Butterfly-inspired technique could make solar energy cheaper
Butterfly-inspired technique could make solar energy cheaper

 Mimicking the v-shaped posture adopted by a butterfly species to heat up its flight muscles before take-off, the amount of power produced by solar panels can increase by almost 50 percent, a study led by an Indian-origin scientist has found.

Olympic failure taught Katinka Hosszu to seek gold in business
Olympic failure taught Katinka Hosszu to seek gold in business

Before she became 2014 World Swimmer of the Year and the first to pass the $1 million mark in prize money, Hungarian Katinka Hosszu nearly hung up her goggles, frustrated that she failed to win a medal at the 2012 London Olympics.

New butterfly species found in forests of Arunachal
New butterfly species found in forests of Arunachal

A tiny butterfly species new to science has been discovered in the verdant forests of the Changlang district in Arunachal Pradesh.

Rare species of butterfly discovered in Manipur
Rare species of butterfly discovered in Manipur

Wildlife photographers claimed to have spotted a rare species of butterfly near Kwatha village under Yangoupokpi Wildlife Sanctuary in Manipur.

Butterfly-inspired technology to ensure safe currency

Inspired by a butterfly whose wings appear to change colours, researchers from Harvard University have found a way to mimic the colour change using artificial materials to build a new counterfeit-proof material.

Rare butterfly discovered in Arunachal Pradesh

Discovery of a rare butterfly in Lower Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh has brought smiles to many butterfly lovers and experts in the country.

Monarch butterflies employ `magnetic compass` during migration

Researchers have claimed that monarch butterflies use a light-dependent, inclination magnetic compass to help them orient southward during migration.

Butterfly `eyespots` reveals origin of life

It may still be a quandary - which came first, the chicken or the egg. With a study of the colorful “eyespots” on the wings of some butterflies, scientists have come closer to explaining how one breed of chicken evolved into another.

Odisha gets first Butterfly Garden in Nandankanan Zoological Park

Anybody visiting the Nandankanan Zoological Park near Bhubaneswar can now spot hundreds of beautiful colourful day-flying insects in the garden.

Rare butterfly sub-species discovered in Arunachal sanctuary

A rare sub-species of butterfly has been discovered by two scientists at Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary in West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh, much to the delight of in the country.

Butterfly wings and rice leaves could inspire high-tech surfaces

Researchers including an Indian origin scientist have taken a new look at butterfly wings and rice leaves surface, to improve a variety of products.

Michael Phelps’s last Olympics will be emotional, says his mom Debbie

It won’t be easy for Michael Phelps, or his family to say goodbye to the pool, as he will be retiring from the Olympics next month.

Phelps gives up 200m for London Olympics

Fourteen-time Olympic winner Michael Phelps will give up 200m freestyle in London Olympic Games.

Efforts to preserve endangered butterflies in Butterfly Valley

At least 75 species of butterflies belonging to the five broad butterfly families have been listed in the valley, which also hosts an approximately 60,000 plants endemic to the Northeast.

183 species of butterfly identified at Namdhapa National Park

Butterfly lovers identified and photo documented 183 species of `flying beauties` in the buffer area of the Namdhapa national park in Arunachal Pradesh during the five-day 13th Butterfly India Meet which concluded on Friday.

Scientists find proof of global warming changing natural event

Scientists have established the first casual link between climate change and the timing of a natural event, which is namely the emergence of the common brown butterfly.

Butterfly conservatory opened in Lodhi Gardens

A butterfly conservatory showcasing the metamorphosis and life history of the winged creatures was opened today at the Lodhi Gardens in the national capital.

Scientists create nanometric butterfly wings

An international team of scientists has developed a technique to replicate biological structures, such as butterfly wings, on a nano scale.

Butterfly antennas key to navigating in migration

Millions of Monarch butterflies migrate to Mexico for the winter and scientists have long speculated on how the insects find their way. Turns out, their antennas are the key.

Winged beauties and the city: Butterfly park for Chandigarh

It promises to be an incredible sight - winged beauties of 100 species, collected from across the world.