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Alan H
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Science videos

#1 Postby Alan H » September 5th, 2010, 2:26 pm

I thought we needed a place to put more serious science videos that don't really fit in the Fun Science Videos thread.

The following video was shown yesterday at the Science Online 2010 Conference I was at on Friday and Saturday.

This is amazing.
Mike Robbins suffers from Parkinsons Disease. He explains how a pacemaker implanted into his brain a surgical technique called deep brain stimulation (DBS) can help to control his symptoms.

The power of science.
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Re: Science videos

#2 Postby Dave B » September 5th, 2010, 2:45 pm

That is fantastic, Alan.

I saw something about this some months ago when I was trawling for info on ICDs and pacemakers - the technology is an offshoot of that. But I did not realise that it had got to that level.

That is a life altering, improving, achievement for sufferers!

IIRC there are also possibilities for the treatment of depression and other mental conditions.

My hat goes off to those working in this field, it is technology that saves and improves life.
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Re: Science videos

#3 Postby Alan H » September 5th, 2010, 2:48 pm

Dave B wrote:That is a life altering, improving, achievement for sufferers!
Absolutely. It must be difficult to even begin to understand the difference that must make to that man's life.
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Re: Science videos

#4 Postby Alan C. » September 5th, 2010, 8:23 pm

Brilliant Alan!
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Re: Science videos

#5 Postby Fia » September 5th, 2010, 8:31 pm

Indeed. I've bookmarked that to share with folk who doubt science has any answers :D

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Re: Science videos

#6 Postby Alan H » September 22nd, 2010, 1:26 pm

Not a video, just a pic, but incredible! The instant a bubble bursts
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Re: Science videos

#7 Postby Nick » September 22nd, 2010, 2:13 pm

Wow!!

It's like a rationalist's response to Michaelangelo's Creation of Adam :laughter:

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Re: Science videos

#8 Postby Val » September 22nd, 2010, 5:05 pm

Re Parkinsons, Michael J. Fox wrote a book about his experiences in "Lucky Man", and in it he describes the operation which took place with him fully aware. Worth a read.

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Re: Science videos

#9 Postby Marian » September 25th, 2010, 6:22 pm

Great video of the treatment of Parkinson's. Val, you mentioned Micheal J Fox (Yay, he's Canadian). I wonder if qualifies for this treatment? I'll have to check out that book.
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Re: Science videos

#10 Postby Val » September 25th, 2010, 7:22 pm

Marian, Michael J Fox describes in detail the operation on his brain. It is well worth the read.

I also liked the bit about spending his dad's relocation money.

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Re: Science videos

#11 Postby Marian » September 26th, 2010, 2:47 pm

Val,
I've reserved the book at the library.
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Re: Science videos

#12 Postby Alan H » September 27th, 2010, 9:54 am

Alan Henness

There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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Re: Science videos

#13 Postby Marian » September 27th, 2010, 5:58 pm

Can't watch the content again. Must be something we Canadians already know about what with living in the frozen tundra... :wink:
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Re: Science videos

#14 Postby Gottard » September 28th, 2010, 2:19 pm

You are not the only one Marian; must be because the altitude of my place towers over the electro-magnetic field :laughter:
On a serious note BBC shows a message:you apparently are outside the UK.
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Re: Science videos

#15 Postby Marian » September 28th, 2010, 11:56 pm

Gottard wrote:On a serious note BBC shows a message:you apparently are outside the UK.

I'm glad they told us that, otherwise, I'd never have suspected. :D
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Re: Science videos

#16 Postby Nick » November 22nd, 2010, 1:22 am

A short clip on an aspect of evolution, which I thought was interesting.




Though how the guy can say he's Catholic after all mystifies me..... :shrug:

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Re: Science videos

#17 Postby Alan C. » November 22nd, 2010, 3:22 pm

Nick
Though how the guy can say he's Catholic after all mystifies me
Is the Pope a Catholic?
He accepts evolution as a fact.
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Re: Science videos

#18 Postby Dave B » November 22nd, 2010, 4:27 pm

Excellent clip, Nock, bookmarked.

I also wonder how a Catholic can accept the division that must exist in that man's mind, but let's be thankful that he is realistic enough to see the facts for what they appear to be.
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Re: Science videos

#19 Postby Alan C. » November 22nd, 2010, 5:17 pm

Dave
Excellent clip, Nock, bookmarked.
Who is this Nock of whom you speak? :wink: He was maybe a hard- knock during his rugby playing days, But they are long gone :)
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Re: Science videos

#20 Postby Dave B » November 22nd, 2010, 8:46 pm

Alan C. wrote:
Dave
Excellent clip, Nock, bookmarked.
Who is this Nock of whom you speak? :wink: He was maybe a hard- knock during his rugby playing days, But they are long gone :)
Ooops, my apologies to Nuck :D
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