Posts Tagged ‘flight’

Corvid Week: Speed Limits For The Birds

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
carrion crow, corvids, flight, speed, roads, france, speed limits

Are birds timing their escapes based on posted speed-limit signs?

Secrets of Flight

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Scientists are studying animals and insects to learn their secrets of flight.

A Colorful Past

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014
dinosaurs, birds, mammals, color, melanin, melanosomes, maniraptoran, feathers, flight

When did color explode on the scene?

Not So Bird-Brained

Thursday, August 1st, 2013
birds, archaeopteryx, dinosaurs, reptiles, brains, CT scan, evolution, tyrannosaurs, crows

Archaeopteryx’s brain may be further evidence of its not-so-special place between dinosaurs and birds.

Web Help

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013
spiders, webs, silk, spider, uc berkeley, Victor Manuel Ortega-Jimenez, flight, lab, insects, charged, electric

When capturing insects in their webs, spiders get a little help from electricity…

Why Fly When You Can Dive?

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013
penguins, murres, flight, diving, dives, swim, manitoba, evolution, energy

Why are penguins flightless? Researchers look at other birds to understand why.

Bat Immunity

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013
bats, disease, immunity, flight, evolution, DNA

Bats have amazing immunity to disease and are the only mammals that fly. Could the two be intertwined?

Bio-Inspired Bug Evolves

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Can a winged robot from UC Berkeley shed light on the evolution of flight?

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