biomechanics
Paper Containing Creationist Language Pulled
Paper Containing Creationist Language Pulled
Bob Grant | Mar 7, 2016
PLOS ONE says a breakdown in the peer-review process led to the publication of a now-retracted biomechanics paper that made reference to a “Creator.”
Leader in Biomechanics Dies
Leader in Biomechanics Dies
Kerry Grens | Dec 1, 2015
Duke’s Steven Vogel studied how plants and animals adapt to the physical world.
Squirmy Sperm
Squirmy Sperm
Kerry Grens | Nov 12, 2015
Scientists observe another form of locomotion for male gametes, akin to a snake’s slither.
Hearing Discrepancy Probed
Hearing Discrepancy Probed
Amanda B. Keener | Sep 1, 2015
Common in vitro experiments have distorted the true mechanics of mammalian hair cell stereocilia.
Hip to be Square
Hip to be Square
Amanda B. Keener | Jul 6, 2015
Scientists use 3-D printing and computer modeling to demonstrate the advantages of the seahorse’s non-cylindrical tail.
Eyelash Defenders
Eyelash Defenders
Jenny Rood | Feb 25, 2015
Mammalian eyelashes are the optimal length for protecting eyes from dust and drying out, a study suggests.
Snap, Crackle, Pop!
Snap, Crackle, Pop!
Jenny Rood | Feb 11, 2015
Physicists explain the dynamics of popping popcorn.
Seeing Red
Seeing Red
Kerry Grens | Feb 1, 2015
Scientists attempt to work out how humans are able to see in the infrared.
Hummingbirds Out-hover Helicopters
Hummingbirds Out-hover Helicopters
Bob Grant | Jul 31, 2014
The diminutive birds can accomplish sustained flight that is at least as efficient as that of the most high-tech micro-drone, a study shows.
The World’s Only Pentaped
The World’s Only Pentaped
Bob Grant | Jul 2, 2014
Kangaroos use their tails as fifth legs.