Towards a Robo-Duck [study]

“The advancement in computer and drone applications is beyond human imagination, affecting and transforming the society, both structurally and socially. Exploitation of computer and drone technology is crucial to humankind in the futuristic world.” – explains the website for the 2017 International Conference on Computer and Drone Applications (IConDA) which was held at the Damai Beach […]

Music discriminations by carp (Cyprinus carpio)

“Prior to this series of experiments, the prevailing opinion appeared to be skepticism as to whether koi could discriminate one piece of music from another under any circumstances. Now it appears that these animals can discriminate polyphonic music, discriminate melodic patterns, and even classify music by artistic genre.” Koi (Cyprinus carpio), which are members of […]

Introducing ‘Critical Studies in Men’s Fashion’

“Men’s dress and fashion have been side-lined in scholarship, and this journal provides a dedicated space for the discussion, analysis, and theoretical development of men’s appearance from multiple disciplines. All articles are blind-peer reviewed in order to maintain the highest standards of scholastic integrity.“ The (new) journal is entitled : ‘Critical Studies in Men’s Fashion’ […]

Russian research on naked swimmers & wild dolphins

Olympic swimmers owe some of their success to research done by a Russian scientist. Here’s a look  back at our look back at his work: Yuri Glebovich Aleyev used an electric winch to tow naked women under water at speeds of two to four metres per second. Later, his colleagues, when they peered at Aleyev’s […]

A brief history of naked Russians swimming for science

Russian science has a tradition of observing naked swimmers. Several years ago we documented Yuri Glebovich Aleyev’s project (which he documented in a book called Nekton). He used an electric winch to tow naked women under water at speeds of two to four metres per second, to better understand how dolphins interact with water. (His logic may […]

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