News tagged with shark skin

The math of shark skin

"Sharks are almost perfectly evolved animals. We can learn a lot from studying them," says Emory mathematician Alessandro Veneziani.

dateJul 03, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Smalleye pigmy sharks' bellies shine

Smalleye pigmy sharks have an eye-catching party trick: Their bellies glow. However, instead of being a giveaway, Julien Claes and Jérôme Mallefet from Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium, have shown ...

dateApr 26, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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Amazing skin gives sharks a push

Shark skin has long been known to improve the fish's swimming performance by reducing drag, but now George Lauder and Johannes Oeffner from Harvard University show that in addition, the skin generates thrust, ...

dateFeb 09, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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