Google’s Project Ara modular smartphone was a weird concept that didn’t make it to market. The idea was to give users the option to change out custom modules for upgrades and odd individual features. A new report reveals that one of the most unusual modules would’ve featured a personal tardigrade aquarium.
Any kind of home aquarium takes an inordinate amount of upkeep. Everything needs cleaning and filtering and feeding all the damn time. And fish are nasty little bastards who can’t love you and won’t hesitate to eat each other.
How could anyone go two years without noticing something this huge? Well, humans have been around for 200,000. Bristle worms and their polychaete brothers have survived five mass extinctions.
It doesn’t get any badder than the savagery that is a big sand tiger shark eating a little banded hound shark even though they’re both being properly fed because they were both inside an aquarium in South Korea. There’s food and yet, cannibalism.
When the Miami's Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science opens in 2016, it's going to have an absolutely bonkers aquarium—imagine a giant camera lens, tilted on its side, that lets visitors walk below the tank and look up into it. Building it, as you might expect, entailed a feat of perfectly-timed engineering.
Monterey Bay Aquarium, which I would like to live in for a week or so straight, has the most glorious live cams of their exhibits.
When it's fully grown, this Caribbean pygmy octopus will be just the size of a silver dollar. As a hatchling, it's dwarfed by a penny.
When the Atlantis Marine Park first opened in Yanchep, Western Australia, just north of Perth, in 1981, it gave the public an opportunity to interface with dolphins, seals, sea lions, penguins, and pelicans—and enjoy a little poolside fun in the sun. But as regulations regarding the keeping of dolphins changed and the…
Syfy offered us the epic battle of Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus, but National Geographic gives us the real world battle of not-so-mega shark (a spiny dogfish, specifically) vs. regular-sized octopus. When this dogfish gets hungry, it thinks it will make a meal of the octopus in its aquarium tank. But it won't be so…
Here is the first ever video of a fish using a tool. Specifically, an orange-dotted tuskfish using a rock to crack open a clam. But it might not be long before fish are using clams to crack open our skulls.
Boy, you'd really flounder about in the aquarium phone booth, wouldn't you? It was installed by two artists for the French Lyon Light Festival, to make a statement about the phone booths that litter our streets, laying dormant save for sex phone-line leaflet hander-outers.
The world's smallest aquarium measures 30x24x14mm and holds only 10ml of water. For reference, 5ml is one teaspoon, so the aquarium can only hold two teaspoons worth of water. The tank was made by Anatoly Konenko, a Russian artist who makes his name in microminiature art. [Telegraph UK]
Everybody loves a nice pretty string of Christmas lights, but they're not exactly thrilling. So how do you jazz up the ol' tree? Power it with trapped electric eels. It's like spending the holiday at a James Bond villain's house!
According to the architects, the "Batumi Aquarium is inspired by the characteristic pebbles of the Batumi beach-–the residue of dynamic seas continually shaping the shorefront throughout millennia." Each of the stones forming the building will hold a unique marine biotype.
The shark-filled aquarium at the Dubai mall, full of 33,000 sea creatures and 2 million gallons of water, has sprung a leak through its 30-inch acrylic walls. This won't end well! Updated: Now with video!
Showering standing up? That's for savages. I want to lie down when I bathe—and I want it to be on a bed of colorful fish. I want a Hydroglass.
Wouldn't it be nice, while waiting for the bus, to have an aquarium full of fish to look at? At least for those first few days, until they die, at which point it'd get depressing.
Now you can add "fish tank" along side "beverage cooler" and "projector" on the long list of job titles R2-D2 has had in his post-acting career. But rest assured that no matter what his occupation happens to be, R2 has a strong work ethic. In addition to housing your fish, he will rotate his head and utter his…