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#hdr of some #architecture from #Heidelberg, #Germany

#hdr of some #architecture from #Heidelberg, #Germany

The Fortress in Würzburg. We stayed in the hostel just below it, looking up at it across a hill of grapes. Franconia has a lot of white wine.

The Fortress in Würzburg. We stayed in the hostel just below it, looking up at it across a hill of grapes. Franconia has a lot of white wine.

Lots of cool critters in Heidelberg, Germany. Check out this giant beetle we found on Philosopher’s Way.

Lots of cool critters in Heidelberg, Germany. Check out this giant beetle we found on Philosopher’s Way.

#eb shot of #bike in front of a #fotograf sign in #Heidelberg, #Germany. (at Heidelberg Altstadt)

#eb shot of #bike in front of a #fotograf sign in #Heidelberg, #Germany. (at Heidelberg Altstadt)

Sometimes a bio-inspired engineer like me has to do some actual field biology. Tonight, we were lucky to find the army ants relatively quickly. Tomorrow, we head for the Aphaenogaster nests.

Sometimes a bio-inspired engineer like me has to do some actual field biology. Tonight, we were lucky to find the army ants relatively quickly. Tomorrow, we head for the Aphaenogaster nests.

Seats at a Spring training game are much better than you would get during the normal season… And these were pretty cheap!

This is a photo from Simon Garnier’s lab at NJIT. With Chris Reid and Courtney Rockenbach, they’re trying to rigorously characterize the process of bridge building in army ants (Eciton in particular). They’ve induced them to make bridges up to 12cm in length (that’s about 12 body lengths).
[ taken from https://twitter.com/sjmgarnier/status/444550437111607296 ]

This is a photo from Simon Garnier’s lab at NJIT. With Chris Reid and Courtney Rockenbach, they’re trying to rigorously characterize the process of bridge building in army ants (Eciton in particular). They’ve induced them to make bridges up to 12cm in length (that’s about 12 body lengths).

[ taken from https://twitter.com/sjmgarnier/status/444550437111607296 ]

Air conditioning already in Arizona?

It was 81 degrees in the apartment when we got home at 6pm today, March 9. I guess air-conditioning season is emerging. Fortunately for us, we don’t have daylight savings time in Arizona. Still, our poor dog has to deal with the heat at home. :(

Artificial bird bath? Somehow I think it is wet enough in Portland not to need these fountains… (update: apparently they are water fountains… I wonder about the hygiene…)

Artificial bird bath? Somehow I think it is wet enough in Portland not to need these fountains… (update: apparently they are water fountains… I wonder about the hygiene…)

I guess guests of hotels in Portland appreciate having access to umbrellas as part of their stay.

I guess guests of hotels in Portland appreciate having access to umbrellas as part of their stay.