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(Mother Nature Network)   Scientists are fitting praying mantises with 3D glasses. Finally, my tax dollars going exactly where I want for a change   (mnn.com) divider line 36
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2014-04-29 08:10:31 AM  
s2.b3ta.com
 
2014-04-29 09:00:00 AM  
I don't think it was fair for the mantis to get hit with a three dollar surcharge.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-04-29 09:16:03 AM  
The school previously won an Ig Nobel prize for showing locusts Star Wars, presumably in 2D.

http://www.improbable.com/2014/04/27/observing-praying-mantises-in-3 d- glasses-hanging-topsy-turvey/
 
2014-04-29 10:18:45 AM  
If praying mantises become movie critics eat the director/don't eat the director will replace thumbs up/thumbs down..
 
2014-04-29 10:54:32 AM  
Are they coming out with a 3D version of "The Fly"?
 
2014-04-29 12:39:24 PM  
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2014-04-29 01:52:41 PM  
"Praying" mantises? In our SCHOOOOOOOLSS???!! Church and state! Church and state! WHARRGARBLL!!!111!!
 
2014-04-29 01:58:39 PM  

doglover: [s2.b3ta.com image 461x346]


"Oh, so now you're a MANTIS? What next? 'Oh, I am the lone fill-in-the-blank of the apocalypse!'"
 
2014-04-29 02:00:21 PM  
New from Occulus. Matulus Rift
 
2014-04-29 02:00:41 PM  
I remember when my wife's aunt would go on and on about scientists studying sweat glands. One study practically gave her apoplexy because the subjects were African. African sweat glands were too much for her and hastened her to her grave. (Being 85 helped, but still ...)
 
2014-04-29 02:01:17 PM  
ZAZ
The school previously won an Ig Nobel prize for showing locusts Star Wars, presumably in 2D.
http://www.improbable.com/2014/04/27/observing-praying-mantises-in-3 d- glasses-hanging-topsy-turvey/


My first thoughts...."We have an Ig Nobel award winner here."

I wonder if the Ig Nobel board dislike people that try to win awards.

Unlike the guy who did the paper on homosexual necrophiliac duck behavior.
 
2014-04-29 02:01:25 PM  
The beeswax-fitted glasses are easily removed, and the bugs are placed in an insect room after the experiments are over, where they are fed well and maintained.

Ok, I'm an animal rights activist myself, vegan, refuse to own a car, etc...

...but for fark's sake, it's a bug.  It has no brain.
 
2014-04-29 02:05:11 PM  
A mantis with Google Glass is asking for it.
 
2014-04-29 02:08:28 PM  
So now do they see in 6D or 9D?
 
2014-04-29 02:11:46 PM  
Can they do this with a mantis shrimp?
 
2014-04-29 02:11:53 PM  
Subby, I sense your antics but I can't help it.  I've been too frantic too long.
 
2014-04-29 02:14:21 PM  

IamAwake: ...but for fark's sake, it's a bug.  It has no brain.


Not after the female is done with it, anyway.
 
2014-04-29 02:15:20 PM  

IamAwake: The beeswax-fitted glasses are easily removed, and the bugs are placed in an insect room after the experiments are over, where they are fed well and maintained.

Ok, I'm an animal rights activist myself, vegan, refuse to own a car, etc...

...but for fark's sake, it's a bug.  It has no brain.


.. but enough about political parties.
 
2014-04-29 02:15:21 PM  
But you want to take the male's glasses off  before his mate eats his head.
 
2014-04-29 02:16:05 PM  
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Here to help.
 
2014-04-29 02:26:07 PM  
Don't they already see in 3-D?
 
2014-04-29 02:27:23 PM  

gfid: Don't they already see in 3-D?


If you'd read TFA, you'd know that they picked the Mantis BECAUSE it sees in 3d, and they're trying to determine if the 3d processing mechanism works the same way as ours or not.
 
2014-04-29 02:29:06 PM  
IamAwake: The beeswax-fitted glasses are easily removed, and the bugs are placed in an insect room after the experiments are over, where they are fed well and maintained.
Ok, I'm an animal rights activist myself, vegan, refuse to own a car, etc...
...but for fark's sake, it's a bug. It has no brain.


At least the female has enough instinct to know it can chow down on the head of the male and the body will continue to reproduce with her. I call that smarts.

Seriously, watch Life in the Undergrowth, they may not design computers or cars, but there are learned survival behaviors are simply amazing.
 
2014-04-29 02:31:47 PM  
choosing2learn.com
 
2014-04-29 02:42:07 PM  

Enemabag Jones: Seriously, watch Life in the Undergrowth, they may not design computers or cars, but there are learned survival behaviors are simply amazing.


oh certainly, there are many invertebrates that are amazing.  That said, worrying about their welfare to the extent that you very carefully remove the "glasses" and then give it a retirement village...it's a bug.
 
2014-04-29 02:48:32 PM  
Unfortunately for subby, this study was privately funded. No tax dollars were used.

http://arstechnica.com/science/2014/04/lab-gets-funding-to-put-3d-go gg les-on-praying-mantises/
 
2014-04-29 03:08:30 PM  
IamAwake
oh certainly, there are many invertebrates that are amazing. That said, worrying about their welfare to the extent that you very carefully remove the "glasses" and then give it a retirement village...it's a bug.


They could want to be able to go back to some specific test subjects if they responded well to test stimuli.

\Just an educated guess really..
 
2014-04-29 03:40:29 PM  
Those of you who volunteered to be injected with praying mantis DNA, I've got some good news and some bad news. Bad news is we're postponing those tests indefinitely. Good news is we've got a much better test for you: fighting an army of mantis men. Pick up a rifle and follow the yellow line. You'll know when the test starts.
 
2014-04-29 03:55:59 PM  

Rhino_man: If you'd read TFA


DNRTFA and stopped reading your comment right there.

This is Fark and reading is hard.
 
2014-04-29 04:48:46 PM  
I've watched grasshoppers move their bodies from side to side before they jump. I assume they were doing that to get a better 3D view.

Just because mantises are known to have 3D vision, that doesn't mean other insects don't. I'd be surprised if they don't. Why have all those eyes if you're stuck with mono vision?

Yes, I realize many vertebrates don't have 3D vision because their eyes are on the sides of their heads, so there's no overlap in between the two fields of vision.
 
2014-04-29 05:04:10 PM  
They'll do anything to find a market for 3D televisions,
 
2014-04-29 05:53:45 PM  
That's risky business.
 
2014-04-29 07:08:11 PM  

Chuck Wagon: Unfortunately for subby, this study was privately funded. No tax dollars were used.

http://arstechnica.com/science/2014/04/lab-gets-funding-to-put-3d-go gg les-on-praying-mantises/


Also, this study is in Britain, but keep on biatching, subby.
 
2014-04-29 10:05:55 PM  

gfid: Rhino_man: If you'd read TFA

DNRTFA and stopped reading your comment right there.

This is Fark and reading is hard.


TL;DNR
 
2014-04-30 12:57:16 AM  
No anaglyph pictures in this thread?

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2014-04-30 01:03:30 AM  
Clearly, I should have been a scientist.

Where else can you just do random bullshiat you know is pointless and get paid for it?

cdn.toucharcade.com
 
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