Biomimetic dew harvesters

Insects are full of marvels — and this is certainly the case with a beetle from the Tenebrionind family, found in the extreme conditions of the Namib desert. Now, a team of scientists has demonstrated that such insects can collect dew on their backs — and not just fog as previously thought. This is made possible by the wax nanostructure on the surface of the beetle’s elytra. These findings were recently published in EPJ E. —> Read More Here


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