Mammals With Super Senses
June 5, 2019
These mammals are very different from each other except in how they put human technology to shame. Bats Bats have an ambulance in their ears (Virginia Tech). Echolocating bats have a challenge. They need to be able to follow moths through foliage by sound alone. While they dart through bushes and trees after their prey, […]
Bible Was Right #529: Springs of the Sea
March 10, 2019
Long before scientists discovered the springs of the sea, God told Job about them.
The Best Science Imitates Nature
March 4, 2019
Biomimetics has everything science desires: inspiration, motivation, understanding, and application. What’s not to like about biomimetics? It’s amazing. It’s interesting. Kids can like it. Parents can steer kids into careers in science with it. It’s usually ethical and non-controversial. And we can all benefit from the discoveries that are leading to applied understanding that comes […]
Hagfish Haunts Darwin
January 24, 2019
A zombie hagfish rises from the dead, and scares Darwin from two directions.
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.
Be Thankful for Skin
November 23, 2018
Human skin is the largest organ of the body, and is loaded with protections, sensors and other functions.
Three More Designs that Defy Evolution
October 25, 2018
Darwinian natural selection sounds convincing until you look at the details of extraordinary designs in nature.
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.
One Wrong-Handed Amino Acid Can Cause Vertigo
August 11, 2018
The rocks in your head that give you a sense of balance are finely tuned to spiral in a certain way.
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.
Spiders Fly with Electricity
July 10, 2018
Scientists have known about spider "ballooning" for a long time, but only recently have they determined that spiders use electricity to fly.
Nature Knows Best
June 13, 2018
Recent news articles show how engineers and inventors are helping mankind by imitating what plants, cells and animals do every day. A new kind of vaccine based on spider silk (Science Daily). Because spider silk is tough and yet biodegradable, it can be used as a delivery capsule for vaccines that might otherwise be resisted […]
More Reasons to Imitate Biology
May 25, 2018
Recent articles about Biomimetics show that the field is still going strong.
Little Bugs with Mighty Powers
April 30, 2018
Bugs so small you could step on them, but if we were their size, we could never do what they do.