The adhesive properties of gecko toe pads, based on atomic van der Waals attraction, have been understood for years now.
Here’s the simple test to tell if scientists are exaggerating wildly. Let’s call it: “The Principle of Comparative Difficulty.”
Mathematician and medical image maker Alexander Tsiaras offers a stunning visualization.
The new design mimics two advantages of butterfly wings: optical enhancement and water resistance.
A team of scientists carefully examined genomes of a butterfly and a silkworm. What they found was interesting, but dubious as an example of evolutionary ancestry.