Amazing Internet Discoveries (videos)

Discussion in 'General Science & Technology' started by Brainshock, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. Brainshock Registered Member


    Hello Everyone at SciForums. My name is Jay and I have been working on a simple videos that talk about new internet discoveries. Most of them are science or technology based since that is what grabs my attention. These videos are meant for me to get better at video editing while forcing myself to learn about different science topics.

    This week's episode was about Organoid minibrains inside rat bodies, scientists editing single letters of DNA code, and a headset made from MIT that lets you google your own thoughts.

    I am up for criticism so if anyone has any suggestions for me on my editing or information, please let me know.

    Thanks for seeing my first on thread on here and I hope to post much more!
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  3. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

    Welcome to sciforums, Brainshock (Jay).

    It's good that you want to publicise new science. I watched the video, and I can give you my own impression.

    I found that on topics that I am not very familiar with, the video moved too fast for me in places, and there was a bit too much unexplained jargon. It depends, I guess, on who your intended audience is. If it's the general public, then you really need to take a moment to explain what an "SNP" is, before you start dropping that term into every second sentence. On the other hand, if this is News for Geneticists, then it's probably not such a big problem.

    I didn't catch why organoid minibrains are being implanted into rats, or what they are. If that as in there, I missed it. The focus there seemed to be on the ethics of doing that research, but you didn't really explain how the ethical issue arises in the first place.

    Regarding the headset thing, I would have liked to know more about what kinds of things are possible with it in its current state of development. I was interested to see what looked like a guy directing a cursor/selection control on a screen, but there was no explanation about that. You mentioned that it could help people to communicate. My question is: can you type words with it, or use some kind of selection method (a bit like Stephen Hawking's software used)?

    Finally, a technical point: I had to crank up the volume on my laptop almost to maximum to be able to hear your voice clearly. I'd suggest increasing the volume level on the recording, and/or maybe using a better microphone.
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  5. Brainshock Registered Member

    Thank you very much for the awesome feedback on this. I truly appreciate this and will work on these specific issues in my next upcoming videos. (unfortionately I just finished the next episode but I am currently working on many more videos and this will surely help me in pulling an audience's attention.

    I will try to be a little slower and explain things throughly more. I assuming people have more knowledge than me a lot of times so I tend to skip to things that I feel are the bigger point of what I found out of the data. However, that is unfair to others and I will work to ensure the scripting is better versed for understanding.

    I will also increase the master audio when I level the audio tracks to have a higher sound.

    Thanks again and I hope to post many more science topics in the future with better fundamental understanding.

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  7. Brainshock Registered Member


    Hello everyone at SciForums, hope everyone has been doing well. I have released this weeks episode of AID (amazing internet discoveries) and wanted to share like before.

    This week's episode talks about IPS cells (reprogramed cells) being graphed onto human hearts in Japan, a concept design for a PC that can use any glass surface as a monitor, and an awesome spinning desk toy called the vertecon.

    I did want to point out a couple of things that I thought were worth mentioning (but if you'd like you can just watch that video at this point. lol):

    1. I got some great feedback from my first thread from use "James R" where he pointed out a couple of things I should work on fixing. I am very grateful for the feedback, unforiontely by the time I saw his message, I had already completed this video. So I will be definatley fixing up my scripting and audio in next week's video along with future videos. That said, I hope this one is ok and the audio is adequate (Please let me know if it is not)

    2. I finally learned how to make custom thumbnails a little better so hopefully the youtube image picture looks more relevant to what is being spoken about.

    Thank you for your time, and if you have any suggestions or ideas please let me know.

  8. Jeeves Valued Senior Member

    What is graphing? What are steam cells?
  9. billvon Valued Senior Member

    STEAM cells are cells that are good at science, technology, engineering, arts and medicine.
  10. Brainshock Registered Member

    OMG, I'm such an idiot! The moment I saw this posts I went into Photoshop and fixed the picture. I am sorry about that. hahaha

    Steam cells; hahaha.

    If you see any more spelling errors like that let me know. I swear if I learn anything from doing these videos, it will probably be how to be a better speller and how to make better sentence structures. lol
  11. Brainshock Registered Member


    Hello everyone again,

    I have this week's episode is about laser shooting contacts that can be mounted onto cow eyes, the kitty hawk which is a personal flying car, and a pen that can write forever called, "LIBRA".

    Some changes:

    1. I increased the volume of the video. I was informed by a viewer that the volume was low in the last episode on his laptop. I usually work on my computer that is connected to my TV so I may hear things a little bit louder than a laptop. So I increased the volume.

    2. I tried ensuring my script didn't have any spelling errors......that being said, I believe there is only 1 error I was able to find (Its when I say 1 of 1000 instead of 1/1000 for the size of the laser membrane for the contacts.

    Like before, if anyone find any errors, has any suggestions or comments, please let me know so I can work on it in the next video I work on.
  12. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

    You had me at cows with frickin' laser eyes.

    Shut up and take my money.
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  14. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

    I have an inkling these cows are leaked classified information relating to Trumps proposed Space Force...

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  15. Brainshock Registered Member


    Hello everyone,

    I have this week's episode is about turning air into gasoline using an older method but with cheap costs, powering wireless human implants, and the fatest current super computer called summit.

    I know Summit has been talked about in the news a lot recently but I wanted to hop on that subject as well. I hope the video is of interest, and like before if anyone finds any errors or suggestions, please let me know.
  16. origin In a democracy you deserve the leaders you elect. Valued Senior Member

    I am reporting this since you are just advertising you site.
  17. RainbowSingularity Valued Senior Member

    i am not soo sure many folks want their childs pace maker susceptible to radiant energy fields that directly connect to its critical process.
    equally having Granny drop dead at the 1st metal detector she walks through on her 1st world cruise trip.

    wont sell very well.

    driverless cars kill 5,000 pace maker patients in 1 day before officials realise and shut down all nationwide transport systems costing billions.

    "new" is not always "best"
  18. billvon Valued Senior Member

    They are talking about wireless power - not susceptibility. They are two very different things. Indeed, older primary-battery implants were often more susceptible to RFI/EMI than more modern wirelessly powered devices.
  19. RainbowSingularity Valued Senior Member

    i might have seen(some years back) a youtube thing showing specialist encoded device readers that can read them and adjust them remotely when held close ?(kinda like a large cell phone thing)
    i am not sure if those are mainstream or trial models.

    the potential technology is amazing, it is just a little all too late and over the top if it fails because it has not been properly tested and designed.

    i would like to see a vast forward movement on artificial robotic limbs first.
    to show the programable AI that runs them is working and safe and easy to protect from outside interfearance etc
  20. billvon Valued Senior Member

    A great many devices do that. Many pain management implants, for example, allow you to control the level of pain relief. Wireless power makes such devices safer, since you have to be right next to the device to allow near field charging and communication (i.e. someone cannot hack it from far away.) If you use a BLE or MICS radio for that sort of control it's much easier to hack from a distance.
    That would be cool, but is a pretty minor problem compared to the problems implants are treating now (chronic pain, Parkinson's, blindness, deafness, cardiac dysrhythmias.)
  21. RainbowSingularity Valued Senior Member

    active Vs passive ?
    do metal detectors get close enough in air ports ?
    i ask this as i imagine the aging population & ever increasing access to lower cost technology with increasing expectation of security,
    things like metal detectors/scanners will probably become mainstream on cruise ships and other high volume areas with high volume & density RF(etc) devices that are criticaly dependant.

    what stops private companys from making their own hoax scanners & selling it as a premium pricing value when its just some old leaky xray machine from the late 40s(stereo typing the extreme end)

    or radical electrical malfunction of electrified rail creating a high resonance induction field on all train lines & platforms ?

    whos problems ?
    insurance companys problems ?

    why is it that school students can build a better robot to fight other robots than the USA national private science industry can produce robotic artificial limbs ?

    because it has nothing to do wth the patient.
    it is only about the profit.

    i agree a culture that makes its own citizens diabetic who then rely on insulin implants is quite a thing.

    if thats what the culture wants, thats what the culture gets...
  22. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

    I suspect that billvon means 'minor' versus 'major' problems to society at-large.

    1] Vastly more people suffer from the conditions billvon mentions than from limb amputation.

    2] Without minimizing their plight, amputees - while missing a limb - are still healthy, and can enjoy what can reasonably be considered a healthy, active, pain-free lifestyle - relative to the conditions billvon mentions, most of which are generally both debilitating and often degenerative.
  23. billvon Valued Senior Member

    ?? We are talking about electronic medical implants. They are, by definition, active.
    Metal detectors are magnetometers. They operate on a completely different frequency. And no, they don't get close enough for long enough to work even if they did operate at the NF frequency that the implant uses.
    Nothing. What stops a private company from making their own hoax scanners for your cable box or toaster and selling them at a "premium pricing value?" Again, nothing.
    Uh - no. That sentence looks like you strung together some words you saw on a Youtube video.

    Are you worried that your hair dryer might have a radical electrical malfunction, log into your Etrade account and sell all your stocks?
    Patient's problems. Artificial limbs have become pretty good - and there are relatively few amputees compared to diabetics. Pain management is still getting there.
    Given that you are asking that question I suspect you haven't seen many artificial limbs (or FIRST competitions.)
    Sounds like you are getting onto a health care rant. Your anger at insurance companies has nothing to do with implant technology.
    That doesn't even make any sense.

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