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The truth about Amazon rainforest on fire – A brazilian talking from inside, welcoming help.
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 Chaos Theory Unravels the Mysteries of Nature

How Chaos Theory Unravels the Mysteries of Nature

By Micah Moen 100 Comments January 17, 2020

If someone showed you a swinging pendulum—like this and asked you to calculate the pendulum’s position at some point in the future, you might think it’d be relatively simple. We should be able to predict that with the known laws of motion, right? But this calculation is actually so complicated that it requires a relatively […]

Mission impossible, survival in the tropical rainforest, ep 89

Mission impossible, survival in the tropical rainforest, ep 89

By Micah Moen 48 Comments January 16, 2020

2 months ago There was something wrong here… A few small cracks The bottom of the clay pot had been broken 2 weeks later The clay was mixed with ash and dried carefully before put in the kiln Showers had damaged the kiln In the next morning The clay pot continued to be broken This […]

Worms and crabs, episode 4, survival in the forest

Worms and crabs, episode 4, survival in the forest

By Micah Moen 33 Comments January 14, 2020

In dry season, forests become harsh A fallen tree with a bad smell It’s a indication of the impact here which are the insects – they’re eating inside the tree The delicious and greasy worms For long-term survival, a stable food supply is required Small streams often have amphibians A crab It’s quite fishy and […]

Introduction to Complex Systems: Patterns in Nature
FORESTLINK: The Future of Rainforest Protection
Six months of survival in the tropical rainforest (2nd)

Six months of survival in the tropical rainforest (2nd)

By Micah Moen 92 Comments January 10, 2020

Face the natural world of the forest alone Dig yams in the new place Build a shelter and go fishing Hunt insects in the tree holes Entice crabs to go out Make the night lighting items Find stream snails and cook them in the bamboo tube Make torch and hunt in the night Find food […]

CURE-ing Microbes on Ocean Plastics Project

CURE-ing Microbes on Ocean Plastics Project

By Micah Moen 0 Comment January 9, 2020

Plastics are ubiquitous, they’re found everywhere and we all have interacted with them at some point in our lives. Unfortunately, some of those plastics are getting into the marine ecosystem and this is a big problem. My name is Dr. Rachel Simmons I cowrote this project with Dr. Ana Barral and what we’re really hoping […]

The Wild World of Microbe-Made Products – Skis Now Included

The Wild World of Microbe-Made Products – Skis Now Included

By Micah Moen 0 Comment January 9, 2020

If we look at the history of materials innovation and materials development, it is characterized by what has been available at large commodity scale. But it’s been a function of what’s been available and not thinking about product design and product development through the lens of how can we make, a better material, how can […]