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  • Fine-tuning near-boundary swimming equilibria using asymmetric kinematics 29. November 2022
    When swimming near a solid planar boundary, bio-inspired propulsors can naturally equilibrate to certain distances from that boundary. How these equilibria are affected by asymmetric swimming kinematics is unknown. We present here a study of near-boundary pitching hydrofoils based on water channel experiments and potential flow simulations. We found that asymmetric pitch kinematics do affect […]
    Leo Liu, Qiang Zhong, Tianjun Han, Keith W Moored and Daniel B Quinn
  • A perspective on plant robotics: from bioinspiration to hybrid systems 25. November 2022
    As miscellaneous as the Plant Kingdom is, correspondingly diverse are the opportunities for taking inspiration from plants for innovations in science and engineering. Especially in robotics, properties like growth, adaptation to environments, ingenious materials, sustainability, and energy-effectiveness of plants provide an extremely rich source of inspiration to develop new technologies—and many of them are still […]
    Fabian Meder, Bilge Baytekin, Emanuela Del Dottore, Yasmine Meroz, Falk Tauber, Ian Walker and Barbara Mazzolai
  • A wrist-inspired suspended tubercle-type tensegrity joint with variable stiffness capacity 25. November 2022
    In complex and unpredictable environments or in situations of human–robot interaction, a soft and flexible robot performs more safely and is more impact resistant compared to a traditional rigid robot. To enable robots to have bionic features (flexibility, compliance and variable stiffness) similar to human joints, structures involving suspended tubercle tensegrity are researched. The suspended […]
    Xiongdun Xie, Dezhu Xiong and James Zhiqing Wen

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  • UK business R&D spending has just jumped by 60% — or has it? 29. November 2022
    Nature, Published online: 29 November 2022; doi:10.1038/d41586-022-04173-7The UK’s statistics agency has changed the way it calculates business research spending. It’s hard to tell whether this provides a more accurate picture or an excuse to cut funding.
  • A viral cocktail calms gut inflammation 29. November 2022
    Nature, Published online: 29 November 2022; doi:10.1038/d41586-022-03703-7Abnormalities in gut bacteria can contribute to hard-to-treat illnesses, such as inflammatory bowel diseases. Efforts to harness bacterium-targeting viruses reveal a promising way to tackle these conditions.
    Alice Bertocchi
  • Field research stations are key to global conservation targets 29. November 2022
    Nature, Published online: 29 November 2022; doi:10.1038/d41586-022-04136-yField research stations are key to global conservation targets
    Timothy M. Eppley

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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 […] The post Synapse: Spark Biomimicry Ideas appeared first on Biomimicry 3.8.
    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 […] The post Beautiful News South Africa implements Biomimicry into Town Design appeared first on Biomimicry 3.8.
    austin
  • 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.
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