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Life Worth Imitating

The living treasure chest of biological designs opens wider each week, inspiring human engineers to improve human health and productivity.

New Amazing Animal Discoveries

From spiders to mammals, the living world never ceases to amaze us with new wonders. Some are inspiring new technologies.

Man Climbs Glass Like a Gecko

Bio-inspired technologies are starting to reach the market.

Sperm Cells Gain Respect

Millions of tadpole-like sperm cells rush to fertilize one egg. They deserve more respect than they often get.

Virus Motors Show Mechanical Design

A virus efficiently packs its DNA into its capsule with a powerful molecular motor working against repulsive forces.

Life Shows Exquisite Engineering and Optimization

Engineers drool over animal capabilities. How would mutation and natural selection deal with these examples of design perfection?

Wonderful Lives

Biologists continue to find unexpected wonders in living things.

Three More Ways to Benefit from Nature's Designs

Three completely different biological mechanisms, at different scales of size, studied by different universities: all agree nature's designs are wonderful, but difficult to imitate.

News for the Birds

Our human readers are allowed to peek in on these headlines for and about our feathered intellectuals.

Mighty Mite and Spider Gymnast: Arachnids Inspire Scientists

We have a new land speed record. You'd have to run 1300 mph to keep up with this critter at its scale.

Biomimetics Is All About Design Inspiration

Scientists wouldn't rush to design things after nature's examples if they weren't well designed.

Exceptional Beauty and Design in Animals

Here are four animals, some you probably never heard of, that deserve design awards for art and technology.

Biomimetics Quiz

Match the living thing with the technology being developed by imitating its design features.

Turkeys Aren't Stupid

Turkeys that are inspiring homeland security technology are just one example of hot designs engineers are finding in the biosphere's treasure chest.

Formation Flight Physics Mastered by Birds

Birds fly in that beautiful V formation for a reason, and it requires sophisticated abilities in high precision aerodynamics.
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