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25 FEBRUARY 2016

Forms in Nature: Understanding Our Universe

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Simon Perkins
06 DECEMBER 2013

Four-winged robot flies like a jellyfish

"Tiny flying robots usually mimic nature's flyers, like birds and insects–but perhaps that's due to a lack of imagination. A four–winged design created by Leif Ristroph and colleagues at New York University, which boasts a body plan reminiscent of a jellyfish, is more stable in the air than insect–like machines.

The prototype consists of a carbon–fibre frame surrounded by two pairs of thin plastic wings that open and close when driven by a motor. Its shape allows it to fly upright with little effort, without requiring sensors or intelligence to adjust its wings like those used by insects. 'Making a dumb machine is a nice strategy for very small robots,' says Ristroph. 'Without circuits and sensors, it's also lighter.'"

(Sandrine Ceurstemont, 25 November 2013, New Scientist)

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Simon Perkins
11 MARCH 2005

Jellyfish Protein: Rollable Displays

Kimberly Patch, Technology Research New
A group of researchers is working with a fluorescent protein, or chromophore found in jellyfish in order to create better materials for LEDs. [...]The jellyfish protein is a cleverly put together molecule, said Mark Thompson, a chemistry professor at the University of Southern California. "The structure of the protein itself is a barrel like structure and the middle of the barrel is the emitter."Because the part of the molecule that emits light is contained within the base molecule of the protein, changing the molecule in order to tune the color doesn't affect the emitter, said Thompson. "The thing that's neat about it is what were doing to tune color is just adding appendages to the outside the molecule. We can go through the whole visible spectrum with the same core –– the same central part of the molecule," he said.

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