AmeriKen is proud to annouce the official completion of its third year!
Best described as a rebuilding year as many experiments were posted late
of their deadlines. The high point of the year proved to be the completion
of the undergraduate research project, Conjugation
Between Different Bacterial Genera. Performed at the facilities
of California Lutheran University, in Thousand Oaks, over a period
of 3 months, the experiment demonstrated the limits of bacterial conjugation
among other unique developments. This high point demonstrates
the potential of Scientific AmeriKen as they push forward into the 21st
Statistics up to Sept. 23rd 1999
A total of 20 experiments performed throughout the year.
The hypothesis was proven true in only 9 of the 20 experiments,
a percentage of 45%.
Over 7,500 hits totaled over the year, setting a new record
of 375 hits per experiment up roughly 50 from last years totals.
Total money spent over the year is estimated at $31.00
The death toll of this years Scientific AmeriKen's include
1 snail, died of alcohol poisoning, and 5 ants from microwave radiation.
It should also be noted that one weed intended for this list unfortunantly
survived the experiment.
For the first time ever, Scientific AmeriKen used the
same html editor (netscape composer) and same server (Xoom.com)
throughout the whole year! Although their are slim hopes for a change of
servers to scientificameriken.com
Only 1 email, recieved this year by Scientific AmeriKen,
mistook this site for Scientific American. Therefore, Scientific
AmeriKen is proud to announce a name change is not likely in the next year.
Music selection over the year has included a variety of
genra, including: 6 selections from movie/t.v./video game themes
(30%), 5 classical/orchestral pieces (25%), 4 alternative rock pieces (20%),
2 from alternative artist (10%), and 1 (5%) from each of classical
rock, holiday themes and 1 which was self produced by Scientific AmeriKen
Chronological Order of Important Events
Oct 8th, 1998 - The start of a new year for Scientific
AmeriKen, also the introduction of Scientific AmeriKen Q&A, which was
unable to be maintained over a difficult year, however, will hopefully
be continued in 1999-2000.
Nov 11th, 1998 - first of many experiments missed. Difficulty
in scheduling and experiment failures were general causes.
May, 1999 - Scientific AmeriKen post the undergraduate
project, Conjugation Between Different Genera, an experiment designed to
determine whether bacteria can transfer antibiotic resistance between different
June 6th, 1999 - The final experiment of the year
is 'officially' posted as efforts to catch up on missed experiments are
abandoned in the wake of the new Scientific AmeriKen Season.
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