Science for the Masses

Science for the Masses


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Published on Aug 26, 2014

A thank you and a reminder.

Thanks for making us the most viewed lab note on by an order of magnitude.Don't forget though, there are a pile of really cool and interesting projects here and you should check them...

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Published on Aug 25, 2014

Our Response to a Neuroscientist’s Rebuttal

I'm sure that many of our backers have seen that a rather interesting rebuttal to our current project was recently printed on Petapixel. Our res...

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Published on Aug 24, 2014

We demand more data!

Wow, what a crazy week!We were lucky enough to have a backer post our blog update on Reddit. I hear that the people swooped in and crashed the website for a sec :)Better yet, getting...

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Published on Nov 11, 2013

Update: Soylent Purchase & Experiment Start Date

Dear Readers and Backers,We apologize for the long wait between updates! Rest assured thatwe have continued working hard on the NIR vision project, and are asdedicated as ever to opening up whole n...

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Published on Oct 28, 2013

Electroretinogram Setup and Procedure Part 3

Setting Up The Unit Initial setup of the device is to be done according to Olimex Documentation. Connect the EEG-SMT unit to the pc. Attach electrodes to the EEG-SMT unit as follows CH1+ will ...

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Published on Oct 28, 2013

Electroretinogram Setup and Procedure Part 2

EEG-SMT This is the EEG-SMT unit as purchased from Olimex. The unit is an inexpensive opensource EEG at home unit. Both software and hardware were designed by the OpenEEG project, and a good r...

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Published on Oct 28, 2013

Electroretinogram Setup and Procedure Part 1

An electroretinogram (ERG) is used as both a research tool and a diagnostic procedure that can detect certain retinal diseases. The retina is flooded with light and the resulting electrical activ...

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Published on Oct 17, 2013

Let's get this party started!

Thank you everyone! We are go, go, go! Thanks to all of you, we have met and exceeded the goal and now the funding is cleared. Time to get shopping.As backers, you will be getting posts of the hard...

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Published on Oct 12, 2013

Now the real work starts....

Thanks to the incredible support of our backers, our crowdfunding campaign has now come to a successful finish! This truly wouldn't have been possible without our sponsors' support. In fact, mo...

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The darkness adaption period is 4 minutes. We've found that Anything shorter than that, and we are still getting residual activity in the eye. We try to do the testing at the same time every day which is roughly around noon. No one has noticed any loss of vision or sensitivity since the admini...more
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We'll be adding more data soon. We just got really excited and decided to share.
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Subject C did not follow the protocol for nutrient consumption that we originally developed and decided to not eat. The resulting lack of nutrients and restrictions placed by being a research subject caused some personal issues that made the data collected invalid. Additionally, concerns were exp...more
Unfortunately, all of our test subjects are on a very strict diet. This includes no caffeine, nicotine, or other recreationals. Altering the protocol would introduce another variable which may skew the results.