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Mammals With Inspiring Snouts

Mammal species with remarkable noses give scientists an education and inspiration.

Watching Butterfly Designs Assemble

A press release from MIT shows that great biological science can be done without mentioning evolution.

Bumblebees Pack Aerodynamic Sophistication into One Gram

Bumblebees seem self-aware of their dimensions so that they can navigate tight spaces during flight.

Un-crushable Beetle Surprises Scientists

A beetle that lives under tree bark can withstand crushing forces 39,000 times its body weight. It’s called the “diabolical ironclad beetle” and scientists are intrigued. Live Science tells about its lifestyle. Ironclad beetles (Phloeodes diabolicus) measure about 0.6 to 1 inch (15 to 25 millimeters) in length, and are found in woodland habitats in […]

Small Animals Strut Their Stuff

Bioengineers struggle to keep up with the designs in nature. For Pi Day, here are some amazing designs in small animals.

Smart Devices

Nature had smart devices long before humans thought of making them. Here are a few that engineers envy.

Good Science Bears Good Fruit

Science may not understand reality, but individual scientists know what can benefit other people.

Nature Inspires Intelligent Design

Scientists are inspired by nature's designs, why? Maybe it's because they are designed.

Mammals With Super Senses

These mammals are very different from each other except in how they put human technology to shame.

Hagfish Haunts Darwin

A zombie hagfish rises from the dead, and scares Darwin from two directions.

Latest Bio-Inspired Technologies Will Improve Life

The world will be a better, more sustainable place if we can imitate how nature handles and organizes its materials.

Nature Knows Best

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 […]

Little Bugs with Mighty Powers

Bugs so small you could step on them, but if we were their size, we could never do what they do.

Biomimetics Parade Marches Upward

Scientists continue to find amazing things about animals and plants that they wish to imitate in technology.

Earwig Origami and Maple Seed Rockets

Engineering solutions from unlikely organisms inspire applications for wide-ranging human needs.
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