BugS..ikk

For more than 150 years, photographers have wrestled with the problem of exposure. Attempting to take a picture containing a wide range of light intensity meant sacrificing part of the image..

Spying With a Fly’s Eyes continues..

The team took its inspiration from the humble housefly. Although a fly’s eyes contain multiple lenses, its 1-milligram brain assembles all the signals into a single coherent image that is remarkably detailed, although more softly focused than what the human eye can see. When the researchers inserted microelectrodes into living fly brains, they recorded the electrical impulses from each neuron that connects to the eyes…

“The solution was not, as most people think, to put more pixels in the camera,” he says, “it was to make the pixels smarter.”

Who would have ever thought that studying insect visual systems could produce ways to enhnace technology? bugerw.gif

Who are these people , “geeks” who spend their days studying insects?

We tend to think of insects, otherwise known as bugs…(eeek)… as “pests”.
When in fact, many species are extremely beneficial to man.

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Honeybees pollinate crops and provide honey and wax for us.
Silkworms provide silk, and lets face it, where would any woman be without silk eh? girlil.gif

Whether we like to admit it or not, insects are an invaluable part of the food chain, serving as food for wildlife, birds and fish. I know..Yum.

“Entomology” has taught us about the process of evolution, physiology, genetics, animal behavior, and ecology.

To everything, there is a purpose under Heaven.
So, the next time ya squish a critter..just remember……that fly can see you, probably better than you see him.

Kinna gives “fly on the wall” a whole new meaning eh? bug11.gif

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Others squishin and squashin around the bl’sphere:
PlancksConstant, TMH’sBaconBits, thirdworldcounty, TheDumbOx

11 Responses to “BugS..ikk”

  1. hNAV - 'Brooklyn Boy' says:

    “Kinna gives “fly on the wall” a whole new meaning eh?”

    LololololoLOLOL

    is that the oldest joke of all time?

    waiting for the study into a certain form of mental illness, called ‘liberaldemocraty’…

  2. KarL MmM says:

    THOUGHT TO PONDER….GOD CREATED THE BUGS AND THE FLYING INSECTS THE DAY “”BEFORE”" HE CREATED MAN….
    WHERE EXACTLY DOES THAT PUT US IN THE LADDER OF IMPORTANCE?!?

  3. MissingLink says:

    Angel,
    Why share the good stuff with birds and fish?
    We eat witchetty grubs for breakfest in Oz.
    http://www.menzelphoto.com/gallery/big/meb2.htm

  4. benning says:

    Still gonna swat them when I see them! Unless it’s a Ladybug.

  5. ABF says:

    Wonder how long it took them to hook all them wires up… or where they found a person small enough to do it … sheeeesh .. LOL

  6. Angel says:

    lol…thanks y’all for the buggy insights..
    hey Missing Link..checked out the eats……..yum!..lol :)

  7. Terry_Jim says:

    Yeah, true, many insects are beneficial.

    I just wish Noah would have swatted BOTH the mosquitoes.

    ;-)

  8. Terry_Jim says:

    Holy moley, them’s some big grubs!
    They look like the secret ingredient on “Iron Chef” .
    What do they feed on to grow so large?

    http://www.menzelphoto.com/gallery/big/meb2.htm

    I’m guessing Rachel Ray has never visited
    your town to do her Food Network travel show.

  9. The MaryHunter says:

    My girls, especially 7 y.o., absolutely LOVE bugs of all kinds. Except for mosquitos and ticks… we’ve had a tough time explaining why God would create such annoying critters. “What would the dragonflies and bats and spiders eat if there were no mosquitos?” we ask.

    If you come up with a good one for ticks, do let me know, hon! ;-)

  10. Angel says:

    Aw..thanks y’all for the comments…bugs! who would have thought?..lol :-)

  11. Dalziel says:

    I like what you have to say, but it seems like it’s all information I have heard at other places first. I guess it is nice to have lots of people say it in lots of different ways, just so anyone can understand.