The same ability that makes roaches gross–their flexible, collapsible exoskeleton–makes them a good model for disaster robots.
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The Batmobile isn't the only mode of transportation that tips a hat to the bat.
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Buildings can learn a lot from your femurs.
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Moth eyes drink in light. So scientists are copying the nanostructures on those eyes to make better solar panels.
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The secret to super-sticky glue is in the secretions of mussels.
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What do a humpback and a wind turbine have in common? Scalloped blade edges.
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Mound termites are pros at building self-regulating homes. Human architects want to get in on the action.
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One day engineers could use the sea lion’s swimming secrets to create super-maneuverable, super-stealthy vehicles.
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