UA researchers’ focus on tire traction leads to investigation of polar bear paws
Research investigates what makes it possible for some arctic animals to walk and run across the ice so effortlessly and gracefully without slipping and falling.
UA professor putting $1 million biomimicry grant to work — on snakes
Crain's Cleveland interviews Dr. Henry Astley, assistant professor in both the Department of Biology and the School of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering, about the ways in which he plans to use his five-year NSF CAREER grant to expand biomimicry research on snake locomotion.
Great Lakes Biomimicry merges with the Ohio Aerospace Institute
Will continue to support innovation by looking to natural systems for solutions to current challenges in aviation.
UA announces the launch of AkronArts
The bold plan calls for re-imagining University arts programs for community revitalization.
UA researchers resolve fundamental issues explaining gecko adhesion
The recent work, “Direct evidence of acid-base interactions in gecko adhesion,” has addressed the confounding evidence that has been difficult to explain since the discovery of van der Waals forces controlling adhesion.
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- 05/20/2021 UA researchers resolve fundamental issues explaining gecko adhesion
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