the image lab

So I’ve seen scams about this floating around Facebook but this is the first one I’ve seen on Tumblr. I love the fidget cube and it is amazing - but the only real one that isn’t a bad reproduced knockoff or a straight up scam is from Antsy Labs. Antsy Labs is the company that originally kickstarted this project.

DON’T BELIEVE ANY OF THE OTHER ADS FLOATING AROUND THEY ARE LITERALLY USING ANTSY LABS IMAGES.

Basically you’re either going to get a really crappy version of one, IF you get one at all. There are some that are just taking people’s money and running.

When I first saw this website I checked it out and they didn’t even have a contact us section and their “return policy” looks sketchy as hell.

Don’t lose your money on this! If you want a real one go check out @antsylabs!

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Happy comicbooks Wednesday! I share with you a little proyect I have with my pal @danieruhuli, the anthropomorphization of our favorites comics publishing houses (and seals)! Hope you like it, and please make me know if you want us to design another one of your liking!

So I’m super pumped for The Arcana, and of course I had to design my main character….

I went way overboard as usual, but it’s a nice break from doing thesis work!

Check out The Arcana’s playable and completely awesome demo for both Apple and Android devices. The art is amazing, the story sounds really promising and, you get to chose your characters name and pronouns!

Chapters are set to start releasing sometime within the next month or so, follow them on Twitter and Instagram!!

Can’t wait!

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3-D computer imaging of a trilobite

Serendipity (Music Box Ver.)
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Serendipity (Music Box Ver.)

hey kids,, i found this thing while messing around on the different pitched percussions on musescore called the crotales and it sOUNDS rather like a music box so therefore we are going to pretend that this is a music box

Doctors use words like “aggressive” and “highly malignant” to describe the type of brain cancer discovered in Arizona Sen. John McCain.

The cancer is a glioblastoma, the Mayo Clinic said in a statement Wednesday. It was diagnosed after doctors surgically removed a blood clot from above McCain’s left eye.

Doctors who were not involved in his care say the procedure likely removed much of the tumor as well.

Glioblastomas, which are the most common malignant brain tumor, tend to be deadly. Each year in the U.S., about 12,000 people are diagnosed with the tumor. Most die within two years, though some survive more than a decade.

John McCain Was Diagnosed With A Glioblastoma, Among The Deadliest Of Cancers

Photo: Sherbrooke Connectivity Imaging Lab/Science Source
Caption: Glioblastomas are the most common malignant brain tumor. About 12,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with the cancer every year.

Emergency Medicine Advice

Alright, I made an advice post for Obstetrics & Gynecology that people liked, and I got requests to make more. So, here’s some of my EM advice. As always, I’m not an expert by any means and have my own problems, but these are just my reflections while on clerkships. There’s always a learning curve, so if I can alleviate some of that for others, that’s great! Let me know if these are helpful, because if so, I might go back and reflect on other rotations I’ve done and make more. Now, I rotated at a metropolitan level one trauma center for EM. So, here’s some of my advice:

1. At the start of each shift, be enthusiastic and eager. This goes a long way, and residents/attendings will be more likely to include you on cool things even if it’s not one of your own patients.

2. Let your residents/attendings know that you want to do/assist with any and all procedures. Be enthusiastic about the opportunity to do all of them! Because of this, I got to suture countless lacerations, irrigate and debride abscesses, do vaginal speculum exams, ultrasound heart/lungs/abdomen/pelvis/joints, do a paracentesis, help reduce joints, splint extremities, etc.

3. The ED is fast-paced. Your residents and attendings will be signing up for and seeing patients constantly. When you see a new patient on the board, let someone know immediately that you are going to see that patient, and jump into it! Don’t be forgotten.

4. I liked to pend labs/imaging before presenting my patient to my resident. Even if it was completely wrong, it showed that I actually thought about my plan rather than rambling things off. Also, it provided for great learning opportunities. For the times that my work-ups were correct, my residents liked that the orders were already there. Of course, if your residents/attendings don’t like this, don’t do it.

5. Also related to above, know your assessment and plan before presenting! This is the most important part of the ED. It frustrated me at first, but really you have to consider the big and bad things at all times even if it’s unlikely. For example, for chest pain, always consider ACS, dissection, pneumothorax, PE, etc. For back pain, consider spinal stenosis, cancer, aortic dissection, etc. For headache, consider meningitis, SAH, mass, etc. Even just last night, I had a patient with leg pain and chalked it up to an arthralgia… Nope, it was subtle septic arthritis. Never let your guard down, and have thorough work-ups even if you aren’t convinced by a history. Also, have an idea of what the dispo will be from the first time you see the patient. This may change as labs and imaging return, but keep it in mind.

6. Take ownership of your patients. Read their chart, and know their labs and imaging results before the resident/attending does. Update the team and keep your notes up to date with the latest plan.

7. Don’t be afraid to get on the phone for your patients. Call the lab. Call radiology. Call social work. Sign out the patients to the medicine team for admits. Your resident may do this without you, so ask to be involved if you want to practice.

8. Don’t overwhelm yourself with too many patients at first. Making quality plans for a few patients is better than making mediocre plans for many of them.

9. Check in with your patients multiple times during their stay. Did you give them pain medications? Don’t forget to follow-up if it helped. Ask if the zofran helped their nausea. Are they breathing better after a duoneb? Do they need another? Don’t forget to keep checking on vitals as well.

10. At my hospital, there were 2 rooms we used for codes/traumas. If you have a few minutes, go in there and study where things are. There were times I was asked for a stat OG tube, bougie for an airway, 4x4 gauze, scissors, etc. and it was helpful knowing where things were in stressful situations without being frazzled.

11. For the first couple of codes and traumas you see, get to know how things are done at your hospital. Once you’re more comfortable, ask your resident/attending how you can be helpful. Of course as a student, you won’t be doing anything too crazy, but you can help roll patients, hold a cervical spine stabilization, manage basic airways with supervision, and do CPR if you put yourself out there as willing to help.

12. If you walk into a patient’s room and someone looks sick-sick, tell someone immediately! Don’t take your chances, and it’s better to be on the safer side. If they look like they’re in bad shape, don’t stall the process of getting an attending to lay eyes on them and put in orders.

13. You’ll see a lot of psych crisis evaluations, social issues, and drug abuse. Check your judgement at the door, and don’t be surprised at what comes through the door. If you feel unsafe at any time, tell someone. Take threats seriously.

That’s all I can think of right now. EM is an exciting rotation, and every shift is truly different. Get as much out of it as you can, and have fun getting involved and doing hands-on things! Let me know if you have other advice as well. I’d love to hear.

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Vortices are a ubiquitous part of life, whether they’re draining down your bathtub or propelling underwater robots. In the latest video from the Lib Lab project, you can learn about how vortex rings form, what makes them last so long, and even make a vortex generator of your own. I can personally attest that vortex cannons are good for hours of entertainment, no matter your age. They’re even more fun with friends, as the Oregon State drumline demonstrates in the video. Want even more vortex fun? Check out leapfrogging vorticesvortex rings colliding head-on, and a giant 3 meter wide vortex cannon in action. (Video and image credit: Lib Lab)

Stretchy Prosthetic Skin Feels Pressure, Temperature

by Txchnologist staff

Researchers in South Korea and the U.S. have developed what they call a “smart” prosthetic skin embedded with heat, humidity and pressure sensors that can relay sensations to the wearer. 

They say their stretchy silicone-based material can recreate the feelings of temperature and mechanical strain and pressure through electrodes that stimulate the wearer’s nerves. They argue their integrated device represents the next generation of prosthetic skin research by making previously rigid or semi-flexible sensors soft.

“Recent advances in the design of prosthetic limbs integrated with rigid and/or semi-flexible tactile sensors provide sensory reception to enable feedback in response to variable environments,” the team write in the paper reporting their work published today in the journal Nature Communications. "However, there still exists a mechanical mismatch between conventional electronics in wearable prosthetics and soft biological tissues, which impede the utility and performance of prosthetics in amputee populations.“

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“Friends”

Originally posted by slayalec

@i-love-bucky-barnes @nopevilleluas @winter–plum @poe-also-bucky @serzhantjamesbuchananbarnes @life-is-fuucked @re2d2 @emilyinbuffalo @buckybarnesisalittleshit @theboldandthebootyful @dr121413 @buckysquad @smartashes @notsoprettykitty @romxnovas @tjhammomd @linsteadandchicagopdarelife

Your head was pounding, but this was nothing new. Headaches came with hunger, lack of sleep, and stress, and you fell under all three categories. You had been on the run for weeks with only the clothes on your back, literally. You had no weapons, no money, no food. You weren’t proud of yourself, but for the past few weeks you had been stealing fruit from the market that was near the safe house.

The safe house.

The safe house that wasn’t safe anymore.

Your eyes snapped open, muscles tense and ready to run.

“Ah-ah, no!” Someone chastised, pushing your upper body back down.

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Patience

She has the foresight to set up call forwarding so she doesn’t miss out on the cases that get called in directly to his home number. For her trouble, she’s rewarded by her phone ringing at 6:00 on Monday morning.

“Hello?”

“Er… hello, I’m looking for Agent Mulder?”

“He’s on a leave of absence.” She’s glad she thought to practice that one; she almost manages to get it out without her voice cracking. “This is his partner, Dana Scully. What can I help you with?”

“This is Agent Marley Sampson at the Salt Lake City field office. Local authorities up in Burley, Idaho just called in a murder, and it sounds like a pretty weird one.”

Okay. Nothing like jumping in with both feet. She can do this.

“All right, Agent Sampson. What can you tell me about it?”

“You’re… you’re Agent Mulder’s partner, you say? Do you mind giving me your badge number?”

She stifles a yawn and tries not to be offended. It’s reasonable protocol; the Bureau isn’t exactly thrilled about sharing case information with civilians. Still, she might need to do something about the fact that Mulder’s name is the only one that comes up in the directory when agents need to contact the X-Files.

“It’s JTTO331613. Do you mind giving me yours, Agent Sampson?” she asks, purely on principle. He’s the one giving her information, after all, but it’s worth making the point that she doesn’t know who he is, either.

“Uh, sure. Let me just…” She can hear him typing over the phone, no doubt verifying that her badge number matches the name she has given him. “Right, thanks for your cooperation, Agent Scully. My badge number is JTTO347922.”

She grabs the notepad and paper from her bedside table and jots it down. “Thank you. Now, you were saying?”

“Older couple, murdered in their home, no sign of forced entry. Actually, the husband was killed on the front porch, real violent. Sheriff’s deputies couldn’t find an obvious weapon, said it looked like the man had been attacked by an animal. Lots of bite wounds.”

But if they thought it was really an animal, they wouldn’t be calling you, Mulder’s voice in her head chimes in.

She frowns. I know that, Mulder. I’ve got this.

“But it didn’t entirely look like an animal attack, either?”

“That’s the thing. Usually with something like a wolf or a mountain lion, you would expect to see a lot more destruction inside the house, where the wife was attacked. Also things like tracks, scat, fur and the like. There wasn’t any of that.”

“So no obvious weapon, but very violent deaths. Inconclusive evidence for either a human- or animal-perpetrated attack.”

“Exactly. The local LEOs are stumped, but the way it sounds… Well, I’m just not sure we’ll have any more luck than they’ve had. I figured Agent Mulder might have the sort of expertise needed for this case. But if he’s on leave, I guess we can–”

“I’ll get a flight out this morning,” she interrupts. “If you would email me copies of the crime scene photographs and any other information you have about the case, I would appreciate it.”

“Sure thing. I’ll have the Sheriff’s office pass that along directly.”

“Thank you. You can reach me on my cell number if there are any developments.” Thank goodness for electronic directories.

“Will do. Thanks for your help, Agent Scully.”

“You’re welcome, Agent Sampson.”

She hangs up the phone and rubs her eyes. She didn’t sleep very well, and her alarm’s not even supposed to go off for another half hour, so she is in for a challenging day. Ultimately, though, it’s good they have a case right away; at least she and Agent Doggett won’t spend their first day working together just sitting awkwardly around the office.

You’re gonna treat him to a slide show at least, right? her mental Mulder proxy offers.

Scully grimaces. Shut up, Mulder. It’s a complicated thing, being hurt and angry with him for keeping his illness from her, while also missing him so badly that it’s hard to breathe sometimes.

But yes. As soon as the email with the crime scene photos comes through, she will forward it to the imaging lab and call in a request to have the photos converted to slides. It would feel wrong not to.

With a groan, she gets up out of bed. These travel arrangements won’t make themselves.

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to anyone who may need it:

tumblr mobile can automatically pause all gifs on your dash, no not just on data saving mode

go to your account page, click settings, then general settings.

scroll down until you see experiments, and click on labs. The tumblr labs image flashes around a bit so be aware of that

under that screen turn on “Tumblr Labs,” then “Tap To Play Gifs”

this is on an Android, so if someone with apple could check that’d be really helpful! 

EDIT: works on apple too! thanks anon :)

Have you ever had to discharge a patient and had a bad feeling about it? Like the doc was missing something despite the labs and imaging?

I have a bad feeling about a patient I had to discharge tonight. I advocated, but they sent him home anyway. Ugh.