Owls and hearing

6 August 2015

Posted by: Richard Scrase

Category: Video of the week

Dr Helen Czerski (UCL Mechanical Engineering) examines how hyena rely on their extraordinary sense of smell. Animals frequently use completely different sensing mechanisms, capable of giving them information about their world that we’re oblivious to. And now humans are starting to learn from the animals. Engineers are being inspired by the structures that animals have built into their own bodies, and this is leading to new materials and new solutions to long-standing problems.

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