Editor’s selections: scale in oceanography, majestic Megatherium, strange atlatls and virtual slaps

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By Dr. SkySkull

skyskull “Dr. SkySkull” selects several notable posts each week from a miscellany of ResearchBlogging.org categories. He blogs at Skulls in the Stars.

  • Varieties of Oceanographic Experience. Sam at Oceanographer’s Choice looks at a classic paper that considers how the scale of a measurement influences — or distorts — the results.
  • The majestic Megatherium. When people think of paleontology these days, they think of dinosaurs; however, this wasn’t always the case.  Brian at Laelaps looks at the original “great beast” of the public’s imagination, Megatherium, and how perceptions of it have changed throughout the years since its discovery.
  • Atlatls to Bows: A Very Strange Atlatl from California. Continuing a fascinating series on the history of atlatls in the New World, teofilo at Gambler’s House looks at an unusual specimen that was acquired in California and the implications of the find.  (Don’t know what an atlatl is?  Read the introductory post by teofilo here.)
  • A virtual slap in the face (isn’t there an iPhone app for that?) Finally, NeuroKüz discusses recent research that highlights how real a virtual body in a first-person simulation can feel — through the experience of a virtual slap!

Check back next week for more miscellaneous selections!

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One Response to “Editor’s selections: scale in oceanography, majestic Megatherium, strange atlatls and virtual slaps”

  1. 自體脂肪豐頰推薦醫師 Says:
    December 23rd, 2015 at 1:54 pm


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