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From phys.org: Touched' female cockroaches reproduce faster Motorized tactile stimulation system shows the power supply (right), controller (center) and 20 Petri dishes mounted on a stepper motor. Inset shows an isolated fema...
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From news.com.au: Scientists from the Museum of Victoria have rediscovered Australia's longest stick insect near Cairns Museum Victoria live exhibits keeper Maik Fiedel with "Lady Gaga-ntuan", a half a metre long stick insect...
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From phys.org: How stick insects honed friction to grip without sticking When they're not hanging upside down, stick insects don't need to stick. In fact, when moving upright, sticking would be a hindrance: so much extra e...
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Hacking the environment: New technologies are changing the way we collect biodiversity data
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-02/pp-hte021114.php
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The Raspberry Pi is a great piece of kit, however it's not particularly suitable for CPU or memory hungry applications (e.g. Firefox). There may also be times that you want to run an application you have on another computer o...
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From Entomology Today: Vengeful Taxonomy: Your Chance to Name a New Species of Cockroach We’ve recently discovered a new species of cockroach in the genus Xestoblatta. It’s dirty, it’s ugly, it’s smelly, and it needs a nam...
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This is a paper I published recently as the first Open Hardware publication in the (still new) Biodiversity Data Journal: Open source data logger for low-cost environmental monitoring. The device described is a basic environm...
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From the Daily Record: Experts at Glasgow's Botanic Gardens battle to save rare plants from being devoured by stick insects A COLONY of stick insects are eating their way through one of Scotland’s most important collecti...
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First of all we will need to download some packages (instructions assume the use of Raspbian) to allow us to compile Arduino compatible code (arduino-mk) and upload it (avrdude) to the Arduino. sudo apt-get install arduino-...
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  • Natural History Museum, London
    Entomology, Bioinformatics, 2007 - present
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Introduction
I work on projects related to computers and taxonomy (presently eMonocot and ViBRANT), as well as for the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature.

I am an Assistant Editor of the Phasmida SpeciesFile and have done work on the Blattodea SpeciesFile, as well as various websites based on the Scratchpads platform.

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I am developing an obsession Lego and Meccano.
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  • Imperial College London
    Physics, 2004 - 2007
  • Windsor Boys' School
    1998 - 2004
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