Slideshow: Watch Insects in Motion
Slideshow: Watch Insects in Motion
Researchers across disciplines are adopting high-tech tools to better understand the kinematics and behaviors behind insect flight.
Slideshow: Watch Insects in Motion
Slideshow: Watch Insects in Motion

Researchers across disciplines are adopting high-tech tools to better understand the kinematics and behaviors behind insect flight.

Researchers across disciplines are adopting high-tech tools to better understand the kinematics and behaviors behind insect flight.

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Free Fallin’: How Scientists Study Unrestrained Insects
Free Fallin’: How Scientists Study Unrestrained Insects
Amanda Heidt | Mar 1, 2021
Researchers are pulling from video games, sports broadcasting, meteorology, and even missile guidance technology to better investigate how insects have mastered flight.
Infographic: VR, Radar, and Other Tricks for Studying Insects
Infographic: VR, Radar, and Other Tricks for Studying Insects
Amanda Heidt | Mar 1, 2021
Researchers are getting creative to understand flight behavior in the fast-moving and tiny animals.
Image of the Day: Moth Movement
Image of the Day: Moth Movement
Emily Makowski | Jan 2, 2020
Neuronal signal timing is crucial for muscle coordination during flight.
Image of the Day: <em>Fukuipteryx</em> Fossil
Image of the Day: Fukuipteryx Fossil
Emily Makowski | Nov 15, 2019
This ancient bird has a modern tail bone.
Image of the Day: Flight Styles
Image of the Day: Flight Styles
Emily Makowski | Oct 25, 2019
The evolution of different ways of flying in birds affected wing range of motion, but not wing shape.
Bar-Headed Geese Slow Their Metabolism to Soar over Everest
Bar-Headed Geese Slow Their Metabolism to Soar over Everest
Nicoletta Lanese | Sep 4, 2019
The birds also decrease their heart rate and chill their blood to maintain flight in hypoxic conditions.
Image of the Day: Mosquito Flight Simulator
Image of the Day: Mosquito Flight Simulator
Nicoletta Lanese | Jul 30, 2019
Carbon dioxide pumped into a bright chamber mimics a breathing host for the pest to target.
Image of the Day: Bee Bot
Image of the Day: Bee Bot
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 1, 2019
Developers made an insect-like robot with two pairs of wings.
Image of the Day: Close Encounters
Image of the Day: Close Encounters
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 19, 2019
Watch a hawk close in on a target.