Debbie Knight

A glimpse into research…sort of…

In observation on January 21, 2011 at 4:29 pm

A great video giving a glimpse into the research world (sort of…)  “borrowed” from YouTube — a science-related parody of the Lady Gaga song “Bad Romance.”

Over the years I have had my share of “bad” projects.

Projects where the experiments just aren’t working, where I spend more time beating my head against the proverbial wall than celebrating success.

Sometimes the breakthrough simply means trying a different approach.  Then the “bad” project blossoms into a “good” one.  Data begins to flow and life is good.

But sometimes nothing seems to work and the “bad” project is either put on the back burner or completely abandoned.

While a “bad” project can be quite frustrating, the challenge of flipping it into a “good” project can be rewarding — like solving a NY Times crossword puzzle in ink.


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