Feathers: Better than Velcro? Engineers detail bird feather properties that could lead to better adhesives (and aerospace materials)

Feathers: Better than Velcro? Engineers detail bird feather properties that could lead to better adhesives (and aerospace materials)

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Feathers: Better than Velcro? Engineers detail bird feather properties that could lead to better adhesives (and aerospace materials) You may have seen a kid play with a feather, or you may have played with one yourself: Running a hand along a feather’s…

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YouTube bans dangerous challenges like the ‘Bird Box’ dare

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YouTube bans dangerous challenges like the ‘Bird Box’ dare Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Netflix YouTube already frowns on challenges and pranks that put people at risk, but it’s making that policy more explicit in light of the recent rise of Bird Box-inspired…

‘Bird Box’ writer will lead Netflix fantasy series ‘Shadow and Bone’

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‘Bird Box’ writer will lead Netflix fantasy series ‘Shadow and Bone’ Netflix Netflix has put in an eight-episode order for Leigh Bardugo’s Shadow and Bone and Six of Crows Grishaverse fantasy novels. And it’s probably not just because the books in those…

Netflix says over 45 million accounts have watched ‘Bird Box’

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Netflix says over 45 million accounts have watched ‘Bird Box’ Netflix Netflix’s Sandra Bullock-led film Bird Box started streaming December 21st and now in a rare move, the company has shared viewing numbers. From its Netflix Film Twitter account, the company said…

Damning evidence of dam’s impacts on rainforest birds: A 30-year old hydroelectric project in Thailand has caused rainforest bird communities to collapse

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Damning evidence of dam’s impacts on rainforest birds: A 30-year old hydroelectric project in Thailand has caused rainforest bird communities to collapse A study by an international team of conservation scientists found that a dam built in Thailand 31 years ago has…

Uber may acquire Bird or Lime to accelerate its scooter plans

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Uber may acquire Bird or Lime to accelerate its scooter plans Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images Uber might see its acquisition of Jump as just the start of its e-scooter ambitions. Sources speaking to The Information claim Uber has “recently” held talks to buy…

Bird launches UK’s first scooter sharing service on one London path

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Bird launches UK’s first scooter sharing service on one London path Bird London faces some of the biggest transport problems in the world, but one startup thinks its electric scooter scheme could be the solution — as long as it can get…

How the world’s fastest muscle created four unique bird species

How the world’s fastest muscle created four unique bird species

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How the world’s fastest muscle created four unique bird species When the male bearded manakin snaps its wings at lightning speed, it’s more than part of an elaborate, acrobatic mating ritual. The tiny muscle doing the heavy lifting is also the reason…

Giant flightless birds were nocturnal and possibly blind

Giant flightless birds were nocturnal and possibly blind

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Giant flightless birds were nocturnal and possibly blind If you encountered an elephant bird today, it would be hard to miss. Measuring in at over 10 feet tall, the extinct avian is the largest bird known to science. However, while you looked…

Bird will deliver scooters to users who want them all day

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Bird will deliver scooters to users who want them all day Bird is making it even easier to use its e-scooters, offering delivery to users who want access to one all day long. With its new service Bird Delivery, a customer can…

Weak magnetic fields affect cells via a protein involved in bird migration

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Weak magnetic fields affect cells via a protein involved in bird migration Beneficial effects, and possible harm, of exposure to weak pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMFs) may be mediated by a protein related to one that helps birds migrate, according to a new…

Inboard’s new e-scooter packs swappable batteries

Inboard’s new e-scooter packs swappable batteries

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Inboard’s new e-scooter packs swappable batteries Having raised $8 million and conquered Shark Tank, electric skateboard-maker Inboard Technology is now taking aim at Uber, Bird, and Lime with its first e-scooter, dubbed the “Glider”. Touted as the “only scooter with a swappable…

How birds can stay slim, even when they overeat

How birds can stay slim, even when they overeat

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How birds can stay slim, even when they overeat Noticing that songbirds never seem to get fat despite overeating at bird feeders, environmental biologists wondered whether the amount of energy birds put into singing, fidgeting, or exercising could be adjusted in ways…

Ancient bird bones redate human activity in Madagascar by 6,000 years

Ancient bird bones redate human activity in Madagascar by 6,000 years

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Ancient bird bones redate human activity in Madagascar by 6,000 years Analysis of bones, from what was once the world’s largest bird, has revealed that humans arrived on the tropical island of Madagascar more than 6,000 years earlier than previously thought. Continue…

Uber wants to make its own electric scooters

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Uber wants to make its own electric scooters Uber is working on its own scooter to compete with Lime, Bird, Scoot and others, according to Bloomberg. The project is being overseen by Jump, a bike-sharing firm that Uber acquired in April for…