Mobile Usability

Mobile use is one of the biggest challenges now facing many websites. Its also important for some intranets, particularly in companies with many traveling employees.

via Mobile Usability Jakob Nielsens Alertbox.

The challenge has been around since the PalmPilot + application specific tools.

I suspect the success rate for doing “phone” tasks or “address book” tasks is much higher than the “web” tasks.

A custom application (which is all that a “Mobile Site” is, really) is going to provide a better experience.

Simple example? Google Maps – can’t use it on a “mobile” browser. The custom application for my phone works quite well.

Nanoparticles Explored for Preventing Cell Damage

In a nanocrystalline form, cerium oxide is a powerful antioxidant because its latticework crystal structure has many vacancies that can capture oxygen, and the material has a large surface area. Self showed that nanoceria mimic the activity of superoxide dismutases (SOD), an antioxidant that can stop the deadly chain reactions caused by ROS.

Nanoceria are also able to regenerate their antioxidant abilities. “Due to this catalytic property,” explains Seal, “repeated dosing with nanoceria may not be needed, as it is with certain antioxidant vitamins.”

via Nanoparticles Explored for Preventing Cell Damage – US News and World Report.

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