How bats drink up?

Wednesday, Feb 7, 2018

Drinking is the principal route for water intake for most animal, a critical feature for their sustenance. The rules that govern this challenge, however, are not the same for all creatures, depending on their size and habitat. While suction is a common strategy, water uptake can thus take many forms, such as the use of hairy tongues.

If you want to know more on the fluid mechanics that govern this phenomenon, refer to the recent work of Prof. Pierre-Thomas Brun in collaboration with Alice Nasto and Prof. Anette Hosoi from MIT.