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It's shocking that this behavior has not yet been documented. I've asked entomologists that I know, and they're all puzzled too. Check out the video.

[ #insects   #barklice   #entomology   #video   #nature   #biology   #mysterious   #collectivebehavior   #animalbehavior   #behavior   #behaviour   #Proscoptera  (via +Al Jazeera America) ]
TechKnow's resident entomologist observes a unique coordinated bug movement
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Really cool!

+Ph Mo some barklice for you :)
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I never know what's real this time of year...
 
SkyCycle, A Pedal Powered Roller Coaster in Japan ... "Located in Washuzan Highland Amusement Park in Okayama city in Japan, the Sky Cycle is a pedal-powered roller coaster that requires riders to pedal all the way around, rather than just sit back and enjoy. The roller coaster is built over a hilly terrain and consists of a pair of elevated rails. The carts that ride the roller coaster looks like side by side tandem bikes, with baskets in the front for storing belongings, and brakes just like in a real bicycle. While there are no loops and spectacular drops, riding the Sky Cycle will still send your heart racing. The rails are located four stories above the ground. The carts are open and there are no guard rails either. Aside from a simple seat belt, there is little to ensure that riders do not fall off their seat and to certain death below. The view of the Shimotsui-Seto Bridge in the background is spectacular though. ..."

MORE: http://www.amusingplanet.com/2015/01/skycycle-pedal-powered-roller-coaster.html
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yeah right, catch me doing that...never!!!
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Wow. So... many... things...

See original (via +John Baez​): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nKEyUKRIxI

#WTF, +CNN​?!

[ #CNN #news #fail #cnnfail #newsfail #USAfail #media ]
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Blew my mind -- Printer toner is mostly powdered plastic—and that’s key to the whole technology (via +WIRED​)

[ #Wired #technology #howstuffworks #tech #whatsinside #plastic #printers #printing #laser ]
If you're still printing things to hard copy instead of just using a screen, you're probably using this stuff–the powders that make printed colors pop.
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Cool. I thought at first this is a very local initiative not country-wide law. Great news :)
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I feel so old. Gattaca is 17 years old today!
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wonderful film
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So these #BionicANTs are cool looking, and #Festo did some awesome things to get them manufactured. Having said that, this seems a bit extreme! Is it really the case that the valuable "nature's principle" here implies that flexible distributed automation needs SIX LEGS AND MANDIBLES?!

More info: http://www.festo.com/cms/en_corp/14252.htm
They also do butterflies: http://www.i-programmer.info/news/169-robotics/8433-festos-ants-and-butterflies-.html

[ #tech   #technology   #technews   #ants   #biomimicry   #FMS   #flexiblemanufacturing   #manufacturing   #future   #news  (via +Reuters) ]
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Your neighborhood just got a lot more interesting. Google has released a new feature for Maps that lets you turn any location into a game of Pac-man — all you have to do is click the new Pac-man...
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I am pleased to report that the Insects Unlocked project to crowd-fund public domain arthropod images is more than 60% funded, not even a week into a month-long campaign. Your support has been generous and unexpected- thanks so much!

To celebrate, over the weekend I created some new public domain images for the project, including this 60 image focus-stack of a Brachygastra mellifica Mexican honey wasp. Click the image to view large- it's worth it to see the details.

If you'd like to support more images like this, consider contributing at the link: https://hornraiser.utexas.edu/project/54e79bbc14bdf7205ddd5ab7
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Education
  • Ohio State University
    Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2007 - 2010
  • Ohio State University
    M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2004 - 2007
  • Ohio State University
    Electrical and Computer Engineering, 1999 - 2004
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ECE/CSE/social-insect researcher, husband, Android enthusiast, and bringer of the science.
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Researcher (ECE/CSE/social-insect, CyberPhysical Systems, Freak-ology), husband, Android enthusiast, and bringer of the science.

See http://www.tedpavlic.com/facjobsearch/ for more information about my faculty/postdoc job search (CV, research statement, publications, etc.).

Research interests ("freak-ology"):
  • Agent-based modeling
  • Hybrid-state and hybrid-time systems
  • Complex systems
  • CyberPhysical Systems
  • Distributed algorithms
  • Amorphous computing
  • Autonomous systems and vehicles
  • Control and communications theory
  • Behavioral ecology
  • Cooperation
  • Optimization
  • Game theory
  • Parallel computation
  • Robotics
  • Informational architectures of emergence (of life, cancer, multicellularity, eusociality)
  • Bio-mimicry and bio-inspiration
  • Engineering education
You could group a lot of that into the broad area of intelligent control. However, I've tried to combine science and engineering and contribute to both.
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abs( log( batting average ) ) = very high
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Research Scientist (Bio-inspired Engineering, Bio-mimicry, Social Insects, Complex Adaptive Systems)
Skills
analytical and computational modelling, complex adaptive systems (CAS), mathematical modelling for theoretical biology (optimal and nutrient-constrained foraging, distributed decision making, cognitive psychology), autonomous multi-agent systems with myriad applications (robotics, distributed power generation, sustainable resource allocation for the built environment), software engineering, software verification and validation, analog electronics and micro-electronics, intelligent control systems
Employment
  • Arizona State University
    Associate Research Scientist, School of Life Sciences, 2014 - present
    Bio-inspired Engineering, Bio-mimicry, Social Insects, Complex Adaptive Systems, Origins of Life
  • Arizona State University
    Postdoctoral Scholar, School of Life Sciences, 2012 - 2014
    Bio-inspired Engineering, Bio-mimicry, Social Insects, Complex Adaptive Systems, Origins of Life
  • Ohio State University
    Postdoctoral Researcher, Computer Science and Engineering, 2010 - 2012
    Cyber-Physical Systems research related to autonomous urban vehicles in mixed-autonomy environments.
  • Ohio State University
    Graduate Fellow, Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2004 - 2010
  • National Instruments
    Hardware R&D Intern for Multifunction DAQ, 2003 - 2003
  • National Instruments
    Hardware R&D Intern for Multifunction DAQ, 2002 - 2002
  • IBM
    Core Systems Software Developer for FlexNAS, 2001 - 2001
  • CallTech Communications
    Information Technology Systems Engineer, 1997 - 2001
  • MegaLinx Communications
    Web Developer and Support Representative, 1995 - 1997
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Dublin, OH - Columbus, OH - Research Triangle Park, NC - Austin, TX - Westerville, OH - Cincinnati, OH - Tempe, AZ
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Arizona State University School of Life Sciences PO Box 874501 Tempe, AZ 85287-4501
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A molecule from plants and trees could make our roads and roofs 'greener'
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Construction crews may someday use a plant molecule called lignin in their asphalt and sealant mixtures to help roads and roofs hold up bett

Bioasphalt with lignin in Zeeland
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Bioasphalt for roads in Zeeland, a Dutch province, is being developed by Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research, the Asfalt Kennis Centrum (

Announcing Insects Unlocked
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A while back I wrote a feature for Ars Technica on the dysfunctional online copyright landscape. The piece was personal. My photographs aver

Whales on the Wrong Side of the World
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In May 2010, a whale showed up on the wrong side of the world. A team of marine biologists was conducting a survey off the coast of Israel w

PolyClock™ World Clock - Android Apps on Google Play
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The world-class world clock. Day, night, and timezones at a glance on digital & analog clocks, map and globe. Timezone troubles solved with

Manual Camera
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Limited time offer! 50% off - only till the end of January!Important: This app takes full advantage of Lollipop's Camera2 API, and therefore

AMOLED Burn-in Fixer
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"Burn-in" is caused by an uneven wear on the screen and can only be reversed when the uneven portions are worn like the rest of the screen.B

Beyond the trinkets: Voxel8 shows 3D electronics printer
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Beyond plastic angel paperweights and keychain elves, how complex can complex be in today's output from 3D printers? Voxel8 says they have t

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Researchers identify a network that includes many genes previously linked to autism spectrum disorders.

All You Need to Know About the 'Learning Styles' Myth, in Two Minutes | ...
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The myth of preferred learning styles states that people learn better when they are taught in a way that matches their preferred style. Yet

My Maps
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Create your own custom maps with Google My Maps to * Plan a vacation * Find an apartment * Make a map of bird sightings in your area Also wo

My Tracks
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My Tracks records your path, speed, distance, and elevation while you walk, run, bike, or do anything else outdoors. While recording, you ca

Never Buy a Phone Again | WIRED
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Don’t buy another phone ever again. That’s a weird thing for us to say, right? We’re WIRED! But by the end of last year, it was fancy-ice cl

LocalCast for Chromecast/DLNA
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LocalCast is the number one casting solution on Android with over 1,000,000 (mostly) happy users.Cast/Stream videos, music or pictures FROM

Competitive Synchronized Swimming in Mouse Sperm
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Competition in the natural world is not a novel concept. It is well-studied in biology, and well-televised by Discovery Channel. The first k

Hangouts Dialer
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Ahora puedes llamar a cualquier número de teléfono del mundo desde la aplicación Hangouts. Descarga e instala Hangouts Dialer para activar l

Google News & Weather
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Your comprehensive and personalized view of headline stories and local news & weather. • Coverage from 65,000 publications • Simple swipe-ac

Swarm by Foursquare
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Swarm, the new app from Foursquare, is the fastest way to keep up and meet up with your friends. With Swarm, you can easily see who’s out ne