Posts Tagged ‘art and science’
Ditch the powerpoint! Dance it out!
This is by far one of the funniest scientific-genre videos on the web. You simply must watch.
One of my favourite lines from the video is when he explains that hundreds of pounds of beard hair sample is kept at -80C “not for preservation…just because I don’t like the smell!” What’s your favourite part?
Are you a stumbler? While I don’t spend oodles of time bouncing through StumbleUpon, every once in a while I come across a gem that I just need to share. The Human Brain, is a collection of the most amazing images of, wait…you guessed it…the brain, that you have ever seen. It includes detailed views of every angle, with the ability to zoom in and out and add clear labels if desired. It also included histological sections which can be zoomed in right down to the cellular level.
I urge you, if you want to experience jaw-dropping images, to visit the human brain website.
Those of us in the medical research community think of ourselves as contributors to patient heathcare both in the areas of disease diagnosis and treatment. However, our contributions are not always recognized and it can be challenging to directly correlate the results of our experiments with a practical medical application. However, I believe that a new research challenge issued by the X PRIZE Foundation and Qualcomm Foundation may change all that and give medical researchers the recognition they deserve.
According to the announcement, the goal of the challenge will be for teams to leverage technology innovation in areas such as artificial intelligence and wireless sensing – much like the medical Tricorder of Star Trek® fame – to make medical diagnoses independent of a physician or healthcare provider.
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