Rather than bringing people into the lab, researchers at MIT are putting tiny labs into people via a tiny implantable capsule that can track the growth of a tumor or detect heart-deterioration or even silent heart attacks from inside the body. The miniature lab is small enough to implant via a needle during a normal biopsy, and can remain inside the body vigilantly watching for increased tumor growth. The inside of the device is filled with nanoparticles, each sporting an antibody specially designed to bind to specific molecules like those that are produced by certain kinds of tumors or by damaged heart muscle cells.
Computing and humans continue to converge. This is a “silent tumor tracker” called a “lab in the human body.” Computer /biological connections are a big part of our future along with the ethics that will go with them. (Could someone “hack your heart?”)
It’s not even worth trying to figure out what this whole “tweeting dog” situation is.
Do you sometimes (maybe regularly) get papers from students filled with spelling, punctuation, proofreading, and other more serious grammatical problems? Yours is not an English class and you have other content to teach, making it difficult to address these writing problems. And yet leaving them unaddressed puts students in jeopardy. They may not believe us, but the fact is we still live in a culture that “sorts out” people based on their use of language and a student who can’t put together an error-free résumé or cover letter isn’t likely to get many interviews or good jobs.
Barbara Walvoord and Virginia Anderson suggest a solution: they recommend creating what they call gateway criteria. Simply put, these are certain requirements that must be met before the paper is even graded. If those standards for things like word processing, labeling graphs, grammar, punctuation, and so forth are not met, the paper is handed back with an F and instructions to revise and resubmit for grading.
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“One of my friends has an obsession for the Zelda game and he believed I could not pull it off.”
Zelda Master Sword and Shield are on display at DSHA.
Wie verdient man Geld von zu Hause? Der Heim Arbeiter zeigt und testet es für euch.