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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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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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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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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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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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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Scientific Progress Is Spelled “Bio-Inspiration”

October 5, 2015 in Amazing FactsBiomimeticsBotanyCell BiologyHealthHuman BodyIntelligent DesignMammalsMarine BiologyPhysicsPolitics and EthicsTerrestrial Zoology

Need fundamental insights into physics and technology? Look no further than the living world.

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Insects Worth Respecting

September 12, 2015 in Amazing FactsCell BiologyDarwin and EvolutionGeneticsHealthIntelligent DesignTerrestrial Zoology

Most six-legged creatures are small and we give them little notice. Here are surprises that entomologists are discovering in some very special insects.

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Applications from Nature

August 25, 2015 in Amazing FactsBiomimeticsBotanyCell BiologyHuman BodyIntelligent DesignMammalsMarine BiologyPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsTerrestrial Zoology

In this Biomimetics list, we start with the application, then tell you what organism inspired it.

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Animal Superheroes

July 29, 2015 in Amazing FactsAstronomyBiomimeticsBirdsDarwin and EvolutionDinosaursIntelligent DesignMammalsMarine BiologyPhysicsSolar SystemTerrestrial Zoology

Here are some animals, some common and some little-known, whose abilities astonish scientists.

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Creatures Worth Knowing and Imitating

July 21, 2015 in Amazing FactsBiomimeticsBirdsCell BiologyIntelligent DesignMarine BiologyPhysicsTerrestrial Zoology

Studies of animals and cells reveal designs in nature we can appreciate and imitate.

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Horned Dinosaurs Had Better Teeth than Mammals

June 8, 2015 in Amazing FactsDarwin and EvolutionDating MethodsDinosaursDumb IdeasFossilsIntelligent DesignPhysics

Triceratops and its buddies carried around fine sets of self-sharpening steak knives (to eat plants).

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Gecko Gripper Picks Up Anything

May 30, 2015 in BiomimeticsCell BiologyDarwin and EvolutionHuman BodyIntelligent DesignMammalsMarine BiologyMind and BrainPhysicsTerrestrial Zoology

The gecko gripper is just one of many exciting developments in the field of biomimetics: the imitation of nature’s designs.

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Skin Is Repaired by Zipper Mechanism

May 6, 2015 in Amazing FactsCell BiologyHealthHuman BodyIntelligent DesignMammalsPhysicsTerrestrial Zoology

The details of wound repair and prevention are coming to light.

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