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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 01:53 PM

www.bbc.co.uk said:

Night-time in the Jurassic forest was punctuated by the unmistakable sound of chirping bush crickets.

This is according to scientists who have reconstructed the song of a cricket that chirped 165 million years ago.

A remarkably complete fossil of the prehistoric insect enabled the team to see the structures in its wings that rubbed together to make the sound.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 07:58 PM

fascinating

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 11:42 AM

I almost posted that news, was on science daily this morning but then I had to work, making money the whole kitten kaboudle (got an addiction mea culpa mea culpa mea maxima culpa I enjoy 3 meals a day and a roof over my head) so Still beat me to it... bravo Still Waters

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 11:53 AM

View PostParacelse, on 08 February 2012 - 11:42 AM, said:

I almost posted that news, was on science daily this morning but then I had to work, making money the whole kitten kaboudle (got an addiction mea culpa mea culpa mea maxima culpa I enjoy 3 meals a day and a roof over my head) so Still beat me to it... bravo Still Waters
Lol!

Also, OP is quite interesting. I would like Dr Zapata to be given fossils/remains of currently living species for him to recreate their song, so that we can compare with the real sounds & see how accurate this method is.

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 11:56 AM

Interesting. But pointless.


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Posted 08 February 2012 - 12:10 PM

an English gentleman would say "what a waste of time persuing such a pointless study...IT JUST ISNT CRICKET"


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Posted 08 February 2012 - 03:12 PM

View Postangi chiesa, on 08 February 2012 - 12:10 PM, said:

an English gentleman would say "what a waste of time persuing such a pointless study...IT JUST ISNT CRICKET"
What?  You don't want to know if a falling tree makes any sound in a sylvan forest?  You don't like the sound of cricket when Lucy was roasting something on the nonexistent fire?  Did hominid knew the use of fire 165 millions years ago?  Was there any hominids back then? :innocent: :innocent:

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 03:49 PM

View PostTimonthy, on 08 February 2012 - 11:53 AM, said:

Lol!

Also, OP is quite interesting. I would like Dr Zapata to be given fossils/remains of currently living species for him to recreate their song, so that we can compare with the real sounds & see how accurate this method is.

Tim.

My thoughts exactly. I do have to say it's pretty cool to actually hear Audio from a time no one can tell how the earth sounded, brings a new dimension to the past.. Would want the validation you, Timothy, mentioned first though.


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Posted 08 February 2012 - 08:03 PM

Is it going to provide an insight to something or is it pointless, just to get grants, Will never know.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 01:03 AM

Very cool.


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Posted 09 February 2012 - 04:14 AM

I spent a few years in Crete. At night the crikets set up a continuous nerve racking ,drive you crazy, sound. I hate crickets and do not want to know the sound of ancient crickets.They are usefull,cos they make good bait when fishing


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Posted 10 February 2012 - 07:09 AM

and that serves what perpose exactly?





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