Image of the Day: Floating Metal

Researchers have taken inspiration from diving bell spiders and rafts of fire ants to create a metallic structure that won’t sink. The advance from the University of Rochester, New York, could lead to unsinkable ships, wearable flotation devices that continue to float after being punctured, or electronic monitoring devices that can survive in long term […] The post Diving bell spiders inspire ‘unsinkable’ metallic structure appeared first on The Engineer.

Image of the Day: Floating Metal

Buoyancy techniques used by spiders and ants inspire the development of floating aluminum discs.

Mon 11 Nov 19 from The Scientist

That’s unsinkable behaviour

Lasers, spiders, ants and air help create a metallic structure that keeps coming back to the surface.

Sun 10 Nov 19 from Cosmos Magazine

Researchers Create a Metal Structure That Will Not Sink or Stay Submerged Under Water

Inspired by the way diving bell spiders and fire ants use their water-repelling legs and bodies to trap air in order to float on water, researchers from the University of Rochester have found ...

Tue 12 Nov 19 from Gizmodo

Scientists design spider- and ant-inspired metal structure that doesn’t sink

Unsinkable ships could become a reality with such technology.

Fri 8 Nov 19 from ZME Science

Metal inspired by floating fire ants could one day lead to 'unsinkable ships'

Researchers took inspiration from fire ants, which lock their limbs together on water to trap pockets of air between their extremely water resistant limbs, allowing them to float like a raft.

Thu 7 Nov 19 from Daily Mail

Diving bell spiders inspire ‘unsinkable’ metallic structure

Researchers have taken inspiration from diving bell spiders and rafts of fire ants to create a metallic structure that won’t sink. The advance from the University of Rochester, New York, ...

Thu 7 Nov 19 from The Engineer

Spiders and ants inspire a metallic structure that refuses to sink

Researchers have created a metallic structure that is so hydrophobic, it refuses to sink - no matter how often it is forced into water or how much it is damaged or punctured. Possible applications ...

Wed 6 Nov 19 from ScienceDaily

Spiders and ants inspire a metallic structure that refuses to sink, Wed 6 Nov 19 from Eurekalert

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