In short I am convinced it is a most Charles Darwin
ridiculous thing to go round the world,
when by staying quietly, the world
will go round with you
- Robert Krulwich used these beautiful animations from Yunfun Tan in last weeks article Nature has a formula that tells us when to die: "Every living thing is a pulse. We quicken, then we fade. There is a deep beauty in this, but deeper down, inside every plant, every leaf, inside every living thing (us included) sits a secret."
- Another stunning example for the "animation" of nature is this 200-year-old piece of Technology: The jewel-studded clockwork caterpillar
- For possible future technologies you can look at these tree shaped antennas, deer shaped power lines, and visit The Land of Giants
- If you like to follow a historic journey browse this digital copy of The Conrad Martens sketchbooks - illustrations of the voyage from the Cambridge University Library. Conrad Martens was the official artist on board the Beagle from July 1833 to July 1834.
from "The Conrad Martens sketchbooks" (© Cambridge University Library)
Quote above from a letter by Charles Darwin