AI Used To Predict Where Poachers Might Show Up Next
How do we stop illegal poaching of animals? It seems like a tall task, especially when there’s a lot of money involved. Asking poachers to stop would obviously be ideal, but not exactly possible, nor would it be financially feasible or realistic to have wildlife rangers cover the entire area and patrol all day.
Hummingbird Drone Captures Rare Closeup Footage Of A Monarch Butterfly Swarm
The problem with capturing footage, whether it be photos or videos, of nature is that due to our presence, it can scare away animals and insects and cause them to behave unnaturally. However, researchers might have found a way around it by creating a drone disguised as a hummingbird which allowed them to capture this incredible footage of a swarm of Monarch butterflies that you can check out in the […]
These 3D Printed Beehives Could Help Save The Species
We usually associate bees with being the producers of honey, but did you know that bees are quite important to our ecosystem? This is because in addition to producing honey, bees also help to transfer pollen from one flowering plant to another, thus helping to maintain the cycle of life.
Smart Cameras Installed In Wind Turbines Could Reduce Accidental Bird Deaths
Installations like wind turbines are supposed to be good for the environment as it will reduce our dependency on fossil fuels for energy. However, it seems that these large installations have a negative side effect and that is it could result in accidental deaths of birds who might either fly into it or get hit by the blades.
This Stunning Timelapse Took This Photographer 3 Years To Make
Timelapse photography is a very time-consuming process, although for the most part, we imagine that the majority of timelapse photography and videos don’t take quite as long as 3 years, which is how long it took Danish photographer Jonas Høholt to make his stunningly beautiful timelapse of his home in Jutland, Denmark.
Dolphins And Swans Are Returning To Venice’s Canals Following Coronavirus Lockdown [Update]
Update – According to a report from National Geographic, it looks this isn’t accurate. It seems the videos of the dolphins swimming were taken in Sardinia, while the swans apparently have never really left the canals and do appear from time to time, not just in the wake of the coronavirus lockdown.Italy is currently in lockdown where residents are told to stay at home. This is due to the coronavirus […]
This Algorithm Can ‘Remove’ The Water From Underwater Photos With Stunning Results
We’re not sure how many of you take photos while underwater, but underwater photos is a pretty common thing, especially amongst those who enjoy diving and love documenting their dives and also capturing photos of sealife. However, one of the problems with underwater photography is that sometimes the water can add an unnecessary hue to your photos.
Surfers Are Sticking Eyes On Their Surfboards To Deter Sharks
One of the dangers involved in surfing would be shark attacks. While they might be rare, when they do happen, it can also be fatal. Unfortunately, it seems like there’s really not much we can do about it, after all, the ocean is the home of predatory animals like the shark. However, it seems that surfers might have found a way.
A Pair Of Lovemaking Birds Caused A Power Outage In Australia
Nature sometimes does not play too well with modern urban development. Take the case of Australia where it has been reported that due to a pair of lovemaking kookaburras, who were spotted mating on top of a power line, resulted not only in their deaths, but it also resulted in a temporary outage.
Scientists Create Calcium ‘Sun Shield’ To Protect The Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef is one of the marvels of nature, but it seems that unless we do something about it, we might one day be saying that the Great Barrier Reef was one of the marvels of nature. However thankfully scientists in Australia might have come up with a way to protect what’s left of it.
Donate For Harvey Storm Relief Via iTunes
Texas was hit by Hurricane Harvey yesterday and even though it has since been downgraded to a tropical storm, there may be up to 40 inches of rain in the area which is going to disrupt the lives of countless people in the state. There have already been reports of devastating flooding so it’s going to get a lot worse before it gets better. To help with the ongoing relief […]
Snail Brains Could Help Scientists Create Smarter Robots
You would think that if you were to develop an AI system or a brain of a robot that it would be highly complex. After all with all the different things we can think of and when it comes to problem solving, it would certainly involve complex algorithms and programming, right? However it seems that a recent discovery has suggested that maybe less is more.
Brewery Makes The Ocean Safe By Creating Edible Six-Pack Rings
If you’ve ever bought a six-pack beer, you know that sometimes they are sold either in a cardboard box or with a six-pack ring that holds the beer together. The latter method has been criticized for harming the environment and ocean life as sometimes fishes and turtles get caught in them and die as a result of it.
Scientists Successfully "See" What Dolphins See
As human beings we are used to seeing things as humans do. Apples are red, oranges are round, the sky is blue (or grey depending on where you are), and etc. However it is obvious that animals don’t see things the same way humans do, like how dogs are said to have a more limited color spectrum than humans, and how bats are more or less blind and use sound […]
Australia To Deploy Drones To Keep A Lookout For Sharks
According to recent reports, it has been suggested that there has been an increase in the number of shark attacks in Australia. In 2015 alone, there have been reports of as many as 33 shark attacks, which is more than the previous years combined, indicating that perhaps something needs to be done to better protect their coasts and beaches.It seems that one of the methods that the New South Wales […]
This Website Will Deliver Puppies To Your Workplace
Depending on where you work, sometimes offices can be a bit dull but if you’d like to help liven up the place a little, a website and organization by the name of Bravepup might be of interest to you. It seems that not only can you get all food, clothing, electronics, and books delivered, but thanks to Bravepup, you can now get puppies delivered to the workplace.The idea behind Brave […]
Watch This Swarm Of Bees Attack This Drone
Drones, love ‘em or hate ‘em. There are plenty of hobbyists out there as well as videographers, photographers, and filmmakers who love the technology as it does allow them to get some pretty amazing and stunning footage, footage that they might not have been able to capture unless they had more expensive equipment.However while some of us love our drones, nature not so much. A couple of months ago there […]
Kansas Farmer Successfully Catches A Fish Using His Drone
We’ve seen drones used for all sorts of things, like photography, videography, and rescue efforts. However one Kansas farmer by the name of Derek Klingenberg decided to use his drone for fishing. This is actually a pretty good idea as it allows the pilot to stand along the shore, while the drone goes out into deeper waters.So did he catch any fish? Turns out that Klingenberg did and was successful […]
Eagle Versus Drone In Mid-Air Battle, Nature Wins
A couple of days ago we were treated to a footage of a fisherman versus a drone, where the fisherman successfully and skillfully managed to hook a drone in mid-air. Now who was wrong in this case is up for debate – was the drone pilot wrong for potentially disturbing these fisherman and invading their privacy, or was the fisherman wrong for vandalizing someone else’s property?We suppose that’s a debate […]
Tiny Gecko-Like Robot Can Lift Over 100 Times Its Own Weight
It is said that the ant is capable of lifting many times its body weight, which has been estimated to be 20-100 times depending on the particular species, so imagine if we could roboticize their ability, how cool would that be? Well that’s what researchers at Stanford have done when they created a gecko-like robot that is capable of lifting more than 100 times its weight.According to the report from […]