Mammals With Inspiring Snouts
January 22, 2022
Mammal species with remarkable noses give scientists an education and inspiration.
Watching Butterfly Designs Assemble
November 24, 2021
A press release from MIT shows that great biological science can be done without mentioning evolution.
Bumblebees Pack Aerodynamic Sophistication into One Gram
November 28, 2020
Bumblebees seem self-aware of their dimensions so that they can navigate tight spaces during flight.
Un-crushable Beetle Surprises Scientists
October 27, 2020
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
March 14, 2020
Bioengineers struggle to keep up with the designs in nature. For Pi Day, here are some amazing designs in small animals.
March 6, 2020
Nature had smart devices long before humans thought of making them. Here are a few that engineers envy.
Good Science Bears Good Fruit
January 29, 2020
Science may not understand reality, but individual scientists know what can benefit other people.
Nature Inspires Intelligent Design
October 4, 2019
Scientists are inspired by nature's designs, why? Maybe it's because they are designed.
Mammals With Super Senses
June 5, 2019
These mammals are very different from each other except in how they put human technology to shame.
Hagfish Haunts Darwin
January 24, 2019
A zombie hagfish rises from the dead, and scares Darwin from two directions.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.