Algal cell swimming towards a wall

Microswimmers hit the wall

07 Jan 2013

New research reveals what happens when swimming cells such as spermatozoa and algae hit a solid wall, and has implications for applications in diagnostics and biofuel production.

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Volvox

Stirring tails of evolution

01 May 2009

Researchers in Cambridge are studying how the generation of fluid flow by organisms may have played a role in the evolution of biological complexity.

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Green Algae

Scientists discover ‘dancing’ algae

21 Apr 2009

Scientists at Cambridge University have discovered that freshwater algae can form stable groupings in which they dance around each other, miraculously held together only by the fluid flows they create. Their research was published today in the journal Physical Review Letters

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