Inspired by Dr. Elena Bodnar’s bra, New Scientist magazine is sponsoring a contest: This bra could save your life, and your creativity could win you one. Devised by Ukrainian-born scientist Elena Bodnar, it separates to form two face masks – so that in the event of a nuclear accident, bioterrorist attack or smoky fire, the […]
The Scotsman comments on a dealing with the effects of the Icelandic volcano eruption: It’s better than cupping a hand over your face IT MAY well be time to resort to extreme protective measures amid fears over the ash cloud polluting our atmosphere. Perhaps we should join the Edinburgh International Science Festival in celebrating one […]
Dr. Elena Bodnar writes, in The Guardian, about the soon-to-begin 2010 Ig Nobel Tour of the UK: For the Ig Nobel award ceremony, I designed a hot pink Emergency Bra that has now been dubbed the Harvard model. I demonstrated it on Nobel laureates Wolfgang Ketterle (Nobel prize for physics, 2001), Orhan Pamuk (literature, 2006) […]
Seemingly unrelated factors come together in this coffee-fueled study: “Coffee intake and CYP1A2*1F genotype predict breast volume in young women: implications for breast cancer,” Helena Jernstrom, M Henningson, U Johansson and H Olsson, British Journal of Cancer, vol. 99, no. 9, November 2008, pp. 1534-8. (Thanks to Sara Rörbecker for bringing this to our attention.) […]
Ig Nobel Prize-winning bra/facemask inventor Elena Bodnar explains and demonstrates, on Swiss TV’s “20 Minuten Online”, why size does not matter. UPDATE: Dr. Bodnar will be appearing at the Improbable Research session at the AAAS Annual Meeting, in February in San Diego, and also on the Ig Nobel Tour of the UK, in March. Details […]
KCAL-TV interviewed Elena Bodnar, inventor of what they call “the bra that could save your life”. Dr. Bodnar was awarded the 2009 Ig Nobel Prize in public health. The interview delves into that experience, and into the bra’s internal workings.