Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Like Us on Facebook

Technabob is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Disclosure.

Microorganisms Play in a Pac-Man Maze: Protozoan-Man

 |  |  |  |  |  July 5, 2016


Scientists at the University of Southeast Norway apparently have nothing better to do, so they released microorganisms into a Pac-Man-style maze made out of fluid to observe how the single-celled euglena (Pac-Men) avoid their predators, the multi-celled rotifers (Ghosts). I love how scientists will use any excuse to get their geek on.

pac_man_science_1
These “micromazes” make it easier to view and study microorganisms, which can normally be found bunched together in a Petri dish. Now they are spread out and you can see what’s going on better.

So why the tiny Pac-Man imitation? Well, that is maybe the most brilliant part of all of this. It is a good way for the researchers to better communicate their findings to the public. It certainly got our attention. Next I want to see Dig-Dug.

[Motherboard via Gizmodo]



Impossible Dovetail Cutting Board

Impossible Dovetail Cutting Board

Making a Wooden Vise Grip

Making a Wooden Vise Grip

Jerry Can Mini Bars

Jerry Can Mini Bars

2022 Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 Is Ready for Off-Roading

2022 Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 Is Ready for Off-Roading

2022 Subaru WRX Gets a New GT Trim

2022 Subaru WRX Gets a New GT Trim

2022 Ford Bronco Raptor Surfaces in Order Database

2022 Ford Bronco Raptor Surfaces in Order Database

Advertisement