3D Human Anatomy. Science. Bio-Alive Biology and Life Science Video Share. Virtual Microscope. Periodic Table. Smart Tools, Systems, and Vehicles for Exploring and Commercializing the Frontier. 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 » "Ian drowned. " In a cave 4,500 feet beneath Oaxaca, Mexico, with an underground waterfall roaring in the background, Bill Stone didn't hear those words as much as he sensed them. Story Tools Story Images Click thumbnails for full-size image: View Why nerds are so unpopularHot Seat: Google News' Krishna BharatSterling: Any product, any shape, any size - made on your desktopLessig: Technology over ideology!
At the time of his death, Ian Rolland had been using Stone's latest invention - the Mk-IV, a device now referred to as a rebreather, which scrubs exhaled air and recirculates it, greatly extending the amount of time a diver can stay underwater. These days, he's absorbed by two projects. Stone's obsession has come with costs. 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. It’s beautifully written without sacrificing nuance. Giant crabs are marching on Antarctica. “Dear Cancer, I beat you aged 8 & today I got my PhD in cancer research” – By Vicky Forster Great gut-wrenching piece of writing about the difficult decisions faced by parents of a 23-week-old baby A very cool experiment: scientists transform fish fins into sort-of-but-not-really hands.
You may have heard about mirror neurons. Dolan DNA Learning Center. 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. DNA from the Beginning Discover the concepts and experiments that define the fields of genetics and molecular biology.
DNA Interactive Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the DNA structure and the development of "DNA science. " myDNAi Genes to Cognition (G2C) Online Simple Mapper. HowStuffWorks - Learn How Everything Works! Secret Life of Scientists & Engineers. NOVA. 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?
NOVAWhy Sharks AttackWednesday, August 27 at 7 pm on PBSNOVAWhy Sharks AttackWill analyzing the hunting instincts of this endangered predator reduce deadly attacks?