Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Two really, really cool new technologies are on the horizon: a new type of microscope and new type of camera. The microscope has resolution down to a single H atom, and can see - in real time! - protein trafficking. Really cool. Really, really, really cool. The new digital camera may be able to eliminate the need to stop and focus: you could snap your photo quick, and adjust the focus later on your computer. I wonder if you'll ever get the same super-sharpness you can with a really good lens though. Still, very cool.
High blood pressure? Eat more fat! Well, not really. But kinda: new research indicates that replacing about 10 percent of your dietary carbs with beans and other sources of unsaturated fats can raise your HDL ("good cholesterol") levels, help lower your blood pressure, etc. Yet another reason to eat healthy!