Polyphasic sleep, a term coined by early 20th-century psychologist J.S. Szymanski,refers to the practice of sleeping multiple times in a 24-hour period—usually more than two, in contrast to biphasic sleep (twice per day) or monophasic sleep (once per day). It does not imply any particular sleep schedule. The circadian rhythm disorder known as irregular sleep-wake syndrome
is an example of polyphasic sleep in humans. Polyphasic sleep is common
in many animals, and i... Читать дальше »
It was one hell of a journey during the fourteen months making Wyoming Wildscapes II, my second and final Wyoming related time lapse project. Had plenty of adventures while working on this. Lightning almost got me a couple of times this summer, gear froze up in the winter (literally), and broke a few times (don't think most of the time lapse gear was meant for extended wilderness backpacking), all that fun stuff. Despite any minor set backs, this was without a doubt one of the most fulfilling personal projects I've... Читать дальше »
Как природа заполняет искусственные ниши. Много графики.
Concrete-Printing Bees And Other Living 3D Printers
Gizmodo's 3D Printing Week,
a collaborative project with GE that comes to a close this evening,
would only be partially complete without a look at the use of animals as
living 3D printers. They are sentient printheads, we might say:
biological sources of material, whether it's silk and honey or, as we'l
see below, plastic and even concrete.
silkworms, and honeybees are already 3D printers—in a sense that
bioengineering i... Читать дальше »