Cheetahs Are Ridiculously Fast

Came across this through StumbleUpon, which is turning out to be an amazing procrastination tool which throws out some really great stuff. This video (National Geographic) of a slow motion cheetah running is just stunning. As well as the sheer beauty of its motion, watch the timer in the corner, this animal is moving ridiculously fast (they can reach top speeds of over 70mph). …

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AntWeb

For someone as obsessed about insects as I seem to be, the AntWeb project (http://www.antweb.org) is a fascinating collection of information and photographs. The idea is to catalogue all 12,000 species of ants around the world, gleaned from museum collections and captured using innovative photography techniques to get the best possible resolutions (the image included here is not the highest …

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Muybridge at Tate Britain

I spent an enjoyable day down in London on January 15th visiting the Tate Britain, and in particular the Muybridge exhibition which was due to finish the following day. The main reason for visiting was due to my ongoing interest in animal gaits (insects and other hexapods in particular), and the Muybridge animal locomotion photographs have been an inspiration for …

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