Debbie Knight

Photo of the Week

In photo log on July 19, 2012 at 10:30 am

One of my tasks in the lab is parceling reagents into smaller portions. We in the research lab call this “aliquoting” — a word that the Merriam-Webster dictionary recognizes as a legitimate word. Who knew?

It’s a rather menial task, but there are times I welcome doing it. It gives me time to think — sometimes about an experiment and sometimes about non-science stuff. The task does require a little focus, so full-on daydreaming is out of the question.

And, the best part is: when the task is complete, there’s a sense of accomplishment.

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