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2010-06-27 07:40:00

Dear Editor, As CEO of  Global Bioenergies, I wish to exercise our right of reply concerning the article in Redorbit, published June 24, 2010, on the conversion of renewable resources into the hydrocarbon gas isobutylene, a key building block for manufacturing fuels and elastomers (1). In this article, prior art is ignored and only the recent work by Dr. Thomas Bobik from Iowa State University, describing a  reaction catalyzed by an undisclosed enzyme for generating isobutylene...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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