Tag Archives: Medicine

Strange Science: Soft Robotics and Implanted Medical Devices

Scientists at MIT have developed a soft robotics device known as a dynamic soft reservoir (DSR) to help human bodies manage their response to implanted medical devices. Currently, when a human receives an implanted medical device, there’s a strong possibility … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Light in Slow Motion

Scientists have developed a camera that can capture moving light in slow motion, by taking 10 trillion frames per second! The setup is actually a pair of cameras–one “streak” camera and one stationary camera–and it doesn’t actually capture all 10 … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Medical Technology Informing Artifact Analysis

Medical technology can be used for a multitude of applications, including helping art historians and archaeologists learn more about artifacts. Recently, five pieces of art held by the Art Institute of Chicago were imaged using axial tomography, known to most … Continue reading

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Women in Science: Merit-Ptah

As we lead up to the release of Battling in All Her Finery, we’re featuring a handful of women in science from history. Check back in the coming weeks to learn more about early women scientific leaders, and check out … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Quackery and Medical Frauds at the Science Museum of Minnesota

If you’re interested in seeing some really strange pseudoscience, head to the Science Museum of Minnesota to check out their exhibits on quackery and medical frauds. For the most part filled with “miracle cures” with no basis in science, this … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Corpse Consumption

Humans have long believed in all sorts of weird remedies and supplements for their continued health. But cannibalism? That might be taking it a bit too far. Nonetheless, Europeans in the 16th and 17th centuries had a wide array of … Continue reading

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Stop Paying for Artificial Zzzzzzs, Dum-Dums

An essay by Macy Jones, as provided by Jacqueline Bridges Art provided by Scarlett O’Hairdye No one dies in their sleep anymore. It seems we gave it up, along with pesticides and artificial sugars. Sleep is now a four-letter-word, even … Continue reading

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Floating

An essay by Dr. Barrett Eustice, as provided by Chris Vander Kaay Art by Justine McGreevy They still call me lightweight at work. They think it’s funny, and I never said anything the first time they did it, so now I’m stuck … Continue reading

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The Story of Jesse’s Heart Trouble

As told by Tommy to Marla L. Anderson Art by Scarlett O’Hairdye The trouble with Jesse all started when his girlfriend went and had a change of heart. Wouldn’t have been no big deal if Jesse hadn’t decided to keep … Continue reading

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The Fibril Prosthetic

An essay by Mr Grim, as provided by Steve Toase Art by Luke Spooner “Run that past me again?” I said, looking at the object on the table, then the rounded nub at the end of my leg. The doctor smiled and … Continue reading

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