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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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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Entrepreneurs Find Gold in Nature

August 8, 2014 in BiomimeticsBirdsHuman BodyIntelligent DesignTerrestrial Zoology

Inspiration for invention comes from everywhere in nature’s engineering. At every level, there are designs worth imitating.

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Sperm Cells Gain Respect

June 4, 2014 in Amazing FactsBiomimeticsCell BiologyGeneticsHuman BodyIntelligent DesignMammalsPhilosophy of SciencePhysics

Millions of tadpole-like sperm cells rush to fertilize one egg. They deserve more respect than they often get.

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Turkeys Aren’t Stupid

January 26, 2014 in BiomimeticsBirdsBotanyCell BiologyDarwin and EvolutionIntelligent DesignMammalsMarine BiologyPhysicsTerrestrial Zoology

Turkeys that are inspiring homeland security technology are just one example of hot designs engineers are finding in the biosphere’s treasure chest.

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Reporter Misuses “Irreducible Complexity”

August 12, 2012 in Cell BiologyDarwin and EvolutionDumb IdeasIntelligent DesignMedia

A secular science reporter blundered twice about irreducible complexity and evolution.

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Thank Your Cilia

June 28, 2012 in Amazing FactsBiomimeticsCell BiologyIntelligent Design

Throughout your body, cilia (protrusions on cells, singular cilium) are monitoring the environment and sweeping your passages clean.

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