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What is the Monkeysphere? |
Humans start being asses to other humans outside of their tribe, which is roughly defined at 150 people...
psychology  culture  society  monkeysphere  humor  monkey  sociology  animal  behavior  research  brain  social  science  community  tribe 
june 2018 by asteroza
Sony brought back the Aibo robot dog, but you get the feeling the actual hardware/capabilities haven't been upgraded, yet they want to hook you onto the cloud system walled garden. Sony still can't get over their proprietariness...
Sony  robot  dog  animal  Aibo  pet  hardware  electronics  devices 
november 2017 by asteroza
Crowded Cities – Training Crows
In theory, you should be able to train crows to fetch cigarette butts for food, based on recorded coin retrieval behavior. So these guys are attempting it with an automated feeder. Using cameras to confirm if it's a butt or not seems a little difficult though.
animal  training  automated  bird  crow  feeder  cigarette  butt  trash  retrieval 
october 2017 by asteroza
Whooshh - Home
So these guys made a fish cannon. Apparently spawning salmon seem quite willing to get into the thing too.
fruit  fish  salmon  cannon  high  speed  animal  transport  vacuum  tube  Delicious 
august 2014 by asteroza
UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering
Apparently Toucan birds have a highly mechanically optimized beak. Very lightweight, with a hollow structure where there are no stresses, and elsewhere a bone fiber/membrane foam enclosed by an outer keratin tile sheet exterior, creating a natural biocomposite foam sandwich material in their beaks. Still doesn't explain fully why the beaks are so large, especially for a fruit eater. There was other research into beak properties by using IR camera studies, and it appears the beak is also used as a high performance controllable blood heat radiator to dump metabolic heat. They do interesting tricks like doing a burst of heat dumping just prior to going to sleep to slow down metabolic processes quicker.
core  hollow  lightweight  beak  large  bird  Toucan  sandwich  exterior  tile  keratin  foam  bone  composite  biocomposite  engineering  mechanical  research  structure  body  animal  Delicious 
december 2012 by asteroza
Researches find poop-throwing by chimps is a sign of intelligence
So the takeaway is roughly the smartest monkeys are the ones that not only fling poop (a lot), but fling ACCURATELY, a reflection of fine muscle control and trajectory calculation capability which nominally require a better brain.
monkey  simian  poop  throwing  intelligence  research  humor  animal  Delicious 
december 2011 by asteroza
Amphibian Ark
Apparently a fungal epidemic is killing frogs across the world at a fairly rapid clip. No cure seems evident, so in the interests of biodiversity, there is a a biological ark of sorts being set up to care for captive frogs for the time being until the epidemic runs its course.
amphibian  ark  animal  species  preservation  environment  environmental  conservation  biodiversity  Delicious 
november 2011 by asteroza
iPet Companion
This allows you to remote control cat toys in an exercise area of an animal shelter.
iPet  companion  cat  toy  remote  control  online  entertainment  service  humor  play  animal  pets  Delicious 
march 2011 by asteroza
PetFlow | Get Started
So, basically, this somehow is cheaper than buying from a store and provides specific brands which may not be carried by local stores. I'm surprised someone in japan hasn't done this yet.
PetFlow  custom  customized  pet  dog  dogfood  food  delivery  service  US  animal  care  feeding  Delicious 
february 2011 by asteroza
Slashdot Science Story | One Variety of Sea Slugs Cuts Out the Energy Middleman
A particular sea slug seems to already have a large amount of the DNA required to make chlorophyll, but lacks chloroplasts so has to ingest them by eating algae. Once onboard, you now have an animal with a photosynthetic metablism boost and an alternative energy source for the animal. While it would never be enough to run a human, it would be a nice little boost for people living in the tropics. Possible early genetic treatment for proto-transhumanists, as opposed to that gandollinium nanobot energy source?
sea  slug  animal  plant  hybrid  photosynthesis  solar  energy  metabolism  boost  transhumanism  genetics  DNA  biology  Delicious 
january 2010 by asteroza

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