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Light Music for the Masses: A Story of LEDs

This blog was originally posted by Gaston Sendin (January 28, 2017) on Optics: fast and furious imaging With optics coming of age and its widespread use in biomedical sciences, scientists invest substantial efforts in new imaging technologies. The aim is to reconcile versatility, performance and cost issues. Developments take place in the design of new… Keep Reading

Reporting from the Lab

Bad complements ?

Recently, we observed “Rare Disease day” to raise awareness of the rare diseases that afflict millions of people in the United States. While the definition of rare diseases varies in every country, in the United States a rare disease is one that affects less than 200,000 people at a given time. Scientists worldwide have made… Keep Reading


The week that it was – 20th to 26th March, 2017

CSG is now a platform with 6000+ members and CSG-Europe has started to bloom. Among the wide variety of information shared on the platform daily, I decided to bring you the opportunities to shape your future (of course, I know how you love to see them), help to deal with them and some refreshing foods… Keep Reading

That Makes Sense

Filing taxes in US for non-resident aliens

According US tax return policy, every citizen filing tax returns as single gets a standard deduction of $6,300 and a personal exemption of $4,000. Standard deduction is a non-itemized fixed amount that is deducted from the net income. Personal exemption is an amount that a taxpayer can claim as tax deduction against personal income. These… Keep Reading

How to cut through the bullshit with Carl Sagan’s ‘Baloney Detection Kit’

A large fraction of the information that we come across online is quite possibly bullshit. The internet has made it very easy for us to access and disseminate unreliable information, transforming the society into an echo chamber of misinformation.  Democratization of publishing and social media have resulted in opinions being marketed as facts. In this… Keep Reading

Identifying the lemurs

In the last century, we lost many of our magnificent animal species including the Honshu wolf, California grizzly bear, Tasmanian tiger, Barbary lion, Caribbean monk seal, Arabian ostrich, and Japanese sea lion. Additionally, many other species are facing the risk of extinction. Among them are the lemurs – you might remember them as the cute… Keep Reading

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