Today in Geek History: Dolly the Cloned Sheep’s Revealed
Do you remember where you were when scientists in Scotland announced that they'd cloned a sheep? It happened today, in 1997. The poster girl who triggered our collective identity crises -- and turned science fiction into science fact -- was named Dolly. Find out how they did it and what else they've cloned.Read on...
This Sheep, You Guys [Video]
It's Friday, the weekend is upon us, and this sheep, you guys. This sheep.Read on...
Sheep Could Soon Warn Their Shepherds of Attacks by Text
Shepherding is a thing that still exists. Somebody's got to watch all those sheep. Sometimes, though, the flock is small enough to be a shepherd's entire livelihood while also not affording them the use of a dog to ward off predators. In order to curb this issue, scientists are working on a system of heart rate monitors for the woolly beasts that could eventually warn shepherds by text that their flock is in trouble. One of humanity's oldest professions, meet one of the most pervasive tech advancements of modern times.Read on...
The Size of Our Devices Was Determined By The Size of the Average SheepThat's right. Books, and everything that's been made to imitate them, owes its specific size to exactly how much skin you can get off a sheep. I know, this sounds like some weird expansion pack for Settlers of Catan, but allow us to explain.Read on...
Finally: Surfing Sheep
If you have long dreamt of seeing a sheep on a surfboard, British apparel company Finisterre [no relation to 2007 sci-fi novel Finister) has answered your prayers.Video after the jump:Read on...