Someone out there in the Intrawebs has systematically
photographed the prenatal formation of a chicken fetus grown
outside the shell, and posted the photos online for all to
ponder at how all of us were once...
Also see "Birth
of Panda" and "Birth
Panasonic today unveiled its new computer in
the venerable Toughbook line of PC's designed to perform in an
environment somewhat more rugged than your lap. We had the ER in
mind as a place where the new U1 can be tested.
Hybrid Medical Animation,
a custom design company out of Minneapolis, Minnesota focusing
on medical and scientific imaging, has created an "interactive
heart" which allows for a more intuitive visualization of the
anatomical movement of the organ.
We would love for the company to add
the ability to slow the heart down, and to allow to focus more
on specific internal structures, to see their function during
the cardiac cycle. An ECG at the bottom of the screen would be a
major asset as well.
Try it out by moving the slider below
to morph between the external and internal representations.
Project info and the full size version
at Hybrid Medical Animation.
Japanese firm Bio International
Japan is selling nose filter plugs for people suffering
from hay fever, and other environmental allergies. The little
pliable filters, being sold in Japan for about $15, are almost
invisible save for the little connecting string used to remove
the devices. Our take on it? This stuff probably does not work.