This Trendy "Strong is the New Skinny" Thing (and what it could mean for the next generation of girls)
For the record: Teenage girls are so goddamn moody because they are always fucking hungry.I guarantee you that every teenage girl’s angst is amplified ~300% because she is 1) miserable because she’s on a diet and hungry 2) miserable because she’s “on a diet” but just ate a cake and feels really guilty and is considering regurgitating it 3) miserable because she’s given up on dieting and resigned herself to being “fat”. And why do we do this to ourselves?
Because we want to be thin and beautiful.
We can now see how the brain washes itself – not in the metaphoric sense, but how the glial cells, which power cerebrospinal fluid, help wash out guck.
I’m nerding out hard today for some reason. Must be the weather
Paleo or Cave Man Diet Explained
Muscle-Propelled Force Feedback, requires very little power, and in theory could be miniaturized to fit into a smartphone or tablet. The setup is quite simple: You take four electrodes and attach them to your forearms — two on the left, two on the right — and then attach them to your smartphone via an external, prototype box of hardware tricks (pictured below). The research paper isn’t online yet, so we have to guess a little, but it looks like the prototype connects to a smartphone via USB. Then, when an app wants to create the sensation of force feedback, it sends data to the prototype, which generates electrical spikes that make your muscles contract.
wow. that’s some fucked up shit. talk about being connected
Jack Andraka, Gordon E. Moore Award Winner
HOW THE TEST WORKS
To come up with his new pancreatic cancer test, Jack mixed human mesothelin-specific antibodies with conductive single walled carbon nanotubes.
He used the mixture to coat strips of ordinary filter paper, making them conductive, and determined the optimal layering using a scanning election microscope.
Cell media spiked with varying amounts of mesothelin was then tested against to the paper biosensor and any change in the electrical potential of the sensor strip (due to the changing conductivity of the nanotubes) was measured.
Changes in conductivity occurred because the antibodies on the strips binded to the mesothelin and enlarge, spreading the nanotubes further apart and changing the electrical properties of the network.
The more mesothelin applied, the more the antibodies would grow and the weaker the electrical signal would become.
Andraka’s sensor costs $3.00 and 10 tests can be performed per strip, taking 5 minutes each. The test is said to be 168 times faster, 26,667 times less expensive, and 400 times more sensitive than current testing methods.
Jack Andraka from Crownsville, Maryland, developed a simple dip-stick test for levels of mesothelin, a biomarker for early stage pancreatic cancer found in blood and urine.
It promises to revolutionize treatment of the disease, which currently kills 19 out of 20 sufferers after five years - largely because its so difficult to detect until its final stages.