posted on Sep, 26 2012 @ 02:12 AM
How freaking cool is this???
EINSTEIN'S BRAIN IS NOW INTERACTIVE IPAD APP
Einsteins famous brain at work
Einsteins famous brain at rest
The brain that revolutionized physics now can be downloaded as an app for $9.99. But it won't help you win at Angry Birds.
While Albert Einstein's genius isn't included, an exclusive iPad application launched Tuesday promises to make detailed images of his brain more
accessible to scientists than ever before. Teachers, students and anyone who's curious also can get a look.
A medical museum under development in Chicago obtained funding to scan and digitize nearly 350 fragile and priceless slides made from slices of
Einstein's brain after his death in 1955. The application will allow researchers and novices to peer into the eccentric Nobel winner's brain as if
they were looking through a microscope.
After Einstein died, a pathologist named Thomas Harvey performed an autopsy, removing the great man's brain in hopes that future researchers could
discover the secrets behind his genius.
Some may question whether Einstein would have wanted images of his remains sold to non-scientists for $9.99.
"There's been a lot of debate over what Einstein's intentions were," museum board member Jim Paglia said. "We know he didn't want a circus made
of his remains. But he understood the value to research and science to study his brain, and we think we've addressed that in a respectful
This really does strike as surreal. I mean a university or experts who specialize in interpreting and understanding the human brain? That I can see.
But anyone with an iPhone?
I predict some memorable and very creative sub-apps and meme's based upon the brain of Einstein in our near future.
But, moreover, imaging what brilliant students and underfunded labs might accomplish with this sort of access? could the iPhone apps of today be what
the Internet was intended to be so many years ago?
What an odd and wonderful world we live in.
Experts of ATS... What do you make of this?