That darned Vincent. A third of his paintings from his early period cover other paintings he did. Dutch scientists developed an X-Ray technique that discloses the color and contours of underlying layers of paint. In his “Patch of Grass” they found a portrait of a woman’s face.
I’ve started a new blog about spine medicine and research, since I’e had a crash course in this area over the last year. Please check out SpineScienceBlog.
Patient empowerment is a growing trend in medicine. As technology and medical therapies evolve rapidly, information about the options available to patients becomes increasingly important and essential to successful treatment. In my case, I’ve been through a crash-course in spinal science and medical options after suffering from degenerative disc disease. The result, my participation in the feasibility study of the Spinal Kinetics M6 Artificial Disc, has changed my life, relieving severe pain and returning feeling in my left arm.
I told the story on my ZD Net blog in How this blog saved my life and $100,000. Everyone should have the information they need to contribute to decisions about their medical care. Just as the options in consumer technology have exploded, bringing a flood of information and analysis that consumers can use to help decide what and when to buy, medical knowledge and options are becoming more accessible to everyone. What we need is good interpretation of the science and technologies involved. Unlike the PC-and-Internet revolution, which was covered by magazines and expensive newsletters, this transformation in the medical market can be covered by everyone involved, from the doctors doing breakthrough research to the patients who are exploring the frontiers of care. This is the site for all of them, and you.
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ESPN’s Paul Lukas relates the story of the “futuristic” game between the Mariners and Royals.
ESPN Page 2 – Uni Watch: Looking back at the M’s future:
• The ball for the ceremonial first pitch was delivered to the mound by a robot, which was constructed at the University of Washington. “We named the robot Mr. Scraps, because it looked like a garbage can on wheels,” recalls Martinez. “Not exactly what we were expecting, but it served its purpose.”
James “Scotty” Doohan, who now lies in state in space, threw out the first pitch…..
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28 minutes on the bike, with 21 mins. between 149 and 157 heart rate.
First Signs of Doping Surface at Tour – NYTimes.com:
L’Equipe, the French sports newspaper, reported late Friday that Manuel Beltran, a Spanish rider for the Liquigas team, had initially tested positive for EPO in a urine sample taken after the first stage of the Tour.
It’s not good for me, but today’s cycling is off as I spend the day going to L.A. and back….
7/8/2006: 31 mins., 21:15 of heart rage between 146 and 154.
Okay, I’ve never done this before. Here’s my daily bicycling data, starting today. I started back on my bike about 10 days ago, having been riding every other day.7/7/2008: 25 mins., 20:45 of heart rate between 146 and 154.Oh, and Le Tour is underway and has been very good for the first three days. Alejandro Valverde’s burst of speed to win Stage 1 in Plumelec was spectacular. Nice to see a Frenchman in the yellow jersey after Day 3.