FlyPunch! founder builds brand for natural fruit fly killer from Greenville

… universe,” Franken says. “And to notice when things fall in front of you.” The 180 can be explained in two words – fruit flies. The pesky insects inspired Franken’s company, Aunt Fannie’s, and its signature product, FlyPunch!. The special formulation, which Franken developed over the course of four years, is the leading all-natural fruit fly killer on the market. The budding entrepreneur was inspired by his own family’s need to adhere to food allergies and …

Insect-inspired eye may allow drones to navigate their environment more naturally

… BeeRotor. As such, the members of the BeeRotor research team, Fabien Expert and Franck Ruffier, are of the opinion that the demonstrated abilities of their robot to orient itself spatially without resorting to standard accelerometers may provide a hypothesis to explain how insects achieve this feat using similar biologically-based feedback mechanisms, also not reliant on gravity-based sensors. Regardless of whether this hypothesis proves true, the optic flow technology realized in the research …

What Effect Does Environment Have On Size? Researchers Study Ants To Find Out : SCIENCE : Tech Times

… inheritance and environment interact in the insects. The investigators identified sections of genetic code that direct certain characteristics, including body length, and studied how they are affected by the environment. By altering the living conditions of the ants, it could be possible to alter the degree to which the gene is expressed in their bodies, researchers stated. Florida carpenter ants (Camponotus floridanus) were examined in the study. In any colony of the insects, about …