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Poisonous Frogs Inspire De-icing Tech for Planes

Poisonous Frogs Inspire De-icing Tech for Planes | Biomimicry | Scoop.it

"Although spring is finally here, the nightmare of winter flight delays is still fresh in many frequent flyers’ minds. However, these delays could soon become a thing of the past, and we have poisonous frogs to thank. Researchers from Arizona State University believe they have found a way for plane wings to de-ice themselves by secreting anti-freeze, much in the same way a poisonous dart frog’s skin secretes a toxin when threatened."

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Biomimetics in Shaving

Biomimetics in Shaving | Biomimicry | Scoop.it

"Based on friction tests of surfaces mimicking the textures evolved on frog, cricket and salamander feet, Technion scientists innovate a way to significantly improve the shaving process. Technion scientists discovered a way to significantly improve shaving process, following friction tests of surfaces mimicking the textures evolved on frog, cricket and salamander feet."

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Frog-like Robot Will Help Surgeons With Keyhole Surgery

Frog-like Robot Will Help Surgeons With Keyhole Surgery | Biomimicry | Scoop.it

"Researchers at the University of Leeds are using the feet of tree frogs as a model for a tiny robot designed to crawl inside patients’ bodies during keyhole surgery."

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The Stickiness of Frog Tongues

The Stickiness of Frog Tongues | Biomimicry | Scoop.it
The frog looks nearly asleep, when suddenly its tongue darts out, snaring an unsuspecting insect. What makes its tongue so sticky? Find out...
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A Bio-inspired Method to Attach Graphene to Silicon Wafers for Electronic Devices

A Bio-inspired Method to Attach Graphene to Silicon Wafers for Electronic Devices | Biomimicry | Scoop.it

"Drawing inspiration from how beetles and tree frogs keep their feet attached to submerged leaves, National University of Singapore (NUS) researchers have developed the first effective process, called “face-to-face transfer,” to grow and transfer high-quality graphene on silicon and other stiff substrates."

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Frog Calls Inspire a New Algorithm for Wireless Networks

Frog Calls Inspire a New Algorithm for Wireless Networks | Biomimicry | Scoop.it

 
Male Japanese tree frogs use a method of calling that allows them to use their calls at the same time but in a way that allows the females to distinguish between them. Now, researchers from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia have mimicked this form of calling behavior in the creation of an algorithm that assigns colours to network nodes, the use of which can be applied to developing more efficient wireless networks.

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