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Presence of stable carbon centric free radicals and ferromagnetic elements in the antennae and the wings of nocturnal silk moth: a magnetic nanostructure for magneto sensing
04 Jun 2013 | Contributor(s): sunil kumar meena
This work addresses an interesting, interdisciplinary problem of nature- “the mechanism by which animal senses the earth’s magnetic field and navigate”. Currently there are two existing theories trying to explain, “How theanimal senses the magnetic field of earth”. One theory is based on the...
Carbon Dioxide Gating in Silk Cocoon
21 Aug 2012 | Papers | Contributor(s): sunil kumar meena
Silk is the generic name given to the fibrous proteins spun by a number of arthropods. During metamorphosis, the larva of the silk producing arthropods excrete silk-fiber from its mouth and spun it around the body to form a protective structure called cocoon. An adult moth emerges out from the...