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The Science Cheep – June 8th 2020
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Shut Down STEM movement to spend June 10th confronting racism in STEM
- There is a call in social media to halt (non-COVID related) research on June 10th, and confront racism within STEM. Some supporters have created a website for the event, and various departments at universities are holding forums and events to discuss these issues.
Nature article covers TReND in Africa
- African scientists leverage open hardware covers TReND in Africa, a non-profit organization that supports biomedical research in Africa with a heavy emphasis on DIY development of research tools.
New soliton lasers overcome energy limitations
- New quartic soliton lasers will allow for low-cost devices in manufacturing and biomedical applications. Energy of a quartic soliton laser pulse is proportional to pulse duration τ as τ−3, rather than τ−1 as in conventional solitons.
- Aberration-free 3D imaging via DMD-based two-photon microscopy and sensorless adaptive optics
- Open-source raspberry Pi-based operant box for translational behavioral testing in rodents
- An Open-Source, Vender Agnostic Hardware and Software Pipeline for Integration of Artificial Intelligence in Radiology Workflow.
- nPAsym: an open-source plugin for ImageJ to quantify nuclear shape asymmetry
- Development of an Open Source Customizable High Order Rigid Sphere Microphone Array
- The performance of a low-cost bio-amplifier on 3D human arm movement reconstruction
- One year evaluation of three low-cost PM2. 5 monitors
- A Low Cost Portable Cloud Based Air Quality Monitoring System
- Design, Development, and Testing of a Low Cost, Additively-Manufactured, Centrifugal Compressor
- Enhancing Colorimetric LAMP Amplification Speed and Sensitivity with Guanidine Chloride
- Open Source High-Temperature RepRap for 3-D Printing Heat-Sterilizable PPE and Other Applications
- MetIDfyR, an Open-Source R Package to Decipher Small-Molecule Drugs Metabolism Through High Resolution Mass Spectrometry
- Jim Hasseloff (whose lab is famous in the DIY science world) has 5 open positions for post-docs, graduate researchers and techs – to join a team working on plant DNA engineering in Marchantia, chloroplasts and integrated electronics.
- Looking for a cheap CMOS camera? Check out the FLIR Blackfly S, a 12-bit camera with 79% QE, 2.4 micron pixels, and 5472×3648 pixels. Just $730!
- Hackaday covers a DIY VR Headset, and a homebrew coil winder, and a DIY electronic load that can measure the voltage at multiple points in the circuit.
- AtomSoftTech releases DipDuino, a tiny Arduino board that can slot into a breadboard for minimal prototyping.
- Check out the Microfluidic Kits sold by microfluidic ChipShop