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23 October 2016

Three Apples (family) (+ "the most complex eyes in the animal kingdom")


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My dad recently shared something fascinating with me, if you're interested: "The mantis shrimp has one of the most elaborate visual systems ever discovered. Compared to the three types of color receptive cones that humans possess in their eyes, the eyes of a mantis shrimp carry 16 types of color receptive cones -- considered to be the most complex eyes in the animal kingdom."

"In captivity, some larger species are capable of breaking through aquarium glass with a single strike."

"At least two species have been reported to be able to detect circularly polarized light. Some of their biological quarter-wave plates perform more uniformly over the visual spectrum than any current man-made polarizing optics, and it has been speculated that this could inspire a new type of optical media that would outperform the current generation of Blu-ray disc technology."

More: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mantis_shrimp

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Concord Grapes on Marble

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