Imgur user JJSmooth44 scraped The Animal Planet endangered animals list and generated photos of several animals where each “pixel” represents one actual animal running around. The more pixelated the image, the closer it is to extinction. There are about 2500 Bengal Tigers, so the picture above consists of 2500 “pixels”: The Amur Leopard is less …
To combat periods of frost during the nighttime on vineyards, cultivators make use of smudge pots to prevent the plants from being damaged by the frost. Alternatively they also sprinkle water on all plants so that they only have to endure a “light frost”. On Facebook I found this great set by photographer Titouan Rimbault …
Great piece by Vox, on the technology behind the cinematic style of the BBC’s Planet Earth II:
Dr Alex Taylor sets a difficult problem solving task, will the crow defeat the puzzle? Fuck yeah, mother nature!
A red fox pinpoints field mice buried deep beneath the snow, using his sensitive hearing and the magnetic field of the North Pole to plot his trajectory. Fascinating. (via Kottke)
FlipperBot, a robot designed to emulate the strategies employed by young sea turtles in order to traverse both firm terrain and sand with equal ease.
Don’t know about you, but this just made my day.