MIT Technology Review has named Philip Low one of the world's most promising innovators.
And for good reason. The mathematician turned computational neuroscientist has created the iBrain, a small portable device to monitor electrical brain activity through one single electrode. Compared to the oodles of wires and nodes needed in a patient office up to this point, his invention could revolutionize neuroscience today.
Imagine seeing your own brain's activity at the click of a button in your own home?? It's potential uses include diagnosing neurological diseases like Alzheimer's, track recovery after brain trauma, and check effect of neurological drugs directly. Low received his bachelor's in mathematics at U Chicago and his doctorate in computational neuroscience from UCSD and work at the Salk Institute. Read the rest of this promising scientist's potential and story here.
Bright star, would I were steadfast as thou art — Not in lone splendour hung aloft the night And watching, with eternal lids apart, Like Nature's patient, sleepless Eremite, The moving waters at their priestlike task Of pure ablution round earth's human shores, Or gazing on the new soft-fallen mask Of snow upon the mountains and the moors — No — yet still stedfast, still unchangeable, Pillow'd upon my fair love's ripening breast, To feel for ever its soft swell and fall, Awake for ever in a sweet unrest, Still, still to hear her tender-taken breath, And so live ever — or else swoon to death.
I love this stationary/paper holder and shelves for little wicker basket drawers but they definitely needed some jazzing up before I move to my new Seattle apartment in ONE WEEK!
I liked the bold blue and hope it will pop on my (yet to be found) desk.
Also, I'm just a sucker for tiny little drawers/boxes/baskets and I have found such a good use out of this itty tower over the past four years. It was screaming to be red rather than the multi-colored I had painted it years ago.
Finally, my mom has this awesome handmade sunflower apron to pass on to me but it was missing crucial pockets. Inspired by the multi-textured and patterned Anthropologie smocks, I cut up an old suede vest I found at an LA vintage store years ago to fashion some nifty silk paisley pockets. Of course, the hand towel loop was inspired by my mother's unending practical advice. Finished product:
A good mechanical engineer friend gave me the wonderful gift of THIS website yesterday..
Unbeknownst to most, I am on an endless search for more and more GOOD engineer and mathematician jokes. The comment stream on this thread (yes, because nerds like to comment on, revise, and critique all things) is truly to die for. Here's one to hook ya if you're doubting me:
An infinite number of mathematicians walk into a bar. The first orders a beer. The second orders half a beer. The third orders a quarter of a beer. Before the next one can order, the bartender says, "You're all assholes," and pours two beers.
Meet Rachael and Noah Hershman, one of the most shockingly beautiful pair of lovedoves I have ever met in my life. Their wedding yesterday at Leo Carrillo Ranch in Carlsbad melted my heart in every little DIY detail (homemade marmalade favors were my fave yum!), stolen glance, and glass of wine. It was indeed the ultimate summer night of love and I couldn't wish them more happiness together or my heart may pop!
homemade program fans and bags of lavender buds to toss