Tag Archives: Insect

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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21Mar/17

Tiny predator is Top Gun of the insect world

A tiny fly, the size of a grain of rice, could be the Top Gun of the insect world after Cambridge scientists identified its remarkable ability to detect and intercept its prey mid-air, as Stuart McDill reports. Continue reading

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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