APR 21, 2019 10:30 PM PDT

Shrimp claw inspires new method of underwater plasma generation

WRITTEN BY: Nouran Amin

 

 

In a study published in the journal Science Advances, researchers are looking at shrimp claws for inspiration of underwater plasma generation.

"In our paper, we report the first direct imaging of the light emission induced by the same method the shrimp uses: the mechanically generated energy focusing on a collapsing cavitation and the following shockwave propagation," says Dr. David Staack, associate professor. "The bio-inspired mechanical design allowed us to carry out repetitive and consistent experiments on the plasma generation and indicate a significant increase in conversion efficiency compared to sonic, laser and electric induced cavitation."

Watch the video above to learn more.

Source: Science Daily

About the Author
  • Nouran enjoys writing on various topics including science & medicine, global health, and conservation biology. She hopes through her writing she can make science more engaging and communicable to the general public.
You May Also Like
APR 16, 2019
Earth & The Environment
APR 16, 2019
New Study Assesses Key Indicators of Arctic Climate Change
A study recently published in Environmental Research Letters revealed increasing air temperatures—closely followed by precipitation—may be the...
APR 17, 2019
Plants & Animals
APR 17, 2019
First Tagged Yellowstone Golden Eagle Succumbs to Lead Poisoning
Animal conservationists frequently attach GPS tracking tags to animals to better understand their lifestyles and movement patterns, and Yellowstone Nationa...
APR 26, 2019
Cannabis Sciences
APR 26, 2019
Is There Really a Difference Between Indica and Sativa?
The idea that there are different strains, (Cannabis indica and Cannabis sativa), has almost become cannabis dogma. They look different, indicas&...
MAY 08, 2019
Plants & Animals
MAY 08, 2019
Elusive Red-Legged Frog is Making a Comeback in Yosemite
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) recognizes the California red-legged frog (Rana draytonii) as vulnerable on the organization&rsqu...
MAY 19, 2019
Plants & Animals
MAY 19, 2019
Researchers Probe the Complex Predatory Warning Calls of Titi Monkeys
Titi monkeys are social animals, and so it should come as no surprise to anyone that they enjoy communicating with one another. But according to new resear...
MAY 20, 2019
Plants & Animals
MAY 20, 2019
Bonobo Mothers Help Their Sons Find Mates
Bonobos have been at the forefront of scientific research for ages, and as it would seem, for an excellent reason. Every moment that scientists spend study...
Loading Comments...