News tagged with body shape

Falcon feathers pop-up during dive

Similar to wings and fins with self-adaptive flaps, the feathers on a diving peregrine falcon's feathers may pop-up during high speed dives, according to a study published in PLOS ONE on January 29, 2014 b ...

Feb 06, 2014
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Studying sea snakes for underwater robot design

The fascinating body structures of sea snakes which adapt them for life in water are being studied by University of Adelaide researchers as inspiration for a marine robot - the first of its kind.

Feb 03, 2014
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UFO cross-section gives snakes a lift

Snakes aren't usually renowned for their ability to fly, but Chrysopelea snakes from southeast Asia regularly launch themselves from trees into the air gliding for 10s of meters before touch down. In a bid to understand how ...

Jan 29, 2014
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3D scanning shapes the future of childrenswear

Childrenswear designers and retailers will be able to design and make better fitting clothes for British children from four to seventeen years thanks to 3D scanning of children by researchers at the University of Hertfordshire.

Jan 24, 2013
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