Tag: biomimicry

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Natural Product From Bees Could be Solution to Plastic Waste

Humble Bee, a biotech company in New Zealand, has announced its aims to produce a naturally-sourced form of plastic alternative.  Plastic waste in our planet's oceans and rivers is one of the most challenging and dangerous...
Wireless Flying Insect Robot Takes its First Flight

Wireless Flying Insect Robot Takes its First Flight

Researchers from the University of Washington reportedly found a way to launch their flying insect robot. Ever since UAVs were applied to military and civilian tasks, engineers have tried to send tiny robotic drones flying....
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Glasswing Butterflies Inspire Optical Implants That Treat Glaucoma

Engineers took nano clues from the transparent wings of a glasswing butterfly in order to develop efficient eye implants. Greta oto, known by their nickname glasswing butterflies, are a special species of butterfly with partly-translucent...
Slippery Rough Surface Created Through Biomimicry Harvests Water in Air

Slippery yet Rough-Surfaced Material Harvests Water in Air

University of Texas researchers designed a new slippery rough surface that harvests ambient water. According to a study published by the researchers in the journal Science Advances, the new slippery rough surface was developed through...
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Fire-Resistant Wallpaper Uses Biomimicry for Fire-safe Construction

Scientists have created a fire-resistant wallpaper that can now detect fire, trigger alarms, and prevent it from spreading. The best part: the design is inspired by nature. We recently investigated how professional spaces are evolving...

8 Times Humanity Looked to Biomimetics for Innovation in Warfare

If you have an engineering problem, there’s a good chance that nature has already faced it and found the most efficient and sustainable solution. Today, we look at some weapons that mimic nature’s innovations. “When...
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What do you Think of This SpiderMAV Drone?

In this article, we take a look at a novel new drone that draws its inspiration from a spider's ability to hang from webbing. Don't you just love when science copies nature? Humankind is often...
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4 Incredible Smart Textiles Applications for Future Wearables

Biomimicry is becoming more advanced and more prominent with the use of textiles. These new and innovative "smart" textiles are helping scientists across biological, medical, and industrial fields to recreate and explore complex structures...