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  • White hairy layer on the Boehmeria nivea leaf—inspiration for reflective coatings 13. November 2019
    Whiteness is an intriguing property in some creature surfaces and usually originates from broadband multi-scattering by the refined structures. In this article, we report that Boehmeria nivea , a widely distributed tropical and subtropical plant, has a highly reflective layer on the lower surface of the leaf. Morphological characterization demonstrates that the layer consists of […]
    Shudong Yu, Junchi Chen, Guanwei Liang, Xinrui Ding, Yong Tang and Zongtao Li
  • Mean-field models in swarm robotics: a survey 6. November 2019
    We present a survey on the application of fluid approximations, in the form of mean-field models, to the design of control strategies in swarm robotics. Mean-field models that consist of ordinary differential equations, partial differential equations, and difference equations have been used in the swarm robotics literature, depending on whether the state of each agent […]
    Karthik Elamvazhuthi and Spring Berman
  • Direct cell imprint lithography in superconductive carbon black polymer composites: process optimization, characterization and in vitro toxicity analysis 6. November 2019
    Cell imprint lithography (CIL) or cell replication plays a vital role in fields like biomimetic smart culture substrates, bone tissue engineering, cell guiding, cell adhesion, tissue engineering, cell microenvironments, tissue microenvironments, cell research, drug delivery, diagnostics, therapeutics and many other applications. Herein we report a new formulation of superconductive carbon black photopolymer composite and its […]
    Vigneswaran Narayanamurthy, Fahmi Samsuri, Al’aina Yuhainis Firus Khan, Hairul Aini Hamzah, Madia Baizura Baharom, T V Kumary, P R Anil Kumar and Deepa K Raj

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  • Attosecond coherent manipulation of electrons in tunneling microscopy 14. November 2019
    Nanoelectronic devices operating in the quantum regime require coherent manipulation and control over electrons at atomic length and time scales. We demonstrate coherent control over electrons in a tunnel junction of a scanning tunneling microscope, by means of precise tuning of carrier-envelope phase (CEP) of two-cycle long (
    Garg, M., Kern, K.
  • Intermediate bosonic metallic state in the superconductor-insulator transition 14. November 2019
    Whether a metallic ground state exists in a two-dimensional system beyond Anderson localization remains an unresolved question. Here, we study how quantum phase coherence evolves across superconductor-metal-insulator transitions via magneto-conductance quantum oscillations in nanopatterned high-temperature superconducting films. We tune the degree of phase coherence by varying the etching time of our films. Between the superconducting […]
    Yang, C., Liu, Y., Wang, Y., Feng, L., He, Q., Sun, J., Tang, Y., Wu, C., Xiong, J., Zhang, W., Lin, X., Yao, H., Liu, H., Fernandes, G., Xu, J., Valles, J. M., Wang, J., Li, Y.
  • Brain cell type-specific enhancer-promoter interactome maps and disease risk association 14. November 2019
    Non-coding genetic variation is a major driver of phenotypic diversity, but functional interpretation is challenging. To better understand common genetic variation associated with brain diseases, we defined non-coding regulatory regions for major cell types of the human brain. Whereas psychiatric disorders were primarily associated with variants in transcriptional enhancers and promoters in neurons, sporadic Alzheimer’s […]
    Nott, A., Holtman, I. R., Coufal, N. G., Schlachetzki, J. C. M., Yu, M., Hu, R., Han, C. Z., Pena, M., Xiao, J., Wu, Y., Keulen, Z., Pasillas, M. P., OConnor, C., Nickl, C. K., Schafer, S. T., Shen, Z., Rissman, R. A., Brewer, J. B., Gosselin, D., Gonda, D. D., Levy, M. L., Rosenfeld, M. G., McVicker, G., Gage, F. H., Ren, B., Glass, C. K.

RSS Nature Journal

  • Publisher Correction: Harnessing innate immunity in cancer therapy 20. November 2019
    Nature, Published online: 20 November 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1758-2Publisher Correction: Harnessing innate immunity in cancer therapy
    Olivier Demaria
  • Swapping academia for aquaculture 19. November 2019
    Nature, Published online: 19 November 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-03571-8Marine scientist turned aquaculturalist discusses how she moved from the laboratory to an oyster farm.
  • How stigma subverts public health 19. November 2019
    Nature, Published online: 19 November 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-03531-2A hard-hitting study exposes the devastating effects of shame and discrimination. Julie Pulerwitz reviews.
    Julie Pulerwitz

RSS Biomimicry 3.8

  • 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.