- Mechanics of the thorax in flies
Summary: An overview of the structure and mechanics of thorax in insects, with specific emphasis on flies. We specifically explore how the flight apparatus has evolved to meet the steep demands of flight in smaller insects.
- Archerfish use their shooting technique to produce adaptive underwater jets
Summary: Archerfish use the same mouth opening maneuver to produce and to adapt aerial and underwater jets.
- Longitudinal and transversal displacements between triceps surae muscles during locomotion of the rat
Summary: Differences in anatomy, morphology and neural drive between rat ankle plantar-flexors cause substantial intermuscular displacement during locomotion, which may affect mechanical interactions between muscle bellies and tendons.
- How the bending kinematics of swimming lampreys build negative pressure fields for suction thrust
Highlighted Article: A comparison of the swimming and hydrodynamics of control lampreys to lampreys whose spinal cord was transected mid-body reveals the hydrodynamic advantage of actively controlled swimming.
- Validation of XMALab software for marker-based XROMM
Summary: New motion analysis software offers greater precision and reproducibility than existing tools for tracking markers in videos, yielding greater sensitivity for measuring 3D motions with XROMM animations.
- Bristles reduce the force required to ‘fling’ wings apart in the smallest insects