Microswimmers are inanimate microparticles, but they move like moths to the light

Janus particles under the electron microscope. The titanium dioxide microswimmers are barely larger than one micrometer. Copyright: Simmchen Group The Freigeist group at TU Dresden, led by chemist Dr. Juliane Simmchen, has studied an impressive behavior of synthetic microswimmers: as soon as the photocatalytic particles leave an illuminated zone, they flip independently and swim back […]

Scientists develop a simple and scalable strategy to produce resin films with anti-reflective nanostructures–inspired by eyes of moths — ScienceDaily

There is a huge number of human problems that scientists and engineers have solved by drawing ideas directly from mechanisms found in other lifeforms, from Velcro to Japan’s famous bullet trains, the Shinkansen. Thus, it should not come as a surprise to know that many remarkable advances in anti-reflective coating were inspired by the peculiar […]