Cephalopod Intelligence Just Got Better

At the high end of invertebrate intelligence is the almighty Cephalopods, but maybe an additional 512mb of free memory would help. Makes me want to learn Japanese over the weekend so I can decipher this page and order one.


Dr. M (1801 Posts)

Craig McClain is the Executive Director of the Lousiana University Marine Consortium. He has conducted deep-sea research for 20 years and published over 50 papers in the area. He has participated in and led dozens of oceanographic expeditions taken him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses on how energy drives the biology of marine invertebrates from individuals to ecosystems, specifically, seeking to uncover how organisms are adapted to different levels of carbon availability, i.e. food, and how this determines the kinds and number of species in different parts of the oceans. Additionally, Craig is obsessed with the size of things. Sometimes this translated into actually scientific research. Craig’s research has been featured on National Public Radio, Discovery Channel, Fox News, National Geographic and ABC News. In addition to his scientific research, Craig also advocates the need for scientists to connect with the public and is the founder and chief editor of the acclaimed Deep-Sea News (http://deepseanews.com/), a popular ocean-themed blog that has won numerous awards. His writing has been featured in Cosmos, Science Illustrated, American Scientist, Wired, Mental Floss, and the Open Lab: The Best Science Writing on the Web.

5 Replies to “Cephalopod Intelligence Just Got Better”

  1. Apparently the blue LED is a key feature, as evidenced by the increasing text size in the middle of the page. 6000 yen for a 512 MB stick is wayyy steep for flash memory though…

  2. I take it that something on the tag above says it is 6000 yen? So that’s about $50.

    I would love to see the Japanese commercial for this thing.

  3. Of course the blue LED is a key feature! Not every squid has bioluminescent bacteria in its head!

  4. Actually the signs in the price field simply mean “current price” (時価, jika), but they somewhat resemble the multi-stroke variant of “600” (陸佰).

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