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  • Unsupervised clustering and performance prediction of vortex wakes from bio-inspired propulsors 13. June 2021
    An unsupervised machine learning strategy is developed to automatically cluster the vortex wakes of bio-inspired propulsors into groups of similar propulsive thrust and efficiency metrics. A pitching and heaving foil is simulated via computational fluid dynamics with 121 unique kinematics by varying the frequency, heaving amplitude, and pitching amplitude. A Reynolds averaged Navier–Stokes model is […]
    Alejandro G Calvet, Mukul Dave and Jennifer A Franck
  • Coaxial electrospun biomimetic copolymer fibres for application in diffusion magnetic resonance imaging 13. June 2021
    Objective . The use of diffusion magnetic resonance imaging (dMRI) opens the door to characterizing brain microstructure because water diffusion is anisotropic in axonal fibres in brain white matter and is sensitive to tissue microstructural changes. As dMRI becomes more sophisticated and microstructurally informative, it has become increasingly important to use a reference object (usually […]
    Feng-Lei Zhou, Damien J McHugh, Zhanxiong Li, Julie E Gough, Gareth R Williams and Geoff J M Parker
  • A review of linkage mechanisms in animal joints and related bioinspired designs 13. June 2021
    This paper presents a review of biological mechanical linkage mechanisms. One purpose is to identify the range of kinematic functions that they are able to perform. A second purpose is to review progress in bioinspired designs. Ten different linkage mechanisms are presented. They are chosen because they cover a wide range of functionality and because […]
    Stuart Burgess

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  • Interfacial ferroelectricity by van der Waals sliding 10. June 2021
    Despite their partial ionic nature, many layered diatomic crystals avoid internal electric polarization by forming a centrosymmetric lattice at their optimal van-der-Waals stacking. Here, we report a stable ferroelectric order emerging at the interface between two naturally-grown flakes of hexagonal-boron-nitride, which are stacked together in a metastable non-centrosymmetric parallel orientation. We observe alternating domains of […]
    Vizner Stern, M., Waschitz, Y., Cao, W., Nevo, I., Watanabe, K., Taniguchi, T., Sela, E., Urbakh, M., Hod, O., Ben Shalom, M.
  • Glaciohydrology of the Himalaya-Karakoram 10. June 2021
    Understanding the response of Himalayan-Karakoram (HK) rivers to climate change is crucial for ~1 billion people who partly depend on these water resources. Policymakers tasked with the sustainable water resources management for agriculture, hydropower, drinking, sanitation, and hazards require an assessment of rivers’ current status and potential future changes. This review demonstrates that glacier and […]
    Azam, M. F., Kargel, J. S., Shea, J. M., Nepal, S., Haritashya, U. K., Srivastava, S., Maussion, F., Qazi, N., Chevallier, P., Dimri, A. P., Kulkarni, A. V., Cogley, J. G., Bahuguna, I. M.
  • A massive rock and ice avalanche caused the 2021 disaster at Chamoli, Indian Himalaya 10. June 2021
    On 7 Feb 2021, a catastrophic mass flow descended the Ronti Gad, Rishiganga, and Dhauliganga valleys in Chamoli, Uttarakhand, India, causing widespread devastation and severely damaging two hydropower projects. Over 200 people were killed or are missing. Our analysis of satellite imagery, seismic records, numerical model results, and eyewitness videos reveals that ~27x106 m3 of […]
    Shugar, D. H., Jacquemart, M., Shean, D., Bhushan, S., Upadhyay, K., Sattar, A., Schwanghart, W., McBride, S., de Vries, M. V. W., Mergili, M., Emmer, A., Deschamps-Berger, C., McDonnell, M., Bhambri, R., Allen, S., Berthier, E., Carrivick, J. L., Clague, J. J., Dokukin, M., Dunning, S. A., Frey, H., Gascoin, S., Haritashya, U. K., Huggel, C., Kääb, A., Kargel, J. S., Kavanaugh, J. L., Lacroix, P., Petley, D., Rupper, S., Azam, M. F., Cook, S. J., Dimri, A. P., Eriksson, M., Farinotti, D., Fiddes, J., Gnyawali, K. R., Harrison, S., Jha, M., Koppes, M., Kumar, A., Leinss, S., Majeed, U., Mal, S., Muhuri, A., Noetzli, J., Paul, F., Rashid, I., Sain, K., Steiner, J., Ugalde, F., Watson, C. S., Westoby, M. J.

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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.