Walking vertically – or even upside down – is a piece of cake for ants.
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Ant feet are equipped with an array of tools – from retractable sticky pads to claws to special spines and hairs – enabling them to defy gravity and grip virtually any surface.
Prepare to be stunned by a technology that nature perfected.
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One species of eel can discharge 860 volts of electricity – that’s 200-fold higher than the top voltage of a single lithium-ion battery.
Quantum microscopes reveal biological structures that would otherwise be impossible to see.
It takes a tremendous amount of computing power to simulate all the components and behaviors of viruses and cells.
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Scanning through billions of chemicals to find a few potential drugs for treating COVID-19 requires computers that harness together thousands of processors.
Using lasers to trap and move particles changed the way we’re able to study microscopic life.
How do they each know what to do?
Researchers identified simple behavioral rules that allow these tiny creatures to collaboratively build elaborate structures, with no one in charge.
Defecation duration is surprisingly similar throughout the mammal world.
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New parenthood got our fluid dynamics experts thinking about what ends up in the diaper. They headed to the zoo and the lab to come up with a cohesive physics story for how defecation works.
Coral reefs, the rain forests of the sea.
A new ecology study doesn’t focus on how people degrade the environment. Instead, it untangles the way physical factors in a pristine ecosystem drive the biology of what lives there.
Those liquid crystals reveal a lot more.
Theoretical physicists are caricatured in the popular imagination as only involved in abstruse and difficult-to-imagine topics. But some of these theoretical physicists are involved in something closer…