water striders

A robot that walks on water!

July 29th, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Bejing, July 29 (IANS) The first bio-inspired microbot is capable of not just walking on water but jumping up and down on the water's surface like the insect, a ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Scientists design robots that walk on water

August 1st, 2011 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) An aquatic microrobot can walk or run on water, mimicking the amazing abilities of the 'water strider' -- a long legged insect that effortlessly skims across ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Ice-free’ surfaces to repel freezing water

November 13th, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 13 (ANI): Scientists have designed and demonstrated ice-free nanostructured materials that literally repel water droplets before they even have the chance to freeze.The finding, by engineers from Harvard University, could ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Males who serenade females get more sex

June 12th, 2009 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 12 (ANI): Females of an Asian species of water strider keep their genitalia hidden to avoid any forceful copulation attempts, and expose them only after males produce a courtship "song" ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Self-cleaning walls and water-striding robots come closer to reality

May 5th, 2009 - 11:36 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): What if scientists create self-cleaning walls and fabrics or even micro-scale robots that can walk on water? Well, researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Japan's RIKEN institute ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Key to water striders striding lies in its optimal legs

August 10th, 2008 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 10 (ANI): Water striders perfectly proportioned legs allows the insect to efficiently scoot and jump on ponds and lakes, says scientists in France and the United Kingdom.In a new ... Read more...

Posted in National |

How water insects bounce on water without sinking revealed

December 8th, 2007 - 8:51 pm ICT by admin
London, December 8 (ANI): A research team in South Korea has reportedly reached very close to revealing the secret behind the water strider's baffling ability to bounce up and down on water ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |