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- Tunas as a high-performance fish platform for inspiring the next generation of autonomous underwater
vehicles 25. March 2020Tunas of the genus Thunnus are a group of high-performance pelagic fishes with many locomotor traits that are convergently shared with other high-performance fish groups. Because of their swimming abilities, tunas continue to be an inspiration for both comparative biomechanics and the design of biomimetic autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs). Despite the strong history of studies […]Dylan K Wainwright and George V Lauder
- Transportation networks inspired by leaf venation algorithms 25. March 2020Biological systems have adapted to environmental constraints and limited resource availability. In the present study, we evaluate the algorithm underlying leaf venation (LV) deployment using graph theory. We compare the traffic balance, travel and cost efficiency of simply-connected LV networks to those of the fan tree and of the spanning tree. We use a Pareto […]Fernando Patino-Ramirez and Chloe Arson
- Policy gradient optimization of controllers for natural dynamic mono-pedal gait 25. March 2020We have previously suggested a biologically-inspired natural dynamic controller for biped locomotion, which applies torque pulses to the different joints at particular phases of an internal phase variable. The parameters of the controller, including the timing and magnitude of the torque pulses and the dynamics of the phase variable, can be kept constant in open […]Israel Schallheim and Miriam Zacksenhouse
- This is real 27. March 2020 Thorp, H. H.
- Efficient, stable silicon tandem cells enabled by anion-engineered wide-bandgap perovskites 26. March 2020Maximizing the power conversion efficiency (PCE) of perovskite-silicon tandem solar cells that can exceed the Shockley-Queisser single-cell limit requires a high performing, stable perovskite top cell with a wide band gap. We developed a stable perovskite solar cell with a band gap of ~1.7 electron volt that retained over 80% of its initial PCE of […]Kim, D., Jung, H. J., Park, I. J., Larson, B. W., Dunfield, S. P., Xiao, C., Kim, J., Tong, J., Boonmongkolras, P., Ji, S. G., Zhang, F., Pae, S. R., Kim, M., Kang, S. B., Dravid, V., Berry, J. J., Kim, J. Y., Zhu, K., Kim, D. H., Shin, B.
- Topological funneling of light 26. March 2020Dissipation is a general feature of non-Hermitian systems. But rather than being an unavoidable nuisance, non-Hermiticity can be precisely controlled and, hence, used for sophisticated applications such as optical sensors with enhanced sensitivity. In our work, we implement a non-Hermitian photonic mesh lattice by tailoring the anisotropy of the inter-site coupling. The appearance of an […]Weidemann, S., Kremer, M., Helbig, T., Hofmann, T., Stegmaier, A., Greiter, M., Thomale, R., Szameit, A.
- Tens of thousands of scientists are redeploying to fight coronavirus 27. March 2020Nature, Published online: 27 March 2020; doi:10.1038/d41586-020-00905-9As labs shut down around the world, researchers are finding creative ways to donate their time, supplies and expertise.Giuliana Viglione
- Why a landmark treaty to stop ocean biopiracy could stymie research 27. March 2020Nature, Published online: 27 March 2020; doi:10.1038/d41586-020-00912-wSeveral cancer and HIV drugs have come from marine organisms, but scientists worry that a new agreement to save species could hinder some research.Olive Heffernan
- Coronavirus papers: Viral proteins point to potential treatments 27. March 2020Nature, Published online: 27 March 2020; doi:10.1038/d41586-020-00502-wA selection of the latest research on COVID-19.
- 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