Biomimicry

Green spectrum light can actually damage plants.
Joshua Learn, Contributor
Like biological brains, artificial neural networks may depend on slow-wave sleep for learning.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
Someday, such supports could allow meat in the lab to grow from tiny hamburger-nuggets into something more like steak.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
The glue cements the moth’s wing scales together like a wall of bricks.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
Combine sand, gelatin and bacteria, let them rest, and watch one brick turn into eight.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
A mechanical predator could stress an invasive species of freshwater fish to the point that they may reproduce less.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
By mimicking the structure of mother-of-pearl, scientists have made a glass that's less likely to shatter when hit.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
Insect hearing systems are inspiring new microphone designs that can better identify the direction a sound comes from.
Bailey Bedford, Contributor
Pill uses a dissolving spring-loaded needle to spare people with diabetes from normal injections.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
A closer look at cat tongues helps explain why the animals' grooming is so effective and may inspire new brushes -- for pets and humans.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
Observation could improve filtration systems and boost conservation efforts.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
New study reveals the complex strategies crab spiders use to soar on streamers of silk.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer