A new technology lets researchers use metal to create nature-inspired surfaces with unique powers, including rose petals' water-repelling ability.
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Batteries that can conform to the shape of a robot's body double as protection and far more efficient energy storage could pave the way for new bots.
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The availability of iron in increasingly acidic oceans could change how creatures like mussels make their adhesives, research finds.
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Researchers gave a new robot a "brain", human-like "skin," and vision sensors. The result? A much smarter robot.
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A beetle that can handle the heat near volcanoes in the summertime inspired researchers to create a cooling material that doesn't use power.
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Inspired by the slow and steady sloth, SlothBot hangs on a wire between trees to monitor the environment below and enhance conservation efforts.
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Scientists think quantum coherence may play a role in photosynthesis. A new study shows it can offer a roadmap to better solar cells.
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Artifiical neurons may shed light on how real neurons are so energy efficient while communicating across distances, paving the way for better computers.
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A new simpler urine test that could be done in a doctor’s office or even at home would give people with kidney stones results in as little as 30 minutes.
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