Yu Featured in Numerous Media Sources

The research team led by Nanfang Yu, assistant professor of applied physics in APAM, along with collaborators from University of Zürich, University of Washington and Brookhaven National Laboratory, reported new discoveries on how Saharan silver ants (Cataglyphis bombycina) stay cool in one of the hottest places on earth. Their report, "Keeping cool: Enhanced optical reflection and heat dissipation in silver ants," was published online in Science magazine and was also featured in numerous media sources.

"An Ant With the Right Coat for 158-Degree Weather," The New York Times, June 18, 2015

"These ‘silver’ ants use special hairs to survive the harshest desert heat," The Washington Post, June 28, 2015

"Silver coat lets Saharan ants withstand scorching desert heat," New Scientist, June 18, 2015

"How do half-inch ants survive the Sahara? Silver hairs, scientists say," Christian Science Monitor, June 18, 2015

"Staying Cool: Saharan Silver Ants," Columbia Engineering News, June 18, 2015

"Silver hairs keep desert ants cool," Science, June 18, 2015

"Silver Ants Stay Cool Using Special Hairs," Nature World News, June 18, 2015

"How Silver Ants of the African Sahara Desert cope with Torrid Heat," Times Gazette, June 19, 2015

"Saharan ants control electromagnetic waves to survive heat," Wired, June 19, 2015

"How Silver Ants Survive One of the Hottest Environments on Earth," iflscience,  June 19, 2015

"Silver ants uses hair coating to protect themselves from the blistering heat of Saharan," Benchmark Reporter, June 19, 2015

"How Silver Ants use hair like NASA’s new heat shield tech," Slash Gear, June 19, 2015

"Scientists Investigate Cooling Property of Ant Species," Pioneer News, June 19, 2015

"How the Saharan Silver Ants Survive Temperatures Up to 158 Degrees Fahrenheit," Neatorama, June 19, 2015

"Saharan Silver Ants Rely on Unique Coat to Survive Intense Desert Heat," University Herald, June 19, 2015

"Unique Reflective Hairs Keep Sarahan Silver Ants Cool," Science, Space, and Robots, June 19, 2015

"Saharan Silver Ants Survive 158 Degree Temperatures By Wearing 'Coat' Of Unique Hairs," Headlines & Global News, June 19, 2015

"Ants In Sahara Survive Extreme Heat With Special Hair," Tech Times, June 20, 2015

"The Saharan Silver Ants have perfect coat for coping with heat," The Hoops News, June 20, 2015

"Nano-hairs keep ants cool," Microscopy & Analysis, June 25, 2015


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