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Woodpeckers’ Heads Inspire New Shock-Absorbing Systems for Electronics and Humans
The spongy bones and tough-as-nails beaks of woodpeckers are inspiring a new generation of shock absorbers, potentially shielding airplane black...
Stretchy, Sticky Mussel Fibers Inspire New Types of Tough Waterproof Adhesives
De-bearded mussels are not only delicious — soon, they might improve medical implants. Scientists can now reproduce the sticky gloop...
Bat Ears Could Inspire New Sensing Technology For Robots and Autonomous Vehicles
Bats — you know we love ’em — have a remarkable ability to turn, swirl and dive on a dime...
Bat Research Inspires Disciplines Far Beyond Biology
Batdrones, swarming UAVs, and better radar are in our future
Engineers Take Cues from Beetles to Make a Super-Efficient Robo-Boat
Tiny boatbots do the electric glide
Robots Borrow Hydro-Repelling Tech from Insect Legs to Walk on Water
Coming soon: surfaces that never need cleaning, and the messiahbot
Making Skin for Robots
Stretchy circuits promise sensitive skin for robots
Scientists look to worm jaws, tougher than human teeth, for the next class of super-strong aerospace and construction material
Yeast, What is it Good For? (Absolutely Something)
Scientists find the stuff that makes bread oh-so-tasty also may cure everything from Lou Gehrig's disease to aging
For Treating Blindness, Scientists Look to Algae
Cloning the green goo's factories for producing light-sensitive proteins could lead to more effective treatments for certain types of blindness