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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.

Biomimetics Stories Showcase Natural Designs

Evolution is no match for five enthusiastic reports of scientists rushing to imitate animal designs.

Engineering Designs Found Throughout the Biosphere

News from biomimetics is coming in so fast, there's only time for brief mentions in a growing list of living designs worth copying.

Look Up, Look Down at Natural Design

Swimmers, flyers, and things that just sit in the sun are the envy of bioengineers.

Three New and Different Biomimetics Stories

There appears to be no end of ways to imitate nature's designs.

3-D Printing Is a Simplified Form of Biomimetics

One of the hottest industrial revolutions in progress is 3-D printing. It can't hold a candle, though, to biological materials construction.

The Ocean's Most Efficient Swimmer Is… A Jellyfish

They look so lazy, drifting among the waves, but jellyfish are powered by such efficient mechanisms, the Navy wants to imitate them.

Animal Engineering Is Not Just a Metaphor

Some evolutionists complain that talk of molecular machines and engineered systems in the living world is a misleading figure of speech. Why, then, do human engineers seek to reverse-engineer them?

Does Physics Drive Evolution?

Some recent evolutionary papers appear to make physical laws not just constraints on natural selection, but guiding hands that build optimal designs.

Reverse Engineer Living Solutions

Need solutions to practical engineering problems? Save time and effort; see how animals and plants do it.

Understanding Jumping by Leaps and Bounds: Geared Insect and Leaping Plant

Two clever examples of leaping have been found in the living world, adding to the catalog of clever ways life gets around.

What's a Hairy Wood Ant Good For?

A humble, rare ant might help humans learn how to communicate better with networks. It's just one of many ways nature is inspiring technology that approaches perfection.

More Reasons to Imitate Living Designs

The gold rush is on! Designs in the living world are inspiring technologies that are superior to old fashioned human ingenuity, and environmentally friendly, too.
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