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Backyard Wildlife: Red-tailed Hawk

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 18:27:58 +0000

I see red-tailed hawks in my backyard occasionally. This one has a squirrel on a high tree branch in my backyard. The video shows it fly away. When I hear a murder of crows squawking loudly I often can spot … Continue reading

20 Most Popular Post on the Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog in 2017

Sun, 07 Jan 2018 16:48:24 +0000

These were the most popular (by number of page views) posts on our blog in 2016. Insightful Problem Solving by an Asian Elephant (2011) * Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel (2008) Why is it Colder at Higher Elevations? (2008) Science Sort of … Continue reading

Animations of Motor Proteins Moving Material Inside Cells

Sat, 23 Dec 2017 16:00:36 +0000

Very cool. This next video gives a bit more information on how these amazing parts of our cells move material around inside or cells. This stuff is so interesting. I wish this type of interesting material and informative animations was … Continue reading

Toyota’s Newest Humanoid Partner Robot

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:50:52 +0000

T-HR3 reflects Toyota’s broad-based exploration of how advanced technologies can help to meet people’s unique mobility needs. T-HR3 represents an evolution from previous generation instrument-playing humanoid robots, which were created to test the precise positioning of joints and pre-programmed movements, … Continue reading

Cats Protect Newborns From Developing Asthma

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 15:30:16 +0000

Everyone should appreciate the value of cats (as we do, honoring cats in our blog’s name); yet some people seem oblivious to the greatness of cats. In another demonstration of what we gain by associating with cats, research has shown … Continue reading

Simple and Cheap Security Camera with 2 Way Audio and Backup to Cloud via Wifi

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 18:12:24 +0000

This is a cool product at a very reasonable price: $30. The device offers a 1080p HD smart home camera with 14 days of free rolling cloud storage, wide-angle lens, two-way audio and the ability to send alerts to your … Continue reading

Building a Network of Tunnels Underground to Ease the Flow of Traffic

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 02:37:11 +0000

Guest post by Aron Alba “Roads must go 3D” – Elon Musk The Boring company plans to build the network of tunnels under the ground in order to combat traffic congestions all over United States. As seen in their presentation … Continue reading

Dr. Steve Goodman’s Work as a Field Biologist in Madagascar

Sat, 02 Sep 2017 15:40:54 +0000

Dr. Steve Goodman‘s work is a legendary Field Biologist and spends 9-10 months out of the year conducting research in other countries, with a focus on Madagascar for nearly 30 years. Learn more about the future of Madagascar’s biodiversity and … Continue reading

Stanford Research Scientists Discover 99% of the Microbes Inside Us are Unknown to Science

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 14:59:07 +0000

Readers of this blog know I am fascinated by the human microbiome. It is amazing how much of our biology is determined by entities within us that are not us (at least not our DNA) (bacteria, viruses etc.). This whole … Continue reading