The Future of Bionics Inspired by Nature

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Maximum performance with minimum energy consumption: Nature shows the way to energy-efficient movement processes in tomorrow’s production and provides impulses for astounding new practical applications.  Festo’s Bionic Learning Network – a cooperation between Festo and renowned universities, institutes and development companies – is an integral part of innovation processes in the learning company. Its projects reflect problem-solving competence, and as entirely new technological approaches they inspire dialogue with our customers regarding what is feasible and desirable for the future. Festo is testing new approaches for the control and regulation of autonomous bionic system.(Pics)

 

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Amazing Photos From The Falklands, South Georgia And Antarctica Cruise Aboard The Ocean Nova

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Penguins on an iceberg in the South Orkney Islands

“Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale, a tale of a fateful trip.
That started from Ushuaia, Argentina aboard the Ocean Nova, a tiny ship.
Alek was a mighty camera man as he took 10,000 pictures for sure.
66 passengers set sail seven months ago for a 19-day tour. A 19-day tour.”

 

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Tracking Penguins From Space

Tracking Penguins From Space

This satellite image shows white Antarctic ice stained brown by Emperor penguin guano  

Satellite images have picked up giant red-brown stains on the pristine white sea ice, indicating the presence of thousands of penguins.

It meant that researchers for the British Antarctic Survey were able to locate every colony on the continent for the first time ever.

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