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Medusa Reimagined: Caltech-led Team Reverse Engineers a Jellyfish With the Ability to Swim


July 22, 2012

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When one observes a jellyfish pulsating through the ocean, Greek mythology probably doesn't immediately come to mind. But the animal once was known as the medusa, after the snake-haired mythological creature its tentacles resemble. The mythological Medusa's gaze turned people into stone, and now, thanks to recent advances in bio-inspired engineering, a team of researchers have flipped that fable on its head, turning a solid element--silicon--and muscle cells into a freely swimming jelly Full Story

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California Institute of Technology

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