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Locust Vision: blink, blink, blink, blink, blink!

Joan Winifred

Consider: Behind each of a locust’s two compound eyes is a motion-sensitive neuron called the lobula giant movement detector (LGMD). When a collision appears imminent, these neurons send messages to the wings and legs, prompting the locust to act quickly. In fact, its reaction is five times faster than the blink of an eye.

LOCUSTS migrate in swarms as thick as “80 million locusts per square kilometer [0.4 sq mi].”

Inspired by the locust’s eyes and neurons, scientists have developed a computerized system that allows a mobile robot to detect and avoid approaching objects, without the need for complicated radar or infrared detectors. Researchers are applying this technology to vehicles, giving them a fast and accurate warning system that could reduce collisions. “There’s so much to learn from such a simple insect as the locust,” says Professor Shigang Yue at the University of Lincoln in the United Kingdom. ~  WAS IT DESIGNED? The Locust’s Motion-Sensitive Neurons

Sensitive locust(s) blinking…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………fast!

{“the spiritual man examines all things, but he himself is not examined by any man.” }

(Blank, blank, blank: non-seeing non-locusts colliding constantly.)

{“But the physical man does not accept the things of the spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; and he cannot get to know them because they are examined spiritually.” 1 Corinthians 2 :14, 15.}

published 7/14/2014 7:02 p.m.

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