Archive for the ‘bugs’ Category

Mantisland

October 27, 2009


You know you want to check out the rest….

Exquisite photos. I may be ordering some prints (now that I may no longer be dirt desperate uninsured poor!) if I can figure out how.

Bugs

December 8, 2008

Is it a good sign or a bad sign that I haven’t actually sat down and figured out which bugs do what and how and whatfor on Umayma until I starting writing book 3?

Ah well. There’s a spreadsheet now.

Bug Sculptures!

September 28, 2008

Bugs!

My Crazy Book Bugs Are REAL SCIENCE!

September 26, 2008

Escherichia coli (E. coli) can give you a severe case of food poisoning or, with a little genetic engineering, a useful plastic. Scientists at San Diego–based Genomatica, Inc., have announced success in manipulating the bacteria to directly produce butanediol (BDO), a chemical compound used to make everything from spandex to car bumpers, thereby providing a more energy-efficient way of making it without oil or natural gas.

So when do I get to be labeled a hard SF writer? heh heh

Parasite Induces Host to Suicide

August 31, 2008

Ways our behavior is altered by parasites, starting with the humble grasshopper.

Artifacts

August 28, 2008

Bees at war.

Kewl.