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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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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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