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Monday Music Video: Biotech Support in Song

During the time I taught laboratory courses here at the University of Illinois in cell and molecular biology (After nearly 20 years of that, I've moved to online teaching to give myself more flexibility for science outreach), I would often tell the students, particularly the ones who were considering going into research, that the best sources of information on lab techniques, supplies, and equipment would be the technical materials literature and tech support from product suppliers...

December 17, 2012 — Joanne Manaster

The Master of Evolution Animation Returns

Earlier this year I posted about the fantastic work of Tyler Rhodes, a student in the animation program at Virginia Commonwealth University. Tyler had completed a unique experiment with a classroom of young children from Patrick Henry School of Science and Art:“Much like the whispered game “telephone” where one person whispers a message down the line until it’s very different by the end due to small “mutations” along the way, I would create a game of telephone using visual imagery.”Tyler began the game by sketching a nondescript salamander-like creature:He then had various groups of students make copies of this sketch, knowing that the copies would contain subtle differences...

November 19, 2012 — Carin Bondar

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