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07/03/2015

There’s an English proverb that says “necessity is the mother of invention”. I believe it to be incredibly truthful. We often don’t give any attention to problems which not affect us, nor our friends and family. However, when we experience let’s say for example a disease or some family member is afflicted by it, we change abruptly.

Kenneth Shinozuka was just four years old when in a stroll with his grandfather, he happen to experience one of the scariest moments in his life, as he recalls. His grandfather simply got lost…

This was a presage that later the family confirmed. His grandfather had Alzheimer’s disease.

Over the course of time his condition got worse and not only that but he also started wandering often.

So how did Kenneth turn the necessity to guarantee the safety of his grandfather into an invention? Well, that’s what you’ll find out in this 5min video.

Nobel Prize in Chemistry – Achieving “nanoscopy”

Eric Betzig, Stefan W. Hell and William E. Moerner won the nobel prize for their inside to the nanodimensions. In this short video you will learn how they manage to accomplish a microscope that gives the opportunity to see nano resolution, passing through the theoretical limitation of 0.2 micrometres (500 times smaller than the width of a human hair). Now, scientists have the opportunity to see how molecules create synapses between nerve cells in the brain or track proteins involved in Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and Huntington’s diseases. [1]

I hope you liked it and don’t forget to check the link below (in “References and further reading.”), it has amazing curiosities and important information! 😀


References and further reading.

[1] – Microscope pioneers win Nobel Prize in chemistry: Research into capturing images at the nanoscale awarded top science accolade – Daily Mail