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.
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.