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November 26, 2007
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Please direct questions and comments to: stippel@muskingum.edu

In this issue:

  • Lab-on-a-Chip Presentation
  • Edward M. Chester, M.D. Summer Scholars Program
  • Scented Email

 

Odd Facts

  • If the entire population of earth was reduced to exactly 100 people,50% of the world's currency would be held by 6 people.
  • In Chinese the words for crisis and opportunity are the same.
  • Most lipstick contains fish scales.


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    Lab-on-a-Chip Presentation

    On Thursday, November 29th, at 11:00 a.m. in SC 204, Scott Carpenter will be giving a presentation on Lab-on-a-Chip technology for his Computer Science seminar topic. This is an intriguing technology with wide interdisciplinary appeal, and all science majors and faculty are welcome!

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    Edward M. Chester, M.D. Summer Scholars Program

    The Division of Neonatology at MetroHealth Medical Center is now accepting applications for the 2008 Chester Summer Scholars Program. Now entering its 26th successful year, the Chester Scholars Program boasts more than 300 alumni from over 50 colleges and universities nationwide. This unique and exciting summer experience accepts up to fifteen medical science students interested in exploring academic medicine and research at The MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. MetroHealth Medical Center is affiliated with Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and is recognized as one of the finest public teaching hospitals in the country. Each student will work under the supervision of a faculty member on an assigned research project of their choosing. A $2,000 stipend is awarded to each scholar.

    Applications can be picked up at the Science Office in the Boyd Science Center. APPLICATION DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 15, 2008.

    If you have any questions, please call John J. Morre, M.D. at (216) 778-5940 or (216) 778-5909 or e-mail jmoore@metrohealth.org. Information is also available at http://www.metrohealth.org. Look under Patient Services, Neonatology, the Chester Summer Scholar Program.

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    Scented Email
    http://www.stunning-stuff.com

    Sniffing the scent of the ocean while booking a vacation online or the smell of whisky and cigars while digitally listening to jazz. The British cable company Telewest adds a whole new dimension to internet: Smell! The technology makes it possible to send and receive a large number of odours through e-mail. The user has to attach a special scent device to his computer. This device contains 20 aromas that, while mixed properly, can produce about sixty scents.


    The sender will have to send a code along with the e-mail to attach a special odour to it. The scent divice translates this code into a special smell that will be spread all around the computer. Think about it! The scent of fresh bread while doing your online shopping or a relaxing aromatherapy.

    The scent device can easily be connected through on of your serial ports on your computer. The hardware can be bought for the price of 250 British pounds.