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Virtual Microscope

The Virtual Microscope is a NASA-funded project that provides simulated scientific instrumentation for students and researchers worldwide as part of NASA's Virtual Laboratory initiative. This site serves as home base for the Imaging Technology Group's contributions to that project—namely virtual microscopes and the multi-dimensional, high-resolution image datasets they view. Currently we provide 90 samples totaling over 62 gigapixels of image data. Virtual Microscope
Stone Aerospace • Smart Tools, Systems, and Vehicles for Exploring and Commercializing the Frontier Stone Aerospace • Smart Tools, Systems, and Vehicles for Exploring and Commercializing the Frontier Smart Tools and Systems for Exploring and Commercializing the Frontier Stone Aerospace is a Texas-based company dedicated to the exploration and commercialization of the frontiers we know of and the discovery of the ones yet to come. We develop the tools needed to explore the frontier, to survive and work in it, to characterize it, and to exploit it. Our people are both seasoned expeditionary scientists and explorers -- who personally use the equipment we design in demanding environments -- and best-of-class engineers and coders. We are novel, lean, fast moving, and cutting-edge. We strive to change the way things are done, to cut red tape, and get reliable hardware into the field rapidly.
Wired 12.12: To Hell and Back Wired 12.12: To Hell and Back Bill Stone has invented diving gear and roving robots to explore the deepest - and deadliest - caves on earth. In the icy water 4,500 feet below Mexico he had to figure out how to bring his dead friend home. By Jeffrey M. O'BrienPage 1 of 3 next »

Not Exactly Rocket Science

Not Exactly Rocket Science For new readers, this collection of “missing links” rounds up fascinating stuff I find around the internet, and appears every Saturday. It’s separated into Top Picks (the best stuff), Science/News/Writing (science writing), Heh/Wow/Huh (silliness, satire, photos, videos), and Journalism/Internet/Society (a miscellany of my other interests). If links are broken, let me know in the comments. Top picks “Restless genes” by David Dobbs, about the genetics and other factors behind the human urge to explore, is one of the best science stories of the year, let alone the week.
With private and federal foundation support, we continually develop educational, content-based Internet sites for audiences from middle school to adults. Learn About Spinal Muscular Atrophy Learn About SMA, developed with support from the Spinal Muscular Atrophy Foundation, is a resource for SMA patients, families and researchers, including stories of living with SMA and the science behind emerging therapies. Weed to Wonder A flexible "e-book" that can be viewed as a website, an app, or a printable PDF. The interactive e-book tells the story of the development of maize, from domestication, hybrid vigor, genome sequencing, and transposons, to genetic modification and biofortification of modern maize. Internet Sites :: Dolan DNA Learning Center Internet Sites :: Dolan DNA Learning Center

Secret Life of Scientists & Engineers

On September 20, 1958 in Harlem Hospital, Dr. W.V. Cordice Jr. worked with a team of surgeons to help save the life of Rev. Dr. Secret Life of Scientists & Engineers


WED 10/2/137 pm NOVAInside the MegastormWednesday, October 2 at 7 pm on PBSWatch as Megastorm Sandy unfolds, and explore what made it so much more devastating than other hurricanes.WED 10/9/137 pm NOVAMegastorm AftermathWednesday, October 9 at 7 pm on PBSHow can cities prepare for rising seas and raging storms?