This week we’re investigating gecko adhesive, mantis shrimp strength and female insects’ genitalia.
Posts Tagged ‘biomimicry’
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 […]
What do mussels have that we don’t? Adhesion to wet surfaces, for one.
Can medical technology take cues from porcupine quills?
The secret of underwater beetle locomotion? Bubbles!
The tricky way cockroaches handle ledges is inspiring search-and-rescue robotics.
Just what you always imagined– a robot fashioned after jellyfish!
Here’s a tale about tails—lizards’, robots’ and dinosaurs’ tails to be exact.
Can a winged robot from UC Berkeley shed light on the evolution of flight?
The latest in bio-inspired technology– jumping caterpillar-like robots!