Scientific Progress Needs Design, Not Darwin
June 16, 2015
Numerous papers advancing scientific knowledge rely on design principles, not evolutionary notions.
Horned Dinosaurs Had Better Teeth than Mammals
June 8, 2015
Triceratops and its buddies carried around fine sets of self-sharpening steak knives (to eat plants).
Gecko Gripper Picks Up Anything
May 30, 2015
The gecko gripper is just one of many exciting developments in the field of biomimetics: the imitation of nature's designs.
Biomimetics Still Trending Up
March 28, 2015
The imitation of nature's designs (biomimetics) is all the rage, and shows no sign of slowing down.
March 6, 2015
Whales possess some remarkable traits that are the envy of engineers, and the dismay of evolutionists.
Animal PhDs in Physics
March 3, 2015
Many animals and plants have mastered physics and chemistry. Engineers would do well to learn from them.
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.
Wonders Under the Sea
July 9, 2014
Three ocean creatures have surprised scientists with new discoveries of previously-unknown capabilities.
Man Climbs Glass Like a Gecko
June 18, 2014
Bio-inspired technologies are starting to reach the market.
News for the Birds
May 7, 2014
Our human readers are allowed to peek in on these headlines for and about our feathered intellectuals.
Formation Flight Physics Mastered by Birds
January 16, 2014
Birds fly in that beautiful V formation for a reason, and it requires sophisticated abilities in high precision aerodynamics.
Make Like a Dog, Owl, or Beetle: How Biomimetics Will Improve Our Lives
November 30, 2012
The greatest breakthroughs in health and engineering may be as near as the back yard: 13 more stimulating stories from biomimetics.
Body Double: Your Body as a Template for Inventors
July 17, 2012
Your body contains a lot of things engineers would like to copy, and not just at the scale of C3P0-like humanoid robots.
From Wonders of Nature to Wonders of Technology
April 22, 2012
Living things have solved physics problems like design engineers. Inventors are just now catching on to their tricks in ways that could improve our technology, weaning us off our crude, polluting past and ushering in advanced technology that is not only greener but more effective. The latest stars are two insects and a bacterium.
Small Animals Astound, Inspire
May 17, 2011
Elephants and great whales impress us with their bulk, but there are smaller critters that are no less impressive. Here are a few fantastic animals that come in very small packages. Bears in space: Here’s an animal so bizarre, so well-armed, so scary looking, if you knew they were in your back yard you would […]