Engineering Designs Found Throughout the Biosphere
December 16, 2013
News from biomimetics is coming in so fast, there's only time for brief mentions in a growing list of living designs worth copying.
Look Up, Look Down at Natural Design
November 25, 2013
Swimmers, flyers, and things that just sit in the sun are the envy of bioengineers.
More Reasons to Imitate Living Designs
August 11, 2013
The gold rush is on! Designs in the living world are inspiring technologies that are superior to old fashioned human ingenuity, and environmentally friendly, too.
Living Design Inspires Design
June 24, 2013
Engineers continue to look to the living world for solutions to practical problems. One of them is as close as your skin.
What Do a Toucan, an Oyster and a Spider Have in Common? Bio-Engineers' Drool
February 17, 2013
If we want to build more robust, lightweight materials, two researchers say, look to nature.
Happy New Biomimetics Year
January 4, 2013
The variety of design applications coming from the imitation of natural solutions continues to be astonishing.
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.
Your Senses Awe Scientists
November 17, 2012
The ear, the eye, the nose, and the mind itself continue to display wondrous capabilities.
Inventions Inspired by Mother Nature's Designs
November 2, 2012
Biological solutions to physical challenges are inspiring new technologies.
Nature: 3.8 Billion Years of R&D
October 2, 2012
Scientists continue mining the biomimicry bonanza, but some still give all the credit to time and evolution.
Zoo Celebrates Bio-Inspiration
August 31, 2012
The San Diego Zoo has a new Centre for Bioinspiration, promoting invention based on life's solutions to practical problems.
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.
Pitcher Plant Inspires R&D Award
June 21, 2012
The R&D 100 award, previously given for inventions like the fax machine and automated teller machine, has been given this year for a biologically-inspired design that could revolutionize society in many ways.
Living Surprises, Living Hopes
January 21, 2012
Here are ten recent discoveries about plants and animals that are surprising and inspiring. Some of them may lead to technologies that can improve our own lives.
Biomimetics for Your Christmas Wish List
December 8, 2011
Biomimetics (the imitation of nature) continues to promise cool gadgets and useful materials that will someday yield prized gifts under the tree. Some of them might even save your life.