Inspired by a fiddler crab eye, scientists developed an amphibious artificial vision system with a panoramic visual field.
The technique opens a door to manufacturing of pressure-monitoring bandages, shade-shifting fabrics, or touch-sensing robots.
The material could pave the way for sustainable plastics.
The findings could inform the design of new materials such as iridescent windows or waterproof textiles.
A new adhesive that mimics the sticky substance barnacles use to cling to rocks may offer a better way to treat traumatic injuries.
MIT engineers used kirigami-style etching to design a stent that can temporarily lodge in tubular organs to release drugs.
The membrane’s structure could provide a blueprint for robust artificial tissues.
The technology could boost aerial robots’ repertoire, allowing them to operate in cramped spaces and withstand collisions.
MIT researchers grow structures made of wood-like plant cells in a lab, hinting at the possibility of more efficient biomaterials production.