Spiders sprayed with carbon nanotubes spin superstrong webs
May 11, 2015, 7:17 a.m. by Bryan Nelson
Scientists still aren't entirely sure how the spiders make use of the carbon nanotubes, but their webs are the strongest ever recorded.
Drone flies after being installed with honeybee brain
April 24, 2015, 11:12 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
Fleets of these 'artificial bees' could one day pollinate our crops just like real bees do.
'Mechanical' invisibility cloak inspired by the honeycomb
April 24, 2015, 8:10 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
Researchers have learned how to compensate for imperfections in a honeycomb lattice that could lead to new advances in architecture.
New synthetic chameleon skin could lead to instant wardrobe changes
March 22, 2015, 10:25 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
Technology could lead to the transformation of clothes, cars, buildings and even billboards.
Bionic leaf can convert solar energy into liquid fuel
February 13, 2015, 3:36 a.m. by Bryan Nelson
Photovoltaic cells convert the sun's energy into electricity — but what if solar energy could instead be converted directly into liquid fuel?
Shellfish-inspired protein glue even sticks underwater
September 22, 2014, 7:14 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
Lab-created substance composed partly of mussel foot proteins is stickier than the adhesive used by real mussels.
World's first man-made photosynthetic 'leaf' could produce oxygen for astronauts
July 30, 2014, 4:45 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
Breakthrough technology could make long-distance space travel feasible, clean our air here on Earth, and even combat global warming.
World's most advanced encryption codes discovered by analyzing human biology
April 5, 2014, 10:10 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
Signals that coordinate the rhythms of our heart and lungs offer inspiration for creating 'unbreakable' security codes.