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Painfully fashionable : The consequences of wearing pointy shoes in medieval England [study]
Painfully fashionable : The consequences of wearing pointy shoes in medieval England [study] ● It’s known that if you wear overly pointy shoes for long periods, you’re likely to damage your feet How long has this been going on? Was it prevalent in, say, medieval Cambridge, UK? To find out, researchers examined the human remains of 177 adult individuals (11th > 15th century) from ... [ click to read full item ]
nfMRI (non functional MRI) machine resources
nfMRI (non functional MRI) machine resources ● The functional MRI Laboratory at the University of Michigan, US, is one of the few research centres to have their own fully non-functional MRI machine – which they call the “Mock Scanner”. The “fake” scanner is fitted with a set of loudspeakers which can faithfully replay the not-inconsiderable noise of ... [ click to read full item ]
All You Need to Know About Whirly Tubes
All You Need to Know About Whirly Tubes ● If you’re interested in the music of Whirly Tubes, and the physics behind it, the late Dr. Paul Doherty’s  website may be just the thing for you. There you will find (amongst many other things) sections on : What Notes Do Whirlies Sing? What makes a whirly sing? Math Root the connection ... [ click to read full item ]

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