To Solve Problems, Look to Nature
July 27, 2023
A wealth of engineering solutions is all around us if we but observe and learn.
Robot Design Cheered for Being Like a Seed
February 20, 2023
It's clever, and may help farmers, but common Erodium plants do it naturally all the time.
Mammals With Inspiring Snouts
January 22, 2022
Mammal species with remarkable noses give scientists an education and inspiration.
Fly Specialties Amaze Scientists
January 14, 2021
The humble housefly deserves some respect for its engineering design.
Un-crushable Beetle Surprises Scientists
October 27, 2020
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?
August 11, 2020
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
May 23, 2020
So many pieces have to be placed in the right order, chance is ridiculously out of luck.
Teach Science in the Yard
April 21, 2020
Parents caught in the role of home schoolers should take their students outside for two benefits: education and health.
Small Animals Strut Their Stuff
March 14, 2020
Bioengineers struggle to keep up with the designs in nature. For Pi Day, here are some amazing designs in small animals.
March 6, 2020
Nature had smart devices long before humans thought of making them. Here are a few that engineers envy.
Footnote: Evolution Adds Nothing
February 27, 2020
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
February 22, 2020
Look at these fantastic examples of potential solutions to world problems coming from motivated scientists.
Good Science Bears Good Fruit
January 29, 2020
Science may not understand reality, but individual scientists know what can benefit other people.
Nature Inspires Intelligent Design
October 4, 2019
Scientists are inspired by nature's designs, why? Maybe it's because they are designed.
Why Can’t Scientists Achieve Nature’s Designs?
August 12, 2019
Biomimetics has been big for years now, but scientists are still a long way from achieving biology's engineering.