Tag Archives: nature

Origami Robot

“Using techniques inspired by the art of origami, a US-based team has built a robot that can fold itself into shape starting from a flat sheet.” (YouTube) This is both amusing and awesome. It’s an origami robot that can fold … Continue reading

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PHD Comics – Open Access

“What is open access? Nick Shockey and Jonathan Eisen take us through the world of open access publishing and explain just what it’s all about.” (YouTube) PHD Comics has an excellent explanation of what Open Access is all about. In brief, … Continue reading

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Zombies Vs. Wildlife

I’m in the process of (finally) watching Season 4 of The Walking Dead, and pretty much all I think about when I watch it is how inaccurate it is. Obviously, there are zombies, but that’s not what bothers me. It’s … Continue reading

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Beautiful Bees

Bees are vitally important insects, transferring pollen from plant to plant, ensuring their survival. They are also actually rather beautiful creatures, especially when viewed in microscopic detail. This is what biologist Sam Droege did, using photography hardware developed for the military. … Continue reading

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Rosetta

“On August 3rd, the Rosetta spacecraft’s narrow angle camera captured this stunning image of the nucleus of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. After 10 years and 6.5 billion kilometers of travel along gravity assist trajectories looping through interplanetary space, Rosetta had approached to … Continue reading

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Surface Detail

Surface Detail is a hauntingly beautiful evolving fractal landscape, created by subBlue. It’s very embryonic in nature, and I see cells dividing when I look at it, especially at the start. Further on, I see cocoons, insects swarming, brains, islands, … Continue reading

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Tim Webber, Visual Effects, And Gravity

Over at Nature, they have an interesting interview with Tim Webber, the mastermind behind the visual effects of Gravity. At last night’s Academy Awards, Gravity came home with seven awards: Best Director, Best Cinematographer, Best Editing, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing, Original Score, … Continue reading

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