July 2, 2014|
Kangaroos use their tails as fifth legs.
May 1, 2014|
Assistant Professor, Department of Cell & Tissue Biology, University of California, San Francisco. Age: 38
April 29, 2014|
Move over, cheetah. A mite from Southern California sets the new record for world’s fastest land animal relative to body size.
April 1, 2014|
Dolphins prove that they rely on muscle power, rather than a trick of fluid dynamics, to race through water at high speeds.
April 1, 2014|
Observe a dolphin flipping its fluke through a bubble curtain in experiments used to determine the force of its muscles.
March 26, 2014|
Using a new approach, researchers capture the in vivo mechanics of a flying fly.
January 1, 2014|
New research increases the understanding of how albatrosses fly effortlessly by harvesting energy out of thin air.
May 6, 2013|
A nectar-feeding bat uses a blood-powered hydraulic process to control hair-like structures on its tongue to efficiently slurp up the sugary liquid from flowers.
August 1, 2012|
For Michael Dickinson, Drosophila are more than winged gene holders—they’re sophisticated systems for translating sensory information into flight instructions.
July 26, 2012|
“The body is a fascinating machine,” says Sandra Shefelbine, a biomechanics expert at Imperial College, London, in this 3-minute educational video by the Wellcome Trust illustrating the principles of muscle movement. “And we don’t understand most of
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