Your Senses Awe Scientists
November 17, 2012
The ear, the eye, the nose, and the mind itself continue to display wondrous capabilities.
Jellyfish for Your Health
November 12, 2012
Jellyfish have inspired a cancer cell search tool – just one of new products and services inspired by nature.
Inventions Inspired by Mother Nature's Designs
November 2, 2012
Biological solutions to physical challenges are inspiring new technologies.
Butterfly Cities and Spider Optics
October 22, 2012
Skycrapers of the future may shine in brilliant butterfly colors. Optical biosensors may be made from spider webs. These are just a few of the engineering marvels coming from biomimetics—the imitation of nature.
Animal Models for Technology
October 3, 2012
Animals and microbes continue to inspire technologies that could provide better health and security.
Nature: 3.8 Billion Years of R&D
October 2, 2012
Scientists continue mining the biomimicry bonanza, but some still give all the credit to time and evolution.
Life Uses Quantum Mechanics
September 25, 2012
Long before man discovered quantum mechanics, birds and other living creatures were using it to good advantage.
Why Exercise Builds Muscle
September 24, 2012
You have stem cells alongside your muscles that provide a ready pool of new muscle cells.
Horseshoes and Crab Legs: New Evolutionary Angles
September 13, 2012
If a horseshoe crab is neither horse nor crab, what is an evolutionary explanation?
Cheetahs Prosper with Rear-Wheel Drive
September 9, 2012
Learn about how cheetahs accelerate from 0 to 60 in 3 seconds, and other wonders of the living world.
Whole Lotta Evolvin’ Goin’ On
September 5, 2012
Your dog learned the most effective way to shake water off: by evolution, maybe. Maybe evolution did other things, too.
Zoo Celebrates Bio-Inspiration
August 31, 2012
The San Diego Zoo has a new Centre for Bioinspiration, promoting invention based on life's solutions to practical problems.
Adaptation by Design, Not Evolution
August 26, 2012
Evolution does little to explain amazing adaptations in animals and plants, but intelligent design is up to the task.
Ingenious Ants Can't Prevent Stupid Evolution Quotes
August 25, 2012
After praising the wisdom of the ant, a science writer reveals little of his own.
Inventors Covet Nature's Engineering
August 16, 2012
Scientists and entrepreneurs can't get enough of the design solutions found in the living world.