I saw Iain Couzin speak at Secret Science Club at the Bell House last month and he was fantastic. Brilliant, funny, engaging – he makes science all the more lovable. Here’s a video of his work on swarm theory:
Aaaaaaaaah! couldn’t resist the alliteration. Sorry.
[Jack] Kassewitz [of SpeakDolphin.com] explained the requirements of the technology. “Waterproofing, processor speed, touch-sensitivity, anti-glare screens, and dolphin-friendly programs are essential. As this database of […]
Discovery News has two interesting articles. First, insect AI:
But a small organism doesn’t have so many cells to control and can fit some very elaborate mental circuitry in a pinhead-sized brain.
Several hundred neurons give the ability to count. A few thousand create sentient, and perhaps even sapient, thought. If that’s really the […]
Diesel’s new ad campaign, “Be Stupid,” is plastered all over the West 4th street stop in NYC. I really like this campaign. I’m analyzing this campaign in two parts. The first is its perspective on gender, the second its perspective on human nature.
The first reason I love Diesel’s “Be Stupid” campaign is that it […]
And Moscow’s wild dogs and beggar dogs are proving it:
[B]eggar dogs have evolved the most specialized behavior. Relying on scraps of food from commuters, the beggar dogs can not only recognize which humans are most likely to give them something to eat, but have evolved to ride the subway. Using scents, and the ability […]
I have been lucky enough to swim with dolphins twice in my life. Once it was as a “swim with dolphins” experience in Mexico where I was pushed around by the dolphins in an awesome little display of power and warned not to “pet them on the tummy, or they might get horny, and, […]
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