Jennifer Lewis
Wyss Professor
Biologically Inspired Engineering
Harvard University
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Jun. 28, 2013

Aiming For 'Wild and Crazy' Energy Ideas

The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy backs risky ideas that may offer a huge energy payoff.

ARPA-E, flywheels, compressed air energy storage, lithium-air batteries, wind-energy kites

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Teaching Ancient Nautilus New Tricks

\tWith its heavy outer shell, weak vision, and primitive brain, the nautilus lacks much of the excitement of the more flashy and cunning cephalopods. Yet a series of experiments by evolutionary biologists Dr. Jennifer Basil and Robyn Crook involving fish juice, blue lights, and mazes dispels the notion that this ancient species is incapable of basic learning and throws into question the origins of cephalopods' intellectual prowess.

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