New paper suggests spinosaurus may have been aquatic

New paper argues the Spinosaurus was aquatic, and powered by predatory tail.

Clea Simon • harvard
April 29, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: science-technology dinosaurs george-lauder museum-of-comparative-zoology nature nizar-ibrahim robotics spinosaurus stephanie-pierce tails theropod

Built for distance and speed, Tunabot can illuminate how fish move

Scientists from Harvard and the University of Virginia have developed the first robotic tuna that can accurately mimic both the highly efficient swimming style of tuna, and their high speed.

Peter Reuell • harvard
Oct. 23, 2019 ~5 min

Tags:  science-technology  biomechanics  faculty-of-arts-and-sciences  fas  fish  george-lauder  harvard  lauder  peter-reuell  reuell  robot  robot-fish  robotics  science-robotics  swimming  tuna  tunabot

Theory that ridged skin helps dolphins debunked

New study debunks long-held theory that dolphins had ridged skin, which helped them swim faster.

Clea Simon • harvard
July 18, 2019 ~6 min

Tags:  science-technology  clea-simon  dolphin-skin  fas  george-lauder  marine-mammal  oeb  organismic-and-evolutionary-biology  royal-society-biology-letters-journal

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