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Organelle Architecture

By | December 1, 2013

There’s beauty in a cell’s marriage of structure and function.

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Flu Fights Dirty

By | September 1, 2012

Mimicking a host-cell histone protein offers flu a sneaky tactic to suppress immune response.

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Cephalopod-Inspired Robot

By | August 17, 2012

A color-changing machine mimics the rubbery body and flexible movements of octopuses, squid, and cuttlefish.

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Robo Rat

By | April 1, 2012

More-realistic whiskered robots are better able to navigate dark or dusty environments, while providing insights into rodent sensory processing.

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Plant Inspired Waterproofing?

By | November 13, 2011

A floating weed notorious for clogging waterways has inspired a waterproof coating for boats and submarines.

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Plastics That Heal Like Skin

By | September 29, 2011

Taking their cue from animal vasculature, engineers are building materials that "self-heal" breaks.

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Lasers of a feather light better

By | May 14, 2011

Researchers have developed a new kind of laser that mimics some of the world's most beautiful birds, copying the nanoscale structure of their brightly colored feathers to capture light.

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