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Silver nanowire sensors could be the flexible foundation for new wearables

A clear, bandage-like sensor could eventually make everything from fabrics to our fingers smart. Dr. Yong Zhu and a team of North Carolina State University researchers created an ultra-thin, flexible sensor that could be used in clothing, on the body, any in other ordinary objects to track things …

...and one more shell today to show +Chris Mallory for his sh…

...and one more shell today to show +Chris Mallory for his shell week, plus a maddening descent into coralline algal ID.<p>Here's an awesome little <b>duncecap</b> or <b>whiteshell limpet</b>, <i>Acmaea mitra</i>, sporting a pink coat of encrusting coralline algae and dreads of articulated coralline algae :) Underneath the pink-purple algae, this shell is pure white and smooth.<p>Coralline algae are an order of red seaweeds, the Corallinales, that calcify their cell walls. Locally, they can be found covering rocks, shells, …

Night Scuba Diving Redondo Beach with Baby Octopus.

Scuba Diving

Make Every Oystercatcher Count


It's not a small pile of gummi worms, it's a seaweed, Nemalio…

It's not a small pile of gummi worms, it's a seaweed, <b>Nemalion helminthoides</b>!<p>I might have gone on my recent tidepooling trip to southern California with the intent of finding sea slugs, but it really ended up being a much better seaweed-finding adventure. <i>Nemalion</i> grows during late spring to early fall in the upper intertidal on rocky shores pretty much worldwide in temperate waters, including in the rocky intertidal of the Monterey Bay. However I had never managed to run across it and recognize …

CBS Sunday Morning - Lost art of Automatons alive again


Tea & Automatons » Victorian Easter Cards – Part One

As a fan of anthropomorphism, I am generally amused by the animals on Victorian greeting cards. Cute little clothes and vehicles can help the cards …

Victorian Era

Alexandre Pouchkine by François Junod

Joueuse de Tympanon - automate


Tea & Automatons » Victorian Easter Cards – Part Three

To conclude the series of Victorian Easter cards, here are four Easter cards in the Up in Air theme. Enjoy!<p>Category: Uncategorized by Diana <br>Tags: …


Archaic Computers and Mechanical Monks

A Chinese text from the 3rd century BCE called the Lie-Zi describes a “figure [that] walked with rapid strides so that anyone would have taken it for …

The Thimble Theater. #dancing #automatons #automata

LEGO Automaton: LEGONardo da Vinci - Technabob

This awesome LEGO robot was inspired by 18th Century Swiss watch and automata creators Pierre Jacquet-Droz and Henri Maillardet. It is a LEGO …

Dialogue of Civilizations Opens: Maya Leaders, Bird With Pig’s-Head Wings, Ancient China, More

Wildlife & Wild Places<p>The first ever “Dialogue of Civilizations” has begun in Guatemala and in the first hours there is already amazing interplay of cultures on display.<p>The goal of the three-day conference is to bring together archaeologists studying five ancient cultures to discuss their …


#vitrine complete. #skulls and #skeleton and other #thanatophilic stuff. #lyric_cranium growing. #wunderkammer #wunderkabinet #curiosities #death #museum

Latest acquisition to #collection #freshwater #crocodile #crocodylus #crocodylussiamensis #skull #ethicallysourced #sites certificate #croc #real #fauna #curiosity #oddity #cabinet #nsfx #teeth #wunderkammer

Just admiring my wunderkammer

#cabinet of #curiosities #carrion #crow #crowskull #Corvus #corone #corvuscorone #skull #beauty #death #gothic #flowers #bird #birdskull #raven #poe #english #nsfx #nightshadefx #realskull

Can we raise woolly mammoths from their Pleistocene graves?

By Sharon Levy<p>Thousands of years after the last woolly mammoth died, some bioengineers dream of resurrecting the species. When I first heard their …

Two-Ton "Alien" Horned Dinosaur Found—"Different From Every Other"

New species suggests flamboyant beginnings for Triceratops lineage.<p><b>A newly identified species of spiky-headed dinosaur that roamed Canada 78 million years ago is the oldest known large, horned reptile ever discovered in North America.</b><p>"In terms of large-bodied ones that look like <i>Triceratops</i><i>,</i> this is …

The Fossil Hunter