February 11th, 2006


Asteroid #16271-DUANENICHOLS

named for mentor Duane Nichols, discovered 06-May-2000 by LINEAR.

{Alhambra High School Bio-Med Teacher, Duane Nichols} — probably mentor for any student from "Alhambra High School, Alhambra, California" listed here. several grand prize winners for: (2006) Characterization of Cyclometalated Ir(III) and Pt(II) Complexes as Efficient Singlet Oxygen Sensitizers, (2003) Glucose as a Teratogen Affecting Cranial Neural Crest Migration in the Chick Embryo & Quantum Yield Studies of Singlet Oxygen Production by Bis-cyclometalated Ir(III) Complexes, (2002) Oxidation of Substituted Phosphines with Singlet Oxygen: Intra- vs. Inter- Molecular Pathways & (2000) Characterization of the Immunoregulatory Effects of TGF-Beta.

{2002 California State Science Fair} Duane Nichols, a science teacher at Alhambra High School in Alhambra (Los Angeles County) was named California State Science Fair Teacher of the Year-Senior Division. Each received a $2,000 cash prize.

{Science Service} Science Service is a non-profit organization for the promotion of science. Headquartered in Washington, DC, Science Service works primarily to recruit more pre-college students to pursue science, math, and engineering fields in college. Because they often persuade students to research biology, bioethics is a significant concern for Science Service. Their extensive set of guidlines for the use of laboratory animals has become standard protocol for most student research. Science Service publishes Science News and sponsors events including the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, the Intel Science Talent Search, and the Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge. Edward W. Scripps, a renowned journalist, founded Science Service in 1921 with the goal of keeping the public informed of scientific achievements.

{Science Service}

{Intel International Science & Engineering Fair} The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair is the largest pre-college scientific event in the world. Although it is an international event, the United States almost always hosts it (the 1996 fair was held in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; the 2012 fair will be held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada). Each May, over 1400 students from more than 40 nations compete in the fair for scholarships, tuition grants, internships, scientific field trips and the grand prize: a $50,000 college scholarship. All prizes together amount to about $3,000,000. The International Science and Engineering Fair was founded in 1950 and continues with the sponsorship of Science Service ... The 2006 Fair will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana.

{DKos Cheers & Jeers: Tuesday} Top Ten Surprising Facts About Osama Bin Laden: #7. Middle name: Duane (from Late Show with David Letterman).

no disrespect intended to Mr. Nichols. asteroid #16271-DUANENICHOLS represents, on 827 List, using the scientific approach to find Osama Bin Laden.

see :: Duane from Gaelic Dubhan, meaning "black". he who said "The righteous judgement of God on these barbarous wretches, who have imbued their hands with so much innocent blood!" also said "by Hook or by Crook" (but it could come from two judges named Hooke & Crooke) when trying to take Ireland's first city: Waterford. so many folks attempted to capture Waterford throughout its history that King Henry VII gave the city its motto: Urbs Intacta Manet Waterfordia (Waterford remains the untaken city). Hook = Hook Head & one of the oldest lighthouses in the world, created by Saint Dubhan.


adding new asteroids

#17942-WHITERABBIT (Hyperstition), #501-URHIXIDUR (H5N1 Virius, Pandemic), #827-WOLFIANA (827, Astronomy, Astrology, Discovery), #512-TAURINENSIS (Olympic Game Symbols — Flame, Motto, Creed, Emblem & Pillars), #1006-LAGRANGEA (Resonance, Orbit), #535-MONTAGUE (Power of Music), #56000-MESOPOTAMIA (Cradle of Civilization), #4860-GUBBIO (Anomaly, Poetry [Dante Alighieri], Iridium, KT-Boundary), #16271-DUANENICHOLS (Scientifc Method), #8318-AVERROES (Philosophy, Fanaticism, Censorship).

& asteroid #1941-WILD discovered 06-Oct-1931, named for Swiss astronomer Paul Wild. Wild [pronounced Vilt] discovered SISYPHUS, #2001-EINSTEIN #2005-HENCKE, TRIPAXEPTALIS, DON QUIXOTE, GAUDIUM & several comets, notably 81P/Wild visited by NASA's Stardust Mission to collect interstellar dust (returned to earth 15-Jan-2006). SISYPHUS "comparable in size to the Chicxulub object whose impact killed off the dinosaurs". asteroid WILD represents wildcard on 827 List.