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- A bio-hybrid odor-guided autonomous palm-sized air vehicle 13. February 2021Biohybrid systems integrate living materials with synthetic devices, exploiting their respective advantages to solve challenging engineering problems. One challenge of critical importance to society is detecting and localizing airborne volatile chemicals. Many flying animals depend their ability to detect and locate the source of aerial chemical plumes for finding mates and food sources. A robot […]Melanie J Anderson, Joseph G Sullivan, Timothy K Horiuchi, Sawyer B Fuller and Thomas L Daniel
- Design optimization and experimental study of a novel mechanism for a hover-able bionic
flapping-wing micro air vehicle 13. February 2021Allomyrina dichotoma has a natural ultra-high flying ability and maneuverability. Especially its ability to fly flexibly in the air, makes it more adaptable to the harsh ecological environment. In this study, a bionic flapping-wing micro air vehicle (FMAV) is designed and fabricated by mimicking the flight mode of A. dichotoma . Parametric design was employed […]Huichao Deng, Shengjie Xiao, Binxiao Huang, Lili Yang, Xinyi Xiang and Xilun Ding
- Theoretical analysis of the hydrodynamic filtering system in the balaenid whales suspension feeding 13. February 2021Balaenid whales are giant filter feeders that feed on the dense aggregations of prey. Through their unique oral filters, they can effectively filter water out and leave prey in their mouths. In this study, a theoretical model is established to analyze the hydrodynamic filtering system in the balaenid whales suspension feeding. First, the appropriate velocity […]Yawei Zhu, Dean Hu and Gang Yang
- Cygnus X-1 contains a 21-solar mass black hole--Implications for massive star winds 23. February 2021The evolution of massive stars is influenced by the mass lost to stellar winds over their lifetimes. These winds limit the masses of the stellar remnants (such as black holes) that the stars ultimately produce. We use radio astrometry to refine the distance to the black hole X-ray binary Cygnus X-1, which we find to […]Miller-Jones, J. C. A., Bahramian, A., Orosz, J. A., Mandel, I., Gou, L., Maccarone, T. J., Neijssel, C. J., Zhao, X., Ziołkowski, J., Reid, M. J., Uttley, P., Zheng, X., Byun, D.-Y., Dodson, R., Grinberg, V., Jung, T., Kim, J.-S., Marcote, B., Markoff, S., Rioja, M. J., Rushton, A. P., Russell, D. M., Sivakoff, G. R., Tetarenko, A. J., Tudose, V., Wilms, J.
- Evidence of superfluidity in a dipolar supersolid from nonclassical rotational inertia 23. February 2021A key manifestation of superfluidity in liquids and gases is a reduction of the moment of inertia under slow rotations. Non-classical rotational effects have also been considered in the context of the elusive supersolid phase of matter, in which superfluidity coexists with a lattice structure. Here we show that the recently discovered supersolid phase in […]Tanzi, L., Maloberti, J. G., Biagioni, G., Fioretti, A., Gabbanini, C., Modugno, G.
- Afucosylated IgG characterizes enveloped viral responses and correlates with COVID-19 severity 19. February 2021IgG antibodies are crucial for protection against invading pathogens. A highly conserved N-linked glycan within the IgG-Fc tail, essential for IgG function, shows variable composition in humans. Afucosylated IgG variants are already used in anti-cancer therapeutic antibodies for their elevated activity through Fc receptors (FcRIIIa). Here, we report that afucosylated IgG (~6% of total IgG […]Larsen, M. D., de Graaf, E. L., Sonneveld, M. E., Plomp, H. R., Nouta, J., Hoepel, W., Chen, H.-J., Linty, F., Visser, R., Brinkhaus, M., Sustic, T., de Taeye, S. W., Bentlage, A. E. H., Toivonen, S., Koeleman, C. A. M., Sainio, S., Kootstra, N. A., Brouwer, P. J. M., Geyer, C. E., Derksen, N. I. L., Wolbink, G., de Winther, M., Sanders, R. W., van Gils, M. J., de Bruin, S., Vlaar, A. P. J., Amsterdam UMC COVID-19 biobank study group, Rispens, T., den Dunnen, J., Zaaijer, H. L., Wuhrer, M., Ellen van der Schoot, C., Vidarsson, G., van Agtmael, Algera, van Baarle, Bax, van de Beek, Beudel, Bogaard, Bonta, Bomers, Bos, Botta, de Bree, Brouwer, Brabander, de Bruin, Bugiani, Bulle, Chouchane, Cloherty, Elbers, Fleuren, Geerlings, Geerts, Geijtenbeek, Girbes, Goorhuis, Grobusch, Hafkamp, Hagens, Hamann, Harris, Hemke, Hermans, Heunks, Hollmann, Horn, Hovius, de Jong, Koning, van Mourik, Nellen, Nossent, Paulus, Peters, van der Poll, Preckel, Prins, Raasveld, Rijnders, Schinkel, Schultz, Schuurmans, Sigaloff, Smit, Stijnis, Stilma, Teunissen, Thoral, Tsonas, van der Valk, Veelo, Vlaar, de Vries, van Vugt, Wiersinga, Wouters, Zwinderman
- Sulfur sequestration promotes multicellularity during nutrient limitation 24. February 2021Nature, Published online: 24 February 2021; doi:10.1038/s41586-021-03270-3Depriving unicellular Dictyostelium discoideum of nutrients generates reactive oxygen species that sequester cysteine within glutathione, which maintains this amoeba in a nonproliferating state that promotes aggregation into a multicellular organism.Beth Kelly
- Science diversified: The men who say no to manels 24. February 2021Nature, Published online: 24 February 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-00165-1Two male researchers became gender-equity allies after witnessing how female colleagues were treated in meetings and job interviews.Dom Byrne
- Collaborations with artists go beyond communicating the science 24. February 2021Nature, Published online: 24 February 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-00469-2Scientists and artists are working together as never before, finds a Nature poll. Both sides need to invest time, and embrace surprise and challenge.
- Synapse: Spark Biomimicry Ideas 26. August 2019Synapse by Biomimicry 3.8 is an environment for our staff to share their expertise and thought leadership in biomimicry with the world. It’s our way of inviting you to join us in our awe for the natural world and discover the inspirational ways that innovators from around the world are using biomimicry to solve tough challenges, […]jessica
- Beautiful News South Africa implements Biomimicry into Town Design 27. June 2018“For us to coexist with nature I think we really need to humble ourselves and learn from nature,” Swain says. As the founder of the NPO BioWise, she uses biomimicry to create sustainable solutions to environmental problems. To see the whole article and more, check out Beautiful News South Africa’s Facebook page. The post […]austin
- Impressive Impact: 2016-2018 Cohort Grads Ready to Lead 24. April 2018The newest set of Certified Biomimicry Professionals graduated during a ceremony in Kona, Hawaii The post Impressive Impact: 2016-2018 Cohort Grads Ready to Lead appeared first on Biomimicry 3.8.jenna