2020.5.28 Why can mosquitoes fly in the dark?
The international research team, including Assistant Professor Toshiyuki Nakata in the Graduate School of Engineering at Chiba University, has proposed a new mechanism for detecting floors and walls by sensing airflow fluctuations generated by mosquitoes, in a paper published on Science on May 8, 2020. The Royal Veterinary College, the University of Brighton, and the University of Leeds are participating in this international collaborative research team.
- Aerodynamic imaging by mosquitoes inspires a surface detector for autonomous flying vehicles, Toshiyuki Nakata, Nathan Phillips, Patrício Simões, Ian J Russell, Jorn A Cheney, Simon M Walker, Richard J Bomphrey, Science, DOI:https://science.sciencemag.org/cgi/doi/10.1126/science.aaz9634
- Press Release from The Royal Veterinary College
- Press Release from Chiba University (Japanese)
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