Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Prions, Nearly Indestructible and Universally Lethal, Seed the Eyes of Victims

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Prions, Nearly Indestructible and Universally Lethal, Seed the Eyes of Victims

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It was probably only a matter of time until someone connected the dots. Prions – infectious proteins — had turned up in the eyes of victims of prion diseases. Infected donor corneas had transmitted prion disease to recipients on at least a few occasions. And often, patients who later turn out to be infected with…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Nearly 1,000 Paintings & Drawings by Vincent van Gogh Now Digitized and Put Online: View/Download the Collection

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Nearly 1,000 Paintings & Drawings by Vincent van Gogh Now Digitized and Put Online: View/Download the Collection

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Every artist explores dimensions of space and place, orienting themselves and their works in the world, and orienting their audiences. Then there are artists like Vincent van Gogh, who make space and place a primary subject. In his early paintings of peasant homes and fields, his figures’ muscular shoulders and hands interact with sturdy walls…

Nearly two decades of revealing satellite images now available at your fingertips – ImaGeo

Nearly two decades of revealing satellite images now available at your fingertips – ImaGeo

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Bear witness to the changing face of our planet using an easy-to-use tool for accessing a trove of satellite data A comparison of views of Shanghai acquired by NASA’s Terra satellite, one on March 26, 2000, and the other on March 10, 2018. (Images: NASA Worldview. Animation: Tom Yulsman) The longest continuous daily satellite observation record…