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Ian Lindstrom
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Ed should put out a line of mugs w/ sayings: "I like my coffee like I like my energy: smooth & dark." for starters.
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dang, now I want me some quantum coffee...
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Is it viable to compare the USA w/ Switzerland? I wish they would have presented studies, went more in-depth into some of the pros/cons, & had more professionals to weigh in. In other words, I need a documentary. It'd be interesting to see this in action, though.
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Apparently April is the month to debunk astronomical foolishness, for I have yet another bit of space silliness to disassemble. Yesterday, the Houston Chronicle ran a story showing a picture from the Mars Curiosity rover, which has been exploring the fourth rock from the Sun since August 2012. As the...
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Sad about the clouds' selfish covering of the eclipse, but this cool, rainy weather is my favorite. So I'm grateful for that.
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Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion or simply EVLP
Chronic lung disease affects 35 million Americans, results in 400,000 deaths, and causes a public health burden exceeding $150 billion each year. Lung transplantation is the only life-saving therapy for patients with end-stage lung disease, however, the procedure has limited availability because not all donor lungs are safe for transplantation. This shortage of donor lungs results in the death of 20% of lung transplant candidates awaiting transplant.

What is EVLP?
EVLP is a technique that repairs damaged donated lungs that would have been unusable, allowing for successful transplantation of the reconditioned lungs into a patient. Known as ex vivo lung perfusion (EVLP), the technique is applied to donor lungs outside of the body before transplantation with the goal of improving recovery practices and expanding the pool of organs available for patients in need of lung transplantation.
In other words...a perfusion machine keeping the donor’s lungs alive outside the body and repairing damage to the lungs before transplant.

In 2001, the first human lung transplant from a non-heart beating donor (NHBD) after a failed resuscitation was reported. In this case, the lung was perfused ex vivo with an extracellular colloid solution called Steen solution™, which reproduces physiologic conditions for support of donor lungs. This technique, known as ex vivo lung perfusion (EVLP), has been used for both assessment and reconditioning of marginal donor lungs.

How is ex vivo lung perfusion performed?
The process involves a 3– to 4–hour period during which the donated lungs are placed inside a sterile plastic dome attached to a ventilator, pump, and filters. The lungs are maintained at normal body temperature and treated with a bloodless solution that contains nutrients, proteins, and oxygen. This can reverse lung injury and remove excess lung water. During the process, lung function is evaluated continuously on several key indicators. Once determined to be suitable, the lungs are transplanted into a waiting patient.

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http://www.medicine.virginia.edu/clinical/departments/surgery/research/tcv-lab/research-projects/evlp.html
http://www.xvivoperfusion.com/technology/introduction-to-evlp/
http://www.pennmedicine.org/transplant/patient-care/transplant-programs/lung-transplant/ex-vivo-lung-perfusion.html

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EX VIVO LUNG - NOW IN HIGH QUALITY
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IRL someone asked me what my Particle at the End of the Universe is about. After I explained it, they say: "Have you seen it [the LHC]? Do you really think we have particle accelerators." I know them, not well, but they seemed intelligent...I can't tell if I was trolled.
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French poet Charles Baudelaire was born on this day in 1821. Let's celebrate with some  #poetry ! We'd love to hear your favourite verses by the poet. 
And here's a portrait of him available on the Cultural Institute: http://goo.gl/1lDfZA 

Le génie n’est que l’enfance retrouvée à volonté. 
Genius is nothing but youth recaptured. 
Charles Baudelaire in "Le peintre de la vie moderne"
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Interesting conversation in the comments. I've said it before, I am not a fan of species self-hate. Our intelligence defines us & gives us a duty. If one says we are a great danger to ourselves & the planet they should realize we are also the greatest chance Life has for its collective continuation.
Our "purpose" is to ensure our species goes on. A person should ask themself where they derive the value of life. If every life form is equal to a human's, then I would argue that that view puts the least value on life. A dog isn't going to rocket to Mars or prevent a catastrophic event. A line has to be drawn, there has to be some qualifiers. Though we should work to prevent extinction, if we don't have priorities all Life suffers the consequences.
 
Vladimir Demikhov & Two-headed dog experiment
Vladimir Petrovich Demikhov was a Soviet scientist and organ transplant pioneer, who performed several transplantations in the 1930s and 1950s, such as the transplantation of a heart into an animal and a lung-heart replacement in an animal. He is also well known for his transplantation of the heads of dogs. He conducted his dog head transplants during the 1950s, resulting in two-headed dogs, and this ultimately led to the head transplants in monkeys by Dr. Robert White, who was inspired by Demikhov's work.

Without his contributions to science and medicine, organ transplant and coronary surgery may not be as developed as it is today – a fact that is not well known because his papers were written in Russian while living on the bleaker side of the Cold War and through World War II.

He was the first person to perform a successful coronary artery bypass operation on a warm-blooded creature but, yet, became more famous for his two-headed dog.

In fact, many of his  experiments were carried out on dogs. He transplanted lungs and hearts, took organs out to see how long dogs would survive and watched their reactions to the new organs.
By far the most unusual experiments and surgeries included the transplantation of the head or half the body. In 1948, he wrote about the “surgical combination of two animals with the creation of a single circulation”.

In 1968, Demikhov transplanted another puppy’s head onto the neck of another dog. The creatures survived for 38 days. Its bodies were then stuffed and in 1988 given to Riga’s Museum of History of Medicine.

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Two headed dogs Demikhov Shocking experiment Footage

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http://www.scienceheroes.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=234&Itemid=210
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vladimir_Demikhov
http://www.thejournal.ie/two-headed-dogs-794157-Feb2013/
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A conscious chemical machine mastering the art of living.
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I am in love with finding things out & traveling the world. Both are hobbies & my career.

I like to drink coffee & beer...& wine...& brandy.

I love to read.

I like starting political/religious discussions in any bar, leading to a run away, catastrophic melt down of friendships, alliances, & public peace. 

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'OMG!' Religion & Reason
I am atheist. Though I do think religion is interesting as a cultural phenomenon, and could be seen as art; and like art, religion <strike>is not a method to understand the world around me</strike> can help me to view & understand my emotional relationship w/ the world. 
-Religion & science are two different things:
--Religion is a set of beliefs & conclusions based on culture & faith.
--Science is a method of understanding through testable predictions & consistent observations

If you are not questioning your beliefs, then you are willfully ignorant, may be afraid to find they are incorrect, & are missing out on lots of fun. This goes for myself, which is why...

...I love my religious friends & prefer to not live in an echo chamber.
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Warning: Politics! *Gasp!*
I would consider myself libertarian, but it is more complicated than that (because economics, humans, society, & social sciences are really complicated) . 

Finding out the boundaries of society's reach & inherent human rights. I am for strong defense of individual rights.

I am extremely wary of federal & military power.

I believe I am the only entity to make decisions about what is best for me, but I'll take reasoned recommendations into consideration.
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NASA is Govt, & NASA is good...right?
Global/Govt collaboration in the sciences (especially space exploration) is extremely important in making 'frontier' bleeding edge technologies feasible for the private sector (e.g. NASA paving the way, SpaceX & others picking up the trail).

-OTOH, Government & money do not mix; it is inefficient & expensive. People will milk the cow (e.g. Boeing & all others who have overly expensive un-innovative technologies that take advantage of the payment structure of NASA Govt contracts.)
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If I don't continue with a discussion, it is because I have become too heated and/or drunk to respond in a manner satisfactory to my own quality standards. I love discussion/debate so don't let me off the hook.


It not being acceptable to speak of politics & religion in bars is destroying debate & understanding.
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I once started a physical altercation...on the topic of Jimmy Carter.
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The only consistent thing I have experienced with Mojo's is cold, disappointing food & messed up orders. The first mishap I attributed to bad luck, even though we called ahead for the large order (6 people). The second time around was not any better. Though, the staff was nice & they have a stage for music on the busy weekends. I had heard such good things about Mojo's, but when it comes to food, it wasn't even close to hitting the mark.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
The Norfolk area doesn't have a lot to offer when it comes to restaurants, so this was a pleasant find. After three trips, they have not failed to deliver delicious food in a decent amount of time. Even when they were packed, they served us well. They also have a nice beer selection. Prices are what you'd expect for a BBQ/bar joint, which is reasonable for the food, service, & atmosphere. The upstairs has a large bar & will often have karaoke. Parking may be a pain & there may be quite a wait if it is the weekend.
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Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Great beer menu & the food that I had was fantastic. The inside was spacious, dark, comfortable & classy. There is a large bar as well. The servers demonstrated competent knowledge on food pairings, particular beers, beer types, local breweries, etc. Also, on one occasion, the bartender was _extremely_ helpful (pronunciations of certain beers/foods, other places to visit, attaining a table). It made an impression. I do not recall if I ever went here on the weekend, but it was not too loud or extremely busy for my taste; about what you would expect for an average restaurant & bar.
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Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
Food selection is not very large but the beer and drink list will impress. Their in-house brews are great; take advantage of the four-ouncers to sample all they have. The food they do have is absolutely delicious pub type food (burgers, fries, salads). Love the feel and atmosphere of the place, though it can get a bit loud when business picks up.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very goodService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
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The Hostel was great, & is the birthplace of the ever popular Wodka. Well maintained & high quality facilities; full kitchen, nice bathrooms/showers, clean beds, & great common area. The location is nice; close to a few restaurants & grocery stores, a park, a church, & a couple blocks away from the tram. During my stay (New Years) the majority of folks were younger, but I had no problem sleeping. Had a friendly atmosphere. Only negative is that the laundry facilities are located near the front desk, which is in a separate building.
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Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
I went for dinner with family on a slow Sunday. It is cozy with dark wood, old light fixtures and country styled decor (w/ old photos, news clippings, etc). I don't remember hearing music. Friendly & helpful service. Even has a *very* small bar. Portions & quality match the prices, which are a bit high for hometown, country food. You will leave stuffed & with plenty of left overs. The salad bar & soup are totally worth getting.
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
A cozy place to enjoy great beers & people, the feel was a very relaxed one; walked in & felt as though I was joining friends. Bartender was fantastic & genuine as well as helpful in guiding beer selection. Love the dark wood & paintings. They don't have food...but who needs food with a good selection of German beers?
Atmosphere: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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