How Do Bees Manage To Land Safely?

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Fancy Flying Makes For Better Honey?
Ever wondered how bees always manage to land on a picnic table, underneath a flower petal, or on a wall of a hive, without crashing or tumbling? Well, scientists have, for the first time, figured out how these insects touch down on all sorts of surfaces, from right side up to upside-down.

To find out, Mandyam Srinivasan, an electrical engineer from the Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland and the Australian Research Council’s Vision Centre, and colleagues first built a bee-landing platform that could be inclined at any angle from horizontal to inverted (like a ceiling), then they trained bees to land on it and began filming…

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Bohemian Rhapsody Played on Classic Computer Hardware

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An Atari 800XL was used for the lead piano/organ sound. A Texas Instruments TI-99/4a as lead guitar and an 8 Inch Floppy Disk as bass. A 3.5 inch Harddrive was used as the gong with an HP ScanJet 3C used for all vocals.

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