Image of the Day: Floating Metal
Image of the Day: Floating Metal
Buoyancy techniques used by spiders and ants inspire the development of floating aluminum discs.
Image of the Day: Floating Metal
Image of the Day: Floating Metal

Buoyancy techniques used by spiders and ants inspire the development of floating aluminum discs.

Buoyancy techniques used by spiders and ants inspire the development of floating aluminum discs.

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The Sea and the Science She Inspires
The Sea and the Science She Inspires
Bob Grant | Nov 1, 2019
For centuries, painters and poets have looked to the ocean for insight. Researchers, too, have found their muse in the Earth’s salty realm.
Image of the Day: Tunabot
Image of the Day: Tunabot
Emily Makowski | Sep 25, 2019
This fish-inspired robot swims at greater speeds than previous ones.
Image of the Day: Imposter Neurons
Image of the Day: Imposter Neurons
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 1, 2019
Researchers have implanted electronics masquerading as neurons in the brains of mice.
Image of the Day: Hair Brush
Image of the Day: Hair Brush
Catherine Offord | Nov 20, 2018
Cats’ tongues are covered in tiny spines called papillae, which help wick moisture from the mouth and onto the fur.
Reducing Repetition While Building Biopolymers
Reducing Repetition While Building Biopolymers
Kate Yandell | Jan 11, 2016
A free algorithm helps synthetic biologists decide which codons to use to encode repetitive proteins using the least-repetitive DNA sequence possible.
RoboSpleen
RoboSpleen
The Scientist Staff | Jul 31, 2015
Witness a bioinspired device developed by researchers at Harvard’s Wyss Institute to treat sepsis.
Inspired by Nature
Inspired by Nature
Daniel Cossins | Jul 31, 2015
Researchers are borrowing designs from the natural world to advance biomedicine.