Video shows fire ants are capable of acting like a liquid and a solid Aside from being one of the most annoying and infuriating creatures on the planet, fire ants can be pretty cool. They have incredible strength and move very cohesively as a group, which has garnered recent attention from physicists. A group from the Georgia Institute of Technology put together a video presentation for last month’s American Physical Society meeting. In it, groups of fire ants were shown to be able to flow through a funnel like a thick, syrupy liquid. They were also able to be pressed down and rebound like a rubbery solid. More than just a parlor trick, studying how the ants move within the group could help the field of robotics by allowing small pieces to self-assemble into larger structures.
Free Art Teaching Resources This page contains some useful resources and links to help teachers in their art teaching. You will basically be directed to websites where you can find art materials, videos, printables, worksheets, activities, games, and many other teaching ideas that are art informed. 1- Songs for Teaching Creative teachers can use music to teach content across the curriculum – to students of all ages. This website offers thousands of children's songs, lyrics, sound clips and teaching suggestions. 2- Art Smart
TED Aligns with Monsanto, Halting any Talks About GMOs, ‘Food as Medicine’ or Natural Healing Allow me to be the first to announce that TED is dead. Why? Because the group that organizes so-called “TED talks” has been thoroughly hijacked by corporate junk science and now openly rejects any talks about GMOs, food as medicine, or even the subject of how food can help prevent behavioral disorders in children. Art and anatomy To be an artist during the Renaissance was, for many, to be an anatomist. As European artists turned towards more lifelike portrayals of the human body, they needed a deeper understanding of how the structures of the body worked together - and not only the surface of the body; the muscles and bones as seen through the skin were also of interest. Artists and anatomists worked together to investigate the body through dissection . They produced images of the body that combined medical knowledge and an artistic vision of humanity's place in the world.
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Chinese 3D Printers Build 10 Houses in One Day - Reviewed.com Dishwashers Ever heard of the Chinese company WinSun? Don’t worry, until today we hadn’t either, but it may be a company worth keeping an eye on. As it turns out, the private firm is using 3D printing technology to build fully functioning houses—up to 10 in a single day in Shanghai. The printers themselves aren’t exactly something you’d find in a home office. Invented by WinSun chief executive Ma Yihe, these massive machines are 32 feet wide by 21 feet high, and four are required to build each home.
New Futures Thinking: Replace SWOT with SOAR Image via Wikipedia Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) is a methodological framework many people are familiar with. How old world. Ebo-Lie: Man Living In Ghana Confirms Ebola Is A Hoax! By Steven Bancarz| A statement made by a man in Ghana named Nana Kwame has rocked the internet in the last few days. The following information needs to reach people. We need to see Ebola for what it really is. It’s time that the world wakes up to the agenda behind all of this hysteria.