A team of European scientists developed a tiny robot that makes cockroaches believe it is one of them.
Feb 22 2007, 12:00pm CST
Source: Yarn Harlot
We have squirrel problems. I know I’ve mentioned this. I even wrote a story about one particular furred lunatic in Yarn Harlot. That one stole fleece and yarn, and generally had a wool fetish that was a wonder to behold. Anything I put out there to dry, he was off with – right up until Rams and Presbytera invented the squirrel deterrent system way back in 2007. (I still use that. Works a treat – although it could also be ...
Full article at: Yarn Harlot
1 day ago, 12:09pm CDT
AICN COMICS ABROAD: Optimous Douche reports from WIZARD WORLD PHILLY 2014!
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Optimous Douche here. Pay close attention to this man’s shirt. He was selling nothing…except prophetic insight as to what will lie ahead in the realm of comics at Wizard World 2014. It’s not a slight, merely a marker of where profitability now lies in the land of geek. The high-end talent at this years’ extravaganza inside the Philadelphia Convention Center were squarely ...
Full article at: aintitcool
Jun 30 2014, 10:04am CDT
THE obvious way to sell men’s clothing is to proclaim that the garments will somehow turn the average guy into an irresistible Studasaurous. From the late Sixties to early Eighties, when Baby Boomers were in their sexual prime, this marketing tactic went into hyperdrive. Boomers were ready to mate, and menswear adverts proclaimed that their apparel was the gateway to sweet, sweet lovemaking. Here are a few examples.
Full article at: Anorak
Jun 26 2014, 4:43am CDT
Source: Discover Magazine
A word of advice to female fruit flies looking for a mate: it's not hard to catch the eye of a male Drosophila. He'll chase after almost anything that moves. Really—including a metal cube dabbed with pheromones. That may be embarrassing for the male, but it also shows scientists how a tiny-brained animal weighs information when making decisions.
"We call the robot 'Flyatar,'" says University of Washington graduate student Sweta Agrawal, in reference to the movie Av ...
Full article at: Discover Magazine
Jun 13 2014, 10:54am CDT