News tagged with flying

Gimball: A crash-happy flying robot (w/ Video)

Gimball bumps into and ricochets off of obstacles, rather than avoiding them. This 34 centimeter in diameter spherical flying robot buzzes around the most unpredictable, chaotic environments, without the ...

Oct 30, 2013
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Are plants more intelligent than we assumed?

Plants are also able to make complex decisions. At least this is what scientists from the Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research (UFZ) and the University of Göttingen have concluded from their investigations ...

Mar 04, 2014
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Scientists solve the riddle of zebras' stripes

Why zebras have black and white stripes is a question that has intrigued scientists and spectators for centuries. A research team led by the University of California, Davis, has now examined this riddle systematically. ...

Apr 01, 2014
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Bizarre parasite from the Jurassic

Around 165 million years ago, a spectacular parasite was at home in the freshwater lakes of present-day Inner Mongolia (China): A fly larva with a thorax formed entirely like a sucking plate. With it, the ...

Jun 24, 2014
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A new, flying jellyfish-like machine (w/ Video)

Up, up in the sky: It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a... jellyfish? That's what researchers have built—a small vehicle whose flying motion resembles the movements of those boneless, pulsating, water-dwelling creatures.

Nov 24, 2013
4.5 / 5 (14) 7 | with audio podcast