March 05, 2008
Chemical Blog Aggregator ... and More!
A comment on an earlier post brought to my attention this really interesting aggregator for the Chemical Blogspace, appropriately named "Chemical Blogspace".
Chemical Blogspace: http://cb.openmolecules.net/
"Chemical blogspace collects data from tens of scientific chemistry blogs and then does useful and interesting things with it.
With Chemical blogspace, you can:
* Find, read and subscribe to new science blogs
* Find out what scientists are saying about the latest books and papers
* Read mini-reviews, conference reports or even original research
* See the buzz surrounding different websites
* Browse different subject areas - chemoinformatics, organic chemistry, ... see the 'Explore' options on the top right hand side of the page for more. "
It is the "interesting things" part of this that intrigues me. It includes molecular models, and allows you to browse the blog posts by chemical structure. Not being a chemist, I clicked on a shape that looked interesting to me. It turned out to be hydrocodone, more popularly known as Vicodan.
Chemical blogspace - Molecules: hydrocodone: http://cb.openmolecules.net/inchi.php?id=282
This pulled up two interesting posts that would normally not have been juxtaposed - one about an celebrity overdose death and the other about Chinese traditional herbal remedies. Wow! Now, tell me how else you find that there was a relationships between those dissimilar postings? Very interesting, and I could see this being a real timewaster for someone really into chemistry, biochemistry, and/or pharmacy.
Posted by pfa at March 5, 2008 05:13 PM
It may be a huge time waster for some, but we're seeing more and more information aggregators all the time, which I personally believe to be a great thing for everyone.
I love having my information condensed for me.
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