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  • Experimental study of a passive control of airfoil lift using bioinspired feather flap 12. September 2019
    Birds are known for their extraordinary agility, maneuverability, flexibility and endurance during their flight, even under some adverse flying conditions. Bird wings have been the most inspirational element, attracting the attention of researchers to reveal the underlying physical mechanism of lift production as well as to apply the results into the artificial flying vehicles. This […]
    Longjun Wang, Md Mahbub Alam and Yu Zhou
  • Extremely large sweep amplitude enables high wing loading in giant hovering insects 12. September 2019
    Beetle Allomyrina dichotoma is one of the largest insects that performs many remarkable modes of locomotion, particularly hovering flight capability. In order to stay airborne, its flexible hindwings are flapped so as to work as a thrust generator. However, the wing loading of the beetle is relatively large (38.94  ±  3.73 N m −2 ) compared to those […]
    Hoang Vu Phan, Quang Tri Truong and Hoon Cheol Park
  • A soft continuum robot, with a large variable-stiffness range, based on jamming 12. September 2019
    Inspired by the physiological structure of the hand capable of realizing the continuous change in finger stiffness when grasping objects of different masses, a self-locking soft continuum robot with a large variable-stiffness range based on particle jamming and fibre jamming is proposed in this paper to meet the requirements of it in practical application. In […]
    Yanzhi Zhao, Yu Shan, Jie Zhang, Kaida Guo, Lizhe Qi, Longguang Han and Hongnian Yu

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  • Chemical bond formation showing a transition from physisorption to chemisorption 12. September 2019
    Surface molecules can transition from physisorption through weak van-der-Waals forces to a strongly bound chemisorption state by overcoming an energy barrier. We show that a CO molecule adsorbed to the tip of an atomic force microscope enables a controlled observation of bond formation, including its potential transition from physisorption to chemisorption. During imaging of Cu […]
    Huber, F., Berwanger, J., Polesya, S., Mankovsky, S., Ebert, H., Giessibl, F. J.
  • Seconds-scale coherence on an optical clock transition in a tweezer array 12. September 2019
    Coherent control of high-quality-factor optical transitions in atoms has revolutionized precision frequency metrology. Leading optical atomic clocks rely on the interrogation of such transitions in either single ions or ensembles of neutral atoms to stabilize a laser frequency at high precision and accuracy. Here, we demonstrate a platform that combines key strengths of these two […]
    Norcia, M. A., Young, A. W., Eckner, W. J., Oelker, E., Ye, J., Kaufman, A. M.
  • Revolutions in agriculture chart a course for targeted breeding of old and new crops 9. September 2019
    The dominance of the major crops that feed humans and their livestock arose from agricultural revolutions that increased productivity and adapted plants to large-scale farming practices. Two hormone systems that universally control flowering and plant architecture, florigen and gibberellin, were the source of multiple revolutions that modified reproductive transitions and proportional growth among plant parts. […]
    Eshed, Y., Lippman, Z. B.

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  • Climate costs, biobank genomes and strategic citations 18. September 2019
    Nature, Published online: 18 September 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-02758-3The week in science: 13–19 September 2019.
  • Low-barrier hydrogen bonds in enzyme cooperativity 18. September 2019
    Nature, Published online: 18 September 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1581-9Structural and biophysical studies reveal that low-barrier hydrogen bonds enable long-range communication between the active sites of multimeric enzymes and synchronise catalysis.
    Shaobo Dai
  • Wilderness areas halve the extinction risk of terrestrial biodiversity 18. September 2019
    Nature, Published online: 18 September 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1567-7Wilderness areas with minimal levels of human disturbance promote the persistence of biodiversity by acting as buffers against species loss, and therefore represent key targets for environmental protection.
    Moreno Di Marco

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.