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Thursday, 13 November 2014 23:54

American engineers have presented the world's first "biological drone" - autonomous aircraft shells made from mushrooms (living organisms in the course of the growth took the right shape). Dron was successfully tested.
The main value of the invention provides for the military and intelligence services: all drones are threatening accident, but these structures do not wish to see the collapsed to the ground unit fell into the hands of the enemy. Biodrona advantage is that after the crash, he turns into an unobtrusive and dries quickly puddle of slime.
The case is "grown" from the mycelium - the vegetative body of the fungus, consisting of a thin branched filaments. New York-based company grows in the form of mycelium drones commissioned by NASA. On this basis put a protective coating of cellulose grown bacteria. Finally, cellulose sheets coated proteins cloned from saliva (that insects use this liquid for waterproofing nests). Microchips printed silver nanoparticle-based paint to maximize biodegradability device.
Part of details have not yet found organic substitutes: for the first flight biodron equipped with screws, battery and control instruments borrowed from conventional mechanical quadrocopter. Now inventors seeking biological source for UAV sensors - they are designed with the help of the bacteria Escherichia coli.
Engineers warn that the most difficult will be to ensure the safety of the flight: there is a high risk that such biodrony will dissolve in the air, caught in heavy rain or snow.


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