- Fly-inspired tech could find use in better hearing aids
- When it comes to animals with good hearing, flies might not be the first one you'd think of. The Ormia ochracea fly, however, has a unique hearing mechanism that allows it to precisely determine the location of a cricket based on its chirps ...
- Parasitic Fly Inspires New Type Of Hearing Aid
- Scientists will be presenting results at the 21st annual International Congress on Acoustics in Montreal next week about how an unpresuming little fly called Ormia ochracea inspired their research.
- Building on evolution: From insects to drones
- Scientists have long been impressed by Ormia ochracea, a small parasitic fly whose females deposit their larvae on or near certain types of cricket.
- Parasitic flies inspire potential revolution in hearing aids
- The female Ormia ochracea, hunts down male crickets it plans on embedding its larvae in by tracking their giveaway chirrups. They can do this from a distance, locating the cricket even when its song ceases based on the sounds it has already interpreted.
- Smaller and smarter antennas for military use
- For several years, Behdad has been tackling this problem by developing biomimetic technology inspired by the Ormia ochracea, a tiny fly that achieves excellent directional hearing with two closely spaced ears on its thorax—which to an antenna engineer ...
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