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Season 1, Episode 26
Droned defibs, tardigrade legs, neonatal faces and Hyper queen hummingbirds
In today’s episode of STEMology…
Sophie & Dave will talk about how lady hummingbirds dressing like the males to avoid violence and sexual advances, why tardigrades have legs, how researchers are looking at babies’ face to detect heart and respiratory problems on premature babies and the Swedish are delivering defibrillators by drones…
The male white-necked Jacobin hummingbird is known to have bright and flashy colors, iridescent blue heads, bright white tails and white bellies…. But female Jacobins, usually a drabber in comparison and they wear muted colors… so muted green, gray, black.
So the male colored males would be nasty to the female colored females and including both just body slamming and also sexual behaviors…
Basically the tardigrades walk like things, like insects and things that are over sort of 500,000 times their size, as opposed to…. if you have think of like little squishy things like roundworms, which are a similar size of body type, apparently they get around just by like thrashing and slithering.
To view tardigrades walk, click here!
So they’ve used a color based method to extract raw cardiac signals and emotion based method for respiratory signals.
This could be expanded to other medical scenarios, like the delivery of epinephrin to patients with anaphylaptic shock or delivery of glucose to diabetic patients with low blood sugar
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