Ready for your closeup?

You might have noticed last week, the launch of linkurl:JoVE, the journal of visualized experiments;http://www.myjove.com/index.stt which gives quick, free, video how-to?s on laboratory protocols. As someone who loves techniques but hates reading dry materials and methods sections, this is a darned neat idea. Blogger Pimm tracked its linkurl:web awareness here,;http://pimm.wordpress.com/2006/11/30/jove-stats-blogosphere-and-nature-news-traffic-before-official-launch/ and apparently it spiked a

By | December 4, 2006

You might have noticed last week, the launch of linkurl:JoVE, the journal of visualized experiments;http://www.myjove.com/index.stt which gives quick, free, video how-to?s on laboratory protocols. As someone who loves techniques but hates reading dry materials and methods sections, this is a darned neat idea. Blogger Pimm tracked its linkurl:web awareness here,;http://pimm.wordpress.com/2006/11/30/jove-stats-blogosphere-and-nature-news-traffic-before-official-launch/ and apparently it spiked after a linkurl:__Nature News__ piece;http://www.nature.com/news/2006/061120/full/061120-12.html compared it to YouTube. If production quality improves from what we?re seeing for the now admittedly meager collection ? reportedly friends and acquaintances of founder Moshe Pritsker provided the first videos ? I?d say it?s fairer to compare it with a good cooking show. Just as the science of cooking yields to artistry at the stove, the finer points of bench work are the true art in science. This apparently isn?t the first foray into science-video repositories, and I bet it won?t be the last. Videos like this could cut down troubleshooting time considerably. Moreover, there?s a great opportunity to create some new science stars. Who, after all, doesn?t have a running commentary going through their head as they run through the little tricks that make their experiments work sublimely? Now you can find an audience. Next question: where do we sign up for tryouts on the __Iron Tech__?

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JK

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December 11, 2006

The Jove site is fantastic. Thanks for the info! I intend to use it to show cell labeling with Qdots.\n\nBTW, here's another scientist's blog site: angrylabrat.blogspot.com

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