Tools for Testing

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By SciMar Ltd. and SciMar with Dan Riskin. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Sometimes great discoveries have to wait for the creation of the perfect tool.

What is the best screw ever invented? If you said the Phillips, you are wrong. The Phillips is the most popular screw type, but not the best. The standard slot screw is also very popular, but it isn’t the best either. The best screw type ever invented is the Robertson, and the story behind why it never became the biggest selling screw in the world is one you have to hear.

What is the difference between Latitude and Longitude? Why is one of them so easy to determine and the other virtually impossible? Well, it was impossible until they had the right tool. We will explain how a clock with a grasshopper inside made sailing the seven seas much safer.

These science stories from history help shed light on the modern research being done on Type 2 Diabetes. Specifically, we highlight the work of SciMar as they examine the hormone hepatalin and the effect it has on glucose levels in people who are living with type 2 diabetes. www.SciMar.ca

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