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Harmonic Vibration Simulation - Biomimetics Research on the Architecture of a Dragonfly's Wing

-Optimal natural construction resulting from complex patterning processes as a response to loading paths and material organisation.

-Highly efficient structural performance achieved through a nonlinear variation of pattern geometries, corrugations and varied material properties.

-The wing geometry transforms into different configurations to utilise the ambient wind flow energy for their flight.

 

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Cicada Wing Surface Biomimicry Could Lead to Anti-bacterial Surfaces

Cicada Wing Surface Biomimicry Could Lead to Anti-bacterial Surfaces | ARCHIresource | Scoop.it

"An international research group of researchers Australia's Swinburne University of Technology and Spain’s Universitat Rovira i Virgili investigated cicada insect and came up with a discovery that may lead to a surface able to destroy bacteria solely through its physical structure."


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Laurence's curator insight, March 12, 2013 8:41 AM

"...Une découverte qui pourrait déboucher sur un revêtement auto-destructeur de bactéries, de part sa seule structure physique ...des tests confirment toutefois que le système de défense sous forme de nanopiliers de la cigale, n'est vraiment efficace que contre les bactéries à membrane suffisamment souple..."

Si ces recherches aboutissent, imaginons les applications : poignées de porte, écrans tactiles, combiné de téléphone, sièges dans les transports publics et, pourquoi pas, emballage alimentaire ...? les bactéries sont partout !