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Loch Ness Monster Discovery

Genetics Bear Down on DNA of Loch Ness Monster Source:   Loch Ness The Monster May Be a Giant Eel The famed Loch Ness Monster has been the stuff of fiction and news reports from observers for 16 centuries.  The mystery of Nessie dates back to 565 AD when St. Columbia reportedly had an encounter with a monster on the River Ness.  It turns out that the monster may be fact and not fiction.  Scientists from New Zealand have done extensive analysis of DNA in Loch Ness's waters.  Their conclusion is the Loch Ness Monster may be a giant eel. New Science My favorite detective Sherlock Holmes would love this. An animated version of  the Loch Ness Monster was featured in an episode of the Private Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.  Now 21st  century science is nailing it. It looks like the Loch Ness Monster exists but it may be a huge eel that is keeping the legacy going. The New Zealand scientists believe that the lake's eels hail from the Bahamas and migrate to the Loch Ness wat

Completely Customizing Your Bike

New Interactive Bike Fit System Source:  Right Bike New Innovation from New Zealand It's called the Right Bike system and the company behind the innovation is Velogicfit of New Zealand.  It helps cyclists choose the perfect fit for their frame to enable the perfect ride.  This is an innovative and interactive bike sizing and finding stand, developed for bike stores to provide their customers a customized bike that perfectly fits them. 3D Cameras The system uses a built-in 3D camera that captures key measurements on the cyclist as they go through a series of movements. It takes a couple of seconds.  Then the system goes into the interactive phase.  The cyclist selects on a 32 " touchscreen TV the types of bikes they like.  Using the measurement data, the system recommends the best options for the cyclist to do their best biking.  This system is so robust it can even accommodate a growing child and recommend adjustable bikes.  It's a new gadget to enable cyclists

1st Human X-Rays in Living Color

Straight From MARS and Absolutely Amazing New Zealand-based MARS Bioimaging has created the world's first color X-rays of the human body.  The company is an award winning manufacturer of small bore spectral CT scanners.  The scans are 3D and used for pre-clinical medical research. In Depth, In Color The CT scanners produce color images where different materials can be separated.  In the above photo, soft tissue, fat, bone and the metal of a watch are all identified and differentiated. The company explains this is photon counting technology, originally created as part of MARS founder's work at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research. Medical Research Benefits The benefits for researchers is the wealth of precise chemical data on objects in the scanner.  The careful, multilayers of tissue scans, the company says, enable new precision in medical research.  To do this, MARS has placed sensors inside computed tomography (CT) scanners.  By matching the scans wit