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Fish-eyed Lens Cuts Through the Dark

Fish-eyed Lens Cuts Through the Dark | Biomimicry | Scoop.it
Combining the best features of a lobster and an African fish, engineers have created an artificial eye that can see in the dark. And their fishy false eyes could help search-and-rescue robots or surgical scopes make dim surroundings seem bright as day.
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U.S. Air Force Goes Vortex Surfing to Cut Fuel Consumption

U.S. Air Force Goes Vortex Surfing to Cut Fuel Consumption | Biomimicry | Scoop.it

The United States Air Force (USAF) is taking flying lessons from geese and spiny lobsters. This may seem like the mother of all bureaucratic errors, but there’s actually some pretty solid science behind it. In exploiting a phenomenon known as “vortex surfing,” the USAF has found that by having C-17 cargo planes flying in formation, it can reduce fuel consumption by up to ten percent.

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