The pumping of necessary liquids (e.g. oil and fresh water) consumes nearly 20% of the world’s electrical energy supply. That could soon change, due to a Russian researcher who claims he has designed a pump that uses 80% less power.
Leading indicators of octopus intelligence are that they get bored, they play, and there are hints they may even have a sense of humor. They can also do mazes, learn shapes, distinguish colors, and use tools. Don’t you wonder how they manage all that without a brain?
Peter Lance, author of Triple Cross: How Bin Laden’s Chief Security Adviser Penetrated the CIA, the FBI, and the Green Berets – and Paved the Way for 9/11 (Amazon US & UK), has accused the National Geographic Channel of diluting a documentary about the book in order to protect the government.