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Studying aliens of the deep


July 18, 2018

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The ocean is home to millions of soft-bodied creatures -- jellyfish, sponges, octopuses, squid, etc. -- that are difficult to study using existing equipment, which was developed for the oil and gas industry and frequently destroys the delicate animals they're meant to sample. A new device from researchers at Harvard University's Wyss Institute employs a rotating, folding polyhedron to harmlessly capture and release marine life in the wild. Full Story

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Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard

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