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First cloned pet Little Nicky 2004

First cloned pet Little Nicky 2004

I’m pretty sure most people aren’t aware of this but 5 years ago a company called Genetic Savings and Clone sold a woman a clone of her dead  cat Nicky for $50,000. That’s right you can officially clone your pets if you can afford it. Just need a little DNA sample like left over hair, an egg donor, and enough money to shoot a a half dozen music videos and wala’, favorite pet Part 2.

However let’s not get it twisted. Unlike the movies cloning in real life is more complicated than putting someone or something in a machine and then an identical version pops out the other end. In real life clones have to be born all over again and the new baby grows up more like a twin than a replica. It will have a different personality, different experiences, and maybe different behaviors because it wont be the same animal. It will just look like it.

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-Erik

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Bionice Contacts could have some of the same features as the Terminator eye

Bionic Contacts could have some of the same features as the Terminator eye

Ok so maybe you won’t be able to lock onto targets and destroy them but researchers from the University of Washington reveled last January that they have been developing bionic contacts that have features reminiscent of the movies. The photo above shows the eye of a rabbit used in testing of a lenses that would fit like a regular contact on a human. With microscopic wiring due to nanotechnology (I’ll explain later)  not only could they improve vision by being able to do things like zoom in, but also could potentially impose images on the eye (being able to see images on top of things you could can already see) to give driving directions, instructions, or other visuals.

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Although still a ways from being in production the possibilities of the lenses if they work could be endless. Medical information of the recipient could be displayed to show things like heart rate and pulse while exercising. Browsing the Internet could be done with your eyes closed, and watching movies on them would make HD TV look like old school Nintendo.

Nano Technology

Alright so if you have never heard of this try and follow me: Nano technology is building really simple microscopic robots that are programed to create other small robots, link together and make something, like little Lego blocks that build themselves. So basically this means you can make things smaller than ever before and program them to make things that would be very difficult to create by hand. Sounds crazy but I promise its real. Check out the movie G.I. Joe for a Hollywood version of how it works.

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-Erik

Random Facts For Animal Lovers

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So if you are one of those people who faithfully watches Animal Planet “Most Extreme” Top 10 countdown for wierd random but interesting animal facts this may be for you. Here are some of the most impressive animal facts I could find some of them you may know some you may not. So here we go.

*An Elephant stays pregnant for 22 months compared to 9 for humans.

*A Cockroach can survive for a week with its head cut off before dying of starvation. Gross

*A Polar Bear can jump as high as 6 feet. Wow

*A Shrimp’s heart is located in its head.

*A Snail can sleep for 3 years.

*A Camel has 3 eyelids.

*A Kangaroo can go 30 feet in one jump.

*If you get bitten by a Black Mamba snake you have a 5% chance of living. Dang Kobe 😦

*Sharks are immune to every kind of disease including Cancer. 🙂

* The male Seahorse carries the babies. Sorry fellas 😦

* A Cricket’s ears are located right under its knees.

* Of all the Animals to ever live on Earth, only about 10% are still here.

*A Chameleon’s tongue is twice as long as its body.

*A Mosquito has 47 teeth.

Find out more at science-fact.com

-Erik