Animal Physics: Shocking but True
July 14, 2014
Geckos cling with electricity, and electric fish have shocking genes – just samples of recent reports about how animals master laws of physics.
Exceptional Beauty and Design in Animals
March 3, 2014
Here are four animals, some you probably never heard of, that deserve design awards for art and technology.
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.
Take Up Insect Watching
July 19, 2013
Insects are among the most diverse animals on the planet, many possessing extraordinary abilities. Here are some kinds worth watching.
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.
New Biomimetics Stories
May 26, 2013
Here are some new ways scientists are imitating plants and animals to understand their designs and make new products.
Butterfly Cities and Spider Optics
October 22, 2012
Skycrapers of the future may shine in brilliant butterfly colors. Optical biosensors may be made from spider webs. These are just a few of the engineering marvels coming from biomimetics—the imitation of nature.
Amazing Fossils: What Do They Mean?
October 13, 2011
Almost every week, on continents around the world, remains of once-living creatures come to light. Here are just a few of the fascinating fossils that have been reported this month. What do they suggest about life in their day?