Unexpectedly Intriguing!
September 19, 2005

I have to give a major hat-tip to Craig Newmark of Newmark's Door for recently pointing to one of the best collections of practical applications I've yet seen on the web: Cornell University's Medical Calculators!

Cornell's Weill Medical College has made available tools for calculating an individual's body mass index, their basal energy expenditure (or, in other words, the minimum number of calories their body burns each day), the oxygen content of blood, the half life of a drug, and more, with links to other resources on the web. Heck, you can also figure out how much surface area your body takes up and exactly how many years, months or days old you are!

Truly cool!

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