New finding suggests muscle tone and wing posture help the insects execute an upside-down backflip, even when anesthetized.
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By mimicking the diabolical ironclad beetles' wing cases, engineers may be able to build stronger joints for applications such as airplanes.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
Researchers found that confined tumors are more resistant to drug treatments.
Meeri Kim, Contributor
Cryo-electron microscopy helps scientists see the structure of biomolecules down to each individual atom.
Catherine Meyers, Editor
So-called cryo-electron microscopy can see the atoms of biological proteins in water.
Catherine Meyers, Editor
Some scientists look into the sky for stars; others look for starlings.
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New principles could pave the way for custom molecules.
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Insights may lead to advances in solar power.
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New research explores how giraffes defy gravity when they drink.
Emily DeMarco, Staff Writer
Researchers discover potentially quick, cheap technique.
Ben P. Stein, Contributor
Engineers study physics, biomechanics of wet, shaking dogs and other animals.
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