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tausendsunny:

An Overview — Waste to Energy

Isn’t it time we catch up?

The next World with nanotechnology

Visiting Central Labs in Malang

It’s a nice thing to work or study in a small university where you know or at least have seen everybody. As an intern of a research centre in my university where the rector was one of the principal investigators (PIs), I was given the privilege to visit central labs in Malang with three other foreign interns. The rector wished to give example to other parties to be more open for collaboration and to show us how other universities in Malang are doing.

There are three central labs of three different universities in Malang. They are Bioscience Lab of Brawijaya University, Central Lab of Malang State University, and Biotech Lab of Malang Muhammadiyah University.

During my high school, I had a chance to visit labs of two very large universities. The labs had been mainly of Chemistry department, Faculty of Sciences. I had been suprised finding the labs more or less empty. Some machines in the labs had simply been not in use. That was in 2009.

Coming inside the central labs generated so much fun. I was amazed by the labs’ equipment. They totally devasted my bad perception of Chemistry and Biology labs of local universities—I had my degree in Singapore.

It has been five years though. I hope those two labs I had visited would be on the same stage as the three I recently visited.

Let us thank Higher Education Sirectorate (Dikti) as well as Resesrch and Technology Ministry for the grants. I am optimistic to see better research atmosphere in Indonesia in 5-8 years ahead, both for applied and basic science projects.

The govt is doing good enough. However, the most important thing in research is not consumables or machines, but the brains. So, young people, let us strive hard in our education before we get back to help the nation’s development.

“The most precious part of a research project is the human.”

—   so be lazy to do practical stuff, make use more time to think and generate ideas.

Pewarna Bunga Dikembangkan untuk Sel Surya

—good to know DSSC is being researched in Indonesia.

“Fancy projects do not necessarily hit the basic problems. Just becuase we got fancied, we work on it so eagerly.”

Vit-a-mins.

(Source: the-more-u-know, via dindakarani)

jtotheizzoe:

Everything is energy, including Earth and everything in and on it. Awesome look at the interwoven energetic systems of our planet from TED-Ed.

(via tausendsunny)

rousyan:

I once thought that doing PhD is magical, it could be my passion.. it could be my purpose. It’s the mission. So when I decided to quit from an apprenticeship program in a multinational corporation, I was dreaming to change the world. 

I remember, in my 1st semester, I didn’t find doing PhD interesting and could give way to change the world. I didn’t like it, so I was trying to find the ‘right job’.. sometimes I feel like I want to become a writer, a painter, or an indie musician residing in some remote area in one of the islands in Indonesia to collect natural inspiration. Sounds like fairy tale huh?

However, this quest of pursuing passion is very dangerous. It gives us the tendency to compare, and makes us less happy. And sometimes it makes us losing focus for what stands in front of us. For me, it successfully made me ‘Not Delivering’.. 

But after these two years, a lot of ups and downs, I eventually realize that ‘working right trumps finding the right job’ is true. So now I have a simple prayer and mission: trying to work right, trying to love what I do. I no longer dream to change the world, I work my backside off to change myself instead.

*kata-katanya sih keren, tapi tetep aja males ke lab dan cuman remote desktop :)) #miniblog #phd #passion #purpose #remotedesktop #deepcontemplation #edisimalesngeblogdiplatformblogging

Seems legit.

rousyan:

I once thought that doing PhD is magical, it could be my passion.. it could be my purpose. It’s the mission. So when I decided to quit from an apprenticeship program in a multinational corporation, I was dreaming to change the world. 

I remember, in my 1st semester, I didn’t find doing PhD interesting and could give way to change the world. I didn’t like it, so I was trying to find the ‘right job’.. sometimes I feel like I want to become a writer, a painter, or an indie musician residing in some remote area in one of the islands in Indonesia to collect natural inspiration. Sounds like fairy tale huh?

However, this quest of pursuing passion is very dangerous. It gives us the tendency to compare, and makes us less happy. And sometimes it makes us losing focus for what stands in front of us. For me, it successfully made me ‘Not Delivering’.. 

But after these two years, a lot of ups and downs, I eventually realize that ‘working right trumps finding the right job’ is true. So now I have a simple prayer and mission: trying to work right, trying to love what I do. I no longer dream to change the world, I work my backside off to change myself instead.

*kata-katanya sih keren, tapi tetep aja males ke lab dan cuman remote desktop :)) #miniblog #phd #passion #purpose #remotedesktop #deepcontemplation #edisimalesngeblogdiplatformblogging

Seems legit.