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Applications from Nature

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

Adult Stem Cells Coming of Age

Who needs human embryos? Treatments with ethically-pure adult stem cells are moving from the lab to the doctor's office.

Seriously, Ceres and Comets Look Surprising

Here are surprises found at asteroid Ceres and Comet 67P by spacecraft arriving there this year.

Massive Wall and Gate Found at Goliath's Hometown

Excavations at Gath confirm Biblical history in multiple ways.

Magnetic News

Magnetism is an important force in astronomy, planetary science and life. Here are news items involving magnets and magnetic fields.

Enjoy Your High-Tech Body and Brain

No need to feel insignificant in a lonely universe. You are loaded with great equipment for an exciting life.

Animal Superheroes

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

Ski Pluto: Glaciers Are Flowing

Planetary scientists are dumbfounded by more evidence of youth at Pluto, both on the surface and in the atmosphere.

Four-Footed Snake?

The fossil "transitional form" is not what reporters are making it out to be.

Creatures Worth Knowing and Imitating

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

Tiny Organisms Control the World

An unexpected source that regulates global climate is found among the smallest of living things.

Is Pluto Another Geyser World? "Shocking" Images Baffle Scientists

In addition to featureless plains, Pluto may even sport active geysers—with no recourse to tidal heating to power them.

Pluto Is Young

The New Horizons science team is stunned by surface features on Pluto and its large moon Charon that cannot be billions of years old.

Pluto Inbound Image Stuns Scientists

It's not a featureless orb: Pluto has a whale and a heart. A "complex and nuanced" surface shows that Pluto and its large moon Charon had a history.

Human Eye Has Nanoscale Resolution

No more complaining about bad design in the human eye. Optical experts prove it can distinguish differences at billionths of a meter.
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