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Old 09-28-2012, 01:54 AM
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...my colleagues and I were awarded $1million to build a 3D underwater video microscope. So far we've built a 2D microscope...
Now, Peter:

HAD you not skipped step 1 by going directly to step 2, now THAT would have caused me to link-click.

That is, rather than having jumped to building a 2-D microscope, you had concentrated your efforts on building a 1-D one.....dayumm! That would have been newsworthy!

I think I'll award $1mm to someone who does so.....
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Old 09-28-2012, 03:25 AM
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It's been done, Ranger. They use a linear array of sensors, with the water flowing over it at a constant speed. Knowing the speed of the water, the 2D shapes of the particles can be reconstructed from the 1D array and the known sampling interval. We have several instruments that operate that way. But these days, with such good 2D sensors, there's really no point...
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Old 09-28-2012, 05:13 PM
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Awwww......nice try.

That's not a microscope - that's a thermometer. Or a fish-counter. Or.....


sounds of furious backpedaling

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Old 10-05-2012, 04:11 PM
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Amazing stuff, Peter! Nice work.

There's a rumor floating about that building that microscope required the purchase of $100,000 worth of woodworking tools. Care to comment on that?

That screening in Manhattan sounds like a perfect outing for Michael.

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Who wants to go with me?
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Old 10-05-2012, 04:15 PM
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Some spectacular photos even if the subjects are tiny.
Congratulations to the team!
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:51 PM
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Thanks, Michael. Let me know if you want tickets.
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Very nice of you Peter, I would hate to make Michael have to deal with all the scalpers!
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Old 10-06-2012, 05:28 PM
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Who wants to go with me?
I do!
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Old 10-10-2012, 04:02 PM
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Thanks, Michael. Let me know if you want tickets.
That would be very nice Peter.

The Natural History Museum is an NYC institution so the general admission fee is "suggested" (like at the Met) so they have separate compulsory admission fees for special exhibits and screenings. While you can get inside for a dollar it might cost an additional $25 to see a movie. It's gets confusing and costly so if your friend can simplify the process and save me some money that would be great.


Hey Craig, lets get in touch.
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