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  • Wing rapid responses and aerodynamics of fruit flies during headwind gust perturbations 6. July 2020
    Insects are the main source of inspiration for flapping-wing micro air vehicles (FWMAVs). They frequently encounter wind gust perturbations in natural environments, and effectively cope with these perturbations. Here, we investigated the rapid gust response of flies to instruct the gust stability design of FWMAVs. A novel method to produce impulsive wind gusts that lasted […]
    Mancang Gu, Jianghao Wu and Yanlai Zhang
  • Longitudinal mode model-based controller design for tailless flapping wing robot with loop shaping compensator 6. July 2020
    In this study, the stable proportional–derivative (PD) controller gains for pitch control (longitudinal control) are obtained using the linearized and non-coupled longitudinal-mode flight dynamics model of the tailless, hover-capable, flapping wing robot named KUBeetle. To acquire a more realistic longitudinal model of KUBeetle, we incorporated the dynamics of the sensors, filters, and servo. Then, the […]
    Steven Aurecianus, Hoang Vu Phan, Taesam Kang and Hoon Cheol Park
  • Body torsional flexibility effects on stability during trotting and pacing based on a simple analytical model 6. July 2020
    Quadruped animals use not only their legs but also their trunks during walking and running. Although many previous studies have investigated the flexion, extension, and lateral bending of the trunk, few studies have investigated the body torsion, and its dynamic effects on locomotion thus remain unclear. In this study, we investigated the effects of body […]
    Mau Adachi, Shinya Aoi, Tomoya Kamimura, Kazuo Tsuchiya and Fumitoshi Matsuno

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  • Architecture of a catalytically active homotrimeric plant cellulose synthase complex 9. July 2020
    Cellulose is an essential plant cell wall component and represents the most abundant biopolymer on Earth. Supramolecular plant cellulose synthase complexes organize multiple linear glucose polymers into microfibrils as load-bearing wall components. We determined the structure of a poplar cellulose synthase CesA homotrimer that suggests a molecular basis for cellulose microfibril formation. This complex, stabilized […]
    Purushotham, P., Ho, R., Zimmer, J.
  • Primary exposure to SARS-CoV-2 protects against reinfection in rhesus macaques 2. July 2020
    Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), which is caused by infection with the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has become a global pandemic. It currently remains unclear whether convalescing patients have a risk of reinfection. We generated a rhesus macaque model of SARS-CoV-2 infection that was characterized by interstitial pneumonia and systemic viral dissemination mainly […]
    Deng, W., Bao, L., Liu, J., Xiao, C., Liu, J., Xue, J., Lv, Q., Qi, F., Gao, H., Yu, P., Xu, Y., Qu, Y., Li, F., Xiang, Z., Yu, H., Gong, S., Liu, M., Wang, G., Wang, S., Song, Z., Liu, Y., Zhao, W., Han, Y., Zhao, L., Liu, X., Wei, Q., Qin, C.
  • Architecture and function of human uromodulin filaments in urinary tract infections 2. July 2020
    Uromodulin is the most abundant protein in human urine and forms filaments that antagonize the adhesion of uropathogens; however, filament structure and mechanism of protection remain poorly understood. We used cryo-electron tomography to show that the uromodulin filament consists of a zigzag-shaped backbone with laterally protruding arms. N-glycosylation mapping and biophysical assays revealed that uromodulin […]
    Weiss, G. L., Stanisich, J. J., Sauer, M. M., Lin, C.-W., Eras, J., Zyla, D. S., Trück, J., Devuyst, O., Aebi, M., Pilhofer, M., Glockshuber, R.

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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.