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biomimetic

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Watch a robotic cockroach launch a robotic bird

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley have designed a system that allows its VelociRoach robot to launch an ornithopter micro-aerial vehicle.

By May 26, 2015

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Invade the skies with your own flying, screeching pterodactyl

Scare off birds, humans and drones with this radio-controlled pterodactyl flying around on Kickstarter. It even lets out a hair-raising screech.

By April 3, 2015

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Terminator draws closer with shape-shifting liquid metal motor

Using gallium, a metal with a very low melting point, researchers have developed a self-powered, shape-shifting liquid metal motor.

By March 12, 2015

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US Navy turns to 'Jaws' for drone inspiration

The United States Navy tests out an unmanned, underwater drone called the GhostSwimmer. It prowls through the water just like a massive shark.

By December 17, 2014

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Researchers set to move on to 4D printing

A research team has been given a US$855,000 grant to start research on printing's next step: the fourth dimension.

By October 9, 2013

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Hagfish-slime clothes could be new fashion statement

Slimy hagfish may hold the key to a new fabric that's stronger than nylon and more eco-friendly than polyester.

By December 10, 2012

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Robot worm laughs off your attempts to squash it dead

It wriggles, it writhes, it explores your insides! The hardy Meshworm crawls like the real thing and could take on military tasks.

By August 11, 2012

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Robojelly: Hydrogen-powered robot jellyfish is squishy awesome

That innocent-looking jellyfish floating along in the ocean may actually be Robojelly, a hydrogen-fueled robot surveillance jellyfish in development for the Navy.

By March 21, 2012

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Crave giveaway: 'Smart scarf' by designer Diana Eng

Bundle up! Jack Frost scarf by geek designer and former "Project Runway" contestant changes patterns according to temperature.

By December 9, 2011

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Water-walking robot takes cue from insects

New aquatic microrobot out of China can walk and turn freely on the surface of water by mimicking insects that can do the same.

By July 27, 2011