David Gruber

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This article tested the assumption that functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) images in popular science news articles make those articles appear more reasonable and persuasive to readers. In addition to fMRI images, this study also examined the potential impact of science fiction and artistic images commonly found in popular news articles. 183(More)
The conchoid surface G of a given surface F with respect to a point O is roughly speaking the surface obtained by increasing the radius function of F with respect to O by a constant d. This paper studies real rational ruled surfaces in this context and proves that their conchoid surfaces possess real rational parameterizations, independently on the position(More)
The conchoid of a surface F with respect to given fixed point O is roughly speaking the surface obtained by increasing the radius function with respect to O by a constant. This paper studies conchoid surfaces of spheres and shows that these surfaces admit rational parameterizations. Explicit parameterizations of these surfaces are constructed using the(More)
The conchoid surface F d of a surface F with respect to a fixed reference point O is a surface obtained by increasing the distance function with respect to O by a constant d. This contribution studies conchoid surfaces of quadrics in Euclidean R 3 and shows that these surfaces admit real rational parameterizations. We present an algorithm to compute these(More)
8-oxoguanine is one of the most abundant and impactful oxidative DNA lesions. However, the reasons underlying its effects, especially those not directly explained by the altered base pairing ability, are poorly understood. We report the effect of the lesion on the action of EcoRI, a widely used restriction endonuclease. Introduction of 8-oxoguanine inside,(More)
The introduction of digital games and simulations into science museums has prompted excitement about a new "post-museum" pedagogy emphasizing egalitarianism, interactivity, and personalized approaches to learning. However, many post-museums of science, this article aims to show, enact rhetorical performances that lead visitors to narrowly targeted answers(More)
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