Biomimicry News And Research - October 2008 Archives
The teeth and bones of mammals, the protective shells of mollusks, and the needle-sharp spines of sea urchins and other marine creatures are made-from-scratch wonders of nature.
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|Successful construction of a gecko-inspired adhesive that is ten times stronger than a gecko, at about 100 newtons per square centimeter. ...> Full Article|
|An engineer has revealed a new mode of propulsion based on how water snails create ripples of slime to crawl upside down beneath the surface. ...> Full Article|
|African lizard is inspiring materials scientists on new ways to design ultra-efficient non-resistant surfaces ...> Full Article|
|Applying modern engineering design tools to one of the basic units of life, they argue that artificial cells could be built that not only replicate the electrical behavior of electric eel cells but in fact improve on them. ...> Full Article|