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Mechanoresponsive self-growing hydrogels inspired by muscle training | Science
mechanical hydrogel polymer muscles that get stronger with training/use, like real muscles
biomimicry  polymer  hydrogel  artificial  muscle  actuator 
9 days ago by asteroza
Anti-fatigue-fracture hydrogels | Science Advances
A pill that expands into a ball in stomach acid is a hydrogel, which can support stomach based health sensors which need to be oral pills, but expand to lodge in the stomach.
hydrogel  biomimicry  materials  science  research  technology  expandable  bubble 
9 days ago by asteroza
Bioinspired polymeric woods | Science Advances
Hrm, interesting wood analog that is highly insulating and with better fire resistance. Specific strength is also interesting. Sorta foamy, like aerogel
biomimicry  biomimetic  polymeric  engineered  wood  materials  science  research  technology  chitosan  pore 
october 2018 by asteroza
A fully autonomous terrestrial bat-like acoustic robot
A test to replicate bat echolocation using wideband ultrasound to get better SLAM
UGV  drone  biomimicry  echolocation  wideband  ultrasound  SLAM  computational  biology  navigation 
september 2018 by asteroza
Recombinant Spidroins Fully Replicate Primary Mechanical Properties of Natural Spider Silk - Biomacromolecules (ACS Publications)
So they got bacteria to build silk proteins with are almost twice as long as real spider silk proteins, thus the doubled protein is now a near match in performance to true spider silk fiber (true spider silk fiber benefits from good protein design and spinner design though). They seem to think it should be possible to use the fusing method to build even longer proteins to up the strength.
biomimicry  bacteria  GMO  spider  silk  protein  fiber  manufacturing  materials  science  research  technology  synthetic  biology 
august 2018 by asteroza
Twisting cracks in Bouligand structures - ScienceDirect
Mantis shrimp clubs have a spiral fiber layer pattern that resists crack propagation
materials  science  research  technology  composite  fiber  helical  helicoidal  pattern  layer  crack  propagation  resistance  biomimicry 
june 2018 by asteroza
[1711.03467] Worm-level Control through Search-based Reinforcement Learning
Using a worm brain emulator to balance a virtual pole via learning, without writing code
biomimicry  machine  learning  neural  network  worm  brain  emulation 
february 2018 by asteroza
Geometric Design of Scalable Forward Scatterers for Optimally Efficient Solar Transformers - Kim - 2017 - Advanced Materials - Wiley Online Library
Mimicking iridocyte cells on clam mantles to make lightpath pillars to feed algae clusters with light, with implications for algae bioreactors using piped light for making biofuels.
iridocyte  biomimicry  nanoparticle  microbead  pillar  materials  science  optical  research  technology 
november 2017 by asteroza
US Navy Synthetically Recreates Biomaterial to Assist Military Personnel
Using e.coli to bulk manufacture hagfish slime proteins, which form as compressed nanothreads that expand into a large area mesh, with properties similar to kevlar.
synthetic  hagfish  slime  biomimicry  protein  thread  network  mesh  expandible  materials  science  research  technology  e.coli  fiber  nanothread  nanofiber  Delicious 
january 2017 by asteroza
Biomimetic spinning of artificial spider silk from a chimeric minispidroin : Nat...
successful artificial spinneret for using artificial spider silk proteins mass produced by e.coli bacteria, using similar pressure/acidity change method as actual spider spinnerets
biomimicry  artifical  spinneret  e.coli  bacteria  spider  silk  materials  science  research  technology  manufacturing  fiber  protein  Delicious 
january 2017 by asteroza
Octopus-Inspired Smart Adhesive Pads for Transfer Printing of Semiconducting Nan...
Interesting material, where heating it causes micropore suction cups to open up so it sticks when slapped onto something, but the pores close when cold. Reusable glue of a sorts?
biomimicry  octopus  suction  cup  pad  smart  adheasive  thermoresponsive  materials  science  research  technology  Delicious 
july 2016 by asteroza
In-drop capillary spooling of spider capture thread inspires hybrid fibers with mixed solid–liquid mechanical properties
So spider silk has a watery glue that also functions as a local spool to pull in loose silk thread. Now that has been emulated with oil droplets and plastic filament.
biomimicry  liquid  wire  loose  thread  spool  spooling  tension  hybrid  solid  elastocapillarity  fluid  structure  interaction  materials  science  research  technology  Delicious 
may 2016 by asteroza
Material heterogeneity in cancellous bone promotes deformation recovery after mechanical failure
So soft surface but brittle interior type bones seem to guide cracks into structurally insensitive areas to maintain strength under failure/deformation.
biomimicry  cancellous  bone  structure  microstructure  failure  crack  propagation  suppression  Delicious 
march 2016 by asteroza
A shape-anisotropic reflective polarizer in a stomatopod crustacean : Scientific Reports
Mantis shrimp have optical structures that manipulate light across the structure rather than by depth in conventional polarizers, allowing polarized optical communication.
shrimp  optical  communication  biomimicry  light  polarizer  structure  physics  materials  science  research  technology  biology  tuned  biophotonic  photonic  Delicious 
february 2016 by asteroza
Simultaneous covalent and noncovalent hybrid polymerizations | Science
Interesting hard/soft hybrid polymer. Allows building composite structures like a hard core with a soft jacket layer.
hybrid  hard  soft  polymer  materials  science  research  technology  biomimicry  Delicious 
february 2016 by asteroza
GeckTeck - Our Technology - Kellie K Apparel
So this dude applied gecko feet biomimicry to silicone pads, to make a reusable adheasive material, which he promptly applied to his wife's strapless bras because they sucked.
biomimicry  gecko  feet  adheasive  silicone  materials  science  research  technology  bra  Delicious 
december 2015 by asteroza
Concept for an electric ornithopter backpack airplane. Hrm, I wonder if a turbine powerplant might work here, if the turbine can switch between shaft power mode for electricity generation, and gas jet mode for flight where the wings are fixed like a glider to have more conventional flight like a motorized glider.
electric  ornithopter  falcon  biomimicry  concept  flapping  wing  human  flight  aircraft  vehicle  transportation  Delicious 
november 2015 by asteroza
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