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Pound of aerogel can ferry half tonne boatloads

March 26th, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, March 26 (IANS) A pound of aerogel, an amazing, ultra lightweight material, is enough to build a boat capable of carrying half tonne loads, says a study. Aerogel, a ... Read more...

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Scientists design robots that walk on water

August 1st, 2011 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) An aquatic microrobot can walk or run on water, mimicking the amazing abilities of the 'water strider' -- a long legged insect that effortlessly skims across ... Read more...

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Self-cleaning walls and water-striding robots come closer to reality

May 5th, 2009 - 11:36 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): What if scientists create self-cleaning walls and fabrics or even micro-scale robots that can walk on water? Well, researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Japan's RIKEN institute ... Read more...

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Key to water striders striding lies in its optimal legs

August 10th, 2008 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 10 (ANI): Water striders perfectly proportioned legs allows the insect to efficiently scoot and jump on ponds and lakes, says scientists in France and the United Kingdom.In a new ... Read more...

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How water insects bounce on water without sinking revealed

December 8th, 2007 - 8:51 pm ICT by admin
London, December 8 (ANI): A research team in South Korea has reportedly reached very close to revealing the secret behind the water strider's baffling ability to bounce up and down on water ... Read more...

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