Article number two from my On Dit series, in which I discuss how our sex lives would be profoundly different if we did it like ferns.
In 2011 I was completing my Grad Dip Ed at Adelaide University. I wrote and illustrated some popular science features for the uni magazine (On Dit). I found one of them the other day, and thought I’d post them here.
As a start, here is the cover art I did for one issue.
So far we have Tardigrades and the Mantis Shrimp on my list of favourites – now we really should add the Nudibranch.
I guess I’m just a sucker for invertebrates.
Egad! Robot jellyfish the size of a grown man.
Virginia Tech: Autonomous Robotic Jellyfish
Virginia Tech College of Engineering researchers have unveiled a life-like, autonomous robotic jellyfish the size and weight of a grown man, 5 foot 7 inches in length and weighing 170 pounds, as part of a U.S. Navy-funded project.
The prototype robot, nicknamed Cyro, is a larger model of a robotic jellyfish the same team – headed by Shashank Priya of Blacksburg, Va., and professor of mechanical engineering at Virginia Tech – unveiled in 2012. The earlier robot, dubbed RoboJelly, is roughly the size of a man’s hand, and typical of jellyfish found along beaches.