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Woman Regains Partial Sight With Bionic Eye Transplant
2012-08-31 15:32:29

An Australian woman has partially regained her sight thanks to a prototype bionic eye scientists have developed.

MIT And DARPA To Take On Biomimetics Project
2012-07-26 13:54:31

A team of researchers from MIT is in the process of developing a technology that will mimic human physiological systems in the laboratory.

Fisherman Finds Football Player's Lost Leg
2012-06-11 04:16:47

A prosthetic leg lost by a former college football player some five years ago is scheduled to be returned to its owner Monday after it was found by a fisherman in the Gulf of Mexico late last week.

2012-06-08 10:18:59

A bioinspired robot has provided the first experimental evidence that live zebrafish can be influenced by engineered robots.

Squid And Zebrafish Spark Camouflage Inspiration
2012-05-04 04:59:16

University of Bristol researchers have created artificial muscles that can be transformed to mimic the camouflaging abilities of squid and zebrafish.

2012-05-02 11:37:07

Researchers from the University of Bristol have created artificial muscles that can be transformed at the flick of a switch to mimic the remarkable camouflaging abilities of organisms such as squid and zebrafish.

2012-04-27 21:46:22

A one-inch long grasshopper can leap a distance of about 20 inches.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.