. It is based on the effect of the wind generated by a butterfly flapping its wings. A butterfly's wing movements can affect the weather and possibly cause a tornado in a completely different part of the world. Due to small unknown factors large systems, like the weather, become impossible to predict.