|Simian Pride - 2012-07-23 |
more info: http://tinyurl.com/bud7r36
The whole thing is fascinating, but my favourite part is:
In 2007, Parker was searching for new ways of studying muscular pumps when he visited the New England Aquarium in Boston, Massachusetts. “I saw the jellyfish display and it hit me like a thunderbolt,” he says. “I thought: I know I can build that.”
To do so, he recruited John Dabiri, a bioengineer who studies biological propulsion at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena. “I grabbed him and said, ‘John, I think I can build a jellyfish.’ He didn’t know who I was, but I was pretty excited and waving my arms, and I think he was afraid to say no.”
|Ursa_minor - 2012-07-23 |
|Aelric - 2012-07-23 |
Just don't give it a reproductive system.
|Spoonybard - 2012-07-23 |
Useless but awesome
“You’ve got a heart drug?” says Parker. “You let me put it on my jellyfish, and I’ll tell you if it can improve the pumping.”
|BHWW - 2012-07-23 |
This Saturday, SyFy Presents...
|SolRo - 2012-07-24 |
DARPA is gonna cum money all over this shit to turn it into a sea drone thing.
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