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Three animals inspiring the armor of the future
Seashells, fish, and spiders may hold the key to better bulletproof vests.
Future surgeons might patch you up with synthetic slug secretions
The adhesive is sticky even when wet with blood.
This micro-robot mimics the ingenious grasp of a Venus flytrap
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
Mussels Inspire A Glue That Works Underwater
It's the strongest bio-inspired, waterproof adhesive yet.
New Surgical Tape Works Like A Parasitic Worm
The bandage is inspired by the spiny proboscis of the intestine-infecting Pomphorhynchus laevis.
Your Next Suture Could Be Made of Shrilk, a Superstrong Synthetic Insectoid Material
The stuff of shrimp shells and exoskeletons makes for a strong, light, and biodegradeable replacement for plastics
Ecovative Will Supply Ford With Compostable Car Components Made From Mushrooms
Ecovative Design has won PopSci's Best Of What's New award AND our Invention Award
Bio-Inspired Robots Look to Worms for Better Locomotion Systems
By looking to the neural networks of spiders, crabs, lobsters, and worms, European researchers are building better gait-governing systems for … Continued