Colored Pencils, some Watercolors on
[Image Description: Background is several triangles in a circle like a pie alternating from true red, scarlet and black. A robin is sitting on his perch looking to the right.
Top Text: “TRYING TO LOCATE THE CUSTOMER YOU WERE JUST HELPING”
Bottom Text: “WITH YOUR HORRIBLE FACIAL RECOGNITION SKILLS.”]
It is shameful how many times I walk away from a customer to find something for them, only to realize I have no idea who to look for upon returning. Bonus points for approaching the completely wrong customer and starting to fill them in on the information you found while they stare at you in confusion.
Practically, I know I should make sure to make note of the facial features of whoever I’m helping before I walk away from them, but that never seems to occur to me when I’m actually working. Sigh.
Portuguese designer Susana Soares has developed a device for detecting cancer and other serious diseases using trained bees. The bees are placed in a glass chamber into which the patient exhales; the bees fly into a smaller secondary chamber if they detect cancer.
Scientists have found that honey bees - Apis mellifera - have an extraordinary sense of smell that is more acute than that of a sniffer dog and can detect airborne molecules in the parts-per-trillion range.
Bees can be trained to detect specific chemical odours, including the biomarkers associated with diseases such as tuberculosis, lung, skin and pancreatic cancer.
(via rhianthoms)Source: rasputin