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Engineers Help Discover the Surprising Trick Jellyfish Use to Swim

Engineers Help Discover the Surprising Trick Jellyfish Use to Swim | Biomimicry | Scoop.it

"Millions of years ago, even before the continents had settled into place, jellyfish were already swimming the oceans with the same pulsing motions we observe today. Now through clever experiments and insightful math, an interdisciplinary research team has revealed a startling truth about how jellyfish and lampreys, another ancient species that undulate like eels, move through the water with unmatched efficiency."

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Artificial Jellyfish 'Medusoid' Swims in a Heartbeat: Creation is an Amalgam of Silicone Polymer and Heart Muscle Cells

Artificial Jellyfish 'Medusoid' Swims in a Heartbeat: Creation is an Amalgam of Silicone Polymer and Heart Muscle Cells | Biomimicry | Scoop.it

Using recent advances in marine biomechanics, materials science, and tissue engineering, a team of researchers at Harvard University and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have turned inanimate silicone and living cardiac muscle cells into a freely swimming "jellyfish.

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John Dabiri Unlocks the Mysteries of Jellyfish

John Dabiri Unlocks the Mysteries of Jellyfish | Biomimicry | Scoop.it

While an undergraduate at Princeton, John Dabiri spent a summer at the California Institute of Technology, filming jellyfish at a nearby aquarium and trying to write mathematical models to describe their movement. "Initially I hated the idea, because my opinion of biology was that it was all memorization and stamp-collecting,” Dabiri says. “But it became clear that the jellyfish had a lot to teach me.”

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Virginia Tech Creates Giant 170-Pound Jellyfish Robot!

Virginia Tech Creates Giant 170-Pound Jellyfish Robot! | Biomimicry | Scoop.it
Engineers from Virginia Tech have created Cryo, a 170lb robotic jellyfish that could be used for Navy spy missions.
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Meet Robojelly, the Hydrogen-Powered Jellyfish-Shaped Immortal Underwater Surveillance Robot

Meet Robojelly, the Hydrogen-Powered Jellyfish-Shaped Immortal Underwater Surveillance Robot | Biomimicry | Scoop.it

A new robotic jellyfish is powered by hydrogen, and could theoretically never run out of energy as it pulses through the sea. It’s designed to work as a search and rescue or surveillance ‘bot for the U.S. Navy.

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