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    ---------- Forwarded message ----------
    From: Lisa Martin
    Date: Wed, 30 Sep 2009 11:51:39 +0100
    Subject: Invitation to Brilliant!Biomed, a new biomedical engineering and
    science website
    Dear All,

    I invite you to visit *Brilliant!Biomed: Bursting with Bits of
    Biomedical Engineering and Science*, a new website I have founded, at

    The site aims to provide engaging, scientifically sound summaries of
    interesting research in fields relevant to health and medicine to an
    audience ranging from academics to healthcare professionals to the
    general public. Keeping in mind the close cooperation needed among
    all involved in healthcare, it will also occasionally cross over into
    health policy, politics, and more.

    The articles are written in a style popular enough for non-specialists
    to read but with just enough of the mathematical and scientific
    details to satiate a more academic reader's curiosity. Plus, for those
    who wish to learn more, a conveniently linked list of references is
    provided for each article.

    What can you expect to find at the site thus far?

    *Dear [Player Name], next time, please use an initial angle of ___ and
    initial velocity of___.* ~ A mathematical analysis of the ideal free
    throw -- perfect for sports fans with an analytical streak to match
    their competitive streak.

    *The Politics of Prosthetics: Insuring America's Lower-Limb Amputees*
    ~ A discussion of the just distribution of prosthetic limbs in the
    context of a luck egalitarian philosophical framework (and a chance
    for all of us engineers, scientists, and medical practitioners to try
    an entirely different type of thought!).

    *From Gait Analysis to Automotive Aerodynamics* ~ A brief article
    about how familiar motion capture techniques used in biomechanics
    laboratories are being adapted by the auto industry.

    *Can't get the jelly jar open?* ~ A practical look at the kinematics
    of jar opening, from youth to old age. There's more to it than you
    might think!

    Coming soon: *From Steven Tyler's Screams to Pavarotti's High C--The
    Science of Singing*

    Contributions from readers are more than welcome, so please get in
    touch at if you would like to submit an
    article or if you have a topic which you think should be covered.
    General comments are welcome, as well--I'm always looking to improve!

    Best regards,

    Lisa M. Martin
    DPhil Candidate, Biomedical Engineering
    Botnar Research Centre
    Oxford University Institute of Musculoskeletal Sciences

    Krystyna Gielo-Perczak, Biomch-L co-moderator