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Year-End Biomimetics Parade

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

Here's news about the latest technologies coming out of biomimetics, the imitation of nature's designs.

Jurassic Ark: Mesozoic Fossils that Challenge Evolution

Here are recent discoveries of extinct terrestrial and marine reptiles and animals from the Jurassic and Cretaceous.

So Where's the Evolution?

When you go looking for evolution and find stasis, has Darwin been falsified?

Reverse Engineer Living Solutions

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

Incredible advancements in technology are coming from the imitation of nature, but engineers cannot yet attain animal performance.

Freckled Trilobites Had Great Eyes

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

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

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.
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