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This is the oldest eye and has 3000 lenses! OMG!
posted July 6 2011 18:28.12 by Giorgos Lazaridis

This 515 million years old eye belongs to a rather strange marine creature. The "fish" was able to see in the dark, thanks to the 3000 lenses that this eye has, and its complexity...

[Link: abc]
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Tags: animals   omg   insane   history   ancient   

This is how you can estimate the temperature from a cricket's chirp
posted July 4 2011 9:53.14 by Giorgos Lazaridis

I am not totally sure if this method is accurate or even real, but the post that i found in lifehacker is is surely interesting. According to a physicist named Amos Dolbear, one can...

[Link: lifehacker]
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Tags: crazy hack   temperature   animals   health & nature   experiments   crazy story   unsolved mystery   tips   

A dog knows who gives the food and who doesn't
posted April 28 2011 19:11.41 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Here is a nice experiment with a dog (no animal was hurt)... In front of the dog, there are two people, one generous with food and one... Not so generous. A person goes once to the...

[Link: New Scientist]
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Tags: experiments   animals   

Ants are SOME builders! This is how a colony looks from inside
posted April 14 2011 21:00.16 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Ants are indeed great builders. The dig deep and greedy into the ground, making unbelievably complicated structures, with ventilation paths, rooms and corridors. In order to reveal...

[Via: pcbheaven forum]    [Link: broodkiller]
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Tags: environment   animals   health & nature   unsolved mystery   revealed   extreme   

Scientists closer to resurrect mammoths
posted April 11 2011 20:09.32 by Giorgos Lazaridis

It will not be done like in Jurassic park with mosquitoes and frogs. A new technique was pioneered in 2008 by Dr. Teruhiko Wakayama of the Riken Centre for Developmental Biology...

[Link: telegraph]
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Tags: clones   research   health & nature   science   animals   unsolved mystery   innovations   biotechnology   history   extreme   

We are in the middle of the 6th mass extinction
posted March 13 2011 20:22.03 by Giorgos Lazaridis

When i went to school, i remember the teacher telling us about past mass extinctions, and all sounded so far from us. But many scientists believe that we are already in the middle...

[Link: discovery]
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Tags: documentary   unsolved mystery   crazy story   animals   science   health & nature   environment   

Cheetah-like bot for US Army has not a taste for Zebras
posted March 2 2011 21:22.31 by Giorgos Lazaridis

It will be able to sprint, take sharp corners, zigzag and it will stop with outstanding precision. Its name is the Cheetah, and the manufacturer hopes to have a prototype built in...

[Via: dailymail]    [Link: bostondynamics]
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Tags: robot   research   mechanical   animals   biotechnology   warfare   

New submarine bot mimics a strange fish propulsion system
posted March 2 2011 21:11.12 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Year by year, we see more and more robots that mimic animals, like for example the snake robot. This time, we go underseas. This new evolutionary robot is developed in the...

[Via: ieee spectrum]    [Link: northwestern]
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Tags: futuristic   innovations   biotechnology   model   science   animals   research   mechanical   inventions   robot   physics   

The microbial fuel cell generates energy from insects!!!
posted February 18 2011 21:31.52 by Giorgos Lazaridis

It is a device that converts chemical energy to electrical energy by the catalytic reaction of microorganisms and bacteria, consuming for example flies and other insects. The device...

[Via: walyou]    [Link: microbialfuelcell]
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Tags: microbial fuel cell   biotechnology   innovations   animals   science   inventions   chemistry   

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