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Plants as Engineering Plants

With intentional double entendre, we look at marvelous plants that show how to get design work done.

Brain Facts Challenge Materialism

These would not happen if the brain were mere atoms in motion.

Animals Display Mastery of Physics

From tiny to large, animals know how to use the laws of physics to their advantage.

Mammals With Inspiring Snouts

Mammal species with remarkable noses give scientists an education and inspiration.

Watching Butterfly Designs Assemble

A press release from MIT shows that great biological science can be done without mentioning evolution.

Un-crushable Beetle Surprises Scientists

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 […]

Tiny Fly Beats Robots

Fruit flies dart, circle, zig and zag rapidly. Researchers gain some insight into how they do it so efficiently.

Small Animals Strut Their Stuff

Bioengineers struggle to keep up with the designs in nature. For Pi Day, here are some amazing designs in small animals.

Smart Devices

Nature had smart devices long before humans thought of making them. Here are a few that engineers envy.

Good Science Bears Good Fruit

Science may not understand reality, but individual scientists know what can benefit other people.

Mammals With Super Senses

These mammals are very different from each other except in how they put human technology to shame.

The Best Science Imitates Nature

Biomimetics has everything science desires: inspiration, motivation, understanding, and application.

More Good Science from Nature

The natural world contains endless examples of intelligent design that can inspire scientists with wonder and inspiration.

The Best Science Follows the Designs in Nature

The most fruitful kind of research seeks to understand nature's workings, and when appropriate, imitate it.

One Wrong-Handed Amino Acid Can Cause Vertigo

The rocks in your head that give you a sense of balance are finely tuned to spiral in a certain way.
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