News tagged with human hair

Why don't insect wings break?

Researchers from Trinity College Dublin have shown that the wings of insects are not as fragile as they might look. A study just published in the scientific journal PLOS ONE now shows that the characteristic networ ...

Aug 23, 2012 5 / 5 (2) 9 | with audio podcast

Laying a fairytale to rest with human hair

A team of engineers from Imperial College London have developed a contraption made of human hair, enabling presenters from the world’s longest running children’s television program to test the theory behind a fairytale.

Feb 09, 2011 5 / 5 (2) 0