Trilobite Eye Dazzles Government Engineers
April 19, 2022
This extinct marine animal had binocular eyes with such amazing properties they want to imitate it.
No Evidence for the Evolution of Crab Eyes
February 21, 2022
This crab eye was complete, well-developed and functional, with soft tissue preserved.
How Did Dragonflies Come By an Intercept Capability?
August 25, 2021
Dragonflies can track a prey, anticipate its future path, fly to a rendezvous point on that path and intercept it.
Year-End Biomimetics Parade
December 31, 2016
What better way to end the year than a celebration of biomimetics, where fun and useful science never ends thanks to nature's inspiring designs?
Plastic Proteins and Turtle Skis
April 18, 2016
Here's news about the latest technologies coming out of biomimetics, the imitation of nature's designs.
Jurassic Ark: Mesozoic Fossils that Challenge Evolution
January 23, 2016
Here are recent discoveries of extinct terrestrial and marine reptiles and animals from the Jurassic and Cretaceous.
So Where's the Evolution?
July 30, 2015
When you go looking for evolution and find stasis, has Darwin been falsified?
Reverse Engineer Living Solutions
September 20, 2013
Need solutions to practical engineering problems? Save time and effort; see how animals and plants do it.
Bug-Eye Camera, Fly Robot and other Bio-Inspired Tech
May 4, 2013
Incredible advancements in technology are coming from the imitation of nature, but engineers cannot yet attain animal performance.
Freckled Trilobites Had Great Eyes
March 29, 2013
Darlings of the Cambrian Explosion, trilobites had spotted markings and sophisticated eyes. Some have been exceptionally well preserved as fossils, down to the level of individual cells.
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.
Cambrian Predator Had Modern Eyes
December 7, 2011
An exquisite fossil alleged to be 515 million years old shows a compound eye so complex, it looks as good as any modern insect’s eye. The eye belonged to Anomalocaris, the fearsome predator of Cambrian seas, one of the key players in the Cambrian explosion – the sudden appearance of all the animal phyla in the earliest rock layers.