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I am an honours graduate (BSc. Hons. Strath-Glasgow) coupled with an MBA-ICG (Paris) , experienced, Metallurgist - Materials Scientist and Engineer & Manager turned Consultant & Blogger. I specialised in Superalloys (aero-engine_Seminal Work peer reviewed & published IOM3_MST, Feb.1985, the 2nd issue of this now well known journal dedicated to the fundamental aspects in our multidisciplinary subject area ) My experience over a wide range of Special Alloys is extensive. (Cryogenic,Controlled Expansion-Dilatometric,Magnetic, Corrosion Resistant Grades and finally HSLA-Aircraft Undercarriage. (Great Stuff-I was lucky) My responibilities were especially in Melting & Refining to 1st Forming stage. Responsibilities include QC,QA & Accounting, Melt/Remelt Process  & Products, R&D.  Bilingual English-French. 
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Sunday, 9 November 2008

Top 100 Science Blogs by WIKIO-Blog Road MAPS_Science

"In order to contribute usefully via blogging, I believe it is essential to look at what is going on in the blogsphere, in my professional area this means, Science in general and Metallurgy-Materials Science-Processes-Products, Technology & Engineering in particular."

The difficulty facing all science bloggers is, of course, the very high standards set by the major publishers of science with their professional staff of scientists, journalists or both scientists and journalists: science journal editors and the many national and international learned scientific bodies especially in english. Their contribution must be given great credit whatever your scientific position on publication, commentary and review may be: open source or traditional peer reviewed publication etc...

This, may be said of all related, highly published, disciplines covered by major higher education institutions and practices: universities, medical and engineering and management schools as well as research institutions and companies...

In order to contribute usefully via blogging, I believe it is essential to look at what is going on in the blogsphere, in my professional area this means, Science generally and Science-Materials-Processes-Products, Technology & Engineering in particular. The blogger must find a new-slant, a new niche market.

The following top 100 Blog list link is due to Wikio cf SOURCE below.

Many of the science blogs listed are relatively unknown to me.

Indeed, I am most especially looking forward to learning more of my colleague bloggers work, interests and approaches to blogging.

Nevertheless, from one or two of the blogs that I know of, I am a little surprised by the classification. For example, Sciencebase, by UK Scientise and Journalist David Bradley is of a very high professional standard and although very well positioned at N° 57 does appear to deserve a better position. It would be interesting to hear what other feel. (National readership-population, subject area in vogue - hot Topic such as Climate Change. Language - here I am thinking of Jancovici's site Manicore.

SOURCES:

Top 100 Science Blogs by WIKIO

General Chemistry based Science often refreshingly opiniated.
D. Bradley's Sciencebase

Cutting edge scientific hot topics
RealClimate

Response to Climate Change often by "simple" order of magnitude calculation - "back of a cigarette packet calculation" - "calculations which kill the sceptics stone cold":

Jean-Marc Jancovici's Site - Manicore: Should one read "Man is the main core-key" to current climate change-global warming trend?"
Jean-Marc Jancovici's Site MANICORE