[ExI] birds again

Emlyn emlynoregan at gmail.com
Mon May 18 07:07:59 UTC 2009

2009/5/18 Emlyn <emlynoregan at gmail.com>:
> 2009/5/17 spike <spike66 at att.net>:
>> This is an example of one of those videos that makes you glad you lived to
>> see it:
>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8vjYTXgIJw
>> Applications to ant observations: apparently the technology exists to do
>> what I was hoping to do, which is magnify and slow the action so that we can
>> really see what the heck it is that the ants are doing.  Currently they are
>> too fast and too small to know for sure.  I don't know how much the camera
>> equipment costs.  This is a perfect example of a new technology that will
>> enable a bunch of amateur scientists to make a original contributions to the
>> field.  Humans have been watching beasts since forever, but ants and smaller
>> beasts are difficult to observe.  New cameras might enable it.
>> spike

Oh, a quick bonus on the subject of online video. Do you people watch
TED? If you don't, you've got to start!


A cool example: A talk about how bacteria not only communicate using
chemical cues, but how they actually all use the same mechanism, which
means that there looks to be some potential in intercepting and
messing with the signals. Maybe we can get all Bletchley Park on them?


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