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“biomimetics”

Jan 27, 2016 09:45 AM ET // Eric Niiler
The technique could be used to develop new kinds of smart clothing that both repels water and breathes, or flexible scaffolding for printed organs.
Nov 10, 2015 11:00 AM ET // Laine Bergeson
The grooming habits of hairy animals could be mimicked to keep sensitive electronics clean and operational. Continue reading →
Nov 10, 2015 11:25 AM ET // Alyssa Danigelis
Spider silk-like proteins could be a viable alternative to the petroleum-based nylon and polyester, which dominate performance outerwear.
Oct 28, 2015 12:00 PM ET // Glenn McDonald
Researchers at MIT are working with New Balance to create living sportswear fabrics. Continue reading →
Aug 28, 2015 07:00 AM ET // Eric Niiler
This biologically inspired filter could quench thirst for space travelers and drought-sufferers alike.
Jul 15, 2015 07:15 AM ET // Renee Morad
In Singapore’s Pandan Reservoir, a flock of swans controlled by programmers monitor the water for contamination, measuring PH levels and more.
Jul 9, 2015 02:00 PM ET // Renee Morad
Researchers blended 3-D printing techniques and a combination of hard and soft materials to accomplish more accurate jumping and better landings.
Jul 7, 2015 02:00 PM ET // Charles Choi, LiveScience
So-called memcomputers process and store data just like the human brain.
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