The creatures "can reversibly enter a state where outwardly observable signs of metabolic activity are paused under conditions that are essentially incompatible with life."
One professor said students with creative thinking, persistence and a "willingness to fight" were wanted.
The new mechanism transforms a round wheel to a triangular track in a matter of seconds while the vehicle is on the move.
After passing its testing, the Sea Hunter has been given to the Navy's research office who will develop it into a ship fit for the ranks of a fleet.
The new research would take a proven method of treating Parkinson's and apply it to depression and bipolar disorder.
China revealed it's building the world's fastest wind tunnel only a month after offering a glimpse of its new hypersonic DZ-ZF missile glider.
A non-invasive cap stimulates parts of the brain via electric currents.
The government's defense science agency counts Agent Orange, bunny ESP and draining the Great Lakes among its interests and achievements.
Sea Hunter is designed to autonomously stalk the seas for up to three months at a time.
The Atlas robot can navigate rough terrain and self-right itself if it falls.
The Defense Department's research arm says the need for new weaponry is "critical."