Named Hydrophylita emporosâ€”emporos is Latin for â€œpassengerâ€â€”the female wasps were observed clinging to abdomens of damselflies, an aquatic insect related to a dragonfly. This acrobatic feat eventually pays off: When the damselfly starts laying its eggs on a submerged leaf, the wasp walks down the abdomen of the damselfly like itâ€™s an exit ramp, enters the water, and then lays its own eggs in the damselfliesâ€™ eggs. –National Geographic
Pretty sneaky survival tactic.
Nice to see this series rebooted with Neil DeGrasse Tyson. Looking forward to watching it.
On a side note, Annie bought me two Carl Sagan books for my birthday: “Pale Blue Dot” and “Billions and Billions”. Looking forward to reading them soon.
In this rare image taken on July 19, 2013, the wide-angle camera on NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has captured Saturn’s rings and our planet Earth and its moon in the same frame. It is only one footprint in a mosaic of 33 footprints covering the entire Saturn ring system (including Saturn itself). At each footprint, images were taken in different spectral filters for a total of 323 images: some were taken for scientific purposes and some to produce a natural color mosaic. This is the only wide-angle footprint that has the Earth-moon system in it. Nasa.gov
Probably some of the most clear photos I’ve seen. Kind of insane that these are real photos of ourselves. Here we are, Earth, suspended in space like a grain of dust.
“This build was originally inspired by the LEGO X-Pod sets. While trying to find a use for the pod itself, I realized that it was very close to a deep petri dish. I used a planetary gear system to allow both coarse and fine adjustment of the objective â€œlensâ€. A little more tinkering and I connected the focus to a magnifying glass and fiber optic light in the eyepiece, so adjusting the focus knobs would actually bring the writing on a LEGO stud in and out of focus.” –Brick Laboratory
Pretty bad ass. Wonder if people will start making telescopes out of them as well.
Humans can now move robotic limbs using only their thoughts and, in some cases, even get sensory feedback from their robotic hands.
This is pretty incredible. I’m going to have to invest in this company. What a wonderful breakthrough.