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  • March 20, 2017
  • 04:58 AM
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Moroccan flic-flac spider (Cebrennus rechenbergi)

by beredim in Strange Animals





Meet the Moroccan flic-flac spider (Cebrennus rechenbergi), a truly unique spider that when provoked or threatened escapes by doubling its normal walking speed using forward or backward flips similar to acrobatic flic-flac movements used by gymnasts.


C. rechenbergi is a species of huntsman spider indigenous to Morocco and can be found in the sand dunes of the Erg Chebbi desert . The spider ... Read more »

Ralf Simon King. (2013) BiLBIQ: A Biologically Inspired Robot with Walking and Rolling Locomotion. Biosystems . info:/10.1007/978-3-642-34682-8

  • February 26, 2016
  • 10:00 AM
  • 1,070 views

Ο οίκος των Αχαιμενιδών

by Perikis Livas in Chilon

Το ερέθισμα των Περσικών πολέμων (502-449 π.Χ) και η ανέλπιστη νίκη των Ελλήνων, έβγαλαν την κυρίως Ελλάδα από τ&e........ Read more »

Chilon. (2016) Ο οίκος των Αχαιμενιδών. Chilon . info:/

  • February 18, 2016
  • 10:00 AM
  • 1,047 views

Η Ιερά Εξέταση

by Perikis Livas in Chilon

Η Ιερά Εξέταση ήταν Εκκλησιαστικός θεσμός δικαστικού χαρακτήρα της Ρωμαιοκαθολικής Εκκλησί&al........ Read more »

Chilon-Pitheys. (2016) Η Ιερά Εξέταση. Chilon . info:/

  • February 9, 2016
  • 12:00 PM
  • 677 views

WATCH: Cockroach-Inspired Robots Could Save You

by Jenny Ludmer in Rooster's Report

The fear of cockroaches is so common there’s a name for it, katsaridaphobia. And yet, there are apparently scientists out there with nerves of steal. By working with these creepy critters, they’ve actually created a roach-inspired robot. Just like the real thing, it can slither through tiny cracks, and if it doesn’t scare the dickens out of you, it might just save your life one day.... Read more »

Kaushik Jayarama, & Robert J. Fulla. (2016) Cockroaches traverse crevices, crawl rapidly in confined spaces, and inspire a soft, legged robot. PNAS. info:/10.1073/pnas.1514591113

  • February 5, 2016
  • 10:00 AM
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Ανδρέας Βεσάλιος………..ο ιδρυτής της σύγχρονης α&

by Perikis Livas in Chilon

Ο Ανδρέας Βεσάλιος (Andreas Vesalius, γνωστός και ως Βεζάλιος ή Βεζάλ) γεννήθηκε την 31 Δεκεμβρίου 1514, ή νωρίς το πρ&ome........ Read more »

Πυθεύς. (2016) Ανδρέας Βεσάλιος……….ο ιδρυτής της σύγχρονης ανατομίας. Chilon . info:/

  • December 21, 2015
  • 09:58 AM
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Slice of PLOS: The Awesomeness of Bats

by Roli Roberts in PLOS Biologue

Just how awesome are bats? It’s easy to forget that one in five species of mammal on this planet have wings capable of delivering spectacularly acrobatic flying abilities. Equally incredibly, two-thirds of these 1,200 species... Read more »

Bergou, A., Swartz, S., Vejdani, H., Riskin, D., Reimnitz, L., Taubin, G., & Breuer, K. (2015) Falling with Style: Bats Perform Complex Aerial Rotations by Adjusting Wing Inertia. PLOS Biology, 13(11). DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1002297  

  • May 7, 2015
  • 06:41 AM
  • 1,353 views

Missing link in the evolution of complex cells discovered

by Perikis Livas in Chilon

In a new study, published in Nature this week, a research team led from Uppsala University in Sweden presents the discovery of a new microbe that represents a missing link in the evolution of complex life. The study provides a new understanding of how, billions of years ago, the complex cell types that comprise plants, fungi, but also animals and humans, evolved from simple microbes.



Νεα μελέτη, η οποία &epsi........ Read more »

Spang, A., Saw, J., Jørgensen, S., Zaremba-Niedzwiedzka, K., Martijn, J., Lind, A., van Eijk, R., Schleper, C., Guy, L., & Ettema, T. (2015) Complex archaea that bridge the gap between prokaryotes and eukaryotes. Nature. DOI: 10.1038/nature14447  

  • April 29, 2015
  • 06:01 PM
  • 1,326 views

Robot Discovers Two New Neighbors

by Perikis Livas in Chilon

Maunakea, Hawaii – A team of astronomers using ground-based telescopes in Hawaii, California, and Arizona recently discovered a planetary system orbiting a nearby star that is only 54 light-years away. All three planets orbit their star at a distance closer than Mercury orbits the sun, completing their orbits in just 5, 15, and 24 days. The paper is being published in the Astrophysical Journal.... Read more »

Benjamin J. Fulton, Lauren M. Weiss, Evan Sinukoff, Howard Isaacson, Andrew W. Howard, Geoffrey W. Marcy, Gregory W. Henry, Bradford P. Holden, & Robert I. Kibrick. (2015) Three Super-Earths Orbiting HD 7924. Astrophysical Journal. arXiv: 1504.06629v1

  • April 24, 2015
  • 01:55 PM
  • 1,627 views

Hubble's 25th anniversary

by Perikis Livas in Chilon

Δεδομένης της ολοκλήρωσης των 25 χρόνων λειτουργίας του, παρουσιάζονται μερικές από τις σημαντ&iota........ Read more »

Periklis D. Livas. (2015) Hubble's 25th anniversary. Chilon. info:/

  • April 18, 2015
  • 04:45 AM
  • 1,272 views

Major Advance in Artificial Photosynthesis

by Perikis Livas in Chilon

A potentially game-changing breakthrough in artificial photosynthesis has been achieved with the development of a system that can capture carbon dioxide emissions before they are vented into the atmosphere and then, powered by solar energy, convert that carbon dioxide into valuable chemical products, including biodegradable plastics, pharmaceutical drugs and even liquid fuels.... Read more »

  • April 15, 2015
  • 10:00 AM
  • 1,273 views

Η μάχη του Towton (29 Μαρτίου 1461)

by Perikis Livas in Chilon

Η περίοδος πολιτικής αστάθειας της Αγγλικής ιστορίας γνωστή ως Πόλεμος των Ρόδων, μετουσιώθη&k........ Read more »

Περικλής Δημ. Λιβάς. (2015) Η μάχη του Towton (29 Μαρτίου 1461). Chilon Historical Recursions. info:/

  • March 27, 2015
  • 10:00 AM
  • 1,997 views

Οι Κομάντσι – Comanche

by Perikis Livas in Chilon

Η ιστορία του Τέξας αναδεικνύει τον σημαντικό ρόλο που διαδραμάτισαν κατά το χρονικό διάστημα μετ&alp........ Read more »

Περικλής Δημ. Λιβάς. (2015) Οι Κομάντσι - Comanche. Chilon. info:/

  • March 4, 2015
  • 10:00 AM
  • 1,754 views

Μέγας Αλεξανδρος & Θάληστρις (329 π.Χ) - Alexander the Great & Thalestris - Chilon

by Perikis Livas in Chilon

Το ειδύλλιο της ατρόμητης Αμαζόνας πολέμαρχου με τον κατακτητή των συνόρων του γνωστού κόσμου τ&eta........ Read more »

Περικλής Δημ. Λιβάς. (2015) Μέγας Αλεξανδρος . Chilon. info:/

  • January 9, 2015
  • 10:00 AM
  • 1,388 views

Albert Einstein-Henri Bergson, The Debate Αϊνστάιν-Μπερξόν, η διαμάχη

by Perikis Livas in Chilon

Στις 6 Απριλίου 1922, οι Ανρί Μπεργκσόν (Henri Bergson) και Άλμπερτ Αϊνστάιν (Albert Einstein) συνευρέθησαν στην συνεδρίαση των με&lambda........ Read more »

Περικλής Δημ. Λιβάς. (2015) Albert Einstein-Henri Bergson, The Debate Αϊνστάιν-Μπερξόν, η διαμάχη. Chilon. info:/

  • October 3, 2014
  • 10:00 AM
  • 1,602 views

Ναπολέων ο Μέγας

by Perikis Livas in Chilon

Ο Ναπολέων Βοναπάρτης υπήρξε ένας από τους επιφανέστερους στρατιωτικούς και πολιτικούς ηγέτε&s........ Read more »

Χείλων. (2015) Ναπολέων ο Μέγας. chilonas.com. info:/

  • May 15, 2014
  • 07:25 AM
  • 1,261 views

Birth of a star in double-quick time

by Perikis Livas in Chilon

Astronomers have undertaken a new survey of the plane of our Milky Way and discovered a large quantity of cold, dense clumps of gas and dust, apparently the cradles of massive stars. A team headed by Timea Csengeri from the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy in Bonn has now used the map, which was obtained by the APEX telescope at a wavelength of 0.87 millimetres, to estimate the time scale for the formation of stars.

The result: the process seems to proceed very rapidly, with massive s........ Read more »

T. Csengeri, J. S. Urquhart, F. Schuller, F. Motte, S. Bontemps, F. Wyrowski, K. M. Menten, L. Bronfman, H. Beuther, Th. Henning.... (2013) The ATLASGAL survey: a catalog of dust condensations in the Galactic plane. Cornell University Library. arXiv: 1312.0937v2

  • May 13, 2014
  • 04:57 AM
  • 1,237 views

Ice-loss moves the Earth 250 miles beneath our feet

by Perikis Livas in Chilon

At the surface, Antarctica is a motionless and frozen landscape. Yet hundreds of miles down the Earth is moving at a rapid rate, new research has shown.

The study, led by Newcastle University, UK, and published this week in Earth and Planetary Science Letters, explains for the first time why the upward motion of the Earth’s crust in the Northern Antarctic Peninsula is currently taking place so quickly.

-News release May 12, 2014 Newcastle University... Read more »

Nield, G., Barletta, V., Bordoni, A., King, M., Whitehouse, P., Clarke, P., Domack, E., Scambos, T., & Berthier, E. (2014) Rapid bedrock uplift in the Antarctic Peninsula explained by viscoelastic response to recent ice unloading. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 32-41. DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2014.04.019  

  • May 9, 2014
  • 08:45 AM
  • 1,381 views

Berkeley Lab Develops Nanoscope to Probe Chemistry on the Molecular Scale

by Perikis Livas in Chilon

New technique uses infrared synchrotron light and atomic force microscopy to study batteries, cell membranes, stardust, and other complex systems on the nanoscale.

News release May 07, 2014 By Kate Greene Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory... Read more »

Bechtel, H., Muller, E., Olmon, R., Martin, M., & Raschke, M. (2014) Ultrabroadband infrared nanospectroscopic imaging. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1400502111  

  • May 9, 2014
  • 05:40 AM
  • 1,291 views

At the frontiers of magnetism

by Perikis Livas in Chilon

The smallest possible magnets are the size of a single atom. Now scientists have reached the limits of optimisation of the tiny particles: they have created single atom magnets that are as strong and stable as is physically possible for the class of atoms used.

_Research May 09, 2014 By Fabio Bergamin ETH Zurich

Observed live with x-ray laser: electricity controls magnetism
_Paul Scherrer Institute... Read more »

Rau, I., Baumann, S., Rusponi, S., Donati, F., Stepanow, S., Gragnaniello, L., Dreiser, J., Piamonteze, C., Nolting, F., Gangopadhyay, S.... (2014) Reaching the Magnetic Anisotropy Limit of a 3d Metal Atom. Science. DOI: 10.1126/science.1252841  

  • May 6, 2014
  • 12:14 PM
  • 1,118 views

Chitosan Bioplastic

by Perikis Livas in Chilon

A fully degradable bioplastic isolated from shrimp shells could provide a solution to planet-clogging plastics

Environment & Sustainability Harvard’s Wyss Institute... Read more »

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