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A Mussel-bound Robot

At a time when robots build cars, perambulate mars, vacuum homes, and serve drinks, one that lies motionless on a shoreline and takes its own temperature may not seem to have much going for it. But a sessile robo-mussel, the creation of University of South Carolina marine biologist┬áBrian Helmuth, has already changed the way science looks at the effects of global warming on the world’s intertidal zones, those turbulent places where ocean and land meet.

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