Thursday, November 24, 2011

Nature's Beauty and Technology Enhancement Ideas Combined (

Shrimp eyes could lead to new generation of DVD players
The brilliant eyes of a marine crustacean could inspire the next generation of DVD players, claims a new study.

More gorgeous “shrimp” for your day: The Mantis Shrimp

Despite their name, the mantis shrimps are neither shrimp nor mantises, but receive their name purely from the physical resemblance to both the praying mantis and the shrimp. These creatures are sometimes referred to as “thumb splitters” because their claws are strong enough to split human appendages. These highly intelligent creatures are often monogamous and they get to know and regularly interact with their neighbors. The mantis shrimp also has the best eyesight in the animal world with 16 different photoreceptor types (compared to four in humans). But – what really makes these creatures badass is their ability to break out of aquariums by smashing the glass with their claws. It has a punch stronger than a .22 calibre pistol.

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