As a doctor I can say this is rubbish. IV access and venepuncture isn't done by visualizing the vein, it's done by using anatomy knowledge to palpate and find a vein that's robust enough to take the needle/cannula. If it's done by sight alone, then it's wrong, there are plenty of visible veins that collapse as soon as a needle is inserted. This reminds me of the attempt to give patients local anaesthesia before having a cannula inserted, which was proved to be a rubbish solution. If you're a patient, I can feel your pain, but do understand we're there to make you better and we loathe the idea of causing you pain via needles. It's just something that has to happen until we find a way of giving medication wirelessly.
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Like this little thing and also learn what the numbers and values mean. Got two, they work great and they're consistent with more pricier measurement options.
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Obviously it'd be better to give them iPhones and Android phones so they can play Angry Birds. That will definitely increase productivity.
Basically the Titan was a publicity stunt. The 780Ti is faster and a lot cheaper. Then again, the R290s are just as fast as a Titan and a lot cheaper, but it seems they have some cooling (throttling) issues. One should wait for the custom cooled R290s if the target are games and just get a 780Ti if you really need the CUDA processing (e.g. Adobe applications like Premiere). Also, as for the price, it's top-end, it's normal to be expensive. One can game with a GTX670 or a GTX770, which are more than enough and a lot cheaper.
well there was that one time that I used that knowledge to go all MacGyver and save a patient's life while in a tropical rainforest by injecting them with a fumarase inhibitor I quickly made using only chewing gum and local herbs, but other than that
And that's one life you saved with "irrelevant" knowledge, well done :)
Some of them do, some of then only the generic, but it helps to put stuff into context either way, as I mentioned in the previous comment it's about making connections and organic chem is strongly connected to biochem and both to pharmacology via omnidirectional links.
The interesting thing is that Pharmacology comes easy only if you came to master organic chemistry and biochemistry. They complete each other, fit together nicely in the "master puzzle" and allow you to see the big picture, thus terms like LD50 and bioavailability come naturally and just fit there. Obviously formal training in general makes you think of organic/carbon chemistry and drug classes as totally different things, but it's like saying one's arm is a total different thing from one's leg (which is true), but forgetting that they're both part of one's body, with interactions and dependencies. I would stress here that the importance of visualizing at least the main (active) parts of the drug molecule when reading what it is is ultimately less important for a practicing clinician, or even researcher. But I find that when it sparks to me whilst reading the drug name that it suddenly becomes clear what that thing does. I can't really explain it, it's become a reflex. I do get strange looks from colleagues, I have to admit. As another poster said, it all boils down to the teachers. If they are dedicated and talented and you are lucky enough that they all are and they're not smug so that they won't build on the foundation that's already set by their predecessors, then it's a beautiful flow of knowledge. If said flow is interrupted at any point, the damage isn't irreversible, but the whole picture begins to be harder to grasp. As an example, I had excellent chemistry teachers all the way to medical school, but I had terribad physics teacher on the same route and I had (and still have) to compensate by doing ridiculous amounts of reading and self-explaining.
I've graduated from med school about 9 years ago and I still remember organic chemistry just as if I've closed the book yesterday. I had to learn it in high-school, I had to learn it in medical school. It is hard to learn, but it does help a lot. Fact is you can't know all the drugs that are out there being prescribed. But if you ask the patient for the box and have a look at the active ingredient name, you can immediately place it in one of the major groups. At least you will not confuse a pain relief drug with a psychotrope or an anti-hypertensive. It's just as useful as most of the disciplines studied in medical school. It helps a future doctor form reflexes towards substance recognition that will baffle even some of their colleagues and impress the hospital pharmacist
But seriously now, I would like to see at least a prototype, even glued together with duct tape and chewing gum. The target financing doesn't seem to be enough for a true serial production, more like a limited production of a niche terminal. Which, sadly, you could argue it is, since nowadays people have become obsessed with bigger screens and lightweight electronics.
Microsoft started excelling at this lately. The amount of popcorn needed will actually bring about a new boost in agriculture.
Obviously it depends on how public transport is in your specific area, but then again, if the public transportation is lacking, or dangerous to use, I sincerely doubt autonomous cars will make their appearence there any time soon.
In a world slowly making people comfortably numb, even this would be over the top. If you want an autonomous car where you can check mail and send texts on your way to work, you can have it right now. It's called a bus.
How is 634 = 500+93.7? Whilst I do agree to some extent to journalistic exaggeration, there is a good 40.3m chunk missing.