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Remarkable creatures

Post by Admin on Wed Oct 22 2008, 17:56

Present here about remakable lifeforms

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Tardigrades or Waterbears (little aliens?)

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Tardigrades or Waterbears

The strangest little animals (0.05 - 1.2 mm). The look like tiny bears, have litle claws. Some even say they seem te be aware when they are studied. Even more amazing is that they are virtually indistructable and can survive te most extreme environments like acids, even the cold of space, strong radiation. They are so special they are a group on their own. Even their eggs look unique.




tardigrades (water bears) from Goldstein Lab on Vimeo.

Links:
http://www.tardigrada.net/tardigrades.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tardigrada
http://www.tardigrades.com/
http://tardigradesinspace.blogspot.com/

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the giant trees of the US Pacific Northwest

Post by Admin on Sun Feb 22 2009, 03:31

the giant trees of the US Pacific Northwest

Science writer Richard Preston talks about some of the most enormous living beings on the planet, the giant trees of the US Pacific Northwest. Growing from a tiny seed, they support vast ecosystems -- and are still, largely, a mystery.

Talks: Richard Preston: Climbing the world's biggest trees


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The amazing intelligence of crows

Post by Admin on Sun Feb 22 2009, 05:12

Talks Joshua Klein: The amazing intelligence of crows

Hacker and writer Joshua Klein is fascinated by crows. (Notice the gleam of intelligence in their little black eyes?) After a long amateur study of corvid behavior, he's come up with an elegant machine that may form a new bond between animal and human.



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Apes that write, start fires and play Pac-Man

Post by Admin on Mon Feb 23 2009, 01:19

Talks Susan Savage-Rumbaugh: Apes that write, start fires and play Pac-Man

Savage-Rumbaugh's work with bonobo apes, which can understand spoken language and learn tasks by watching, forces the audience to rethink how much of what a species can do is determined by biology -- and how much by cultural exposure.

Susan Savage-Rumbaugh has made startling breakthroughs in her lifelong work with chimpanzees and bonobos, showing the animals to be adept in picking up language and other "intelligent" behaviors. Full bio and more links


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