Tag: "whip" at biology news
Shared computing grid cuts data mountains down to size
... Grid Laboratory of Wisconsin (GLOW), Schwartz can whip
through daunting sequences of DNA like nobody's business. "The work we're doing wouldn't be possible without GLOW," says Schwartz, a UW-Madison professor of genetics and chemistry. "It's been catalytic for our research. What might take a year with a ...
University of Chicago researchers reveal secrets of snake flight
...nt wing structure, unlike these flying snakes that whip
their bodies through the air. "Although all of these other animals may make small adjustments while gliding, none are as dramatic, rhythmic and dynamic as the flying snake," Socha said. During his first study, published in Nature in August 2002, So...
A rarity among arachnids, whip spiders have a sociable family life
...eaning to the term touchy-feely. In two species of whip
spiders, or amblypygids, mothers caress their youn...up than their own. Rayor suspects that benefits of whip
spider social behavior include enhanced safety from predators. Although there are few reports of oth...