Yahoo eying Tumblr???
I don’t mean to sound cynical but I like tumblr as an independent entity.
And I don’t want my account to be jake0112.tumblr.yahoo.com
After many months of hard work, plenty of late nights, and Many Many words typed. My thesis ‘A Preliminary Investigation on the Development of Transgenic Caenorhabditis elegans Nematode as Biosensors of Environmental Pollution’ is finally completed (this is my copy).
Emails from the Grave
So google has announced a method of managing your account after 3 months of inactivity - for when you die. You can set up an auto-reply for when people try and contact you. This is mine.
When I was in school I was fortunate, I wasn’t bullied (often) but I knew people that was bullied day in, day out. While not experiencing the terrors of bullying on a daily basis, I looked forward to school and still kinda miss it.
But this video shoots me back to reality and reminds me for some it’s a war zone and a terrifying experience. It is a very powerful, very captivating, and very touching video.
Real Time Imaging of Thoughts
A team of researchers have successfully demonstrated visualisation of the formation of a thought. The experiment was carried out in Zebra fish, where the researchers presented the fish with food and observed its thought process to which I can only imagine its went like: “Dayum not this processed shit again!“
The researchers developed new forms of Calcium indicators GCaMP, and GCamP7a, these indicators allow us to visualise the calcium ion status of a membrane. This is useful for studying voltage dependant calcium channels which are found in a variety of cells such as muscle cells and neurons.
Honestly, I’d need all night and a bottle of whiskey to study and explain the theory behind it and sadly I have neither. Also the result would be the same, that awesome video of a thought being formed.
Souce: [Current Biology]
I’m sure a lot of you have seen this already, but I’m posting this here because it’s quite literally fantastic, and captivating.
It’s a music video by Artist Sivu, sung entirely while an MRI is recording his inner workings. A beautiful example where science, technology and art come together.
Today is the last day of my extended Christmas break. Yes I am saddened by this but life must go on. So this means that I’ll be back procrastinating on the interwebs and blogging on this (I use the Internet backwards).
I spent my last day making my very first GIF (see above), and I am oddly proud of it. Now that I’ve done one I have no interest in making another one.
So, see you soon.