Posts Tagged ‘biomimicry’

Can’t Miss Headlines

Friday, April 25th, 2014
geckos, adhesive, bioinspiration, biomimicry, mantis shrimp, flies

This week we’re investigating gecko adhesive, mantis shrimp strength and female insects’ genitalia.

Turkey Sensors

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014
turkeys, colors, biomimicry, bioinspiration, uc berkeley, toxins, tnt, app, smart phone

By Molly Michelson UC Berkeley researchers demonstrate that we can be thankful for turkeys all year round. Did you know that turkeys change color depending on their mood? Well, turkey skin, it turns out, can shift from red to blue to white, thanks to bundles of collagen that are interspersed with a dense array of […]

Mussel Adhesive

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

What do mussels have that we don’t? Adhesion to wet surfaces, for one.

Porcupine Inspiration

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012
porcupines, bioinspiration, medicine

Can medical technology take cues from porcupine quills?

Underwater Beetles

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

The secret of underwater beetle locomotion? Bubbles!

Cockroach on a Ledge

Monday, June 11th, 2012

The tricky way cockroaches handle ledges is inspiring search-and-rescue robotics.


Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Just what you always imagined– a robot fashioned after jellyfish!

Leaping Tails

Monday, January 9th, 2012

Here’s a tale about tails—lizards’, robots’ and dinosaurs’ tails to be exact.

Bio-Inspired Bug Evolves

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Can a winged robot from UC Berkeley shed light on the evolution of flight?

Rockin’ Caterpillar Robots

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011
Huai-Ti Lin

The latest in bio-inspired technology– jumping caterpillar-like robots!

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