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.
Virus Motors Show Mechanical Design
May 30, 2014
A virus efficiently packs its DNA into its capsule with a powerful molecular motor working against repulsive forces.
Even the Plants Have Eyes
May 16, 2014
How do plants steer toward the light? They have eyes the size of molecules.
Three More Ways to Benefit from Nature's Designs
May 12, 2014
Three completely different biological mechanisms, at different scales of size, studied by different universities: all agree nature's designs are wonderful, but difficult to imitate.
Your Cells Work for You
April 11, 2014
At a cellular level, the human body has a dizzying array of workers. Here are a few recent examples discovered.
Quantum Secret of Photosynthesis Revealed
June 22, 2013
The magic of light capture by plants is so small and fast, its secrets are only now being understood.