Some insects have adapted to life underwater by using this bubble as an external lungStudy shows how insects breathe underwater Jul 31, 2008
And here you see the wakes are very similar between rowboats and water stridersNew robot mimics insect water-walkers Aug 08, 2003
If you put a motor on it, it would be too heavy, so we used a spring-loaded pulley device hooked up to an elastic thread that runs the length of the body instead to drive the legsNew robot mimics insect water-walkers Aug 08, 2003
It's clear the natural water striders is much more elegant, but these insects have been evolving in nature for millions of years, and our robot water striders evolved over a few weeksNew robot mimics insect water-walkers Aug 08, 2003
It's something you see whenever you travel in, say, the Northeast, in Cape Cod. When I was in Japan last year, I saw them there, and I saw them in a pond in England yesterdayNew robot mimics insect water-walkers Aug 08, 2003
John Barnard Bush OBE CStJ JP (born Marlborough, Wiltshire, 1937) is the current Lord Lieutenant of the English county of Wiltshire, serving since 2004. He had previously been the county's High Sheriff.
Outside public service, Bush is a career farmer, owning a mixed farm at Heywood in West Wiltshire.
Bush served for many years as non-executive chairman of West Midland Farmers Association Ltd, a regional agricultural co-operative previously based in Melksham, Wiltshire. He oversaw its 1999 demutualization to become Countrywide Farmers plc, a farming, equestrian and rural supplies firm, which, as of 2004 when he retired from the post, had 11 000 farmer shareholders and an annual turnover of £150 million.