Thursday, September 13, 2007

Insect Senses & Biomimicry

Ron Hoy's lab does some amazing work with insect (and also arachnid) senses.

Here is the video about the fly Ormia and its amazing ear that is being used as the basis for new hearing-aids. The beginning part of the video is actually about spiders and the audio world they inhabit when courting each other. It is pretty remarkable.

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