Researchers document aviary eggshell with iridescence for the first time
How the hummingbird achieves its aerobatic feats
(Phys.org) —The sight of a tiny hummingbird hovering in front of a flower and then darting to another with lightning speed amazes and delights. But it also leaves watchers with a persistent question: How ...
Gecko inspired pads allow researchers to climb glass wall
Study using OpenStreetMap and mathematics reveals there are only four unique city topologies
Tiny UAVs and hummingbirds are put to test
Researchers mimic insect ocelli to build light sensor to control fly-sized drone
Researchers find suction-cup-shaped circular bristles give male diving beetles a mating advantage
Study reveals shock-absorbing ability of woodpecker beaks
Math model suggests fishing out older members may destroy collective fish school memory
How stick insects honed friction to grip without sticking
When they're not hanging upside down, stick insects don't need to stick. In fact, when moving upright, sticking would be a hindrance: so much extra effort required to 'unstick' again with every step.
Study reveals methods used by musicians to stay in tempo with each other
Cuttlefish may offer model for bioinspired human camouflage and color-changing products
Scientists at Harvard University and the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) hope new understanding of the natural nanoscale photonic device that enables a small marine animal to dynamically change its colors ...
Getting a charge from changes in humidity
(Phys.org) —A new type of electrical generator uses bacterial spores to harness the untapped power of evaporating water, according to research conducted at the Wyss Institute of Biologically Inspired Engineering ...
'Jellyfish aircraft' takes flight (w/ Videos)
Inspired by nature and by the aviation pioneers of the early 20th century, scientists in the United States said Wednesday they had built the world's first jellyfish aircraft.