Posts by: Adrienne Varela

Honeybees: Control of Flight Speed

Honeybees are interesting creatures. They are social and cooperative insects that work together in a harmonized environment. Honeybees are hardworking creatures, pollinating our flowers and creating honey that humans crave. But how are such small and busy insects able to control their flight while being able to dodge obstacles? It has been determined that honeybees […]

Microscopic Hair on Bats Allow for Better Flight

Bats are interesting animals, in that they are the only mammals truly capable of sustained flight. Due to its poor eyesight bats have become such agile fliers that they have been able to adapt flying at night.┬áBats use echolocation to help them pinpoint their surroundings and allow for them to catch their prey.┬áBut what many […]