Tagged with evolution

Misunderstood Sloths and Slothery

Misunderstood Sloths and Slothery

My favourite animal has long been the 2 toed sloth, with a top speed when chased by a predator of 0.5mph. You don’t get more laid back than that, but if they are so inefficient, how have they managed to survive? This article from the i a few weeks back, by Becky Cliffe provides some … Continue reading

Skeletons

Last night I watched a tv show on animal skeletons, and how they determine so much about all of us. I learnt the following: Snakes do not have really bendy joints  in their spines, just lots of bones that can can each bend a bit. Gibbons are the greatest aerialists, sẃinging through the trees at … Continue reading

Theo Jansen – Creations of the Future

Theo Jansen – Creations of the Future

Two years ago I went to Exeter to see an incredible exhibition at the Spacex gallery, by Theo Jansen, a man who combines engineering with art to produce some incredible shows. There was an old film of one of his earliest shows, in 1979 when he and some friends launched a 4 metre wide helium … Continue reading