Bionic wing flaps improve wind energy efficiency

Journal Reference: Liming Wu, Xiaomin Liu, Yang Liu, Guang Xi. Using the combined flow control accessory to the aerodynamic performance enhancement of bio-inspired seagull airfoils. Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, 2022; 14 (2): 023302 DOI: 10.1063/5.0079060 In the Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, by AIP Publishing, scientists from China show a bionic approach … Read more

Peeking into a chrysalis, videos reveal growth of butterfly wing scales

Journal Reference: Anthony D. McDougal, Sungsam Kang, Zahid Yaqoob, Peter T. C. So, Mathias Kolle. In vivo visualization of butterfly scale cell morphogenesis in Vanessa cardui. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2021; 118 (49): e2112009118 DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2112009118 Now, MIT engineers have captured the intricate choreography of butterfly scales forming during metamorphosis. The team … Read more