News for the Birds
May 7, 2014
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
April 28, 2014
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
April 8, 2014
Scientists wouldn't rush to design things after nature's examples if they weren't well designed.
Exceptional Beauty and Design in Animals
March 3, 2014
Here are four animals, some you probably never heard of, that deserve design awards for art and technology.
February 16, 2014
Match the living thing with the technology being developed by imitating its design features.
Turkeys Aren't Stupid
January 26, 2014
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
January 16, 2014
Birds fly in that beautiful V formation for a reason, and it requires sophisticated abilities in high precision aerodynamics.
Biomimetics Stories Showcase Natural Designs
January 8, 2014
Evolution is no match for five enthusiastic reports of scientists rushing to imitate animal designs.
Engineering Designs Found Throughout the Biosphere
December 16, 2013
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
November 25, 2013
Swimmers, flyers, and things that just sit in the sun are the envy of bioengineers.
Three New and Different Biomimetics Stories
November 15, 2013
There appears to be no end of ways to imitate nature's designs.
3-D Printing Is a Simplified Form of Biomimetics
October 21, 2013
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
October 19, 2013
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
October 10, 2013
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?
October 8, 2013
Some recent evolutionary papers appear to make physical laws not just constraints on natural selection, but guiding hands that build optimal designs.