Wow...

Oct. 13th, 2012 09:15 pm
kayshapero: Lynx looking thoughtful (Lynx)
Fossil reveals spider in mid-strike
Predator and prey, together forever
By Richard Chirgwin

Posted in Science, 9th October 2012 03:09 GMT

A hundred million years ago, an amber flow spoiled a spider’s day: it had waited, possibly for hours, to ambush a wasp in its web, and just as it decided to strike, spider, wasp and web were all trapped forever.

The good news for us is that it’s turned up at a dig in Myanmar's Hukawng Valley, and here's what it looks like:


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kayshapero: Cheshire cat vanishes, ending with the grin (Cheshire)
The Science Center's site has a page with the route map. Click on the screencap below for the full google map.

kayshapero: Cheshire cat vanishes, ending with the grin (Cheshire)
And here, courtesy the LA Times, is a shot of Endeavour crossing the bridge over the 405. Click on photo for the slide show this came off of.

kayshapero: (glass squid fascinating)
I'm sitting here in front of the television (KCAL 9) watching the shuttle move slowly down the street (Manchester Blvd, currently at Glasgow) towards the bridge over the 405. She's come to a stop now - right now she's on four sets of crawlers, but she's being slowly moved onto a sort of giant dolly before continuing on over the 405 bridge. Don't know wny - I suspect the crawlers are just too wide. Having driven under that bridge about an hour ago, I'm glad it hadn't gotten there yet - I can see THAT stopping traffic on the freeway altogether and it was heavy enough at the time with people getting off probably to get close enough to walk over to Manchester and watch her go by. I don't live quite THAT nearby, so I'll settle for the TV and the internet

Checked You Tube and found a time-lapse video of the early morning departure of Endeavour from the airport onto the streets.

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