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As honeybees collect pollen and nectar from flowers, they repeatedly bend and straighten their abdomens – yet with a minimal amount of friction. Scientists have now discovered what makes this possible, and it could have applications in human technology.Continue ReadingCategory: ScienceTags: Tsinghua University, Biomimicry, Bees, Frictionless, Soft Robotics
The natural world is full of compounds that can do us harm, but medical scientists continue to show us how they can leveraged for good, or even turned into lifesaving drugs. A groundbreaking discovery made by scientists in Australia is the latest example of this, with the team demonstrating how an ingredient in honeybee venom can be used as an “extremely potent” weapon against breast cancer.Conti


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