Update, Dec 6, 2017
Welcome to Wednesday Letter, a list of what I’m doing or pondering.
What I’m reading —
Although you may think that the diving research has stop, nothing is more far from the truth; the scientific diving community is working hard.
So to give you a glimpse of what is going on in the community and what I’m reading, check this out:
“A critical review of physiological bubble formation in hyperbaric decompression.”
Virginie Papadopoulou, Robert J. Eckersley b
Costantino Balestra,Thodoris D. Karapantsios, Meng-Xing Tang.
Bubbles are known to form in the body after scuba dives, even those done well within the decompression model limits. These can sometimes trigger decompression sickness and the dive protocols should therefore
aim to limit bubble formation and growth from hyperbaric decompression. Understanding these processes physiologically has been a challenge for decades and there are a number of questions still unanswered. The physics and historical background of this field of study is presented and the latest studies and current developments reviewed. Heterogeneous nucleation is shown to remain the prime candidate for bubble formation in this context.
The two main theories to account for micronuclei stability are then to consider hydrophobicity of surfaces or tissue elasticity, both of which could also explain some physiological observations. Finally the modeling relevance of the bubble formation process is discussed, together with that of bubble growth as well as multiple bubble behavior.
If you are interested in reading the paper or discussing it, send me a note on Facebook or Patreon.
New tech tool I’m enjoying —
I’m enjoying Kobo Android app, especially the audiobook offer. I’m listening “The Subtle Art Of Not Givin a F*ck.
A wonderful book, you should read it.
Quote of the Day —
“The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding. ”
– Leonardo da Vinci