David Levine

Research Scientist, University of Tennessee
Chattanooga, TN, United States

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Originally from NY I arrived in Chattanooga, TN via Boston (BU graduate) in 1990. I am a professor at the University of Tennessee and work with many Universities around the world in collaborative teaching and research. I have authored a number of books and lecture around the world enjoying every day of my life. More to follow...

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Kids, Dogs, Life, Learning, Reading, Creating, Loving, Laughing, Family, Beer, Education, Medicine, and Positivity

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David Levine
Posted about 4 hours ago
101 improvements to the world...inspired by TED.
I think you are giving a lot of credit to TED (although I love TED as well). Did TED really improve the world or just make some things more well known? I am amazed at how many colleagues have never heard of TED. At least 50% of people I ask and these are primarily physicians and educated people. If you work in tech I assume most people will know of TED. I would love to see some smaller, specialized TEDx events (like TEDMED) http://www.tedmed.com
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David Levine
Posted about 4 hours ago
Google glass: Cool or Creepy?
I have had the chance to use them briefly. They are very easy to use and after a few minutes I didn't notice them too much. I think they will evolve and become more commonplace. They don't do much that is "new" but the hands-free component is nice. Could people use them in creepy ways? Sure, but that's not much different than cell phone cameras and video. In big cities things are recorded all the time anyway.
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David Levine
Posted about 4 hours ago
What if Education were free?
Are you meaning college education or education in general such as for children? If it becomes free for everyone (in the case of college), do people lose the right to attend when they miss classes, don't study, etc.?
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David Levine
Posted about 20 hours ago
David Sengeh: The sore problem of prosthetic limbs
While somewhat cutting edge this is not new - CT scans and MRI's are used to plan surgeries daily. It of course adds cost but more importantly adds a skill level to the procedures that is not found everywhere. Biomodeling will teach us a lot in the future! Here is a recent paper that used CT scans to help design optimal stretches for muscles. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24262799