Photographer Alexander Semenov takes some of the most gorgeous jellyfish pictures we've ever seen--and trust us, we've seen a lot of pictures of jellyfish. Our friends over at Popular Photography have a great interview with him, so you should head over to find out if, for example, he's ever been stung (answer: yes) and how debilitating it was (answer: very) in addition to some insights as to how to shoot some of the most otherworldly creatures on our own world. Check it out here.
Despite being one of the most alien-looking things on Earth, the mechanism jellyfish use to swim is similar in some ways to the beating human heart. That inspired researchers to build a sort of cyborg jellyfish from the ground up, using heart muscle cells from a rat and silicone polymer. And it's actually only a little more odd-looking than a regular jelly.
A robot petting zoo, complete with a flying robo-bird, plus the world's lightest material and an algorithmic dance-off
By Becky FerreiraPosted 06.05.2012 at 5:51 pm 5 Comments
MetroTech Plaza in Brooklyn was packed with science and technology enthusiasts on Saturday, eager to see the sights of the World Science Festival's Innovation Square. The day-long collection of exhibits, performances, lectures and games was designed to be a "technophile's adventureland," and didn't disappoint. We stopped by to check out the robot petting zoo, see some robots play soccer, and enjoy computer-based dance choreography.
A new robotic jellyfish is powered by hydrogen, and could theoretically never run out of energy as it pulses through the sea. It’s designed to work as a search and rescue or surveillance ‘bot for the U.S. Navy.