Anatomy

The Happiness Blanket – Reading Brainwaves not Thoughts

What if you could actually see what your customers were feeling.  That was the idea behind the recent partnership between British Airways and neurofeedback technology companies MyndPlay and NeuroSky. British Airways recently tested out a headset that, coupled to specially designed blanket with fibre optics woven into it, would be able to sense the passengers […]

By Joanna | Anatomy . Biology . Science
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Machines That Mimic Nature

Re-inventing ideas from nature is nothing new; think sonar in ships and radar in aircraft, both of which are analogous to echolocation in marine mammals and bats. Indeed, borrowing ideas from nature dates back centuries; for instance, see our blog post “The TENS Commandments” that describes how ancient Greeks and Romans advocated harnessing electric shocks […]

By Joanna | Anatomy . Biology . Environment . Science
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Do You Believe in Ghosts?

Science itself can be spooky enough, yet millions of people believe in ghosts: a 2005 Gallup poll found that over a third of Americans reckon houses can be haunted, while some 32 per cent believed specifically in ghosts. More recently, a 2013 HuffPost/YouGov poll indicated that 45 per cent thought ghosts exist. According to some, a […]

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The Body Snatchers!

  It’s almost Halloween and this is the time of year when Stan and his pals love to read gruesome stories from the past…. Gather round to hear the gruesome real-life stories of The Body Snatchers!! … Mwhahaha…

By Joanna | Anatomy . Medical Education
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Trick or Treat

Halloween (All Hallows’ Evening) – the evening before All Saints Day (All Hallows) – is a firmly established favorite in most kids’ calendars as a time to carve a pumpkin, dress up in a creepy costume, and indulge in sweets and candy. But, of course, Halloween was originally not just about trick-or-treating, being a much […]

By Joanna | Anatomy
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Mozart, Bird Song and IQ

Listening to music makes you smarter, right? ..Well, probably. Ever since a landmark 1993 paper1 in the journal Nature, popular belief has been that listening to classical music increases your intelligence – the so-called ‘Mozart effect’. The researchers reported that people enjoyed brief improvements in their visual-spatial skills immediately after listening to a sonata by […]

By Joanna | Anatomy . Environment . Science
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The Business of Bones

Here at 3B Scientific we supply replica skeletons to our clients in the medical and educational sectors. However, one of our customers has taken the business of bones to a whole new level… When you see skeletons of people and other animals in class or a museum, they’re replicas, right? Well, yes… sometimes!  

By Joanna | Anatomy
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Saddle up for Texas NSTA & Win Cowboy Stan!

It's time to saddle up and mozy on over to Texas!  We're heading off to San Antonio next week (April 11-14) for the NSTA 2013 National Conference.  And to celebrate the conference theme of Next Generation Science: Learning, Literacy and Living, we'll be giving away a full size 3B Scientific skeleton to one lucky winner!

By Joanna | Anatomy . Science . Where's Stan?
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