We went back to the University of Montana Flight Lab in May to continue our long-term collaboration with Bret Tobalske’s lab on flight energetics and biomechanics of hummingbirds. This year we were joined by Bret’s Ph.D. (actually newly minted Ph.D.) Tony Lapsansky who has been collaborating with us on the heat study and Doug Warrick from Oregon State University. This year we got to use Bret’s new high-speed particle imaging velocimetry (PIV) system to look at the biomechanics of escape maneuvers as well as hovering and forward flight. This PIV system is pretty amazing in that a 2 second measurement gives us more information than we could collect in a week with the system we used for the 2005 Nature paper on rufous hummingbirds. All-in-all a really productive week!
- Miniature organs to heal damaged livers June 24, 2021
- A sensitive strategy for tumour surveillance June 24, 2021
- Deleted coronavirus genome sequences trigger scientific intrigue June 24, 2021
- Occupational heat exposure and the risk of chronic kidney disease of non-traditional origin in the United States June 23, 2021
- Body mass-normalized moderate dose of dietary nitrate intake improves endothelial function and walking capacity in patients with peripheral artery disease June 23, 2021
- Impact of age and cyclooxygenase inhibition on the hemodynamic response to acute cognitive challenges June 23, 2021