Weekend Biomimetics Showcase

March 11, 2017 in Amazing FactsBiomimeticsBotanyCell BiologyDarwin and EvolutionGeneticsHealthHuman BodyIntelligent DesignMarine BiologyPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsTerrestrial Zoology

The focus in biology these days is on design. Here’s evidence.

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Big Science Loves ID – Sometimes

January 14, 2017 in Amazing FactsBiomimeticsBirdsBotanyDarwin and EvolutionFossilsIntelligent DesignMammalsMarine BiologyPhysicsTerrestrial Zoology

Despite institutional rejection of intelligent design, researchers are attracted to ID when it can make money, make them famous, or advance understanding of nature.

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Year-End Biomimetics Parade

December 31, 2016 in Amazing FactsBiomimeticsBotanyCell BiologyHuman BodyIntelligent DesignMammalsMarine BiologyPhysicsTerrestrial Zoology

What better way to end the year than a celebration of biomimetics, where fun and useful science never ends thanks to nature’s inspiring designs?

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What Good Is a Hairball?

December 7, 2016 in Amazing FactsBiomimeticsBirdsBotanyCell BiologyIntelligent DesignMammalsMarine BiologyMind and BrainPhysicsTerrestrial Zoology

When you start looking for clues to good designs in nature, the results are everywhere.

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Inspiring Life Tricks

November 14, 2016 in Amazing FactsBiomimeticsBotanyCell BiologyGeneticsIntelligent DesignMarine BiologyPhysicsTerrestrial Zoology

These tricks are enough to make an inventor run to the patent office.

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Planning Your Next Revolutionary Invention

October 22, 2016 in Amazing FactsBiomimeticsBotanyCell BiologyDarwin and EvolutionHealthHuman BodyIntelligent DesignMammalsMarine BiologyMind and BrainPhysicsTerrestrial Zoology

To innovate something people will want, follow the leader: the Creator of living creatures.

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Inspiring Life Motivates Designers

September 17, 2016 in Amazing FactsBiomimeticsBirdsBotanyDarwin and EvolutionHuman BodyIntelligent DesignMammalsMarine BiologyPhysicsTerrestrial Zoology

Here’s the latest collection of bio-inspired designs brought to you by plants, animals, and cells.

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Spiders Play Silk Harps

September 7, 2016 in Amazing FactsBiomimeticsDarwin and EvolutionIntelligent DesignPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsTerrestrial Zoology

Spider webs are so finely-tuned, they are like musical instruments that the creatures can strum or listen to.

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Toy Octopus Is Far from the Living Reality

August 27, 2016 in Amazing FactsBiomimeticsIntelligent DesignMarine BiologyPhysics

The news media are celebrating an autonomous soft robot shaped like an octopus. It has a lot to learn from its living counterpart.

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Smart Scientists Borrow Natural Designs

August 3, 2016 in Amazing FactsBiomimeticsMarine BiologyTerrestrial Zoology

Scientists and engineers are back in school, learning from the best teachers: plants and animals.

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Your Supernatural Teeth

June 3, 2016 in Amazing FactsCell BiologyHealthHuman BodyIntelligent DesignMammalsPhysics

Aspects of human teeth appear over-designed for their function.

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Re-inventing Transportation by Watching Animals

May 31, 2016 in BirdsBotanyCell BiologyDarwin and EvolutionGeneticsHealthHuman BodyIntelligent DesignMammalsMind and BrainPhilosophy of SciencePhysics

Here are 3 ways science is advancing through the imitation of nature.

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Design Inspires Scientific Advances

May 9, 2016 in Amazing FactsBiomimeticsBirdsBotanyCell BiologyDarwin and EvolutionIntelligent DesignMarine BiologyMind and BrainPhysicsTerrestrial Zoology

When you see cutting-edge science in materials and methods, you are likely to read “Inspired by Nature.”

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Plastic Proteins and Turtle Skis

April 18, 2016 in BiomimeticsBotanyCell BiologyEducationIntelligent DesignMammalsMarine BiologyMediaMind and BrainPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsTerrestrial Zoology

Here’s news about the latest technologies coming out of biomimetics, the imitation of nature’s designs.

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Small Creatures Have Super Strength

February 9, 2016 in Amazing FactsBiomimeticsCell BiologyDarwin and EvolutionIntelligent DesignPhysicsTerrestrial Zoology

The most amazing physical feats in nature are performed by some of the smallest organisms.

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Nature Inspires Hi-Tech Design

February 6, 2016 in Amazing FactsBiomimeticsBotanyCell BiologyEducationHealthIntelligent DesignMarine BiologyPhysicsTerrestrial Zoology

Scientists and engineers continue the gold rush to imitate nature’s solutions to problems.

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Design in Tiny Fruit Flies

December 7, 2015 in Amazing FactsBiomimeticsCell BiologyDarwin and EvolutionGeneticsHealthIntelligent DesignPhysicsTerrestrial Zoology

Among the smallest of flyers, these amazing insects pack incredible technology into a tiny package.

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Invisible Subs and Other Tricks Inspired by Life

November 21, 2015 in Amazing FactsBiomimeticsBirdsBotanyCell BiologyIntelligent DesignMarine BiologyPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsTerrestrial Zoology

Working scientists seem less focused on evolution and more on design these days, figuring out how animals and plants do amazing things.

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Hair Makes You Bigger and Warmer

November 15, 2015 in Amazing FactsBiomimeticsHuman BodyIntelligent DesignMammalsTerrestrial Zoology

Scientists found that hair increases a beast’s surface area by a factor of 100.

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Inspiring Designs in Life

October 24, 2015 in Amazing FactsBiomimeticsBirdsBotanyCell BiologyHuman BodyIntelligent DesignMammalsMarine BiologyMind and BrainPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsTerrestrial Zoology

When scientists look closely at living designs, they think, Wow! That’s cool! I wonder if we could copy that?

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