Month: November 2009

  • Simbryo – embryology animation

    I mentioned Simbryo in one of my recent lectures. If you want to find out more go to the official website at If you have, or are planning to buy, a copy of the Langman’s Medical Embryology textbook I believe that you get a copy of Simbryo with it.

  • A year in preparation

    I mentioned in my Dublin marathon race report that I’d show some data from the year of training leading up to that race. What do you have to do to run a 2:46 marathon? Let’s start with the year before I started preparing, i.e. from November 2007 to October 2008. Here’s a graph of all…

  • Google Wave, aha, I get it

    There’s been a lot of chatter about Google’s new product, “Wave“, for the last couple of months. Looking from the outside it’s difficult to see what it does, what it does different, and what we can really use it for. It’s in beta at the moment so only a limited number of people are able…

  • Learning Lab podcast

    I feature in the current Learning Lab podcast! Chris Hall interviewed and filmed me (yes, its a video podcast) a little while ago about using TurningPoint clickers in embryology lectures, something that Jo and I will also be speaking about at tomorrow’s opening of the Swansea Academy of Learning and Teaching (SALT). Links: Swansea Learning…

  • Week 110 – anatomy of the elbow (well, movements & muscles)

    On Monday I spent most of the morning flexing my guns and poking my cubital fossa. Our aims were to look at the movements of the elbow joint, the muscles involved, and the important structures passing through this region, with particular regard to the cubital fossa. That video makes me feel a little bit ill.…

  • Yet another great reason to buy a Rhoomba

    Or several Rhoomba floor cleaning robots if you really do want to play Pac-Man with them. Link: Gizmodo – Video: Hacked Roombas Used to Play Pac-Man, Finally!

  • More MS Courier Info

    I still really like the ideas within Microsoft’s future Courier device, but I bet it won’t play nicely with all my data. Link: Gizmodo – Courier User Interface in Depth

  • Cell Size & Scale

    Do you struggle with the concept of scale, like I do? How small is a red blood cell compared with a grain of salt? How big is a virus? What does a glucose molecule look like to a cell? Try this:

  • Dublin Marathon – race report

    For the biggest race of my running year I really don’t have that much to say. I’ll post some stats, data and training histories soon to show my build up. Kim and I wandered to the start with 13,000 other competitors and I got settled into position near the front nice and late after a…