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New Gecko-Inspired Adhesive

By | April 6, 2016

Flexible patches of silicone that stick to skin and conduct electricity could serve as the basis for a new, reusable electrode for medical applications.


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Mimicry Muses

By | August 1, 2015

The animal world is full of clever solutions to bioengineering challenges.


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By | August 1, 2015

Witness a bioinspired device developed by researchers at Harvard’s Wyss Institute to treat sepsis.

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Inspired by Nature

By | August 1, 2015

Researchers are borrowing designs from the natural world to advance biomedicine.


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Mollusk Mockup

By | February 1, 2015

Researchers develop a “micro-scallop” meant to glide through biological fluids by opening and closing a pair of silicone shells.


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Shell Games

By | February 1, 2015

See how scallop locomotion informed the design of a microscopic robot that could one day navigate our circulatory systems.

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Sonic Experiment

By | January 29, 2015

An artist takes advantage of muscle-mimicking polymers to manipulate sounds.


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Shrimp-Inspired Cancer Camera

By | October 6, 2014

Researchers have developed a tumor imaging device based upon the visual system of a crustacean.


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Squid-Inspired Electric Elastomer

By | September 18, 2014

Polymer changes color and texture in response to remote signals. 

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Obscured Like an Octopus

By | August 21, 2014

Cephalopod skin inspires engineers to design sheets of adaptive camouflage sensors. 


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