Tag: lightning

  • Robotic lightning bugs take flight | MIT Information

    Robotic lightning bugs take flight | MIT Information

    Fireflies that gentle up dusky backyards on warm summer evenings use their luminescence for conversation — to catch the attention of a mate, ward off predators, or entice prey. These glimmering bugs also sparked the inspiration of scientists at MIT. Getting a cue from nature, they built electroluminescent tender synthetic muscle tissues for traveling, insect-scale…