Tag: "flight" at biology news
Globetrotting pollutants turn up on Toronto street
...ighter molecules take less time to travel down the flight
tube, giving the researchers the particle's chemical signature. Evans says that once they build up a library of particles, this research could make it possible to identify pollutants without any knowledge of their origin. ...
UF scientist: 'Brain' in a dish acts as autopilot, living computer
...imental "brain" interacts with an F-22 fighter jet flight
simulator through a specially designed plate calle... first receive information from the computer about flight
conditions: whether the plane is flying straight and level or is tilted to the left or to the right....
Studies in Royal Society journals include stress in birds and depletion of medieval fish stocks
..., Montreal, Quebec, H3A 1B1, Canada Resistance of flight
feathers to mechanical fatigue covaries with moult...and Dr G Sandberg Most bird species replace their flight
feathers once every year, but for so far unknown reasons some species moult these feathers twice. We...
Study in Royal Society journal on possible genetic factors in social responsiblity
... have a limited total number of wingbeats that the flight
motor can perform and that they reduce their choos...s bee behaviour and bee lifespan is limited by the flight
mechanism. Contact: Dr Andy Higginson, Animal Behaviour and Ecology Research Group, Sc...
Study in Royal Society journal on first evidence for magnetic field detection in sharks
... Louisville, KY, 40208, USA The three-dimensional flight
of red-footed boobies: adaptations to foraging in ...e studied for the first time the three-dimensional flight
and diving behaviour of a seabird. Red-footed Boobies make an extensive use of wind conditions, usin...
Hummingbirds lose power at high altitudes
... 1,000 Peruvian hummers through lifting trials and flight
tests over a two-year stretch in order to find out...mmingbirds is less reserve power for the bursts of flight
needed to chase off competitors or escape from predators, said researchers from the University of Ca...
Herding with hockey sticks
... to increase the distance at which the elk to take flight
from approaching humans. The management strategy h... effective in increasing the distance in the elk's flight
response, but humans were more effective at teaching elk to avoid the townsite. St. Clair and Kl...
NSBRI news: Bone-quality assessment tool for space and Earth
...est and identifying problems or risk factors. For flight
surgeons on the ground, the SCAD will help to quickly determine the rate of bone loss, severity of injuries and possibilities for recovery. "It will also provide immediate images of bone and assess both density and stiffness data," said Qin, associat...
Gorillas in the midst of extinction
...m that combines NASA satellite imagery with aerial flight
and field surveys, all of which can be relayed to and coordinated with local park rangers on the ground. Currently, park workers are building a three-foot wall along key park borders to keep out cattle and people seeking to alter the land. NASA now...
Study in Royal Society journal on managing GM crops for environmental benefit
... USA Metabolic profile of long-distance migratory flight
and stopover in a shorebird by Dr MM Landys, Dr T ...mmediately upon landing after a non-stop migratory flight
of 4,500-km. Metabolite data confirm the importance of lipids in fuelling long-distance flight
Powerful X-ray beams at Argonne, new electronic flight simulator
...t technologies, intense x-ray beams and electronic flight
simulators, to study how insect muscles generate s...muscles in these insects generate enough power for flight
is not completely understood. Insect muscles differ from animal muscles in that they do not need a n...
'Moss in space' project shows how some plants grow without gravity
...only 11 of the 87 recovered cultures grown on this flight
were usable. Astronauts followed similar experimental procedures on both flights. The astronauts chemically fixed the moss cultures before each mission reentered Earth's atmosphere. This process stopped all growth in the moss. Control studies conduct...
Falling ants glide back to trunk to avoid dangers of forest floor
...t necessarily say something about the evolution of flight
in terms of insect lineages, but it does give us good information about what kinds of morphologies are involved in the transition from just parachuting, or just falling uncontrolled, to being able to control where you land," Yanoviak said. The glidin...
Brain region learns to anticipate risk, provides early warnings. suggests new study in Science
...nger in time to join wild animals in a life-saving flight
to higher ground. While some scientists discount the existence of a sixth sense for danger, new research from Washington University in St. Louis has identified a brain region that clearly acts as an early warning system -- one that monitors environm...
Emory study finds monarch health tied to migration
...itized monarch butterflies had 10-20 percent lower flight
ability while on the "butterfly treadmill," and th...tes to adulthood when they were not migrating, the flight
trials in the laboratory essentially "unmasked" an effect of the parasite that normally would have b...
Researchers find three major beetle groups coming up one testis short
... The researchers ruled out obvious factors such as flight
advantages or major changes in body form. They did notice that the monorchid beetles' accessory glands, which produce the bulk of the seminal fluid, were somewhat larger than normal. The researchers suggest that packing of the internal organs in the...
Seekers of what is lost
...nes, the words sounded out on a yellowed page, the flight
of parrots speaking into shadows and from those traces recover the lost thing that left them? And if we cannot really restore anything to what it was, what is the point of restoring it at all?" The symposium is supported by the University of Ut...
Vampire bats keep out of trouble by running
...ss walkers, and the bats walk more than others, as flight
is energetically very expensive. "Vampire bats in Latin America are good on the ground because it's a very dangerous place, and bats in New Zealand are good on the ground because it's a very safe place," Riskin says. While New Zealand bats definitel...
Radar tracking reveals that butterflies follow decisive flight paths
...mingly irresolute flutterings are in fact decisive flight
paths. The harmonic radar has been used before to ...k for butterflies too, opening a new window on the flight
behaviour of these important pollinating species. BBSRC-funded researcher Lizzie Cant has attached t...
Yale researchers use laser light to remote control flies
... demonstrate that even headless flies take mindful flight
if the correct set of neurons is photo-activated. Miesenbck and Susana Lima, a graduate student and co-author of the paper, anticipate that a future remote control system may be the way to study how neural circuits are wired and how they function, as...
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