The technique could be used to develop new kinds of smart clothing that both repels water and breathes, or flexible scaffolding for printed organs.
The grooming habits of hairy animals could be mimicked to keep sensitive electronics clean and operational. Continue reading →
Spider silk-like proteins could be a viable alternative to the petroleum-based nylon and polyester, which dominate performance outerwear.
Researchers at MIT are working with New Balance to create living sportswear fabrics. Continue reading →
This biologically inspired filter could quench thirst for space travelers and drought-sufferers alike.
In Singapore’s Pandan Reservoir, a flock of swans controlled by programmers monitor the water for contamination, measuring PH levels and more.
Researchers blended 3-D printing techniques and a combination of hard and soft materials to accomplish more accurate jumping and better landings.
So-called memcomputers process and store data just like the human brain.
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