Butterflies Really Know How to Fly

first_imgThe path of a butterfly may appear haphazard to us, but there is a method to the fluttering.  A UK team of scientists put transponders on butterflies and monitored their flight paths.  They found that the looping paths appear to help with orientation and food detection.  The rest of the time, they flew straight at speeds up to six miles an hour.  They appeared able to detect hazards from 200 meters, and food sources at 100 meters.  See the BBC News story for more information.    MSNBC News reported that the largest migration of painted lady butterflies is underway in California.  From the southern desert and coastal areas, they fly through the Central Valley and some make it all the way to Oregon.  See also the press release from UC Davis.What kind of engineering and programming must a tiny butterfly brain possess to engage in navigation, orienteering, and long distance flight?  The most delicate of small creatures shows capabilities that would stump robotics experts.  Help your kids appreciate not just the beauty but the technical abilities of these beautifully-decorated small wonders.(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

More Developers Start Working on Android Apps

first_imgFlurry Smart Phone Industry Pulse July 2009 Final Related Posts Tags:#Apple#E-Books#news#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting frederic lardinois EBooks on Mobile PhonesFlurry also took a close look at eBook applications and noticed that the number of active users there is showing tremendous growth. Flurry tracked nearly 3 million active users of eBook apps in July, up from just around half a million in March. While Amazon and Barnes & Noble both offer eBook apps for the iPhone (and B&N also offers one for the Blackberry), Sony remains the only major eBook player without a mobile app. Judging from these numbers, the real battle for dominance in the eBook market might not happen around hardware devices like the Kindle or the Sony Reader. Instead, whichever company can dominate the eBook market on mobile phones might have a serious advantage over its competitors.center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… By the end of this year, Apple’s App Store will carry more than 100,000 apps. According to Flurry, which specializes in providing real-time analytics to mobile app developers on the iPhone, Android, JavaME, and Blackberry, new project starts among iPhone developers show no sign of slowing down. Flurry, however, also noticed that a growing number of developers have started to work on Android applications – maybe in reaction to Apple’s erratic App Store approval process. Over the past six months, the number of new Android apps that have integrated Flurry’s analytics doubled and the pipeline for new Android apps is also filling up quickly.Flurry currently tracks about 1,600 applications. The company argues that because developers often integrate analytics early on in the development process – as early as 6 months before an app ships – it can track “new project starts.” As always, we have to take these statistics with a grain of salt. After all, it’s possible that the number of developers who are integrating Flurry Analytics is growing and not the number of developers in general. Android Poised for GrowthStill, Flurry’s stats for Android are definitely encouraging, and there can be little doubt that more and more developers are starting to look at Android as an alternative platform – especially since Apple’s App Store approval process continues to be a mess.Flurry doesn’t track applications on Windows Mobile phones. Microsoft, however, is also trying to woo disgruntled iPhone developers and is now offering instructions for how to port iPhone apps to Windows Mobile. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Indonesia angered after Malaysia puts wrong flag in SEA Games book

first_imgWATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Read Next Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Youth and Sports Minister Imam Nahrawi says the error is “very painful.”Indonesia’s Olympic Committee chairman Erick Thohir says the mistake “shows negligence” and demanded the guidebook be replaced.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIndonesia appears to have taken particular offense because the guidebook was distributed to VIPs at Saturday’s opening ceremony and only its flag was shown incorrectly.Malaysia and Indonesia are both Muslim majority nations and share a similar language but often trade accusations of stealing the other’s food and culture. CBB Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Indonesians were angered after Malaysian organizers for the Southeast Asian Games wrongly depicted the Indonesian flag (right) in a souvenir guidebook for the event. In the guidebook, the Indonesia flag was inverted, making it look like the flag of Poland (left). AFP FILESJAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesia is accusing the Malaysian organizers of the Southeast Asian Games of negligence after the Indonesian flag was printed upside down in a souvenir guidebook.The mistake, which makes the red-and-white Indonesian flag resemble Poland’s, has caused anger in Indonesia where “shameonyoumalaysia” has become the most popular hashtag on Twitter.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View comments Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village Macandili replaces Lazaro in SEA Games lineuplast_img read more

Vine: Buddy Hield’s Clutch Block Of Darrell Davis Helps Send Oklahoma To The Sweet 16

first_imgBuddy Hield blocks Darrell Davis.Vine/Dan LyonsOklahoma’s Buddy Hield is this year’s Big 12 Player of the Year, and for good reason. The junior shooting guard does everything for the Sooners, and in tonight’s Round of 32 game against Dayton, that includes making a crucial block on a fast break lay-up attempt that could have cut the Oklahoma lead to two points. Dayton guard Darrell Davis stole the ball from OU’s Jordan Woodard, and immediately took off for the hoop. As he released the ball, Hield made a fantastic play to reject the shot out of his hand. Instead of a two-point game, Oklahoma was fouled and extended the lead.Oklahoma finished the game with a 72-66 win, and will face Michigan State in the Sweet 16 at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, NY.last_img read more

JLS And McFly Sign Suitcase Of Goodies For Charity Auction

first_imgHere is your chance to bid on a suitcase of goodies signed by some of your favourite stars.Celebrity-signed Knomo SuitcaseCredit/Copyright: sellebrity.org.ukThis Knomo suitcase was signed backstage by JLS, Tulisa, Stooshe, McFly, Lawson and DJ Fresh at the Key103 Jingleball at Manchester Arena on December 5th, 2012!McFly Signs Knomo SuitcaseCredit/Copyright: sellebrity.org.ukThe ‘Key 103 Jingleball’ in Manchester was an all-star winter pop concert, where the biggest artists of 2012 performed their hits all on one stage. The suitcase was signed backstage at the concert, and is raising funds for Cash for Kids.This suitcase is simply brimming with gifts from Knomo Bags, Urbanista Beauty Accessories, He-Shi fake tan, Storm watches and more!Knomo London began in 2004 when three friends were climbing the corporate ladder and wondering why the bags of the day were wearing them down – neither keeping pace with technology nor playing well with their clothes. Today, as well as in Selfridges, you can find Knomo designs in 500 stores in 22 countries, holding its own with every detail, stitch, and space. Find out more at KnomoBags.com.Filled with gifts galore, this Knomo wheelie flight-bag’s full list of contents include a Storm Diamante Bezel watch, ‘Lucy’ necklace, Bare Minerals eye cream, eyeshadows, blusher, face and eye brightener. There’s also a Pavoni leather mobile case, Knomo Kilkenny laptop bag, Urbanista rollers, barrel brush, powder brush, tweezers, nail file and lashes, along with some Body Shop shaving products.Cash for Kids is the official charity of Key 103 & Magic 1152 and provides a helping hand to disabled and disadvantaged children across Greater Manchester. Find out more here.To access the auction, visit Sellebrity.org.uk.last_img read more

Your Chance To Meet Kelly Clarkson And Pentatonix

first_imgHere is your chance to bid on a pair of tickets to see Kelly Clarkson and Pentatonix in concert on Thursday, 8/6/2015 at 7:00 PM at the Pepsi Center in Denver, CO.Also included is Kelly’s latest CD Invincible. And that’s not all – bring your camera and a pen to get an autograph because this auction includes a personal, up-close meet and greet with Kelly and Pentatonix!Don’t miss this opportunity to do something truly amazing and help out a worthy cause at the same time. 100% of the proceeds benefit Point Hope, a non-profit organization that serves as a voice for forgotten children. Find out about Point Hope here.The auction runs until July 11, and can be accessed here.last_img read more