Tag: biology

Six-Legged Robots Faster Than Nature-Inspired Gait

Six-Legged Robots Faster Than Nature-Inspired Gait

By Micah Moen 10 Comments January 18, 2020

for a long time roboticists have been inspired by nature in designing their robots for example when looking at how to construct six legged robots they’re inspired by insects. In insects if you look across many different species use the same locomotor strategy for moving fastest: they use the tripod gait. it’s a movement in […]

How This Living Art Can Make Our Air Better to Breathe

How This Living Art Can Make Our Air Better to Breathe

By Micah Moen 2 Comments January 16, 2020

do you ever feel sluggish or brain fogged at your desk find yourself struggling to stay awake through a conference call well a study out of Harvard says that could be because of more than just a caffeine or sugar crash it could literally be the air we breathe let’s go over some quick basics […]

How the gut microbes you’re born with affect your lifelong health | Henna-Maria Uusitupa

How the gut microbes you’re born with affect your lifelong health | Henna-Maria Uusitupa

By Micah Moen 69 Comments January 15, 2020

Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Joanna Pietrulewicz Now, I know it might be easy to think that microbes are bad, especially for infants, but research has in fact proven the opposite. And the truth might be a little bit more complex, but it’s actually way more interesting. It seems that we need microbes to be programmed […]

Your Immune System: Natural Born Killer – Crash Course Biology #32

Your Immune System: Natural Born Killer – Crash Course Biology #32

By Micah Moen 100 Comments January 14, 2020

Sex and not dying. That’s what biology is all about. And while the sex part is, I’ll grant you, a little bit sexier, not dying is also really fantastic… something that I, personally, like to do every single day. I, personally, like to not die in all sorts of ways. Like, I don’t jump out […]

Natural selection in a hurricane: The lizards that won’t let go

Natural selection in a hurricane: The lizards that won’t let go

By Micah Moen 98 Comments January 14, 2020

These lizards are leaping for science. Well, not so much leaping, as falling. But their tumbles are helping scientists answer a question. Could hurricanes drive natural selection? Hurricanes are destructive – perhaps too destructive to influence evolution, with species survival being more random than influenced by specific traits. And while some scientists suspect that hurricanes […]

Nature Date with @Jessica Kellgren-Fozard  – rock pooling

Nature Date with @Jessica Kellgren-Fozard – rock pooling

By Micah Moen 46 Comments January 13, 2020

We are in Brighton with the wonderful Jessica and Claudia to do some rock pooling which is my favourite thing in the world to do. – Yey! – Yeah! Would you like to briefly introduce what you do on YouTube? I have a YouTube channel where I talk about chronic illness, disabilities and LGBTQ+ things […]

The Fer-de-Lance

The Fer-de-Lance

By Micah Moen 100 Comments January 13, 2020

Oh, jeez. Oh, wow. Wow! Is this how you typically catch venomous snakes in the wild? – You put them in a tube? – Mm hmm. It is very safe. – Unless you let go of the tail and then it [whooshing noise] And it seems a little agitated. – Can I touch it? – […]

Introduction to Complex Systems: Patterns in Nature
Disappearing Parrots – Parrot Conservation PSA

Disappearing Parrots – Parrot Conservation PSA

By Micah Moen 3 Comments January 12, 2020

What happens when you apply movie green screen technology to parrots? Parrots are disappearing daily. Find out what you can do to help! BioBush.tv/conserve

Do You Love Swimming Pools in Summer? Let Us Ruin That for You

Do You Love Swimming Pools in Summer? Let Us Ruin That for You

By Micah Moen 100 Comments January 12, 2020

How’s your summer going? Did you spend a lot of time in the pool? Have fond memories of the ol’ swimmin’ hole? Well, let me retroactively ruin them. Pools are gross. The thing about water is some pathogens absolutely thrive in it. Harmful viruses, bacteria, and protozoa can be transmitted from one person to another […]