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Boomhauer Sep 13th 2013 2:56 am

A most amazing discovery
 
Functioning 'mechanical gears' seen in nature for the first time

http://phys.org/news/2013-09-functio...rs-nature.html

LaLaLayla Sep 13th 2013 9:03 am

Re: A most amazing discovery
 
Wow! That's amazing! I wonder why they only discovered that now?

shiva Sep 13th 2013 9:35 am

Re: A most amazing discovery
 

Originally Posted by LaLaLayla (Post 10898971)
Wow! That's amazing! I wonder why they only discovered that now?

it take a special person to stick microscopes up next to an insects arse to see whats there. presumably there hasn't been anyone so inclined before

LaLaLayla Sep 13th 2013 11:55 am

Re: A most amazing discovery
 

Originally Posted by shiva (Post 10899007)
it take a special person to stick microscopes up next to an insects arse to see whats there. presumably there hasn't been anyone so inclined before

Oh, I was hoping he was a new species.

shiva Sep 13th 2013 2:08 pm

Re: A most amazing discovery
 

Originally Posted by LaLaLayla (Post 10899169)
Oh, I was hoping he was a new species.

The researcher may well be. As I say it's a special sort that think to do that sort of thing

LaLaLayla Sep 13th 2013 3:38 pm

Re: A most amazing discovery
 
They say that cogs have an evolutionary precedent, but maybe it is nature mimicking science? Maybe the plant-hopping insect has recently evolved to have these cog things? Just a thought...

shiva Sep 13th 2013 4:43 pm

Re: A most amazing discovery
 

Originally Posted by LaLaLayla (Post 10899474)
They say that cogs have an evolutionary precedent, but maybe it is nature mimicking science? Maybe the plant-hopping insect has recently evolved to have these cog things? Just a thought...

Err science is largely the study of nature

LaLaLayla Sep 14th 2013 2:10 am

Re: A most amazing discovery
 

Originally Posted by shiva (Post 10899556)
Err science is largely the study of nature

Shiva, why do your posts - whatever the subject - always come across as so patronising?

shiva Sep 14th 2013 4:26 am

Re: A most amazing discovery
 

Originally Posted by LaLaLayla (Post 10900096)
Shiva, why do your posts - whatever the subject - always come across as so patronising?

It's the way you read them

LaLaLayla Sep 14th 2013 9:05 am

Re: A most amazing discovery
 

Originally Posted by shiva (Post 10900155)
It's the way you read them

Nah, not so sure.


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