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Harvesting hydrogen fuel from the Sun using Earth-abundant materialsHarvesting hydrogen fuel from the Sun using Earth-abundant materials

A galaxy of deceptionA galaxy of deception

All directions are not created equal for nanoscale heat sourcesAll directions are not created equal for nanoscale heat sources

Pressing the accelerator on quantum roboticsPressing the accelerator on quantum robotics

Researchers pump up oil accumulation in plant leavesResearchers pump up oil accumulation in plant leaves

Around the world in 400,000 years: The journey of the red foxAround the world in 400,000 years: The journey of the red fox

Engineering new vehicle powertrainsEngineering new vehicle powertrains

Stunning finds from ancient Greek shipwreckStunning finds from ancient Greek shipwreck

Active aging is much more than exerciseActive aging is much more than exercise

Making oxygen before lifeMaking oxygen before life

Gut bacteria, artificial sweeteners and glucose intoleranceGut bacteria, artificial sweeteners and glucose intolerance

Protecting our processorsProtecting our processors

Are the world's religions ready for ET?Are the world's religions ready for ET?

Researchers demonstrate direct fluid flow influences neuron growthResearchers demonstrate direct fluid flow influences neuron growth

Study: New device can slow, reverse heart failureStudy: New device can slow, reverse heart failure

Recreating the stripe patterns found in animals by engineering synthetic gene networksRecreating the stripe patterns found in animals by engineering synthetic gene networks

A new quality control pathway in the cellA new quality control pathway in the cell

Communication without detoursCommunication without detours

First pictures of BRCA2 protein show how it works to repair DNAFirst pictures of BRCA2 protein show how it works to repair DNA

Chicxulub didn't do it all by itselfChicxulub didn't do it all by itself

Expedition finds Nemo can travel great distances to connect populationsExpedition finds Nemo can travel great distances to connect populations

Laying the groundwork for data-driven scienceLaying the groundwork for data-driven science

Parents drive kids' car choicesParents drive kids' car choices

Hold on, tiger momHold on, tiger mom

Missing piece found to help solve concussion puzzleMissing piece found to help solve concussion puzzle

Biologists delay the aging process by 'remote control'Biologists delay the aging process by 'remote control'

Geography matters: Model predicts how local 'shocks' influence U.S. economyGeography matters: Model predicts how local 'shocks' influence U.S. economy

Identified for the first time what kind of explosive has been used after the detonationIdentified for the first time what kind of explosive has been used after the detonation

Copied from nature: Detecting software errors via genetic algorithmsCopied from nature: Detecting software errors via genetic algorithms

Biomimicry News & Research

Bioinspired coating for medical devices repels blood and bacteria (10/15/2014)

Medical devices implanted in the body or in contact with flowing blood present two critical, life-threatening challenges for doctors treating their patients: blood clotting and bacterial infection. A team of Harvard scientists and engineers has developed a new surface coating for medical devices using FDA-approved materials. The coating repelled blood from more than 20 medically relevant substrates the team tested -- made of plastic to glass and metal -- and also suppressed biofilm formation in a study reported in Nature Biotechnology. ...> Full Article


Bioinspired materials enable new health-care options (10/6/2014)

Bioinspired materials enable new health-care optionsThe October issue of the Journal of Biomedical Optics includes a special section on biomimetic materials and their applications in areas such as disease diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment and toxin detection. The section includes several open-access articles and is published in the SPIE Digital Library. ...> Full Article


Shorebird's beak inspires research on water collection (9/26/2014)

Shorebird's beak inspires research on water collectionA UT Arlington engineering professor and his doctoral student have designed a device based on a shorebird's beak that can accumulate water collected from fog and dew. ...> Full Article


Nature's designs inspire research into new light-based technologies (9/26/2014)

Nature's designs inspire research into new light-based technologiesSolutions required for progress on the frontiers of photonics technology are close at hand: in nature, when viewed through the perspective of engineer, says Montana State University optics researcher Joseph Shaw. Along with Rongguang Liang of the University of Arizona, Shaw chaired the 'Light in Nature' conference presenting new research in the field last month at SPIE Optics + Photonics and being published in the SPIE Digital Library. ...> Full Article


Artificial 'beaks' that collect water from fog: A drought solution? (9/25/2014)

From the most parched areas of Saudi Arabia to water-scarce areas of the western US, the idea of harvesting fog for water is catching on. Now, a novel approach to this process could help meet affected communities' needs for the life-essential resource. Scientists describe their new, highly efficient fog collector, inspired by a shorebird's beak, in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. ...> Full Article


'Squid skin' metamaterials project yields vivid color display (9/23/2014)

The quest to create artificial 'squid skin' -- camouflaging metamaterials that can 'see' colors and automatically blend into the background -- is one step closer to reality, thanks to a breakthrough color-display technology unveiled this week by Rice University's Laboratory for Nanophotonics. ...> Full Article


Pesky insect inspires practical technology (9/12/2014)

Pesky insect inspires practical technologyOur hands and swatters often fail in the struggle to kill flies. This isn't our fault, but rather is due to flies' compound eyes. Arranged in a hexagonal, convex pattern, compound eyes consist of hundreds of optical units called ommatidia, which together bestow upon flies a nearly 360-degree field of vision. With this capability in mind, a team of researchers is drawing on this structure to create miniature light-emitting devices and optical sensors. ...> Full Article


A semi-artificial leaf faster than 'natural' photosynthesis (8/26/2014)

A semi-artificial leaf faster than 'natural' photosynthesisA cooperation between chemists and biologists from the Ruhr-University Bochum resulted in a new method for the very efficient integration of photosynthetic proteins in photovoltaics. Their recent report in Chemistry - A European Journal, selected as a very important paper by the journal, offers a new immobilization strategy that yields electron transfer rates exceeding for the first time rates observed in natural photosynthesis. This discovery opens the possibility for the construction of semi-artificial leaves functioning as photovoltaic devices with drastically increased performance. ...> Full Article


Engineering long-lasting joint lubrication by mimicking nature (8/21/2014)

By finding a way to bind a slippery molecule naturally found in the fluid that surrounds healthy joints, Johns Hopkins researchers have engineered surfaces that have the potential to deliver long-lasting lubrication at specific spots throughout the body. The finding, described in the Aug. 3 online edition of Nature Materials, could eventually offer a new way to ease the pain of arthritic joints, keep artificial joints working smoothly or even make contact lenses more comfortable. ...> Full Article


Researchers inspired by marine life to design camouflage systems (8/20/2014)

Researchers have developed a technology that allows a material to automatically read its environment and adapt to mimic its surroundings, described in a paper published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Cunjiang Yu, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Houston and lead author of the paper, said the system was inspired by the skins of cephalopods, a class of marine animals which can change coloration quickly, both for camouflage and as a form of warning. ...> Full Article


Scientists discover the miracle of how geckos move, cling to ceilings (8/13/2014)

Scientists discover the miracle of how geckos move, cling to ceilingsResearchers have developed a model that explains how geckos, as well as spiders and some insects, can run up and down walls, cling to ceilings, and seemingly defy gravity with such effortless grace. ...> Full Article


How spiders spin silk (8/11/2014)

Spider silk is an impressive material; lightweight and stretchy yet stronger than steel. But the challenge that spiders face to produce this substance is even more formidable. Silk proteins, called spidroins, must convert from a soluble form to solid fibers at ambient temperatures, with water as a solvent, and at high speed. How do spiders achieve this astounding feat? New research shows how the silk formation process is regulated. ...> Full Article


Squid sucker ring teeth material could aid reconstructive surgery, serve as eco-packaging (7/10/2014)

Squid tentacles are loaded with hundreds of suction cups, or suckers, and each sucker has a ring of razor-sharp 'teeth' that help these mighty predators latch onto and take down prey. In a study published in the journal ACS Nano, researchers report that the proteins in these teeth could form the basis for a new generation of strong, but malleable, materials that could someday be used for reconstructive surgery, eco-friendly packaging and many other applications. ...> Full Article


Study of animal urination could lead to better-engineered products (7/9/2014)

Study of animal urination could lead to better-engineered productsA new Georgia Institute of Technology study investigated how quickly 32 animals urinate. It turns out that it's all about the same. Even though an elephant's bladder is 3,600 times larger than a cat's (18 liters vs. 5 milliliters), both animals relieve themselves in about 20 seconds. ...> Full Article


Carbon-fiber epoxy honeycombs mimic the material performance of balsa wood (7/7/2014)

Carbon-fiber epoxy honeycombs mimic the material performance of balsa woodMaterials scientists at Harvard SEAS have developed cellular composite materials of unprecedented light weight and stiffness. ...> Full Article

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Bioinspired coating for medical devices repels blood and bacteria

Bioinspired materials enable new health-care optionsBioinspired materials enable new health-care options

Shorebird's beak inspires research on water collectionShorebird's beak inspires research on water collection

Nature's designs inspire research into new light-based technologiesNature's designs inspire research into new light-based technologies

Artificial 'beaks' that collect water from fog: A drought solution?

'Squid skin' metamaterials project yields vivid color display

Pesky insect inspires practical technologyPesky insect inspires practical technology

A semi-artificial leaf faster than 'natural' photosynthesisA semi-artificial leaf faster than 'natural' photosynthesis

Engineering long-lasting joint lubrication by mimicking nature

Researchers inspired by marine life to design camouflage systems

Scientists discover the miracle of how geckos move, cling to ceilingsScientists discover the miracle of how geckos move, cling to ceilings

How spiders spin silk

Squid sucker ring teeth material could aid reconstructive surgery, serve as eco-packaging

Study of animal urination could lead to better-engineered productsStudy of animal urination could lead to better-engineered products

Carbon-fiber epoxy honeycombs mimic the material performance of balsa woodCarbon-fiber epoxy honeycombs mimic the material performance of balsa wood



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