Photosynthesis: Darwin’s Great Mystery Is Still a Mystery
May 2, 2019
Darwin’s Great Mystery, Photosynthesis, Is Still a Mystery by Jerry Bergman, PhD The origin of photosynthesis has always been a profound problem for evolution. A 2019 study by one of the leading researchers in this area, Tanai Cardona, from the Department of Life Sciences at Imperial College London, has confirmed the fact that after decades […]
More Reasons to Imitate Biology
May 25, 2018
Recent articles about Biomimetics show that the field is still going strong.
Molecular Machines Show Same Design Principles as Big Machines
May 4, 2018
Life needs molecular machines before natural selection can even be considered as a possible Darwinian explanation for them.
More Cool Cell Tricks Discovered
April 24, 2018
Watching molecular machines at work in living cells should be as fascinating as watching a city through a magnifying glass.
Trends in Biomimetics: Copying Irreducible Complexity
March 3, 2018
Not everything in nature can be copied effectively for human engineering. Why? Nature is sometimes too good.
Pinpoint Navigation and Propulsion in a Seemingly Random Soup
August 3, 2017
Non-coding sequences of DNA, sometimes considered genetic junk, may actually function to help navigate proteins to their target genes.
Biological Designs Worth Imitating
April 20, 2017
If these designs are so good that intelligent minds want to mimic them, who can believe they emerged by chance?
Finding More Gifts in the Cellular Stocking
December 12, 2016
Improving techniques are allowing biochemists to find surprising new things in cells. Here are some recent examples.
What's New in Biomimetics?
May 9, 2015
It's hard to keep up with the numerous advancements in science coming from inspiration provided by natural design.
Animals Come Pre-Equipped With Machinery
January 14, 2015
Guidance systems, compasses, switchboards, motors, robotic machines: we're talking about systems inside animals—and you.
Plants Are Clever
November 18, 2014
They may be stuck in the ground, but plants know how to get what they need. How do creation and evolution explain this?
Cell Biologists Use Machine Language
October 23, 2014
This is a golden age of discovery about molecular machines, but the metaphor may be moving from machinery to information processing.
Body Wonders at the Cellular Level
September 10, 2014
If we kept track of all the nano-scopic processes that keep us alive, we would be giga-astonished.
Cell's Molecular Machines Arouse Fascination
August 9, 2014
With increasing image quality at their disposal, biologists are finding amazing molecular machines at work in living cells.
Entrepreneurs Find Gold in Nature
August 8, 2014
Inspiration for invention comes from everywhere in nature's engineering. At every level, there are designs worth imitating.