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July 16, 2018 | Source: Utah State University, 22 June 2018, Mary-Ann Muffoletto
Envisioning a device the U.S. Navy is developing with Utah State University synthetic spider silk conjures images you’d expect in a James Bond thriller. Think strong, stretchy...
July 2, 2018 | Source: Harvard Paulson School, seas.harvard.edu, 6 Feb 2018, Leah Burrows
To build more aerodynamic machines, researchers are drawing inspiration from an unlikely source: the ocean. A team of evolutionary biologists and engineers at Harvard University,...
July 2, 2018 | Source: MIT News, news.mit.edu, 19 June 2018, David Chandler
MIT engineers develop a way to triple the survival time for swimmers in wetsuits. When Navy SEALs carry out dives in Arctic waters, or when rescue teams are diving under ice-...
June 7, 2018 | Source: Harvard Paulson School, seas.harvard.edu, 21 Feb 2018, Leah Burrows
Who needs legs? With their sleek bodies, snakes can slither up to 14 miles-per-hour, squeeze into tight space, scale trees and swim. How do they do it? It’s all in the scales. As...
What other information is available related to carbon nanotube based dry adhesive? DSIAC received a request for more information and related articles on the topic of a...
April 9, 2018 | Source: Cornell University, news.cornell.edu, 2 Jan 2018, Tom Fleischman
An electricity-conducting, environment-sensing, shape-changing machine the size of a human cell? Is that even possible? Cornell physicists not only say yes, but they’ve actually...
March 26, 2018 | Source: John Hopkins University, hub.jhu.edu, 13 Feb 2018, Phil Sneiderman
When they turn up in pantries or restaurant kitchens, cockroaches are commonly despised as ugly, unhealthy pests. But in the name of science, Johns Hopkins researchers have put...
March 16, 2018 | Source: Office of Naval Research, defense.gov, 28 Mar 2017, Warren Duffie
Resembling a feathered flying ace with his miniature protective goggles and chinstrap, a parrotlet named Obie stood ready to take off. On signal, Obie propelled into the air,...
Is it possible that the future of information gathering will be up to robotic insects? DSIAC was asked to track down technical publications regarding tiny, insect robots...
February 25, 2018 | Source: 3D Printing, 3dprintingindustry.com, 8 March 2017; Advanced Engineering Materials, 10.1002/adem.201600848, 2 March 2017
Research, funded in part by the Danish Council for Independent Research Technology and Production Sciences, takes inspiration from oyster and abalone shells for stronger materials...