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  • Aeroacoustic characteristics of owl-inspired blade designs in a mixed flow fan: effects of leading- and trailing-edge serrations 19. September 2021
    There is an increasing need in industry for noise reduction in fans. Inspired by owls’ silent flight, we propose four owl-inspired blade designs for a mixed-flow fan to examine whether leading-edge (LE) and/or trailing-edge (TE) serrations can resolve the tradeoff between sound suppression and aerodynamic performance. We investigate the blades’ aeroacoustic characteristics through various experimental […]
    Jinxin Wang, Kenta Ishibashi, Masaaki Joto, Teruaki Ikeda, Takeo Fujii, Toshiyuki Nakata and Hao Liu
  • Formation of chiral morphologies of biological materials induced by chirality 14. September 2021
    Chiral growth exists prevalently in natural materials. The mechanism underlying the formation of chiral morphologies in biological and man-made materials has been an important issue of both theoretical and technological interest. In this paper, an elastic rod model taking into account chiral microstructures is developed to investigate the formation of chiral morphologies of biological materials. […]
    Huichuan Zhao, Xiongfei Gao, Qinghua Qin and Jianshan Wang
  • Design and analysis of a novel tendon-driven continuum robotic dolphin 14. September 2021
    In this paper, a novel continuum robotic dolphin termed ‘ConRoDolI’ is proposed and developed. The biomimetic robot features dual tendon driving continuum mechanisms that are utilized to replicate the twisting and bending motions of the dolphin’s caudal vertebrae and thoracic vertebrae. More importantly, a central pattern generator based kinematics is analyzed to yield stable dolphin-like […]
    Jincun Liu, Chi Zhang, Zhenna Liu, Ran Zhao, Dong An, Yaoguang Wei, Zhengxing Wu and Junzhi Yu

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  • Tumours block protective muscle and nerve signals to cause cachexia 21. September 2021
    Nature, Published online: 21 September 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-02492-9Certain cancers cause people to weaken and waste away. A mouse model of this points to tumour-induced blockade of molecules that normally protect muscle innervation and mass. Will the discovery lead to therapies for this deadly condition?
    Teresa A. Zimmers
  • From the archive 21. September 2021
    Nature, Published online: 21 September 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-02491-wNature’s pages feature a look at nautical archaeology in a museum setting and musings about the molecule anthracene.
  • How far will global population rise? Researchers can’t agree 21. September 2021
    Nature, Published online: 21 September 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-02522-6The United Nations forecasts that nearly 11 billion people will be living on Earth at the end of the century, but other demographic research groups project that population will peak earlier and at a much lower level.
    David Adam

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  • Synapse: Spark Biomimicry Ideas 26. August 2019
    Synapse 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, […]
  • 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 […]
  • Impressive Impact: 2016-2018 Cohort Grads Ready to Lead 24. April 2018
    The 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.