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Digital cameras with designs inspired by the arthropod eye

In today's (May 2) issue of Nature, we report a recent achievement in applying mechanics principles of stretchable electronics and optics to create biologically inspired artificial compound eye cameras. It was also highlighted in the Nature News & Views, "Optical devices: Seeing the world through an insect's eyes".

Three PhD positions available

Three PhD positions are available at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, to work on

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Biologically inspired design—natural convex joints reduce stress concentrations

Finite element stress analysis and corner optimization of a tree-steel railing interface/joint (Mattheck, 1998) showed that the naturally formed tree/railing joint was very effective in reducing stress concentration.

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