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eyepiece laser safety filter and 3D printing

With TIRF and lasers on many fluorescence microscopes these days, there’s a huge risk of seriously damaging your vision. Not so much from a stray beam (which is probably diffuse or ...


The End of Beer

It’s last call for our beer theme. And this 1908 postcard from our collections seems a good nightcap. If you’re still thirsty, we have some top-shelf options for you: Our recent beer po...


Setting up for a squall

A squall line has already developed from Lake Ontario to West Virginia. It was well anticipated, and the SPC issued the moderate risk in their convective outlook. There is a great deal of...






Complexity Rules Part I: Can Big Data Save the World?

According to Eric Schmidt, the former CEO of Google, over the next 48 hours the amount of data generated will equal or surpass the amount of data generated from the dawn of humankind up t...


Changing the Paradigm of Graduate Medical Education: Lessons Learned from The Watchman's Rattle

Rebecca D. Costa, in her book entitled "The Watchman's Rattle: A Radical New Theory of Collapse", argues that societies and systems facing escalating complexity will eventu...



Hattiesburg, Mississippi to Salisbury, Maryland

Our second road trip of the day is coming up, and it will cover a two day journey between southern Mississippi and eastern Maryland. The two towns are 1098 miles apart and due in part to ...






Salisbury, Maryland

It’s off to the mid-Atlantic for our Monday forecast. What’s going on along the Eastern Shore? At 1154AM, ET, Salisbury was reporting a temperature of 89 degrees with clear sk...