… it is by far one of the most full-powered camera apps I’ve used, and it marks an exciting advance for smartphone cameras.
– The Wall Street Journal
Here at last. Our baby. As you know, photography is our life and our passion. So we…
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Camera Awesome Test
"Neuroscientists are novices at deception. Magicians have done controlled testing in human perception..."
- Teller Reveals His Secrets | Smithsonian Magazine
An archival photo from The New York Times shows news pictures being sorted in the newspaper’s photo “morgue,” which houses millions of images. Here they are — several each week — for you to see. Welcome to The Lively Morgue. Photo: The New York Times
I’ve tried many iPhone calendar apps. By far, my favorite is “Tempus” (short for “tempus fugit”, Latin for “time flies”).
Monday, February 27, 2012
And now this. Amazon could be an unstoppable competitor to big publishing houses. If history is any guide, Bezos, who declined to comment for this story, doesn’t care whether he loses money on books for the larger cause of stocking the Kindle with exclusive content unavailable in Barnes & Noble’s Nook or Apple’s iBookstores. He’s also got almost infinitely deep pockets for spending on advances to top authors. Even more awkwardly for publishers, Amazon is their largest retailer, so they are now in the position of having to compete against an important business partner. On the West Coast people cheerfully call this kind of arrangement coopetition. On the East Coast it’s usually referred to as getting stabbed in the back.
I have a theory the number one reason most doctors don’t email their patients is this: they can’t type well.
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Variability of brain size and external topography.
Photographs and weights of the brains of different species. Primates: human (Homo sapiens, 1.176 kg), chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes, 273 g), baboon (Papio cynocephalus, 151 g), mandrill (Mandrillus sphinx, 123 g), macaque (Macaca tonkeana, 110 g). Carnivores: bear (Ursus arctos, 289 g), lion (Panthera leo, 165 g), cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus, 119 g), dog (Canis familiaris, 95 g), cat (Felis catus, 32 g). Artiodactyls: giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis, 700 g), kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros, 166 g), mouflon (Ovis musimon, 118 g), ibex (Capra pyrenaica, 115 g); peccary (Tayassu pecari, 41 g). Marsupials: wallaby (Protemnodon rufogrisea, 28 g). Lagomorphs: rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus, 5.2 g). Rodents: rat (Rattus rattus, 2.6 g), mouse (Mus musculus, 0.5 g). (via Frontiers)
What the hell is going on with that rabbit brain? Huge olfactory bulb on the left (as in the rat and mouse, big smellers) and an inverted cerebellum on the right hanging off like a couple “brain eyes”.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
"You will be fooled by a trick if it involves more time, money and practice than you (or any other..."
- Teller Reveals His Secrets, Smithsonian Magazine
The name of the program is Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA). Although it is designed to let sellers with high inventory have sales, shipping, and customer support handled entirely by Amazon, you can use it too. The primary advantage of using the FBA program is convenience. You basically dump your crap in a box, tell Amazon what’s inside of that box, print out a shipping label, and schedule a pickup request. The process generally takes an hour or two, unless you have more stuff than you could ever possibly sell, and if you’ve already got the box(es) you’re going to use you don’t even have to leave your home. When Amazon gets the box, they’ll post all your items for sale on their product pages and people will be able to buy them. Amazon will ship the items out for you in their own packaging and handle any customer issues that may arise post-sale.
What do you call a thriving marketplace of robots buying nonexistent books from other robots for millions of dollars?
If you like NEJM Images in Clinical Medicine, you’ll love the striking new page we’ve added to the NEJM 200th anniversary website. We’ve gathered a selection of images from this popular weekly series, and put them into a gallery.
Google Reader’s “sort by magic” was an overlooked gem, but Flipboard’s “cover stories” is even better.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
"What is the correct style? Dark Side of the Force vs dark side of the Force vs dark side of the..."
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
by Tim Bredrup
The American College of Cardiology (ACC) recently launched CardioSmartTXT™, a free texting program to prevent and manage cardiovascular disease. CardioSmartTXT will provide support, information,…
When I first meet patients, my preamble goes something like this:
Hi. My name is Dr. Yang and I work as a psychiatrist. We have about 45 minutes together. I’ll be asking you a lot of questions, some of which might make you wonder, “Why is she asking me that?” If you find me interrupting you, I’m not trying to be rude; I just want to make sure I get the right information.
"Currently I am the traveling dad holding his laptop to the window so his son 2,500 miles away can..."
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Anatomy of introversion, inside the brain’s optimism bias, and a blueprint for doomsday from PC Guy.
Diabloceratops eatoni, by PaleoPastori.
“Possessing brow horns and two nasal horns, Diabloceratops eatoni is the most primitive centrosaur described so far. It was discovered in 2002 by the Utah Geological Survey in the middle Campanian (~80 MA) Wahweap Formation in southern Utah. It took several years of excavation, with a helicoptor lift, and many hundreds of hours of preparation to reveal the beauty of this skull before it was described formally in 2010 by Jim Kirkland and its discoverer and preparator Don DeBlieux. Diabloceratops is unique in that, other than the long ornamental horns at the back of its narrow, upright frill, the horns on the side of the frill decrease in size from the front to the back. Additionally, the presence of an accessory antorbital fenestra or hole behind naries, shared by Zuniceratops indicates the origin of the large ceratopsids is not via Protoceratops, but through the less well know Bagaceratops and Magnirostra”.
Utah State Paleontologist
Utah Geological Survey