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Bio-mimicry and space exploration

What DaVinci was talking about, though it wasn't called it at the time, was biomimicry. Biomimicry is the practice of using designs from the natural world to solve technological and engineering problems. Were he alive today, ...

dateOct 29, 2015 in Engineering
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Meet the "swarmies"- robotics' answer to bugs

( —A small band of NASA engineers and interns is about to begin testing a group of robots and related software that will show whether it's possible for autonomous machines to scurry about an alien world such as ...

dateAug 22, 2014 in Robotics
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Florida harvester ants regularly relocate

Florida harvester ants move and construct a similar subterranean nest about once a year, according to a study published November 19, 2014 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Walter Tschinkel from Florida State University.

dateNov 19, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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