22 Dec 2009 jmhenry   » (Journeyer)

Tiny Swimming Robots Could Be Modeled After Spiral-shaped Bacteria

Spiroplasma is a type of spiral-shaped bacteria that travels in a corkscrew type motion. It accomplishes this motion by sending kinks down the spiral of its cell structure. And, it turns out this method of propulsion is very efficient. Essentially,...

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