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“biomimicry”

Mar 15, 2014 06:30 AM ET // Tracy Staedter
This week we focus on the future, when the world is flooded, when fossil fuels are defunct and when robots do the heavy-lifting.
Mar 14, 2014 10:11 AM ET // Nic Halverson
Industrial robots could one day use bionic elephant trunks to change lightbulbs or pick apples. Continue reading →
Feb 13, 2014 10:30 AM ET // Alyssa Danigelis
Meet Ninjabot, an ultrafast underwater robot modeled after a killer shrimp.
Feb 13, 2014 02:00 PM ET // Eric Niiler
Autonomous crawlers mimic insect workers using sense and avoid commands.
Oct 16, 2013 03:16 PM ET // Alyssa Danigelis
The cocktail boat that zips around your drink was inspired by water-walking insects. Continue reading →
Jun 3, 2013 03:11 PM ET // Jesse Emspak
The ears of a tiny insect inspired the design of a microphone the size of a mustard seed. Continue reading →
Dec 4, 2010 09:41 AM ET // Cristen Conger
Imitating avian anatomy could amplify airplane aerodynamics.