Researchers have unveiled a formula that explains why some animals run, fly and swim faster than all others. Knowing just the animal’s weight and the medium it moves in—water, air or across land, the formula can calculate maximum speed of the animal with 90 percent accuracy.
Owl wings are designed in such a way that they generate a lot of lift with very little flapping. Now, scientists from Chiba University in Japan and Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China have revealed how inspiration from owls’ wings could help make quieter wind turbines, aircraft, and drones.
Scientists have already identified more than 2 million species, but still, there are millions more left to discover. Every year, about 18,000 new species are discovered. While the most common ones being insects, mammals do make it to the list, although very rare. Well, here are the top 10 new species of 2017 as listed by the International Institute for Species Exploration (IISE).
Study reveals Tyrannosaurus rex's bite could pulverize bones with a force of nearly 8,000 Pounds - a force equals to the weight of three small cars. Further, their long, conical teeth generated pressures at their tip of around 431,000 pounds per square inch.
Researchers have revealed the first known photographic evidence of white-tailed deer eating human bone. Researchers believe they do so for the minerals - such as phosphorous, calcium and sodium - their regular diets can’t provide during the cold season.
The world's largest dinosaur footprints (measuring 1.7 meters) have been found on a 25-kilometer stretch of the Dampier Peninsula coastline dubbed “Australia’s Jurassic Park”
Study shows that spiders wipe out an estimated 400-800 million tons of prey whereas all the humans on Earth, by comparison, consume about 400 million tons of meat and fish every year.
The world's first fluorescent frog, which glows bright green under UV light, has been discovered in Argentina. In normal light, the frog appears to have a muted palette of green/yellow skin with red dots, but under ultraviolet light, it glows a bright fluorescent green.
Scientists at Harvard are working on to resurrect the woolly mammoth from extinction through an ambitious feat of genetic engineering. According to the scientist leading the 'de-extinction' effort, the team could be just two years away from creating a hybrid elephant-mammoth embryo, in which the genes extracted from the frozen remains of woolly mammoth would be spliced into the DNA of an Asian elephant.