Amazed by the sneaky and speedy ability of cockroaches, researchers created a bio-inspired robot that could one day be used to search through rubble in disaster zones and free victims.
Hagfish secrete a slime that researchers hope to harness and make into super hydrogels, or new super-absorbent materials that can be used in plasters and baby diapers.
Using a special SharkCam, researchers have filmed the underwater predatory behaviors of great white sharks for the first time. It appears they lurk in the darkness before ambushing their prey from below. While this new study offers groundbreaking insight, researchers say there is still much to learn about these mysterious fish.
Analyzing the body language of mice may help scientists better understand the behavioral effects of certain gene mutations.
Dolphins emit sound waves to get a feel for their underwater surroundings. Researchers have reconstructed images that they say show how dolphins "see" nearby objects by recording these sounds. Those images have been popular online, but other scientists have not vetted the research.
Mussels secrete proteins from their feet that allow them to cling to rocks in the face of powerful waves. By mimicking this technique, researchers have created a simple synthetic material that can prime and fuse two surfaces underwater.
Researchers from Iowa State University have given a cat named Vincent new hope of leading a normal life with the help of unique prosthetics.
A new hybrid center pivot irrigation system sprays water above ground and pulls less water from underground, ultimately reducing the amount needed to grow potato crops.
Using an advanced infrared camera, researchers have made methane emissions visible. This may help monitor and measure striking levels of greenhouse gases.
Many species of blue tarantulas have evolved independently with the same coloration – a vibrant cobalt blue that is based in hairy nanostructures scientists believe could one day be replicated to improve smartphone and television screens.
Wood pellets have become an increasingly popular alternative source of fuel, and are even more environmentally friendly compared to coal, when factoring harvesting and transportation.
Using the natural movements observed in plants, researchers believe they can make tiny robots move with the use of electricity.
Gentoo penguins, an arctic species distributed around the South Pole, have evolved a special method to remian ice-free, say researchers who are now hoping to adapt their findings to airplane wings which frequently need de-icing. "It's a little ironic that a bird that doesn't fly could one day help airplanes fly more safely," said one researcher.
Researchers may finally have an explanation for the mantis shrimps' ability to reflect and detect circular polarizing light. It turns out the marine creatures use it to communicate if certain burrow holes are occupied.