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Robojelly Could Cruise Waters To Safeguard Ocean Environment

Tue, 2013-01-29 14:05 -- llancaster

Engineers design jellyfish-like robot that could someday clean oil spills and detect pollutants.
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Jan 29 2013 - 2:00pm
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Press Release: Robotic jellyfish could one day patrol oceans, clean oil spills, and detect pollutants

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Inside Science Buzzwords:

  1. Jellyfish - ocean animals with a umbrella-shaped shell and tentacles that swim without a backbone, brain, heart or gills. 
  2. Robot - a machine that can move or perform other actions using a series of commands.
  3. Shape-memory alloy - an alloy with the ability to return to its original shape after it has been formed into a new shape.
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