by Timo Arnal of BERG
Reblogged from ohyeahdevelopmentalbiology
Heart embryology movie
This is Dr. Richard Blandau’s classic animation on development of the heart.
Dr. Blandau (1911-1998) was renowned for his basic studies of ovulation, fertilization and embryonic development. He made many groundbreaking motion pictures. One of them, “Congenital Malformations of the Heart”, contains this 9 minute animation sequence. The film was made in 1951 at the University of Washington, in collaboration with Dr. Robert Rushmer.
The 16mm film was widely used in embryology courses. Well-worn copies of it were subsequently transferred to early videotape; and videotapes in turn have been recopied to digital media. So great is the film’s instructional quality that in spite of severe degradation these twice copied versions are still in use today. It was felt that a high quality digital restoration would be valuable, both for students and teachers of embryology, and as an object lesson in the art of instructional animation. This restored version was made from Dr. Blandau’s personal copy of the film, using the best available film scanning technology. The new sound track uses the same words as the original film.
Thanks to the University of Washington Special Collections, for permission to make this restoration available online.
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Reblogged from troubled
I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound or stab us. If the book we’re reading doesn’t wake us up with a blow to the head, what are we reading for? So that it will make us happy, as you write? Good Lord, we would be happy precisely if we had no books, and the kind of books that make us happy are the kind we could write ourselves if we had to. But we need books that affect us like a disaster, that grieve us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us. That is my belief.
— Franz Kafka (via troubled)
Reblogged from uxrave
Interesting and exciting vision of technology application using touch screen displays and cloud computing supported by advanced developments in material technology.
Plenty of new interactions to be designed and coming your way. Corning (maker of Gorilla Glass touch screens on iPhone’s / iPad + more) 2012 update to their future vision video, “A day made of glass”.
Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless - like water. Now you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup, you put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, you put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend. - Bruce Lee
Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless - like water. Now you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup, you put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, you put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.
- Bruce Lee