Posts Tagged ‘science’

Watch “The Most Astounding Fact (Neil DeGrasse Tyson)” on YouTube

Dark Matters on Vimeo

I am not one of the great thinkers … but this blew my mind. Who knew that particle physicists and cosmologists were such fun! Thanks to GeeksAreSexy for the heads up about this totally cool video! Dark Matters from PHD Comics on Vimeo.

A beautiful thought for Earth Day

Pale Blue Dot – Animation from Ehdubya on Vimeo.

Kinect Now Used For Medical Research, In Place Of $100,000 System

Thank you CrunchGear for this Kinect news … I love that a gaming peripheral has been hacked into a bona fide medical tool … and replaces one that’s so ridiculously expensive to boot! Gamers rule! Kinect Now Used For Medical Research, In Place Of $100,000 System: ” The Kinect has only been out for a […]

University of Calgary succeeds in building a neurochip out of silicon, human brain cells

Yes, I know I’m a couple months behind the curve on this one. I have to plead the state of trying to find Canadian news in the Union I suppose. I just wanted to highlight this because (a) it’s my hometown and (b) it’s damn cool research. University of Calgary succeeds in building a neurochip […]

Implantable blood sugar sensor could eliminate daily finger pricks

Implantable blood sugar sensor could eliminate daily finger pricks: “ Science has been figuring out ways to sidestep those dreaded finger pricks for years now, but it’s not often that we hear of such a permanent solution as this. A crew of researchers from The University of Tokyo and BEANS Research Institute are in the […]

CBC News – Calgary – Alberta scientists see Alzheimer’s breakthrough

While we still don’t completely understand the human brain, we all understand the impact that neural diseases like Alzheimer’s can have on people’s lives. It’s nice to see a light at the end of the tunnel … regrowing brain cells in humans could be an incredible breakthrough. While it will be some time before this […]

Water, water everywhere …

I sometimes hold training classes at the medical school where I work, no nothing medical, just Office and Blackboard and academic related software things. But in preparing for a PowerPoint class that I had today I wanted to show the students some examples of truly great presentations to give them an idea of what can […]

Researchers Discover How Key Enzyme Repairs Sun-Damaged DNA

As one of those pale faced people in a “the sun kinda hates me” way I am very intrigued by the discovery below … quoted verbatim since it’s all scientific and stuff … Researchers Discover How Key Enzyme Repairs Sun-Damaged DNA RESEARCHERS DISCOVER HOW KEY ENZYME REPAIRS SUN-DAMAGED DNA COLUMBUS, Ohio — Researchers have long […]

Do you want to be an astronaut? There’s a game for that!

My sister-in-law will squee with joy when she hears about this … she’s kind of a space geek in amongst all the other geeky awesome that she is. NASA has released a 3-D space exploration game that’s FREE!! Yes, you read that right, free. Want to get people into space exploration and scientific careers … […]