Greg Gage of the DIY neuroscience company Backyard Brains stimulated the axons of a squid with the electrical signals coming out of a headphone jack plugged into an iPhone playing a Cypress Hill song. He videotaped the Squid's pigmented cells called chromatophores, which changed with the music.
We've been working hard on many new experiments at the Marine Biological Labs in Woods Hole, MA this summer and have some exciting (and beautiful) results. While working on the giant axons of the Longfin Inshore Squid, we decided to see what would happen if we played music like we do with our dancing cockroach leg experiment. The results were very cool.
Insane in the Chromatophores
Adding some white lines or a cutout to an animated gif produces a cool 3D effect. From the Split Depth Gifs subreddit. [via Reality Carnival]
The U.S. Senate, aided by Trump’s second in command, has voted to begin debate on the GOP’s plan to destroy Obamacare.
Kerry Knudsen is curator of lichens at the University of California. He is profiled in Matthew Killip’s short film. Knudsen’s intense passion for the beauty and mystery of lichens is thrilling. The Atlantic has an article about Knudsen, called The Ex-Anarchist Construction Worker Who Became a World-Renowned Scientist.
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