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Biomimicry

Some of the so-called “hygrobots” can spontaneously advance across a wet surface.

Catherine Meyers, Editor

A new technique prints tiny middle ear bones for a perfect fit.

Katharine Gammon, Contributor

Robotic bugs may someday help in search and rescue.

Marcus Woo, Contributor

Scientists look to nature to make a glue that can bind wet surfaces together.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

Manufactured rhino horns are criticized by conservation groups, but some economists think the conversation should stay open.

Olivia Trani, Contributor

Nanostructure similar to moth eyes could help cut reflections on smartphone screens.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

Study shows how collective cooperation can develop in systems even when benefits are not obvious to individuals.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

Research finds that introducing crack-resisting structures makes steel tougher against fatigue.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Learning how biological materials fail can assist engineers.

Peter Gwynne, Contributor

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