Monat: Juni 2023

How Mosquitoes tell us about Adaptability and Innovation

Have you ever wondered how mosquitoes survive in the rain? Picture this: a mosquito weighs a mere 1 to 2.5 milligrams, while a raindrop weighs around 20 to 30 milligrams. If we were to scale ourselves down to the size of mosquitoes, those raindrops would be like cars hurtling towards us. It seems impossible for a mosquito to withstand such an impact, right? However, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology shed light on this intriguing phenomenon more than a decade ago.