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Einstein’s Brain In App Form

The National Museum of Health and Medicine in Chicago has built a new iPad app that lets neuroscientists, teachers and the public at large, look at Albert Einstein‘s brain as if under a microscope.

The $9.99 app, called NMHMC Harvey, is based on the research of Dr. Thomas Harvey, the pathologist who performed an autopsy on Einstein back in the fifties. Check it out: “Dr. Harvey removed the brain for study,  segmented the brain into approximately 170 parts, roughly grouped by the various lobes and brainstem, and then sectioned those parts into hundreds of microscope sections.  These sections were mounted on microscope slides and stained to highlight both cellular structure and nerve conductive tissue.”

In 2010, Harvey’s estate donated his research to National Museum of Health and Medicine. This year the National Museum of Health + Medicine Chicago secured financing to digitize his research, much of which has not been available to the public in the past.  The digitizing project is a work in progress and future app updates will include new materials that have been added to the library.

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Albert Einstein eBooks in Kindle Exclusive

Open Road Integrated Media and Amazon will publish seven Albert Einstein eBooks–exclusive Kindle content for the famous physicist’s birthday. Above, we’ve embedded an Open Road video about the books.

The digital books will include special content: new covers, photographs and biography culled from the Hebrew University Einstein Archives, and introductory essays by Neil Berger. The complete list of titles follows below.

Open Road CEO Jane Friedman had this comment: “In partnership with Philosophical Library and Hebrew University, we have curated fascinating material about Einstein’s life that will both attract new readers and appeal to diehard fans. We are excited to be kicking off the launch of these classic titles with Amazon today, for what would be Einstein’s 132nd birthday.”

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