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Why Biology Will Always Surpass Biomimetics

Humans can learn from nature but can never successfully duplicate nature.

Engineers Follow Inspiring Creatures

From tiny to mighty, living cells, animals and plants inspire human technology.

2023 in Review

Thanks to all who have supported CEH. Here are highlights from 2023. Reporting will resume on Jan. 2.

To Solve Problems, Look to Nature

A wealth of engineering solutions is all around us if we but observe and learn.

Robot Design Cheered for Being Like a Seed

It's clever, and may help farmers, but common Erodium plants do it naturally all the time.

Mammals With Inspiring Snouts

Mammal species with remarkable noses give scientists an education and inspiration.

Fly Specialties Amaze Scientists

The humble housefly deserves some respect for its engineering design.

Un-crushable Beetle Surprises Scientists

A beetle that lives under tree bark can withstand crushing forces 39,000 times its body weight. It’s called the “diabolical ironclad beetle” and scientists are intrigued. Live Science tells about its lifestyle. Ironclad beetles (Phloeodes diabolicus) measure about 0.6 to 1 inch (15 to 25 millimeters) in length, and are found in woodland habitats in […]

Has COVID-19 Been Handcuffed?

A grad student and a large American team finds a molecule that puts SARS-CoV-2 into a straitjacket.

Ribosome Self-Assembly Is Not Evolution

So many pieces have to be placed in the right order, chance is ridiculously out of luck.

Teach Science in the Yard

Parents caught in the role of home schoolers should take their students outside for two benefits: education and health.

Small Animals Strut Their Stuff

Bioengineers struggle to keep up with the designs in nature. For Pi Day, here are some amazing designs in small animals.

Smart Devices

Nature had smart devices long before humans thought of making them. Here are a few that engineers envy.

Footnote: Evolution Adds Nothing

A new study of foot stiffness helps explain human walking and running, and might inspire robots. Evolution adds nothing.

Solutions Come from Freedom and Ingenuity, Not Government

Look at these fantastic examples of potential solutions to world problems coming from motivated scientists.
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