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.
Nature Inspires Hi-Tech Design
February 6, 2016
Scientists and engineers continue the gold rush to imitate nature's solutions to problems.
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.
March 15, 2015
Need inspiration? Look at designs in nature. Even secular scientists are getting inspired.
Biological Systems Provide Infinite Design Inspiration
November 11, 2014
It's not likely engineers and biologists will run out of inspiration from biology anytime soon. The source is infinite.
Robots Imitate Life
October 11, 2014
The goal of robotics is to imitate what humans and animals make look easy.
Man Climbs Glass Like a Gecko
June 18, 2014
Bio-inspired technologies are starting to reach the market.
Inventions Inspired by Mother Nature's Designs
November 2, 2012
Biological solutions to physical challenges are inspiring new technologies.
Pitcher Plant Inspires R&D Award
June 21, 2012
The R&D 100 award, previously given for inventions like the fax machine and automated teller machine, has been given this year for a biologically-inspired design that could revolutionize society in many ways.