Secrets of the hawkmoth

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Secrets of the hawkmoth

Using infrared cameras and robotic flowers, scientists have learned how the hawkmoth juggles complex sensing and control challenges to hover in mid-air and track flowers while adjusting to changing light conditions. The work shows that the creatures can slow their brains to improve vision under low-light conditions – while continuing to perform demanding tasks.

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Life Sciences and Biology, Research, Physics and Physical Sciences
Keywords
hawkmoth, neuron, vision
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  • Created By: John Toon
  • Created On: Jun 10, 2015 - 4:54pm
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 10:58pm