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  • Nonlinear electromechanical modeling and robustness of soft robotic fish-like energy harvester: insights and possible issues 10. May 2021
    This work investigates the possible integration of an energy harvester in a bioinspired fish-like aquatic unmanned vehicle. The defined fish-like system utilizes a reduced complexity prescribed motion as the representation for energy harvester to be subjected to. Nonlinear electromechanical modeling is performed by considering the geometric and piezoelectric nonlinearities. A convergence analysis is carried out […]
    R Salazar and A Abdelkefi
  • Effects of abdomen undulation in energy consumption and stability for monarch butterfly 10. May 2021
    The flight of monarch butterflies is characterized by a relatively large wing, flapping at a relatively low frequency coupled with abdomen undulation. This paper presents the dynamics of a flapping wing flyer that can be applied to the coupled motion of the wing, body, and abdomen at the monarch butterfly scale, which is formulated directly […]
    K C Tejaswi, Madhu K Sridhar, Chang-kwon Kang and Taeyoung Lee
  • Hydrodynamic advantages of in-line schooling 10. May 2021
    Fish benefit energetically when swimming in groups, which is reflected in lower tail-beat frequencies for maintaining a given speed. Recent studies further show that fish save the most energy when swimming behind their neighbor such that both the leader and the follower benefit. However, the mechanisms underlying such hydrodynamic advantages have thus far not been […]
    Mehdi Saadat, Florian Berlinger, Artan Sheshmani, Radhika Nagpal, George V Lauder and Hossein Haj-Hariri

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  • Structures of the human Mediator and Mediator-bound preinitiation complex 6. May 2021
    The 1.3-MDa transcription factor IID (TFIID) is required for preinitiation complex (PIC) assembly and RNA polymerase II (Pol II)-mediated transcription initiation on almost all genes. The 26-subunit Mediator stimulates transcription and cyclin-dependent kinase 7 (CDK7)-mediated phosphorylation of Pol II C-terminal domain (CTD). We determined the structures of human Mediator in the Tail module-extended (at near-atomic […]
    Chen, X., Yin, X., Li, J., Wu, Z., Qi, Y., Wang, X., Liu, W., Xu, Y.
  • Quantum walks on a programmable two-dimensional 62-qubit superconducting processor 6. May 2021
    Quantum walks are the quantum mechanical analog of classical random walks and an extremely powerful tool in quantum simulations, quantum search algorithms, and even for universal quantum computing. In our work, we have designed and fabricated an 8x8 two-dimensional square superconducting qubit array composed of 62 functional qubits. We used this device to demonstrate high […]
    Gong, M., Wang, S., Zha, C., Chen, M.-C., Huang, H.-L., Wu, Y., Zhu, Q., Zhao, Y., Li, S., Guo, S., Qian, H., Ye, Y., Chen, F., Ying, C., Yu, J., Fan, D., Wu, D., Su, H., Deng, H., Rong, H., Zhang, K., Cao, S., Lin, J., Xu, Y., Sun, L., Guo, C., Li, N., Liang, F., Bastidas, V. M., Nemoto, K., Munro, W. J., Huo, Y.-H., Lu, C.-Y., Peng, C.-Z., Zhu, X., Pan, J.-W.
  • Role of the ionic environment in enhancing the activity of reacting molecules in zeolite pores 6. May 2021
    Tailoring the molecular environment around catalytically active site allows to enhance catalytic reactivity via a hitherto unexplored pathway. In zeolites, the presence of water creates an ionic environment via formation of hydrated hydronium ions and the negatively charged framework Al tetrahedra. The high density of cation-anion pairs determined by the aluminum concentration of a zeolite […]
    Pfriem, N., Hintermeier, P. H., Eckstein, S., Kim, S., Liu, Q., Shi, H., Milakovic, L., Liu, Y., Haller, G. L., Barath, E., Liu, Y., Lercher, J. A.

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  • Cross-tissue organization of the fibroblast lineage 12. May 2021
    Nature, Published online: 12 May 2021; doi:10.1038/s41586-021-03549-5Single-cell and genetic tools are used to characterize the diversity of fibroblasts across healthy and perturbed tissues in mice and humans.
    Matthew B. Buechler
  • CMOS-based cryogenic control of silicon quantum circuits 12. May 2021
    Nature, Published online: 12 May 2021; doi:10.1038/s41586-021-03469-4A cryogenic CMOS control chip operating at 3 K is used to demonstrate coherent control and simple algorithms on silicon qubits operating at 20 mK.
    Xiao Xue
  • Fibroblast cells reveal their ancestry 12. May 2021
    Nature, Published online: 12 May 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-01204-7Cells called fibroblasts can boost health yet also drive disease. Cell-lineage analysis has unveiled the first comprehensive atlas of fibroblasts from various healthy and diseased tissues, a result that has major clinical implications.
    Christopher D. Buckley

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, […]
    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 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.
    jenna