Australian water bird found to migrate long distance when the weather dictates
Mantis shrimp stronger than airplanes
(Phys.org) —Inspired by the fist-like club of a mantis shrimp, a team of researchers led by University of California, Riverside, in collaboration with University of Southern California and Purdue University, ...
Study finds mantis shrimp process vision differently than other organisms (w/ video)
Unique structure of fist-like club of mantis shrimp could tranform body armor materials
(Phys.org) -- Military body armor and vehicle and aircraft frames could be transformed by incorporating the unique structure of the club-like arm of a crustacean that looks like an armored caterpillar, according ...
Shrimp-like crustacean found to make gooey underwater silk
Mantis shrimp eye could improve high-definition DVDs, holographic technology
(PhysOrg.com) -- The eye of the peacock mantis shrimp has led an international team of researchers to develop a two-part waveplate that could improve CD, DVD, blu-ray and holographic technology, creating even ...
Oldest fossil shrimp preserved with muscles
(PhysOrg.com) -- One of Americas favorite seafood is shrimp. Did you know that they fossilize as well? Rodney Feldmann and Carrie Schweitzer (both Kent State University) report on the oldest fossil shrimp ...
Mantis shrimps could show us the way to a better DVD
(PhysOrg.com) -- The remarkable eyes of a marine crustacean could inspire the next generation of DVD and CD players, according to a new study from the University of Bristol published today in Nature Photonics.
Laser-guided sea monkeys show how zooplankton migrations may affect global ocean currents
Sea monkeys have captured the popular attention of both children and aquarium hobbyists because of their easily observable life cycle—sold as dehydrated eggs, these tiny brine shrimp readily hatch, develop ...
Nature's elegant and efficient vision systems can detect cancer
(Phys.org) —Mantis shrimp eyes are inspiring the design of new cameras that can detect a variety of cancers and visualise brain activity.
With 'biological sunscreen,' mantis shrimp see the reef in a whole different light
In an unexpected discovery, researchers have found that the complex eyes of mantis shrimp are equipped with optics that generate ultraviolet (UV) color vision. Mantis shrimp's six UV photoreceptors pick up ...
Team creates bioplastic made from shrimp shells
(Phys.org) —For many people, "plastic" is a one-word analog for environmental disaster. It is made from precious petroleum, after all, and once discarded in landfills and oceans, it takes centuries to degrade.
Fully compostable bioplastic made from shrimp shells
(Phys.org) —Researchers at Harvard's Wyss Institute have developed a method to carry out large-scale manufacturing of everyday objects—from cell phones to food containers and toys—using a fully degradable ...
Mantis shrimp have the world's best eyes—but why?
As humans, we experience an amazing world of colour, but what can other animals see? Some see much more than us, but how they use this vision is largely unknown.