Volume 604 Issue 7907

리서치 하이라이트




News Features

News & Views

Jumping robot bests biology by enhancing stored energy p.627

A robotic jumper combines inspiration from biology with clever engineering to reach new heights. Crucial to the design is the combination of a rotary motor with a hybrid spring that maximizes stored energy density.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-022-01077-4

Self-activated adhesion receptor proteins visualized p.628

The inner workings of a family of proteins, known as adhesion G-protein-coupled receptors, have finally been visualized at high resolution — revealing the structural basis of their self-activation mechanism.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-022-00972-0

A colourful view of the origin of dinosaur feathers p.630

Birds and their dinosaur ancestors had feathers, and now it seems that a distantly related group called pterosaurs had them, too. The finding extends the origins of feathers back to long before birds evolved, and sheds light on their role.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-022-01036-z

Brain changes after COVID revealed by imaging p.633

Imaging before and after infection by the SARS-CoV-2 virus reveals substantial changes in the brain after infection. The work sets an example for the high standards required in large longitudinal neuroimaging studies.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-022-00503-x