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There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.

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Thanks for sharing. It's always a treat to be faced with the amazing diversity of life on Earth.
 

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... and always a little strange to see, how sparse our knowledge of those parts of our earth still is,
compared to some other celestial bodies.
 

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Just a river............flowing at the bottom of the ocean.

http://www.rediscoverit.net/a-river-flowing-on-the-ocean-floor-is-unlike-any-youve-ever-seen/4/
 

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Brinicle... of doooooooom

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4cX2EPt2zE
 

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Deepest living fish species

http://www.popsci.com/found-worlds-newest-deepest-dwelling-fish?dom=fb&src=SOC
 

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Put this here as I don't think it necessitates a separate thread, just a cool video about our amazing beyond comprehension Universe. I know it is a cliché to say "What does it all mean" but I can't help becoming overwhelmed when contemplating its' vastness.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rENyyRwxpHo
 

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In this great big barren Universe (as far as we know) this Earth seems to sprout life forms no matter how inhospitable or improbable

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/discovery-fish-live-beneath-antarctica1/
 

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Could it be that Earth is the melting pot for every form of life in the Universe? We have yet to discover all species of life right here on Earth... It just boggles my mind. -SP
 

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http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/unusual-bacteria-discovered-in-deepest-ocean-trench/?WT.mc_id=SA_Facebook
 

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Not undersea but fascinating never seen these before. Burmese flatidae nymph planthoppers

http://blog.therainforestsite.com/comedy-creatures/
 

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Alien on earth

https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn27978-zoologger-the-giant-sea-spider-that-sucks-life-out-of-its-prey/
 

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Freaky, there are aliens in the Universe, they are living with us :eek:

http://blog.therainforestsite.com/octopus-carries-coconut/?utm_source=social&utm_medium=arsfan&utm_campaign=octopus-carries-coconut&utm_term=20150707
 

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Not undersea but definitely crazy - I'll leave beauty to the eye of the beholder.

http://blog.therainforestsite.com/cs-ants-liquid-solid/?utm_source=trs-arsfan&utm_medium=social-fb&utm_term=012016&utm_content=link&utm_campaign=cs-ants-liquid-solid&origin=trs_arsfan_social_fb_link_cs-ants-liquid-solid_012016
 

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/australiaandthepacific/hawaii/12184498/Casper-the-ghostlike-octopus-discovered-on-Pacific-Ocean-floor.html
 

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another addition is the cute Octopus Opistoteuthis Adorabilis aka "Dumbo Octopus"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxuBwfNp2wk
 

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First successfully produced and deployed hypersonic weapon could be called the 'Chameleon' as some of these have animals apparently have hypersonic tongues

http://blog.therainforestsite.com/cs-chameleon-tongues-brown/?utm_source=trs-arsfan&utm_medium=social-fb&utm_term=031516&utm_content=link&utm_campaign=cs-chameleon-tongues-brown&origin=trs_arsfan_social_fb_link_cs-chameleon-tongues-brown_031516

the Rhampholeon spinosus shoots its tongue out of its mouth at a whopping 8,500 feet per second. That amounts to going 0 to 60 miles per hour in 1/100th of a second, with a speed 264 times the force of Earth's gravity.
 

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bobbymike said:
First successfully produced and deployed hypersonic weapon could be called the 'Chameleon' as some of these have animals apparently have hypersonic tongues

http://blog.therainforestsite.com/cs-chameleon-tongues-brown/?utm_source=trs-arsfan&utm_medium=social-fb&utm_term=031516&utm_content=link&utm_campaign=cs-chameleon-tongues-brown&origin=trs_arsfan_social_fb_link_cs-chameleon-tongues-brown_031516

the Rhampholeon spinosus shoots its tongue out of its mouth at a whopping 8,500 feet per second. That amounts to going 0 to 60 miles per hour in 1/100th of a second, with a speed 264 times the force of Earth's gravity.

Apparently this is what passes for "science" these days.
 

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The story links to another story https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2016/01/04/the-tiniest-chameleons-may-actually-have-the-most-powerful-tongues/
Quote from that story:
If the chameleon's tongue was a car, it could go from 0 to 60 in a hundredth of a second — but as it stands, the organ only has to accelerate for a few milliseconds before it hits its delicious insect target.
One hundredth of a second = 10 milliseconds of acceleration at 264G will get you to a speed ~ 60 mph. A fraction of 10 milliseconds' acceleration at 264G will get you to a fraction of 60 mph. How 8,500 f/s comes up - probably a typo for 8.5 f/s.

Time to redefine hypersonic?
 

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http://news.yahoo.com/alien-deep-winged-green-eyed-creature-stuns-fishermen-192600261.html
 

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bobbymike said:
First successfully produced and deployed hypersonic weapon could be called the 'Chameleon' as some of these have animals apparently have hypersonic tongues

http://blog.therainforestsite.com/cs-chameleon-tongues-brown/?utm_source=trs-arsfan&utm_medium=social-fb&utm_term=031516&utm_content=link&utm_campaign=cs-chameleon-tongues-brown&origin=trs_arsfan_social_fb_link_cs-chameleon-tongues-brown_031516

the Rhampholeon spinosus shoots its tongue out of its mouth at a whopping 8,500 feet per second. That amounts to going 0 to 60 miles per hour in 1/100th of a second, with a speed 264 times the force of Earth's gravity.


Seems people are having trouble telling speed from acceleration.

8,500 feet per second squared acceleration does not equal 8,500 feet per second speed.

If the chameleon could somehow keep accelerating its tongue for an entire second at the same rate, it would reach 8,500 feet per second in speed. Luckily for physics (and the chameleon), it can only manage to sustain that acceleration rate for a few milliseconds, and so its tongue does not hit hypersonic velocities. The power it would take to sustain the acceleration for a whole second would probably require the chameleon to be nuclear powered :)

Funnily enough, the salamander has this record beaten by some margin, hitting 458g acceleration. Go the amphibians.

So, in conclusion, small chameleons can shoot their tongues out faster than big ones, but neither can beat the salamander. None of the three have hypersonic tongues.

Rehashing and rewording stories the person sharing doesn't understand. "Journalism" today.
 

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PaulMM (Overscan) said:
bobbymike said:
First successfully produced and deployed hypersonic weapon could be called the 'Chameleon' as some of these have animals apparently have hypersonic tongues

http://blog.therainforestsite.com/cs-chameleon-tongues-brown/?utm_source=trs-arsfan&utm_medium=social-fb&utm_term=031516&utm_content=link&utm_campaign=cs-chameleon-tongues-brown&origin=trs_arsfan_social_fb_link_cs-chameleon-tongues-brown_031516

the Rhampholeon spinosus shoots its tongue out of its mouth at a whopping 8,500 feet per second. That amounts to going 0 to 60 miles per hour in 1/100th of a second, with a speed 264 times the force of Earth's gravity.


Seems people are having trouble telling speed from acceleration.

8,500 feet per second squared acceleration does not equal 8,500 feet per second speed.

If the chameleon could somehow keep accelerating its tongue for an entire second at the same rate, it would reach 8,500 feet per second in speed. Luckily for physics (and the chameleon), it can only manage to sustain that acceleration rate for a few milliseconds, and so its tongue does not hit hypersonic velocities. The power it would take to sustain the acceleration for a whole second would probably require the chameleon to be nuclear powered :)

Funnily enough, the salamander has this record beaten by some margin, hitting 458g acceleration. Go the amphibians.

So, in conclusion, small chameleons can shoot their tongues out faster than big ones, but neither can beat the salamander. None of the three have hypersonic tongues.

Rehashing and rewording stories the person sharing doesn't understand. "Journalism" today.
It was like the time I read a 'click bait' article titled something like "Lab Fires Giga-watt laser" sure .....................in femto-second pulses :eek:
 

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bobbymike said:
It was like the time I read a 'click bait' article titled something like "Lab Fires Giga-watt laser" sure .....................in femto-second pulses :eek:
That could be accurate. The energy delivered is not measured in Watts, but in Watt seconds (Joules). A 1 GW-rated laser operating for 1 femto second will deliver all of 1 microJoule/microWatt second of energy.

It's what you can expect when journalists writing stories lack any knowledge about their subject.
Imagine Claudia Roden's 'The Jewish Kitchen' being reviewed by Jeremy Clarkson. Or a newt.

I blame the editor.
 

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*sigh* Deprived of a hypersonic chameleon. Another boring Saturday. :-[
 

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http://www.pri.org/stories/2016-04-20/these-beautiful-looking-mantises-use-their-colors-their-advantage
 

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Tolkien's Treebeard described how many Ents became more tree than Ent but could still 'move' if they wanted. ;)

http://boingboing.net/2015/12/18/these-incredible-trees-can-w.html
 

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Mankind are we driven to look inward to our own amazing planet or outward to new destinations beyond earth?

The duck billed frog??
 

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Baby stingrays. It is me or do they look like mouse raviolis?
 

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Floating "Fire Ant" islands ride out Hurricane Harvey aftermath.
 

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http://marinebio.org/species.asp?id=179

Just incredible, aliens on earth
 

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Sperm Whales amazing

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