Archive for the ‘Biology’ Category

TED talks and biomimicry in IT

Today at lunch I sat down with Cherry 2010 at Subway, had a sandwich, and watched a TED Talk on biomimicry by Janine Benyus and what science can learn from the natural world. I came away thinking furiously about it, which I think is why TED opened up their talks recently.

First successful reversal of extinction: Welcome back, Pyrenean ibex!

As seen on The Telegraph, by way of /.. This is not as exciting as it seems, as the ibex died after delivery. Even less exciting, it was cloned using a very similar species plus some DNA from the extinct ibex. The exciting part here is that the creature was feasible in utero, implying the […]