Friday, 20 May 2011

Oh. I Don’t Like Where This Could Be Going…

So, it seems that US scientists are:
… in the process of developing a underwater computer that attempts to recognise dolphin sounds and then respond in real time.

It all sounds a bit…familiar. Tell us more:
The machine works by using hydrophones to pick up the dolphin sounds and LEDs to show the direction they came from.

When they receive a sound, the divers will then play back one of eight 'words' and see if dolphins mimic them.

The scientists, led by Dr Denise Herzing, will then catalogue all the sounds the dolphins make and, they hope, establishing the building blocks of the dolphins language.

Once this is completed, Dr Herzing and her team hope to create a language they can use to talk back to the dolphins using the machine.
Oooooh, wait! It’s all coming back to me now!


Macheath said...

It goes back much further than that...

Captain Haddock said...

Meanwhile, in Australia, scientists are carrying out similar work with bush Kangaroos ..

And in England, the Labour Party claim to have a talking horse, called "Mr Ed" as their leader ..

Well, actually .. he's more of a talking horse's-arse .. but I'm sure we know what they mean ..

Not to be outdone, the Conservative Party have a slimy slug called Cameron, as leader .. but so far no-one has worked out how to communicate with him .. or if they have, he's just plain ignoring them ..

Angry Exile said...
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Angry Exile said...

ekekekekekekek eeeeeeeeeeEEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeee

So long, and thanks for all the fish.

English Viking said...

What's that, Flipper?

I think he's trying to tell us something... the mineshaft, fallen down the abandoned mineshaft?

Oh no! Millions of dollars are being shoveled down an empty mineshaft!

blueknight said...

We could ask them if they've seen Bin Laden....

JuliaM said...

"It goes back much further than that..."

Oh, I loved that film!

"So long, and thanks for all the fish."

It is rather presumptuous to assume they'd have anything they wanted to say to us, isn't it?