Articles by: Jackie Higgins

The Aerodynamics of Velvet: What Owls Can Teach Humans

The Aerodynamics of Velvet: What Owls Can Teach Humans

Owl physiology can help advance technology to address noise pollution—and maybe even help the deaf hear. To the ancient Greeks, the owl symbolized wisdom, but the Romans saw it as an evil omen. Their myths tell of an owl-like strix that stalked the night and preyed on human flesh. Ovid’s poem Fasti describes how such a demon slipped into the nursery of the sleeping[Read More…]

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