Friday, November 27, 2009

WATER BEARS and MOSS PIGLETS

Design schools should probably start offering a class involving the analysis of images from Scanning Electron Microscopes. Below is the infamous invertebrate Tardigrade, also known as the "Water Bear" or "Moss Piglet". Water Bears are some bad-ass die-hard polyextremophiles, known to withstand temperatures close to absolute zero, 1,000 times more radiation than any other animal, nearly a decade without water, and even the vacuum of space.


The claws:




Takamasa Sumi knows what I'm talking about:

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