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New methods for mask testing developed at our institute

The face mask will most likely symbolize 2020. While face coverings are currently “the new normal” in our everyday lives, many still dispute their level of effectiveness. Penetrometers are devices used to test just how effective different types of face masks are.

Bionik. Das Magazin

The magazine gives an outline of the history of bionics from Leonardo da Vinci to currently researched topics. In a lively, exciting and loving way, the term bionics and what lies behind it is brought closer to the readership.

Leftover Schnitzel and Apple Cores: Making Money from Rubbish

Alchemists painstakingly tried to turn base metals into gold. JKU scientists, however, have now succeeded in turning food waste into coal.

Lasers to imitate lizards! How reptiles and bugs are boosting innovation.

Researchers at the Institue of Biomedical Mechatronics are imitating nature to boost innovation, as 'Futuris' reporter Anne Devineaux discovered in Linz, Austria.

Hydrothermal carbonization as an all-inclusive process for food-waste conversion
The external scent efferent system of selected European true bugs (Heteroptera): a biomimetic inspiration for passive, unidirectional fluid transport
SEX SELLS - capillary action in spermathecae of fleas
How the sandfish lizard keeps sand-free