Current informal science communication in the lab (say in lab meetings or in journal clubs) is centered around interpreting figures. BioMed Search catches somehow the essence of this communication with indexing the images, figures, diagrams, tables of about 1 million images from peer review articles. The primary source is Highwire press and Biomed Central – informed me Alex Ksikes, sole creator of BioMed Search.
I wouldn’t be surprised if one day Google (whose Scholar does not have a special figure search engine) bought this pretty useful service.
Looking forward to further updates.