biophysics
BIOMOD
BIOMOD
The Scientist Staff | Jul 1, 2015
Scientist to Watch Shawn Douglas explains the annual competition he established to introduce students to molecular programming.
Hawkmoth Brains Slow During Dusk Meals
Hawkmoth Brains Slow During Dusk Meals
Bob Grant | Jun 15, 2015
This helps the insects collect as much visual information as possible from the gently swaying flowers on which they dine.
Turning Over a New Leaf
Turning Over a New Leaf
The Scientist Staff | Jun 1, 2015
Meet William Greenleaf, Stanford University geneticist and June 2015's Scientist to Watch
William Greenleaf: Born for Biophysics
William Greenleaf: Born for Biophysics
Anna Azvolinsky | Jun 1, 2015
Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics, Stanford University. Age: 35
Self-Drying Skin
Self-Drying Skin
Jenny Rood | Mar 11, 2015
Tiny water-repellent spines on a gecko’s skin help keep the lizard dry in humid conditions.
Q&A: A Taste for Science
Q&A: A Taste for Science
Tracy Vence | Feb 9, 2015
A conversation with biophysicist Christophe Lavelle
Mollusk Mockup
Mollusk Mockup
Molly Sharlach | Feb 1, 2015
Researchers develop a “micro-scallop” meant to glide through biological fluids by opening and closing a pair of silicone shells.
Shell Games
Shell Games
Molly Sharlach | Feb 1, 2015
See how scallop locomotion informed the design of a microscopic robot that could one day navigate our circulatory systems.
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.
A Mite-y Fast Arthropod
A Mite-y Fast Arthropod
Bob Grant | Apr 29, 2014
Move over, cheetah. A mite from Southern California sets the new record for world’s fastest land animal relative to body size.