Coordinated behavior is common in a variety of biological systems, such as insect swarms, fish schools, and bacterial colonies. But the way information is spread and decisions are made in such systems is difficult to understand. A group of researchers from Southeast University and China University of Mining and Technology […]

The migratory routes of a small seabird: Bulwer’s petrel can fly more than 1,800 kilometers over ocean waters to find food. The Bulwer’s petrel reaches more than 1,800 kilometers (~1,100 miles) from the Canary archipelago up to the Azores on its route in search of food, according to data from […]

The male white bellbird. (Credit: Anselmo d’Affonseca) Visitors to the mountains of the northern Amazon can get unusually close to the white bellbird. Ornithologists have long suspected that this bird’s call is the loudest in the world, but a recent trek into the mountains and some careful measurements confirms that […]

Wind energy is increasingly seen as a sustainable alternative to fossil fuels, as it contributes to a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. It is estimated that by 2050, wind turbines will contribute more than 20% of the global electricity supply. However, the rapid expansion of wind farms has raised concerns […]

Well, that’s embarrassing. A close-up view of the wingtip ESM sensors, or electronic support measures, on a U.S. Navy E-6A Mercury aircraft. To create the E-6B, Boeing modified the E-6A, adding various specialized equipment. (Image: © Timm Ziegenthaler/Stocktrek Images via Getty) A U.S. Navy “doomsday” aircraft, meant to survive a nuclear […]