Do you like superheroes?! Do you like science?! Do you like me?!
If you answered yes to any of those questions not only should we be IRL friends you should also check out the project I just finished!
In February of 2012 I was in my classroom looking at the Periodic Table I had hanging. Needless to say I was not impressed with it. Lots of numbers and letters and nothing to smack me in the face and say I AM AN ELEMENT HEAR ME ROAR… At that point I decided to undertake a project that I was determined to finish. Combining my love of super heroes with my love of science I created the Periodic Table of Super Elements.
Each element has been designed according to its characteristics or uses.
My goal was to create something that would grab the attention and generate excitement about the periodic table (not to say the old one isn’t exciting, but sometimes it’s hard to get a middle schooler excited about Osmium). It took me longer than I’d care to admit to finish this but I’m proud to say I am finally done!
If you are a teacher, science lover, super hero connoisseur, or just enjoy original artwork then this could be a great addition to your collection! They can be found for sale at http://ptosuperelements.com
At this time there is a classroom sized one (36x72 inches) and a more manageable one to hang on your wall (18x36).
As always reblogs and signal boosts are much appreciated to help spread to the word.
P.S Osmium is one of my favorite designs!
Way to go Mark!
At Jerusalem’s Hadassah Hospital, a team of neurosurgeons and computer scientists are developing software to plan the delicate incisions that are necessary for neurosurgery.
Operating on the brain is a bit like ice fishing. Doctors cut a hole into the skull as small as half the size of a penny and can’t necessarily see what’s below. Sometimes they create an opening as large as 70 millimeters—the size of some camera lenses–forcing doctors to cut through broad areas of bone and tissue.
Surgeons must then navigate more than 400 miles of blood vessels and delicate lobes controlling speech, sight, smell and memory every time they want to excise a tumor or relieve symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, depression and other neurological disorders.
Figuring out the best trajectory to attack a tumor or fluid-filled cyst is as much science as it is art.
“Field of image or computer-assisted surgery is a very evolving project in medicine—especially in neurosurgery,” says Dr. Yigal Shoshan, head of Hadassah Hospital’s neurosurgery department, who along with Leo Joskowicz, a Hebrew University computer science professor, is developing the software.