Natural beetle juice outperforms Teflon as a lubricant

Kiel and Aarhus University researchers have found a promising natural lubricant excreted in the knee joints of the darkling beetle, that could be useful for small-scale robots and prosthetics

No matter how good a design humans have come up with, chances are nature has beaten us to it, and…

Full text: https://newatlas.com/materials/beetle-knee-lubricant-teflon/

Author

Michael Irving

Source

New Atlas, 2021-07-07.

Supplier

Aarhus University
Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel

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