Sometimes, even your hoped for results astound you. Like, Dr. Hannah Iaccarino (MIT) found when she zapped a mouse with induced (but initial stages of) Alzheimer’s disease. The light caused brain wave induction (roughly 40 oscillations per second [Hz]). And, then she found that the toxic protein levels of amyloids halved.
You know I’ve said many times that science fiction is great stuff. Because we just suspend reality just a smidge- and then create things that can one day be real. Now, most sci-fi tomes deal with realities we hope come true (and some with dark visions, which serve as warnings if we screw things up badly), but I’m talking about technology dreaming, not the urban planning kind of sci-fi.
I haven’t written about 3D printing in a while. It’s not because nothing is going on in that arena. After all, HP announced that it will be offering a consumer 3D printer this year. (It is 2015 by now.) It’s because I have been involved in a slew of other projects and have lost touch with the groups continuing to work in this field.
Tonight is the first night of Chanuka. That means it is the 25th of Kislev. (It is also the day our family traditionally celebrated my grandfather’s birthday- who only knew his birthday was on Chanuka.) The holiday of Chanuka is NOT the same as Christmas, even though the Christians adopted the 25th for their celebration.