Monday, November 27, 2006

By JOVE!

Everyone loves the internet right? Of course you do. You may have moments when you hate it, but on balance, you think "that internet, 'salright really".

I do, I love the internet. I'm not obsessive about it, and I don't "live" here, as some are want, (in fact I don't "get" MySpace at all), but on balance I think it is ace. For those of us engaged in research the internet is an invaluable tool. I'm just a lowly PhD student, and so don't remember the dark days before Pubmed and the like, but quite how lit searches were done then, I have no idea.

Now, in these post-YouTube days, it was inevitable that JOVE, the Journal of Visualized Experiments, was created as:
an online journal publishing visualized (video-based) biological research studies.

Brilliant! So now (well, in a while, once there has been time for techniques to be submitted and uploaded), when you needs to learn a new techniques, and no one in your institute knows how to do it, you can watch a video of it, then have a go. Obviously this is no substitute for hands of tutoring in a experiment, but it is a great tool for those having a go on their own. Cool.
Here is a video on how to dissect fruit fly ovaries from Paul Schedl and Li Chin Wong of Princeton University:



1 comment:

Blue and Brown said...

Charles Darwin's MySpace page seems to be designed for a widescreen monitor.

"Ooh look at me with my epoch-defining theories and high-end peripherals."

Wanker.