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Riled Up is a journal of science, the environment, exploration, new technology, and related commentary.  Contributors include scientists, explorers, engineers, and others who provide perspectives and context not typically offered in general news circulation.  For interested readers, additional resources are included.

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Biomimicry is typically defined as designers gaining creative ideas from the results expressed by natural selection. Think Leonardo de Vinci trying to create an early airplane by watching winged birds in flight or improved adhesives created by examining the microscopic overlapping scales on the foot pads of wall climbing geckos. Who would have thought that mollusks could use changeable skin color camouflage to mimic their aquatic environment for protection. Research at Woods Hole ...


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