transport medicine

anonymous asked:

Feral!Adrien ask: Now I'm picturing, at the end of the expedition, Marinette asking Adrien if he wants to go back to France with her. Adrien's one condition: Plagg comes too. And Marinette dispairs because it's one thing to bring back a human, entirely another to bring back an apex predator.

Oh, lovely anon, but it’s going to be the other way around, you see.

Plagg practically pushes Adrien to go.

Adrien doesn’t want to leave Plagg, but he also really really really wants to be with Marinette.

Marinette is Very Conflicted. She wants Adrien to come, but she’s also concerned about many things. Removing Adrien from the only home he’s known (or remembered, at the very least) does not sit well with her, but then she still gets nightmares from that time she watched him fight a 12-foot crocodile that Marinette somehow angered.

(She also has selfish thoughts of keeping Adrien to herself. She and Alya have had many discussions about that one.)

But since Adrien seemed determined to make the trip, Marinette decides to go with it. It’s Mme. Mendeleiev who protests, not surprisingly. 

“Marinette, I know you think that this….Plagg is tamed, but just because it managed to sit outside this building for a couple of days–”

He stood guard for half a month.

“– does not mean you can bring it to gallivant in Paris!”

“M. Otis Césaire has already agreed to take care of–”

“Otis Césaire is a zookeeper! You will need better contacts than that, not to mention funding for his transport and medicine and papers. Marinette, for goodness’ sake, you’re not bringing home a house cat.”

“Then I’ll do that! I’ll do all of that!” Marinette knows that yelling at her boss wasn’t the smartest idea, so she fights to lower her voice when she adds, “Please, Mme. Mendeleiev, Plagg is the only family Adrien has.”

“Actually,” comes a new voice, making both Marinette and Mme. Mendeliev turn around, “that’s rather inaccurate.”

Standing in the doorway, Nathalie Sancoeur adjusts her glasses. “And don’t worry, all expenses related in any way to Adrien will be taken care of by the Hawk Moth Project.”

anonymous asked:

how should we respond to skeptics who say that it is impossible to hold a polytheistic belief system with scientific knowledge?

I mean, the ancient Greeks (and others) made huge advances in geometry, astronomy, architecture, mathematics, anthropology, transportation, medicine, civil engineering, and philosophy which in many cases continue to be influential today while holding polytheistic beliefs, so there’s that. If it’s good enough for the father of modern medicine, why shouldn’t it be good enough for me?

Plus, the sort of skeptics you’re referring to (I’ve known a few myself) probably see polytheism as outdated and ‘primitive’ which is incredibly ethnocentric to begin with considering there are plenty of modern (that is, not reconstructionist pagan but systems which have survived in an unbroken line throughout history) belief systems around the world which are polytheistic and which continue to thrive. Such beliefs are obviously still attractive and valuable to those who ascribe to them, regardless of what anyone else thinks. The implication that humanity will/has/must evolve/d beyond polytheism is pretty insulting and is the same kind of rhetoric used in attempts to forcibly assimilate and wipe out indigenous beliefs in many former colonies. 

Besides, faith isn’t science. It can’t be proven, and that’s okay! It’s part of the process! The act of choosing to believe in something beyond yourself, something beautiful and unknowable and worthy of your attention and devotion, is itself a worthwhile endeavour and doesn’t require approval from anyone. 

- Mod Kal

saut--dans--le--vide  asked:

Hello! I love your blog! 😁 I was just wondering if you had any posts about creating a world? From scratch/your imagination/etc. Something that resembles the Character Sheet you created? Thank you! 💝

//Sure thing! It got long- Feel free to pick and choose. Please note some of this was inspired from this generator.

Planet Creation

Planet Name: [And how to pronounce it]
Diameter: [Of the planet]
Core Type: [Molten?]
Density: [ _ times that of the Earth- unless of course it is the Earth]
Mass: [Same as above^]
Gravity: [Same as the above]
Atmosphere Type: [I can’t really list them all, so best to research]
Atmospheric Pressure: [ _ times that of the Earth, unless it is the Earth]
Surface Water: [How much water covers the planet? How many oceans? Lakes?]
Surface Divisions: [How many continents? Is it all one large mass connected together?]
Axial Tilt: [Earth is 23.44°]
Number of Moons: [Are they all visible?]
Moon Name(s): [And how to pronounce them]
Star System Type: [Binary (two stars)? Other?]
Star Details: [Type]
Star Name: [And how to pronounce the name]
Solar System Name: [And how to pronounce it]
Number of Gas Giants in System: [Self explanitory]
Number of Asteroid Belts in System: [Self explanitory]
Other Planets: [Include the number and the names]
Hours in a day: [Earth has 24]
Number of days in a year: [Earth has 365]
Number of months: [Earth has 12]
Common Climate: [What kind of rain does this planet have? Does it get any rain? Snow? Sun?]
Common Dominating Species: [Or rather, the focus of said world; aka in a story about Earth, it would be humans]

Species Creation

Basics

Home Environment: [Grassland, sea shore, open country?]
Basic Diet: [Omnivore? Carnivore?]
Feeding Method: [Hunter? Browser? Farmer?]
Metabolism: [Are they warm blooded?]
Type of Society: [Pack? Herd? Hive? Solitary?]
Creature Size: [Compared to human]
Creature build: [Light, medium, heavy, etc?]
Average weight: [On a range, aka ‘120 lbs - 200 lbs’]
Position in Food Chain: [Middle, bottom, top?]
Galactic Social Standing: [Trades? Militants? Hostile/friendly?]
Racial Wealth: [Poor, average, wealthy?]

Reproductive Strategy and Life Cycle

Number of Offspring: [On average, and maximum amount]
Commitment to Young: [Average, low, high?]
Lifespan Average: [Earth years]
Number of Sexes: [Don’t have to answer if you’re working with humans- chances are you already know]
Method of Birth: [Again, don’t have to answer if you’re working with humans]
Misc. Reproductive Info: [Keep in mind aliens that have ovoviviparity as a mode of reproduction in their society aren’t likely to have breasts]

Body Plan and Biology

Movement Method: [Do they walk? Fly? Teleport?]
Symmetry: [Are they bilateral, like vertebrates?]
Posture: [Upright? Semi-upright? Horizontal?]
Number of Limbs: [In total]
Number of Walking Limbs:  [How many limbs are used for walking?]
Number of Handing Limbs: [Of the total limbs, how many are used for grasping objects?]
Number of Extra Limbs: [Do they have the same strength, dexterity, and sensitivity of the other limbs? Tails? Extra appendages?]
Natural Weapons: [Venom? Claws? Fangs? Tails?]
Integument Type: [Armour Plates? Skin- like humans? Heavy chitin?]
Voice Box: [Normal frequency range? Do they speak out their mouths?]
Average Appearance: [Skin colors, limbs, extra limbs, eyes, ear shape, facial shape, body shape, height, weight, skin patterns, hair colors, etc]

Senses

How many senses: [Total]
Number of Eyes: [Total]
Eye Placement: [Wide? Close together? On the face?]
Vision: [Poor? Excellent?]
Hearing: [Poor? Excellent?]
Kinesthetic: [Poor? Excellent?]
Taste: [Poor? Excellent?]
Smell: [Poor? Excellent?]
Other: [Anything else?]

Personality Traits

[List of common traits your species are known for]
[Include if they’re more curious than humans, etc]

Statistics

Strength: 0/10
Dexterity: 0/10
Intelligence: 0/10
Health: 0/10
Magic: [if applicable] 0/10
Balance: 0/10
Charisma: 0/10
Suspicion: 0/10
Empathy: 0/10
Curiosity: 0/10
Concentration: 0/10
Open Minded: [How do they feel about other species?] 0/10
Social Need: 0/10

Other Important Information

Religion: [Include deities]
Language: [Is it spoken? Signed?]
Names: [Are there common names? Any forbidden names?]
Population: [On average, how many are on the planet, how many are there in total, and how many per settlement/herd/hive/pack/etc.?]
Life Cycle: [How quickly do they age, and how fast do they mature?]
Technology: [How advanced are these species?]
Intelligence: [How smart are these species?]
Culture: [Fashion, the arts, entertainment, holidays, customs, traditions, languages, etc.]
Dating/Courting: [What starts the process? What are relationships like? Is there even any dating? What about marriage?]
Society: [Social structure, family life, roles/divisions, gender roles, gender identity, sexuality/love, common gestures, race, ethnicity, politics, etc.]
Government: [Government type, laws, punishment, finances, history, defense, education, medicine, transportation, economy, etc.]
Housing Structures: [How close do they live to each other? How secure are these buildings? Common materials? Practicality?]
Magic: [Is there any magic? Common terminology? Characteristics? Elements or types? Banned/forbidden abilities?]

The Picture Journal w/ Finlay MacMillan

  • What capability would you rather have, a photographic memory or the ability to impersonate anyone without practice? Photographic memory sounds cool. But only if when I blink (to take the photograph) I can hear a small internal shutter noise sound effect.
  • You’ll soon be appearing in the psychological thriller The Dark Mile, concerning two holidaying women seeking R&R but finding anything but… Inverting the central premise, have you ever been in a situation that you utterly dreaded only for it to turn out to be just the opposite? I was home alone and absolutely shaking with terror once. It was the middle of the night, I was extremely tired but I couldn’t sleep for hearing this very low, deep, wheezy breathing noise coming from inside my bedroom. The lights were off but I was too scared to even get out my bed to look around to see what was making the noise. I couldn’t move. I may have cried a little bit from exhaustion. But I plucked up the courage and decided to face whatever it was. And I found, under a mountain my toys/dirty washing – my Darth Vader mask with sound fx included. I was overjoyed and not only was I happy there wasn’t some dying animal lurking in my bedroom, but I found one of my favourite ever toys. I’m still glad I found it, it only happened last week.
  • Do you have a go-to joke, if so what is it?
    Q: What do you call a fish with no eye?
    A: A fsh.
  • What’s your worst ever instance of buyer’s remorse?
    A suit that looked like it would fit me perfectly off eBay but I when I tried it on I almost drowned in it.
  • If you could have been in an acting class with any actor within a 15 year age-difference of you, who would you pick? Joseph Gordon-Levitt seems like a really cool guy, especially with his new production company ‘HitRecord’, it’s impressive.
  • What is the most expensive thing you’ve ever broken? My car *grrr*


  • What is the strangest or most baffling thing you’ve ever found or seen?
    At 8 I found a cat’s skeleton that had been crushed between two rocks in Spain.
  • What doomsday scenario have you thought the most about in terms of how you would react/survive (i.e. zombie apocalypse, asteroid e.t.c)
    For a zombie apocalypse you will need a headquarters with good protection, weapons, source of food, medicine and transport to obtain all of the above (motorbikes and SUVs). An abandoned school or prison could work, as long as you ensure there’s no contamination inside of course.
  • How did you get your first scar?
    Fighting a ninja and a shark. At the same time.
  • You recently worked with Tim Burton on Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. The trailers suggest that the story surrounds characters who unlock underlying powers – if you could drastically improve something that you are already capable of, what would you want to become ‘super’ at?
    I would love to be an amazing lead guitarist, currently I don’t play anything that exciting, just chords etc. I really like Eric Clapton’s acoustic version of Layla.
Limb-saving, military docs an the shit they come up with

So, no matter how much as media likes to forget about it, Ukraine is still in a war. Yes, it’s slow, it’s more or less confined to several regions, but it’s affecting the entire country.
Some of the doctors who teach us have returned from the war zone and they tell of some sick ass ways to get by in a hospital, supply to which is near non-existent.

They get a lot of soldiers with cut blood supply to the limb due to a severed artery. They can’t repair it right there, hospital basically runs on saline, and transporting patient means that the limb will have to be amputated.


So, they take a sterile drip tube.

They cut shit off so only the long tube is left, remove drip chamber, roller clamp and and injection site.

And use the tube as a graft, sewing ends of the severed artery to it and thus temporarily restoring blood supply to the extremity, which gives enough time to transport the injured.

Wicked!

Redefining Support in Nursing & Medicine

(The impact of our reactions & support)

Support the nursing students, even if they seem to be in your way, even when they’re asking a lot of questions, even if they make a mistake. Support them by helping them understand what their role is as a nurse, support them not by criticizing, but by helping them learn. Support them by being patient, and remembering your own beginning. Support the next generation of nurses.

Support the baby nurses, the graduates, the ones who put on a brave smile, but scared shitless underneath. Support the new graduates who get in too deep, become overwhelmed, and are too afraid of the experienced nurses to ask for help.

Support the experienced fellow nurses who never ask for help, but always the first to help others no matter how busy they are - the ones who just always seem to be jinxed, have the worst assignments, first admissions, crazy jump- over-the-side-rails-patients, plenty of discharges, and all the codes.

Support the medical students who are afraid to ask nurses anything, support them when they do ask - support the future doctors, who begin their careers by seeing the value of a respectful, copacetic nurse-doctor relationship.

Support the baby doctors who have absolutely no idea what they’re doing - and fear making a mistake, (just as you do), that will be detrimental to your shared patients. Support the arrogant know it all doctors - not by arguing, but by clearly stating your position and not backing down on what is right for your patient, support them by providing them a perspective to consider (and learn as we did in the beginning) from the frontline caregiver of the patient - the nurse.

Support the doctors who are on their 23rd hour of call - they are tired, stressed, just as worried about mistakes as you are, and still have to be coherent enough to present in rounds in their last hour.

Support the Case Managers, Support the Nurse Practitioners who were once bedside nurses - they are in prime positions to advocate for your patients, and for fellow nurses, they understand your frustrations, understand theirs.

Support the respiratory therapists by respecting their invaluable knowledge and expertise, & instinct for who’s ready or not for ventilator weaning, support them by integrating their ideas into quality of patient care, rather than just calling them to give a nebulizer treatment or change the vent settings.

Support the transporters, who have to transport/lift a crapload of patients each day, instead of complaining, support them by showing them the correct way to shift/return a patient from bed to stretcher.

Support the clerks/unit secretaries who put up with a ton of annoying phone calls, and demands from doctors, families, admin, lab, pharmacy, to find nurses stat, and always on the receiving end of complaints when we are too busy to come to the phone.

Support the nursing assistants, who just like us never seem to have a safe patient load. Support them when they are frustrated with constantly floating to other units they don’t like often more than they are stationed on their own damn unit . Support the nursing techs who are left to fend on their own, sometimes the only one on the unit, and still expected to clean all the patients, do all the bloods, EKG’s, run for blood, feed patients, do fingersticks, and relieve 1:1’s. And somewhere in between answer the call bells.

Support the pharmacists, the unsung heroes who probably have saved your patient’s lives when you haven’t a clue about safe doses,, and the doctor ordered something so obscure, or completely out of range.

Support the nurse who has a great shift, without envy, support the nurse who has a rough shift, support the nurse who is burned out, support the nurse who is just starting out, support the nurse you need to support the most - you.

(A table of contents is available. It will be kept updated throughout the series. This series will remain open for additional posts.)

Part Nine: Growing Out the Little Things

Much of what gets developed when writers are creating their worlds and their peoples are the broad strokes we’ve talked about: physical environment, housing, looks, government, religion, subsistence, sometimes art motifs. There are, of course, a myriad of other, smaller details that go into making a world convincing. I’d like to remind you about some, just to put them back in your head. Remember that you don’t have to know every tiny little detail about these topics, but a few well-developed details from each will help your world feel real.

Travel and Cultural Diffusion - You will need to build more than one culture. I’m sorry to break it to you, but the process I’ve talked about in this series that I use–the growing out concept–you’ll need to do that at least three times. There’s nothing for it. A world simply does not have just one group of people and even if it’s one race across your world, there will never be just one culture for the whole blinking world. Your people will not be completely isolated unless they actively work to be so. They will move, they will travel, they will trade, they will go see family members living in another city, they will want to see that thing people call the ocean way out at the edge of the world, they will be summoned places, and they will go. You need to figure out what is the most culturally logical mode of transportation for each of your cultures. Depending on the level of technology your world is based on, it may be unlikely that there will be one globally accepted mode of transport.

Remember that you must work with what you have in the area, not your dream for them. Your vision is a great place to start, but once you have your building blocks established, you need to keep internal consistency within your world. If your people are riding elephants because it sounds cool and you had a great mental image of it, but they’re not living in a place conducive to elephants, then your people would not be riding elephants. At that point it’s time to rethink. Horses are the great default, but please make sure you do some real research on the care and riding of horses. I read a lot of things where the horse care is suspect at best that it would really behoove you to actually look things up.

Cultural diffusion will happen. With travel comes an exchange of information and ideas. It’s perfectly okay for you to illustrate that diffusion. Architectural details from other places that were adopted because they simply work better, medicine transported from other places, foods brought in, slang or legends that filter across travel trains. Embrace the multicultural nature of a world, but also keep your lines for individual cultures distinct. It’s easy to acknowledge that something came from somewhere else. A quick blurb like, “She reached for the pot of Anderri salve,” is enough to recognize the transfer of ideas.

Occupations - It’s pretty standard for writers to have the same set of occupations for each culture they create, and generally pulled from the same list of medieval positions. Think culturally. Just as with your transportation being specific to your culture and area, your culture will have specialized positions for their arts or their food or any number of things. Think about what sorts of materials are available in the area. If there aren’t places to get stone or metal, and much of your culture deals with wood, you’re not going to have blacksmiths, but rather a proliferation of carpenters. You’ll have more ropers in a port city than other places for the nets and rigging of ships. You won’t have farmers if your culture subsists on gardens, foraging, or import. Just be smart. Don’t be generic; be specific.

Pets - Not many put any thought into animal companions, but almost everywhere in the world there are animal species that are considered friends not food (or a mixture of both). The animals that are used as beasts of burden or family pets and companions are going to be specific to the area. Research, research, research, and choose animals that live in places similar to the climate you’re writing in. Animals that have been domesticated will be specific, too. Let me just repeat myself as a general good rule: be specific.

You won’t feel like you know enough to be specific. You’ll want to be generic to ensure that you’re safe. Generics aren’t texture. Generics don’t paint a picture. Generics give you a blob that could be anything from anywhere. Be specific. Be bold. Trust yourself. Those specific details build the convincing textures of the world.

Next up: Texture building!

anonymous asked:

I'm writing an au where upon retirement, Bones realizes he's super fucking bored on Earth and decides to buy a little ship to travel around in. He becomes sort of famous among Klingons/Romulans/certain Federation planets due to his smuggling and his gruff doctoring ways. He keeps a greenish alien cat for company (it's named 'Gobby'— short for 'Hobgoblin') and travels around getting supplies of Arsenic to desperate Klingon outposts and such. Jim doesn't find out until TMP, but Scotty always knew.

Scotty hires him fairly often to bring him illegal alcohols. Bones is happy to, because, let’s be honest, they were already in his cargo. But mostly Bones is transporting emergency medicine and saving children.

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Liquid metal discovery paves way for shape-shifting robots

It may look like nothing more than a small ball of metal, but the shape-shifting and self-propulsion abilities of a liquid metal alloy discovered by scientists at China’s Tsinghua University has captured the imaginations of scientists and science-fiction fans across the world.

Professor Liu Jing and his team have created what they believe could prove the first step toward developing a robot similar to the infamous T-1000 shape-shifting, liquid metal assassin from the Terminator movies.

The device is made from a drop of metal alloy consisting mostly of gallium, which is a liquid at just under 30 degrees Celsius. Last year they discovered that an applied electrical current causes the gallium alloy to drastically alter its shape. Changing the voltage applied to the metal allowed it to ‘shape-shift’ into different formations. When the current was switched off, the metal returned to its original drop shape.

But the team made their biggest breakthrough when they realized that bringing it into contact with a flake of aluminium caused a reaction creating hydrogen bubbles that allowed it to move of its own accord. Liu said it was able to 'fuel’ itself for about an hour.

“The machine has two processes. One is to create gases like hydrogen. Part of these gases form the propulsion. There’s also something important, in fact very important, which is the electricity generated behind the alloy. So this galvanic battery creates an internal electrical power, and this type of electricity will very easily lead to stretching of the surface of the liquid metal in an asymmetrical pattern, and this pattern leads to rotations inside the liquid metal, and the process of these rotations will set the liquid metal in motion in a certain direction,” he said.

While the scientists are still learning more about the properties of the metal, Liu believes it could have a variety of medical applications, for example delivering medicine in blood vessels.

“At present it has potential to become a robot, but a robot for the veins. So apart from a robot for the veins it could for example [be used in] people’s windpipes and digestive system, it may perhaps be able to carry out some medical tasks, for example transporting some medicines,” he said, adding that scientists would of course first have to ensure that there would be no side-effects to ingesting the metal.

As for comparisons to the deadly machine in the Terminator movies, Liu said that while the thought of his discovery bearing resemblance to the T-1000 did make him chuckle, he hoped that his robot would work for the good of mankind.

“Perhaps people think it’s like the Terminator but I think to a certain extent the Terminator’s not very good, he wasn’t good for mankind. So we hope that if in the future we can really make a soft robot, we hope that it can be a more human-like robot,” he said.

Txch This Week: Autonomous Trains And "Magic Wand" Technology

by Jared Kershner

We dedicated much of this week on Txchnologist to Nobel Prize announcements for the world’s most groundbreaking discoveries in physics, chemistry and physiology or medicine. We witnessed three neuroscientists be honored for uncovering how the brain understands where the body is in space. John O’Keefe, May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser revealed the positioning system or “inner GPS” in the brain that makes it possible to orient ourselves and remember places we’ve been.

The physics Nobel recognized the revolution in artificial lighting ushered in by LEDs. The three winners this year allowed white light to be created in a new way by figuring out how to produce blue-light LEDs, creating longer-lasting and more efficient alternatives to older light sources. Their discovery is bound to impact global energy demand and improve the lives of billions living in poverty with no access to electricity beyond unhealthy light sources such as burning kerosene. 

Outside of the Nobel frenzy, NASA plans on a December launch for the Orion capsule on its first space flight aboard the Delta IV Heavy rocket. This vehicle – expected one day to carry astronauts as far as Mars – will perform its first mission unmanned as a test flight for fact-finding on how it will safely convey astronauts in future explorations.

Now we’re bringing you the news and trends we’ve been following this week in the world of science, technology and innovation.

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need help meeting living expenses

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im completely out of my savings. luckily, my mom covers most of my living expenses. i’ll only need around $300 to make it until the fall, when i’ll be able to find work through my school.

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