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Mimicking bean leaves ability to trap bedbugs on the way

By Damir Beciri
9 April 2013

bedbug-kidney-bean-leaf-1Inspired by a traditional Balkan bedbug remedy, researchers at UC Irvine and the University of Kentucky have documented how microscopic hairs on kidney bean leaves effectively stab and trap these biting insects. The researchers are going to use these findings to develop materials that mimic the geometry of the leaves in order to aid in… »