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Self-driven and sustainable removal of oil spills in water using bio-inspired textiles
18-Dec-2023 - Researchers at the ITA, the University of Bonn and Heimbach GmbH have developed a new method for removing oil spills from water surfaces in an energy-saving, cost-effective way and without the use of toxic substances. The method is made possible by a technical textile that is integrated into a ...
3D printed surfaces inspired by nature
Biologically inspired structural colours for anti-counterfeiting applications
14-Sep-2022 - Scientists can use laser radiation to print tiny structures with high precision. This approach enables them to mimic the superpowers of animals and plants and makes them accessible for engineering applications. To survive in extreme habitats, many animals and plants have developed brilliant ...
Unique material from marine bath sponge skeleton
Novel carbon sponge could serve as a centimetre-thin catalyst for industry in the future
09-Oct-2019 - Scientists of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg, together with an international research team, have deciphered the structure of a marine sponge skeleton and developed a novel three-dimensional composite material for the modern materials industry. The so-called "graphite" has unique structural, ...
Tiny spiders, big color
15-May-2018 - There's plenty that's striking about Phoroncidia rubroargentea, a species of spider native to Madagascar, starting with their size - at just three millimeters, they're barely larger than a few grains of salt. But the reason they caught Sarah Kariko's eye had more to do with their color. Unlike ...
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