There’s been a lot of press recently about the super-capacitive properties of graphene, an incredibly strong but flexible material made from a single layer of carbon atoms. The development of a new manufacturing technique using consumer electronics promises to revolutionize energy technologies and has incredible implications about the future of electronics. This technology has the potential to be truly transformative.
He took a picture of a man in a gorilla suit shaking his fist, and he superimposed that image on a series of slides that radiologists typically look at when they’re searching for cancer. He then asked a bunch of radiologists to review the slides of lungs for cancerous nodules. He wanted to see if they would notice a gorilla the size of a matchbook glaring angrily at them from inside the slide.
But they didn’t: 83 percent of the radiologists missed it, Drew says.
Very interesting editorial in last week’s Nature discussing the character of scientific genius, contemporary discovery, and the nature of incremental progress.
UC Davis professor Dean Keith Simonton argues that scientific genius as we know it is dead.
Melissa Marshall, who will be speaking at the New York Academy of Sciences on December 14, shares tips for conveying research to non-scientists in a way that isn’t patronizing or “dumbed-down,” but is accessible and engaging.
This is definitely something I struggle with.