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POWER SOURCES

MODERN, MEDICINE, ALTERNATIVE POWER, SOURCES, BACTERIA, ELECTRICITY

Brilliant shades of blue and aqua coat the iridescent lips of giant clams, but these shiny cells aren’t just for show, new research finds. The iridescent sheen directs beams of

Robotics

Snake Robot Walks on Its Head and Tail

All of the joints on this bot move in a variety of directions, giving it the flexibility to change shape. A. KAMAT, R. THAKKER, S. BHARAMBE / VISVESVARAYA NATIONAL INSTITUTE

Nanotechnology Robotics

NANOTECHNOLOGY ‘Gecko Tech’ Lets Humans Climb Like Spider-Man

An operator climbed 25 feet vertically on a glass surface using no climbing equipment other than a pair of hand-held, gecko-inspired paddles. The climber wore, but did not require, the

Nanotechnology

‘Fly-Eyes’ Could Reduce Glass Fogging

Fly eyes see perfectly fine in moist environments. Gray Squirrel Tactics Inspire Deceptive Robot.   An anti-fog coating modeled on the nano-structure of a fly eye could one day be

Nanotechnology Robotics

Super ‘Sticky’ Geckskin Adhesive Coming Soon

Geckskin is able to stick to anything that’s vaguely smooth. Newly established Makira Natural Park is now Madagascar’s largest protected area. The hope is that the park will protect hundreds