For those with a short attention span, General Electric recently sponsored a week long celebration of science on Vine, Twitter’s new service that allows users to create and post six second videos. As you’d expect from the length, there’s not much space to do much explaining, so while the visuals are fun (and in some cases scientifically incorrect), you’re likely not going to learn a whole lot. Luckily for us, Joe Hansen from PBS took the time to annotate the whole video, so if you want an explanation of what you’re seeing, you can find it here.

David Crotty

David Crotty

David Crotty is a Senior Consultant at Clarke & Esposito, a boutique management consulting firm focused on strategic issues related to professional and academic publishing and information services. Previously, David was the Editorial Director, Journals Policy for Oxford University Press. He oversaw journal policy across OUP’s journals program, drove technological innovation, and served as an information officer. David acquired and managed a suite of research society-owned journals with OUP, and before that was the Executive Editor for Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, where he created and edited new science books and journals, along with serving as a journal Editor-in-Chief. He has served on the Board of Directors for the STM Association, the Society for Scholarly Publishing and CHOR, Inc., as well as The AAP-PSP Executive Council. David received his PhD in Genetics from Columbia University and did developmental neuroscience research at Caltech before moving from the bench to publishing.


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