1. Through Twitter, I have learnt of a student of geology in Gainseville, GA USA. His university worked out a scheme so that he could 'follow' the contours within a map. This illustrates adaptive technology which may not be rocket science.
I had been telling a friend about a blind chemist who had used Velcro in tactile models as a way of understanding chemical bonds and some reaction mechanisms. (http://nfb.org/legacy/fr/fr8/frsf0210.htm) My friend searched for blind chemist on a smart phone and was impressed by the tenacity and ingenuity in making some concepts accessible to the visually impaired. I was at the eye clinic for routine eyelash removal (8 this time) and a medical student was being shown the ropes with my permission. The ophthalmologist was giving a running commentary on what could be seen on a screen on my eyes. I commented that I could make out dancing rhombus shapes on waking up. Apparently this is normal and the student was made aware of this phenomenon. It then dawned on me that I had been talking about benzene rings and that I had been hopeless in drawing them. At any rate this was hardly the time and place to discuss the epiphanic moment of Kekule and the benzene ring.