Crude Oil in One Hour, Not Millions of Years
December 20, 2013
A slurry of algae with the right heat and pressure can produce crude oil in one hour.
Engineering Designs Found Throughout the Biosphere
December 16, 2013
News from biomimetics is coming in so fast, there's only time for brief mentions in a growing list of living designs worth copying.
Look Up, Look Down at Natural Design
November 25, 2013
Swimmers, flyers, and things that just sit in the sun are the envy of bioengineers.
Tropical Trees Found in Antarctica
November 16, 2013
Fossilized stumps of tropical trees show that Antarctica was once forested.
Three New and Different Biomimetics Stories
November 15, 2013
There appears to be no end of ways to imitate nature's designs.
Life Keeps Quality Time
October 26, 2013
Several recent findings describe how living organisms keep accurate time in surprising ways.
Better Health Through Nature
October 3, 2013
Humans were meant to thrive in the environment. We sequester ourselves from the natural world at our own peril.
Evolutionists Move Dates Around Often: Is It Progress?
October 2, 2013
Hardly a month goes by without a new story that such-and-such a plant or animal evolved earlier or later than thought, often by hundreds of millions of years. Are they converging on a clearer picture, or just shuffling the chairs on the deck?
Reverse Engineer Living Solutions
September 20, 2013
Need solutions to practical engineering problems? Save time and effort; see how animals and plants do it.
Understanding Jumping by Leaps and Bounds: Geared Insect and Leaping Plant
September 16, 2013
Two clever examples of leaping have been found in the living world, adding to the catalog of clever ways life gets around.
More Reasons to Love Plants
September 10, 2013
For food, for visual pleasure, and for the health of the whole planet, plants are worth loving and learning about.
Shocking Facts About Electric Life
September 3, 2013
Talk about power plants: did you know plants use electricity? Some fish, also, can navigate or stun their prey using electrical organs.
What's a Hairy Wood Ant Good For?
August 31, 2013
A humble, rare ant might help humans learn how to communicate better with networks. It's just one of many ways nature is inspiring technology that approaches perfection.
Invisible Influence of Plants Coming to Light
August 13, 2013
The air is filled with substances we barely notice – molecules produced by plants – but they have profound effects on climate and ecology.
More Reasons to Imitate Living Designs
August 11, 2013
The gold rush is on! Designs in the living world are inspiring technologies that are superior to old fashioned human ingenuity, and environmentally friendly, too.