Monday, November 27, 2006


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:

Anonymous 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."