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Semon's Page

Page history last edited by Semon Rezchikov 13 years ago




Lab Manual

Lab 1: The Scientific Process (Semon)

Lab 2: Measurement

Lab 3: The Molecules of Life

Lab 4: Enzymes

Lab 5: Microscopic Observation of Cells


Student Blog

Chapter 2 Blog: The Chemical Basis of Life I (Semon)

Chapter 3 Blog: The Chemical Basis of Life II (Semon)

Chapter 4 Blog: General Features of Cells (Semon)

Chapter 5 Blog: Membrane Structure, Synthesis, and Transport (Semon)

Chapter 6 Blog: An Introduction to Energy, Enzymes, and Metabolism (Semon)

Chapter 7 Blog: Cellular Respiration, Fermentation, and Secondary Metabolism (Semon)

Chapter 8 Blog: Photosynthesis (Semon)

Chapter 9 Blog: Cell Communication (Semon)

Chapter 11 Blog: Nucelic Acid Structure, DNA Replicaiton, and Chromosome Structure (Semon)

Chapter 12 Blog: Gene Expression at the Molecular Level (Semon)

Chapter 13 Blog: Gene Regulation (Semon)

Chapter 14 Blog: Mutation, DNA Repair, and Cancer (Semon)

Chapter 15 Blog: The Eukaryotic Cell, Mitosis, and Meiosis (Semon)

Chapter 16 Blog: Simple Patterns of Inheritance (Semon)

Chapter 18 Blog: Viral and Bacterial Genetics (Semon)

Chapter 20 Blog: Genetic Technology (Semon)

Chapter 21 Blog: Genomes, Proteomes, and Bioinformatics (Semon)


Grading Sheet for the Blog Project


Section I: Personal Bio and Material

Hi, everyone! I'm Semon Rezchikov, better known as Sam, Семён or, if disambiguation is necessary, Russian Sam. I live in Hillsborough, and I'm 16. I'm interested in a lot of things: I like hanging out with wonderful, intelligent people; learning new things; making the world slightly more surreal and fun; thinking; writing (LOL, I BLOG); making cool stuff; and generally doing what makes my life more awesome. On a more scientific note, I'm interested in nanotechnology, microbiology, robotics, psychology and neurology, and private, commercial spaceflight. (I suppose that last one isn't science, really...) I ski. I hike. I've recently rediscovered my love of sailing. I do mathematics for fun because it really challenges me; I mess with computers because programming is poetry that makes things happen.

All this can be summarized much more succinctly, really; I like creating things, messing with systems of all kinds, and having fun outside. 


Section II:  Interesting/Useful Scientific Material


http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/juan_enriquez_shares_mindboggling_new_science.html -- Juan Enriquez is the man. Also, TED is awesome.

http://www.ted.com/talks/hans_rosling_shows_the_best_stats_you_ve_ever_seen.html -- This is the most impressive demonstration of statistics and visualization I know. This guy is also the man.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKoB0MHVBvM -- Hurray for chemistry.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UR8rZMKlIq4 -- Win.

http://www.youtube.com/user/ooo6?blend=1&ob=4#p/u/3/tgcMlEZ6NFw -- Very early electronic instrument; played without touching it. It's very pretty, and the mechanism that makes it work is cool.


http://www.muppetlabs.com/~breadbox/txt/al.html -- Relativity in words of 4 letters or less

http://www.syntheticgenomics.com/ -- J. Craig Venter's new project. Whatever you think of him, the man can get things done. These guys are probably up to interesting things.

http://huref.jcvi.org/ (Speaking of useful stuff relating to Venter's work)

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/genbank/ -- More DNA stuff

http://www.unitednuclear.com/ -- These guys have lots of awesome stuff, like, say, pure caffeine in powdered form, and HUGE MAGNETS (2x3x2" high-Q Nd O_O)


Coronal Hole in Sun

See Explanation.  Clicking on the picture will download  the highest resolution version available.


Cherenkov Radiation

File:Advanced Test Reactor.jpg

Cloud Chamber

Feynman Diagram


Comments (2)

Derek Weber said

at 3:57 am on Sep 1, 2010

Bueller? Ferris Bueller?

Derek Weber said

at 11:56 am on Sep 1, 2010

He arrives. Nice job.

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