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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.

What Makes A Robot Fish Attractive?
2012-03-02 04:41:26

Probing the largely unexplored question of what characteristics make a leader among schooling fish, researchers have discovered that by mimicking nature, a robotic fish can transform into a leader of live ones.

2012-02-09 18:20:29

It’s a matchup worthy of a late-night cable movie: put a school of starving piranha and a 300-pound fish together, and who comes out the winner?

Bionic Leg Makes Amputee Faster On His Feet
2012-01-24 04:52:03

Craig Hutto considers himself part bionic man. In 2005, doctors amputated his leg after a shark attacked him during a fishing trip off the Florida Gulf Coast.

Image 1 - Manufacturing Goes Viral
2011-11-05 04:22:19

Researchers coax viruses to assemble into synthetics with microstructures and properties akin to those of corneas, teeth and skin.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.