Monthly Archives: March 2012

The historical observations of stress and strain design inside bone

This is a historical background of tensegrity: the balance of tension to compression in the shape of bone I came across a book originally published in 1942 by the Cambridge University Press under the title of On Growth and Form: … Continue reading

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Odotope Theory

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia “Odotope theory, also known as weak shape theory, is a theory of how olfactory receptors bind to other molecules. The theory proposes that a combination of shape factors determine the coupling. The word itself is … Continue reading

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Ice Halo- Curling and Concussions

The start for this essay comes from Vice President of Investments at Nesbitt Burns/BMO, Kevin Roy. ” We’ve had 4 concussions in our curling group. People’s heads really smack the ice hard when their feet just fly out from beneath … Continue reading

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Scent of a Brain

I love smelling the fragrant aroma of rosemary, freshly picked from my little Montreal garden, a joy of summer spice, but what does it tell us about concussions? Is it possible that breathing in a specific scent can actually boost … Continue reading

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Hibernation

As fall proceeds into the tilting planet effect on our daily journey circling the sun, the cooler temperature combined with diminishing daylight of Montreal advances with certainty toward the first blanketing snowfall, to become a winter city. Nature will also have … Continue reading

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How pigeons cool their brains with their eyes

As pigeons swoop into accelerated flight, the air rushing past their eyes selectively cools their brain, its air blast effectively employing corneal convection to maintain their brain temperature below their body temperature. This situation is especially present in flight when … Continue reading

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Brain Tunnelgenix: how to measure the brain temperature reflecting the body temperature at the corner of the eye

Brain Tunnelgenix Technologies Corp. (Healthcare) The Abreu BTT™ 700 System from Brain Tunnelgenix Technologies Corp.™(btt™Corp.) which incorporates the ASUS Eee PC™ 1005HA, continuously and unobtrusively measures a patient’s body temperature. It is considered a major medical breakthrough. Overview In the … Continue reading

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