In the newest episode of BrainCraft, host Vanessa Hill explores some cool new concepts for glasses that may help blind people see again!
We are exploring new modalities of creative photography through robotics and long-exposure photography. Using a robotic arm, a light source is carried through precise movements in front of a camera. Photographic compositions are recorded as images of volumetric light. Robotic light “painting” can also be inverted: the camera is moved via the arm to create an image “painted” with environmental light. Finally, adding real-time sensor input to the moving arm and programming it to explore the physical space around objects can reveal immaterial fields like radio waves, magnetic fields, and heat flows.
Via Mediated Matter (MIT)
Craniofacial growth patterns in mouse models for Apert syndrome. Apert syndrome is caused by two neighboring mutations on Fibroblast growth factor receptor 2 (FGFR2). Multimodal imaging and segmentation was used to visualize and quantitate overall morphology of soft tissues (gray), skull (yellow), inner ear (purple), nasopharynx (pink) and globe of the eye (green) in Fgfr2+/S252W Apert syndrome mice and Fgfr2+/P253R Apert syndrome mice at embryonic day 17.5 (E17.5) (left) and on the day of birth (P0) (right) (Fgfr2+/S252W mice are shown).
Image: Susan Motch Perrine/Penn State
No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.
My contribution to International Literacy Day. A fairly unknown book by Sir Isaac Newton, which shows that in addition to possibly be the most brilliant scientist in the history of humanity, his curiosity did not stops in Physics. From Wikipedia:
The Chronology of Ancient Kingdoms is an approximately 87,000-word composition written by Sir Isaac Newton, first published posthumously in 1728 in limited supply, but since republished in mass paperback format. The work represents one of Newton’s forays into the topic of chronology, detailing the rise and history of various ancient kingdoms throughout antiquity […]
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