Plants as Engineering Plants
June 20, 2022
With intentional double entendre, we look at marvelous plants that show how to get design work done.
Trilobite Eye Dazzles Government Engineers
April 19, 2022
This extinct marine animal had binocular eyes with such amazing properties they want to imitate it.
Mammals With Inspiring Snouts
January 22, 2022
Mammal species with remarkable noses give scientists an education and inspiration.
Tiny Fly Beats Robots
September 3, 2020
Fruit flies dart, circle, zig and zag rapidly. Researchers gain some insight into how they do it so efficiently.
Small Animals Strut Their Stuff
March 14, 2020
Bioengineers struggle to keep up with the designs in nature. For Pi Day, here are some amazing designs in small animals.
March 6, 2020
Nature had smart devices long before humans thought of making them. Here are a few that engineers envy.
Nature Inspires Intelligent Design
October 4, 2019
Scientists are inspired by nature's designs, why? Maybe it's because they are designed.
The Best Science Imitates Nature
March 4, 2019
Biomimetics has everything science desires: inspiration, motivation, understanding, and application.
More Good Science from Nature
December 4, 2018
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
December 3, 2018
The most fruitful kind of research seeks to understand nature's workings, and when appropriate, imitate it.
Latest Bio-Inspired Technologies Will Improve Life
September 18, 2018
The world will be a better, more sustainable place if we can imitate how nature handles and organizes its materials.
The Best Science Follows Design
July 30, 2018
Sir Francis Bacon emphasized that you will know good science by its fruits. Here are good examples of fruitful research that took inspiration from nature's designs.
More Reasons to Imitate Biology
May 25, 2018
Recent articles about Biomimetics show that the field is still going strong.
Biomimetics Parade Marches Upward
April 14, 2018
Scientists continue to find amazing things about animals and plants that they wish to imitate in technology.
Trends in Biomimetics: Copying Irreducible Complexity
March 3, 2018
Not everything in nature can be copied effectively for human engineering. Why? Nature is sometimes too good.