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Underwater Fin Could Break Speed Record

Underwater Fin Could Break Speed Record | Biomimicry | Scoop.it

"Animal Dynamics, a company formed of biomechanics from the University of Oxford’s Department of Zoology, islooking to break the human-powered water speed record in a canoe propelled by an underwater fin, mimicking the way that dolphins or whales swim. The team believes that a flapping fin design could be a more efficient than a traditional propeller mechanism, as it works with the natural flow of water, rather than against it. Instead of using paddles, the catamaran-style canoe has a hydrofoil under its bow which is operated by a driver using a pedaling system. The cycling motion drives a fin downwards through the water, creating the thrust to propel the canoe forwards."

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Bats, Dolphins, and Mole Rats Inspire Advances in Ultrasound Technology

Bats, Dolphins, and Mole Rats Inspire Advances in Ultrasound Technology | Biomimicry | Scoop.it
Researchers are using a unique method to interpret and manipulate the pings and echoes that bats, dolphins, and mole rats use for learning about their environments and capturing their prey.
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Dolphins Inspire Rescue Radar Device

Dolphins Inspire Rescue Radar Device | Biomimicry | Scoop.it

"British engineers said Wednesday they had taken inspiration from dolphins for a new type of radar device that could easily track miners trapped underground or skiers buried in an avalanche. The device, like dolphins, sends out two pulses in quick succession to allow for a targeted search for semiconductor devices, cancelling any background "noise"..."

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