Week in Review: 6/28/15 – 7/4/15

July 2, 2015

Tough tail of a seahorse may provide robotic solutions
One of the ocean’s oddest little creatures, the seahorse, is providing inspiration for robotics researchers as they learn from nature how to build robots that have capabilities sometimes at odds with one another – flexible, but also tough and strong.
http://oregonstate.edu/ua/ncs/archives/2015/jul/tough-tail-seahorse-may-provide-robotic-solutions

July 1, 2015

Bow ties and cuttlefish: Bristol researchers gain new insight into a human visual supersense
An experiment originally designed to test the visual abilities of octopuses and cuttlefish has given University of Bristol researchers an unprecedented insight into the human ability to perceive polarized light – the supersense that most of us don’t even know we have.
http://www.bristol.ac.uk/news/2015/july/visual-super-sense.html