Skimming the Northeastern tag, I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t get in now…
More like every day.
Nobody on Tumblr knows what this is from. He probably doesn’t want to get chocolate on his fingers. That’s the way these society types eat their candy bars.
Biology in 3D.
Ever read a journal article and wonder why the authors included two images of the same molecule? These are not editorial mistakes, these are stereoscopic images.
Structural biologists take advantage of this optical illusion to communicate three-dimensional information in two-dimensional media.
Here is how it works. If you’ve ever tried Magic Eye [x] then you’ll be familiar with this principle. Your eyes and brain are making sense of information and actively construct a 3D perspective. All one has to do is place the 2D images in a way that tricks your brain into thinking it is 3D. One image is rotated slightly right and the other slightly left. To ‘see’ the 3D object:
- Bring your face close to the image,
- Cross your eyes,
- Slowly move away from the screen,
- Cross your eyes so there are three images (the middle overlapping image will be the 3D object),
- The object will come into focus within an arm’s width.
If you don’t get it right away, keep trying. Understanding how the illusion works will help you guide your eyes. Once you know how to do this, pick up some science journals and brag to your friends that you have molecular vision.
The best news is that you don’t even need 3D glasses to see it.
More cells and molecules at molecularlifesciences.tumblr.com
Zhou, Y., Larson, J. D., Bottoms, C. A., Arturo, E. C., Henzl, M. T., Jenkins, J. L., … & Tanner, J. J. (2008). Structural basis of the transcriptional regulation of the proline utilization regulon by multifunctional PutA. Journal of molecular biology, 381(1), 174-188.
Srivastava, D., Singh, R. K., Moxley, M. A., Henzl, M. T., Becker, D. F., & Tanner, J. J. (2012). The Three-Dimensional Structural Basis of Type II Hyperprolinemia. Journal of Molecular Biology.
Peng, L., Oganesyan, V., Damschroder, M. M., Wu, H., & Dall’Acqua, W. F. (2011). Structural and functional characterization of an agonistic anti-human EphA2 monoclonal antibody. Journal of Molecular Biology, 413(2), 390-405
Northeastern, like many universities, looks for well rounded individuals. If you have a 1920 SAT and only one AP class, and you have no extracurriculars or anything, you probably won’t get in. However, if you have a 1920 SAT and one AP class and you were class president and you started a club that worked to clean up your community and you wrote a kick-butt essay then you probably will get in.
Just saw this on the Northeastern tag. I had an 1870, took one AP class, and got in. Looks like the “standards” have increased. Probably can’t say the same thing about the education.
My thoughts when writing the NSF GRFP. Actually, they were worse thoughts than that.
AT&T Archives: The UNIX Operating System
The ‘A’ and ‘K’ of AWK
- Lorinda Cherry
- John Mashey
- The Unix Philosophy
- Teleprinters (aka Hard Terminals)
- The C Programming Language
- Bell Labs
Man, I can’t wait for turtlenecks with blazers to come back.
I find videos about UNIX extremely comforting. I really do.
I never take any of this stuff for granted. So amazing. So…sleepy…