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This Insect Has The Only Mechanical Gears Ever Found in Nature

This Insect Has The Only Mechanical Gears Ever Found in Nature | All Geeks | Scoop.it
The small hopping insect Issus coleoptratus uses toothed gears on its joints to precisely synchronize the kicks of its hind legs as it jumps forward
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Katia De Juan's comment, September 17, 2013 2:53 AM
Amazing! Thanks for sharing it! :)
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Nobody’s immune to breast cancer.

Nobody’s immune to breast cancer. | All Geeks | Scoop.it


When we talk about breast cancer, there’s no women or superwomen. Everybody has to do the self-examination monthly. Fight with us against the enemy and, when in doubt, talk with your doctor.

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Lost World Discovered Under Antarctica

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Lost World Discovered Under Antarctica

This discovery is amazing, straight out of a Jules Verne's novel: scientists from the University of Oxford, University of Southampton, the National Oceanography Centre, and the British Antarctic Survey have discovered a "lost world" thriving with unknown species under Antarctica, in the East Scotia Ridge.

 

Researchers used a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) to explore the depths of the East Scotia Ridge, which is full of hydrothermal vents which can reach up to 719 degrees Fahrenheit (382 degrees Celsius). They discovered an amazing new world packed with unknown species. According to project leader Professor Alex Rogers of Oxford University's Department of Zoology, these alien-looking white creatures are thriving in the rich chemicals ejected by the vents:...

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SETI suspends search for alien life, E.T. weeps in the silent dark of space

SETI suspends search for alien life, E.T. weeps in the silent dark of space | All Geeks | Scoop.it
Our progress toward intergalactic fellowship has suffered another blow, as SETI suspended operations of its Allen Telescope Array...
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Truly Awesome Picture Perfectly Shows How Little Water There Is On Earth

Truly Awesome Picture Perfectly Shows How Little Water There Is On Earth | All Geeks | Scoop.it

This is one amazing visualization by the U.S. Geological Survey: a picture that gives you a perfect idea of how much water there is on Earth compared to the solid materials that form its main body.

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No, this is not a saber tooth cat, but...

No, this is not a saber tooth cat, but... | All Geeks | Scoop.it

No, this is not a saber tooth cat, but Thylacosmilus, an ancient saber toothed marsupial

From the look of the fossilized skull, you’d think this was a Smilodon, a sabertooth tiger. But no, this is Thylacosmilus, not a cat at all, but an ancient form of today’s marsupials. Note the strange lower jaw that runs the length of the saber teeth....

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» SETI Institute Needs You!

» SETI Institute Needs You! | All Geeks | Scoop.it
For years now, the SETI Institute has operated an array of radio-telescopes in an ongoing search for signs of technologically advanced civilizations in our galaxy. Sadly, budget constraints now threaten this program. As mentioned on the site:...
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Chinese Researchers Store Data Using Bacteria

Chinese Researchers Store Data Using Bacteria | All Geeks | Scoop.it
The world has gone germ and bacterial crazy. Each time I go to my kids’ school, I see all the teachers making the kids ...
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