Monday, August 3, 2015

The Social Rewind for August 3, 2015

Are you subscribed to multiple social media networks like we are? Do you find it difficult it to keep up with all of the updates from the people you follow? Do you feel like you’re missing a lot of good information?

“The Social Rewind,” is a weekly compilation of what we thought were the most interesting, funny, or informational social media posts of the previous week. Q Source follows a variety of really fascinating companies and individuals on Twitter, Facebook & Google+ and we want to share the best of what they have to say.

Leading off this week’s column: Where do self-driving cars go to learn? Why, the University of Michigan, of course. This TE Connectivity post looks at a 32-acre city built on campus to allow the autonomous cars to hone their skills.

Agilent Technologies posted about a new scientific discovery of a sixth basic taste. Sounding like a character from a Greek play, oleogustus (Latin for “fatty taste”) may be why we love things like pizza and cake so much.

This Laboratory Equipment magazine post presents an encouraging story of a new polymer gel that could allow for stomach-based medical devices to last longer and pose fewer risks to the patient.

Material May Be Key to Super-long-acting PillsMedical devices designed to reside in the stomach are often created with...

Posted by Laboratory Equipment magazine on Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The accuracy of a medical scan directly relates to the successful discovery and treatment of cancers. NIST posted about how they helped developed PET Phantoms, which are used to calibrate and fine-tune PET scanners used for diagnostic applications.

The new calibration capability can be used to fine-tune PET scanners that find cancers and track the progress of treatments, among other diagnostic applications.

Posted by National Institute of Standards and Technology on Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Many people are unaware that the America’s successful space shuttle program had a Soviet counterpart that never got off the ground (excuse the pun). Mashable posted a series of photos that show these unused Russian space shuttles gathering dust at the Baikonur Cosmodrome.

And we close out this week’s column with our look at our post about ASG’s throwback promo: “We Love the ‘90s.”

There you have it…another quick look at a few of last week’s most interesting social media posts. We enjoy bringing you this weekly column and hope you liked reading the Social Rewind. We’d love it if you shared your interesting posts with us.

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