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Birds are the best engineers

Birds are the best engineers 


The term “bird’s nest” has come to describe a messy hairdo, tangled fishing line and other unspeakably knotty conundrums. But that does birds an injustice. Their tiny brains produce marvels that have long captured scientific interest as naturally selected engineering solutions. One effort to disentangle the structural dynamics of the nest is underway in the lab of Hunter King, an experimental soft-matter physicist at the University of Akron in Ohio.
“We hypothesise that a bird nest might effectively be a disordered stick bomb, with just enough stored energy to keep it rigid,” King said.

King and his colleagues seek to answer simple questions: What is the underlying mechanical principle behind the bird nest’s construction strategy? What are the statistically robust characteristics of “the nest state”? That is to say, what separates a nest from the same sticks and twigs collected into a tight bundle or scattered helter-skelter?



For the study, King chose the car…

New Corona virus outbreak identified.

New Corona virus outbreak identified.
It was previously believed that in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the 2019 Novel Corona virus was transmitted from bats to animals and then to humans, but it was not yet known what kind of organism it could be.
In a February study, Chinese scientists suspected that pandemonium-threatened pangolins could be the missing link in the spread of the virus between bats and humans.
The source of the new Corona virus is believed to be bats, but these birds are not sold in Wuhan's seafood market, which is considered the primary focus of the outbreak.
It is thought that the Corona virus has killed close to 29,000 people in more than 200 countries of the world, while more than 6 million 18 thousand have become ill.

Coronavirus in India: 27 deaths, 1024 victims. 30 march 2020

Coronavirus in India: 27 deaths, 1024 victims. 30 march 2020

There have been 27 deaths from Corona virus in the country while the number of victims has risen to 1024. According to the Sunday Health Report, the wrath of the Corona virus has spread to 27 states and centrally administered areas of the country and till now. 1024 cases have been confirmed. They include 48 citizens from overseas.
                              Corona virus infection has so far killed 27 people nationwide and recovered 96. Kerala, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi have reported the highest number of infections so far. Six from Corona epidemic in Maharashtra, four in Gujarat, three in Karnataka, two in Delhi, two in Madhya Pradesh. Two, one each has been killed in Kerala, Bihar, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Telangana, Jammu and Kashmir, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal. 
The government has constituted 11 empowered groups under the Comprehensive and Integrated Plan to tackle th…