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.
The Information Packed Into a Bird Egg
April 18, 2018
There's more in a bird's egg than can be accounted for by the Reverse Humpty Dumpty Hypothesis (i.e., Darwinism).
Biomimetics Parade Marches Upward
April 14, 2018
Scientists continue to find amazing things about animals and plants that they wish to imitate in technology.
Earwig Origami and Maple Seed Rockets
March 28, 2018
Engineering solutions from unlikely organisms inspire applications for wide-ranging human needs.
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.
Biomimetics Continues Its Enthusiastic Winning Streak
November 13, 2017
If science continues its focus on natural designs, everyone stands to benefit.
Plants Teach Humans About Design
September 29, 2017
Plants, too, come loaded with graduate-level information they communicate to anyone willing to observe.
Animals Teach Humans About Design
September 28, 2017
They may not be able to talk, but living things communicate graduate level information about physics, chemistry and intelligent design.
How Did Primitive Organisms Learn Physics?
August 26, 2017
Inspiring cases of ballistics, civil engineering and architecture can be found in some of the simplest of living organisms.
Sunburn? Smear on the DNA
August 25, 2017
DNA makes for an excellent sunscreen, researchers have found. And that's not all.
Guessing Game: Name the Organism that Inspired This Discovery
July 15, 2017
Here's a quick brain teaser. Can you guess which biological organism inspired the scientific advance? Answers and sources provided.
Sea Sponge Makes Flexible Glass
June 24, 2017
How do you make glass that bends without breaking? Learn from a lowly sponge. Then look around for other ideas.
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?