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.
Long-term evolution is 'surprisingly predictable,' experiment shows
(Phys.org) —A protein-folding simulation shows that the debated theory of long-term evolution is not only possible, but that the outcomes are predictable. The Stanford experiment provides a framework for ...
Researchers discover how tree frogs use their bodies to cling to overhanging surfaces (w/ video)
Silkworm structures drive push for new materials
Sheepdogs use just two simple rules to round up large herds of sheep
Sheepdogs use just two simple rules to round up large herds of sheep, scientists have discovered. The findings could lead to the development of robots that can gather and herd livestock, crowd control techniques, ...