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shape formation

The robots used during the experiments. The shape of this particular swarm is a hand-made illustration of the technique. PHOTO: reprinted with permission from AAAS

Hundreds of tiny robots grow bio-inspired shapes

Scientists build self-organising features into robot swarms to study shape…

By Iris Kruijen

Science

Cells eat themselves into shape

The process cells use to ‘swallow’ up nutrients, hormones and other signals from their environment – called endocytosis – can play a crucial…

By Guest author(s)

Science

How cells keep in shape

Cells in our body come in various shapes and sizes. Each cell is shaped in such a way as to optimise it for a specific function. When things go wrong…

By Guest author(s)

Science

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