Tag: "dragonfly" at biology news
Scientist uses dragonflies to better understand flight
...uses aerodynamic lift to carry its weight. But the dragonfly
uses a lot of aerodynamic drag to carry its weight. That is weird, because with airplanes you always think about minimizing drag. You never think about using drag." The next question, she said, is whether engineers can use these ideas to build a fla...
Time of day tempers tadpoles' response to predators
...night, to see whether their responses to predatory dragonfly
larvae differed with time of day. "Green frog ta...d tadpoles in a tank to the chemical signatures of dragonfly
larvae for one hour during the day and one hour at night. Then he recorded their swimming and feedin...
Dragonfly's metabolic disease provides clues about human obesity
... diseases like malaria and cryptosporidiosis. The dragonfly
species that Marden and Schilder studied is Libellula pulchella. The microbes disrupting the dragonfly
metabolism may hold clues for scientists looking for the root causes of metabolic diseases in humans...