A Tale of Two Trees: Epigenetics Makes Clones Diverge
Some clone lines are quite old–that young maple on your street could be the genetic twin of a tree that lived in the 1850s. While clones have the same genes as each other, whether those genes are expressed the same way is a function of epigenetics....
July 12, 2011
Time (Eats) Flies: Clock Powers Itself by Catching & Eating Bugs
Cat clocks. Cuckoo clocks. Grandfather clocks. Often times, clocks are named after the objects, animals, or people they resemble. Not so the fly clock: This mechanical wonder is billed as the first-ever carnivorous clock, sucking energy from decomposed ...
March 28, 2011
Inside a Tree Leaf, It's Always a Balmy 70 Degrees
beech tree leaf Who knew that a white spruce in northern Canada, a red maple in Pennsylvania, and a mahogany tree in Puerto Rico have so much in common? Their environments are certainly very different, with icy winds buffeting the spruce tree's needles ...
June 22, 2008
You'll Go Cuckoo For This Gigantic Clock Carved Out Of A Single Tree
A remarkable cuckoo clock forged from a single maple tree is being used to crow about Portland, Oregon. Designed by Nicolas Gros and carved by chainsaw sculptor J. Chester Armstrong, the 24-foot-high, 7,000-pound clock is being shown off around the ...
November 26, 2014
River City Five Maple Leaves and One Bird One Day Hand-Carved Cuckoo Clock
This traditionally styled German cuckoo clock features wooden hands, a wood dial with Roman numerals, and a warm light yellow hand-painted and hand-carved cuckoo bird. The cuckoo clock case is surrounded by five deeply carved maple leaves with a single ...
December 10, 2013
Cuckoo clocks: It's time for an update
A bit of color will fly the bird-and-leaf-carved coop on the hour when ... This version, also battery powered, measures 7 inches wide and about 13 inches long. No matter which clock you go cuckoo for, these playful variations of an old fixture will uplift ...
November 5, 2011
Villengen Hand Carved Black Forest Cuckoo Clock
Styled after the traditional German Black Forest tradition, this cuckoo clock is a graphic, stylish addition to any room. Hand carved wood frame shows leaves and birds. Each hour the cuckoo makes an appearance. Precise quartz movement adds superior ...
September 7, 2010
LARGEST CUCKOO CLOCK IN THE WORLD/ Guiness Book of World Records
That building is a cuckoo clock. It has been entered in the Guiness book of world records since 1997 ... is a very popular hiking route in the Black Forest. The brown bird at the top is the "cuckoo" waiting for the hour to strike so it can go out and ...
May 9, 2010