Tag Archives: Hexapoda

18Apr/17

Mystery of mosquito flight solved

A new study sheds light on how mosquitoes manage to fly breaking all the norms of flapping wings, and could inspire future aerodynamic innovations, including micro-scale flying tech.
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10Feb/16
Locust swarms

Maths link to future locust dispersal

Mathematicians say that by using their newly developed model of locust behaviour, it could be possible to create better dispersal methods to prevent the creatures causing devastation. Jim Drury reports.
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14Jan/16
insect oil

Insect oil could make roach dressing for salads

Insect oil is a great source of Omega-3 fatty acids and could be used in cooking, from salad dressings to the fats in pastry, according to a Mexican scientist working in a Dutch laboratory. Liane Wimhurst has more. Continue reading

10Mar/15

Cockroaches have personalities, study finds

The humble cockroach can display surprisingly complex personality traits, according to research conducted in Belgium. By attaching microchips to their backs, scientists were able to monitor the roaches’ behaviour in an enclosed arena and observe varying personalities among the insects. Matthew Stock reports.
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