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As if the ray fishes weren't unusual enough already, it turns out that their sperm is also unique within the animal kingdom. Scientists have now created a robot inspired by those sperm, which may someday lead to smaller descendants that swim within the human body.Continue ReadingCategory: Robotics, TechnologyTags: City University of Hong Kong, Fish, Rays, Biomimicry
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
A newfound understanding around the intricate architecture of lobster underbellies has provided MIT engineers with a model for a tough and stretchy new hydrogel. The material mimics the spiraling structure of the creature's under-armor that affords it great durability and resistance to tearing, with the creators hopeful it could find use as artificial ligaments and tendons.Continue ReadingCategor
with its heterogeneous presence, the 'RED elevaTor' repurposes misused open space and regenerates a dialogue with the city. The post ‘RED elevaTor’ by atelierSUPERB aims to inspire new ideas in yuanlin, taiwan appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
For this interior design lookbook we've chosen 10 stylish kids' bedrooms featuring bunk beds, raised beds and whimsical cloud-shaped lights. Read more
the brazilian architect explores structural timber elements that are common in construction as a way of making sturdier wooden chairs. The post wooden trusses inspire paulo kobylka’s handmade ‘gusset’ seating collection appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
As we’ve seen through recently constructed office buildings in Dubai, bridges in the Netherlands and low-cost housing in Latin America, 3D printing is beginning to shape the way modern structures are formed, and new research could further widen the potential of this technology. Scientists at Australia’s RMIT University have come up with 3D printing technique for concrete that affords it greater s
Auroras are among the most beautiful sights we can experience on this planet – so it’s no wonder they’re a favorite subject for photographers. Travel photography blog Capture the Atlas has now published its list of the best aurora images of the year, in the 2020 Northern Lights Photographer of the Year competition.Continue ReadingCategory: Photography, TechnologyTags: aurora, Photography, Earth,
Over many thousands of years, evolution has bestowed certain animals with some very clever capabilities, and robotics researchers are endlessly turning to these creatures as sources of inspiration. Of particular interest to scientists working on small, next-generation drones are flying insects such as bees, and a new understanding of the way these critters squeeze through tight spaces has one tea
Toxoplasmosis is a disease caused by a common parasitic infection. Although it is suspected hundreds of millions of people around the world may be infected with the parasite, only a small volume display symptoms and go on to develop disease.Continue ReadingCategory: ScienceTags: Brain, Parasites, Inflammatory, Neurological, Schizophrenia, Behavior, Neuroscience, University of Leeds


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