Mining Smartness from Nature

Volume 84

doi: 10.4028/

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Authors: Luigi Sorrentino, Marco Aurilia, Marco D'Auria, Daniele Davino, Pasquale Mei, Ciro Visone, Salvatore Iannace

Abstract: Natural porous materials, like wood or bone, are multiscale cellular composite structures which exhibit mechanical (such as elasticity and...

Authors: Tamiye Simone Goia, Kalan Bastos Violin, José Carlos Bressiani, Ana Helena de Almeida Bressiani

Abstract: The porous metallic structure has been developed to mimic the natural bone architecture, having interconnected porosity, disposing enough...

Authors: Zhi Ming Liu, Yuan Lin An, Wen Jian Wu

Abstract: As one of the main methods to study biomembranes, the construction of highly active bionic biomembrane systems is very important. Based on...

Authors: Gijs J.M. Krijnen, Harmen Droogendijk, Ahmad Dagamseh, Ram Jaganatharaja, Jerome Casas

Abstract: MEMS offers exciting possibilities for the fabrication of bioinspired mechanosensors. Over the last years we have been working on cricket...

Authors: Jacques Desbrieres, Stephanie Reynaud, Pierre Marcasuzaa, Francis Ehrenfeld

Abstract: Intrinsically conducting polymers are of great interest for a large number of applications. But among major drawbacks are their low...

Authors: Bertrand Tondu

Abstract: Several types of artificial muscles are actually able to mimic the active spring-like behaviour characterizing the tension-length diagram of...

Authors: Martin Gottwald, Gerhard von der Emde

Abstract: At night, weakly electric fish Gnathonemus petersii use active electrolocation to scan their environment with self generated electric...

Authors: Immanuel Schäfer

Abstract: Fenestraria aurantiaca (also known as window plant) is a succulent with specialized adaptations to deal with heat, light and aridity....

Authors: Kai Schneider, Dmitry Kolomenskiy, Thomas Engels, Keith Moffatt, Marie Farge

Abstract: The Lighthill-Weis-Fogh clap-fling-sweep mechanism is a movement used by some insects to improve their flight performance. As first...


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