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Making Waves and Avoiding Beaks
Moving collectively on the water surface could help protect schools of fish from being eaten by predatory birds.
Making Waves and Avoiding Beaks
Making Waves and Avoiding Beaks

Moving collectively on the water surface could help protect schools of fish from being eaten by predatory birds.

Moving collectively on the water surface could help protect schools of fish from being eaten by predatory birds.

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spider jumping while making silk
Webless Jumping Spiders Spin Super Strong Silk
Chloe Tenn | Nov 12, 2021 | 3 min read
The silk draglines made by zebra jumping spiders are tougher than the silk webbing of orb weaver spiders, even though they’re made at 25 to 35 times the speed.
ecology Malaysian borneo orangutan thermal imaging drone camera
Image of the Day: The Night Life
Chia-Yi Hou | Apr 9, 2019 | 1 min read
Researchers use thermal cameras to count orangutans in Malaysian Borneo.
Image of the Day: Camera-Toting Penguin
The Scientist Staff | Feb 12, 2018 | 1 min read
Researchers and BBC filmmakers strapped cameras to animals around the world for a new three-part nature series.
Image of the Day: Whale Vision
The Scientist Staff | Jul 20, 2017 | 1 min read
Video footage from the back of a humpback whale offers a glimpse into these giants’ lives, including how fast they swim and how they catch their food.
Streakers, Poopers, and Performers: The Wilder Side of Wildlife Cameras
Kerry Grens | Apr 1, 2017 | 4 min read
Human visitors to camera traps display, well, human behavior.
Capturing Endangered Species in All Their 3-D Grandeur
Joshua A. Krisch | Dec 9, 2016 | 1 min read
Members of the Digital Life Project are using an array cameras to capture the minute details of endangered species.
Top 10 Innovations 2016
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2016 | 5+ min read
This year’s list of winners celebrates both large leaps and small (but important) steps in life science technology.
Next Generation: World’s Smallest Camera
Megan Scudellari | Jul 27, 2011 | 3 min read
This lens-free, pinhead-size camera could someday grace the tip of a surgery needle or take cheap 3D images of cells.