How Flamingos Stand on One Foot
May 26, 2017
Mysteries of the universe unfold: how can flamingos sleep while standing on one foot? And why is it good to know?
Biological Designs Worth Imitating
April 20, 2017
If these designs are so good that intelligent minds want to mimic them, who can believe they emerged by chance?
Weekend Biomimetics Showcase
March 11, 2017
The focus in biology these days is on design. Here's evidence.
Big Science Loves ID – Sometimes
January 14, 2017
Despite institutional rejection of intelligent design, researchers are attracted to ID when it can make money, make them famous, or advance understanding of nature.
Year-End Biomimetics Parade
December 31, 2016
What better way to end the year than a celebration of biomimetics, where fun and useful science never ends thanks to nature's inspiring designs?
What Good Is a Hairball?
December 7, 2016
When you start looking for clues to good designs in nature, the results are everywhere.
Inspiring Life Tricks
November 14, 2016
These tricks are enough to make an inventor run to the patent office.
Planning Your Next Revolutionary Invention
October 22, 2016
To innovate something people will want, follow the leader: the Creator of living creatures.
Inspiring Life Motivates Designers
September 17, 2016
Here's the latest collection of bio-inspired designs brought to you by plants, animals, and cells.
Spiders Play Silk Harps
September 7, 2016
Spider webs are so finely-tuned, they are like musical instruments that the creatures can strum or listen to.
Toy Octopus Is Far from the Living Reality
August 27, 2016
The news media are celebrating an autonomous soft robot shaped like an octopus. It has a lot to learn from its living counterpart.
Smart Scientists Borrow Natural Designs
August 3, 2016
Scientists and engineers are back in school, learning from the best teachers: plants and animals.
Your Supernatural Teeth
June 3, 2016
Aspects of human teeth appear over-designed for their function.
Re-inventing Transportation by Watching Animals
May 31, 2016
Here are 3 ways science is advancing through the imitation of nature.
Design Inspires Scientific Advances
May 9, 2016
When you see cutting-edge science in materials and methods, you are likely to read "Inspired by Nature."
Plastic Proteins and Turtle Skis
April 18, 2016
Here's news about the latest technologies coming out of biomimetics, the imitation of nature's designs.
Small Creatures Have Super Strength
February 9, 2016
The most amazing physical feats in nature are performed by some of the smallest organisms.
Nature Inspires Hi-Tech Design
February 6, 2016
Scientists and engineers continue the gold rush to imitate nature's solutions to problems.
Design in Tiny Fruit Flies
December 7, 2015
Among the smallest of flyers, these amazing insects pack incredible technology into a tiny package.
Invisible Subs and Other Tricks Inspired by Life
November 21, 2015
Working scientists seem less focused on evolution and more on design these days, figuring out how animals and plants do amazing things.
Hair Makes You Bigger and Warmer
November 15, 2015
Scientists found that hair increases a beast's surface area by a factor of 100.
Inspiring Designs in Life
October 24, 2015
When scientists look closely at living designs, they think, Wow! That's cool! I wonder if we could copy that?
Scientific Progress Is Spelled "Bio-Inspiration"
October 5, 2015
Need fundamental insights into physics and technology? Look no further than the living world.
Insects Worth Respecting
September 12, 2015
Most six-legged creatures are small and we give them little notice. Here are surprises that entomologists are discovering in some very special insects.
Applications from Nature
August 25, 2015
In this Biomimetics list, we start with the application, then tell you what organism inspired it.
July 29, 2015
Here are some animals, some common and some little-known, whose abilities astonish scientists.
Creatures Worth Knowing and Imitating
July 21, 2015
Studies of animals and cells reveal designs in nature we can appreciate and imitate.
Scientific Progress Needs Design, Not Darwin
June 16, 2015
Numerous papers advancing scientific knowledge rely on design principles, not evolutionary notions.
Gecko Gripper Picks Up Anything
May 30, 2015
The gecko gripper is just one of many exciting developments in the field of biomimetics: the imitation of nature's designs.
March 15, 2015
Need inspiration? Look at designs in nature. Even secular scientists are getting inspired.