Florida beekeepers, know your enemy.
Articles tagged with: entomology
Nature digs up the info on the termite robots built this castle:
The robots all work independently. Each travels along a grid and can move, climb a step and lift and put down bricks. And they use sensors to detect other robots and existing bricks, and react to these stimuli according to a simple set of rules, such as [...]
SONG: “The Road We Wander.” (To download: double right-click & “Save As”)
Laboratory Equipment has some bad news for butterflies:
After steep and steady declines in the previous three years, the black-and-orange butterflies now cover only 1.65 acres (0.67 hectares) in the pine and fir forests west of Mexico City, compared to 2.93 acres (1.19 hectares) last year, says the report released by the World Wildlife Fund, Mexico’s Environment Department and [...]
An up-close look at chemoreceptors, chemical-sensing nerves, from the 1950s.
Not a flower, nor a machine, but somewhere between both. Found in the Biodiversity Heritage Library.
This was all over Reddit and ScienceDaily today, because it’s cool. Biologists have found the first example of machine-like gears in a living organism, a critter called an adolescent Issus:
Through a combination of anatomical analysis and high-speed video capture of normal Issus movements, scientists from the University of Cambridge have been able to reveal these functioning natural gears [...]
Science Daily has more on the strange, previously unknown sensory organ in insects:
Notice how mosquitoes always seem to bite where there is the most blood? That is because those areas are the warmest, says Paul Garrity, a professor of biology in the National Center for Behavioral Genomics at Brandeis who co-authored the paper.
“If you can find a mosquito’s temperature [...]