Bumblebees Pack Aerodynamic Sophistication into One Gram
November 28, 2020
Bumblebees seem self-aware of their dimensions so that they can navigate tight spaces during flight.
Tiny Fly Beats Robots
September 3, 2020
Fruit flies dart, circle, zig and zag rapidly. Researchers gain some insight into how they do it so efficiently.
March 6, 2020
Nature had smart devices long before humans thought of making them. Here are a few that engineers envy.
Good Science Bears Good Fruit
January 29, 2020
Science may not understand reality, but individual scientists know what can benefit other people.
The Best Science Imitates Nature
March 4, 2019
Biomimetics has everything science desires: inspiration, motivation, understanding, and application.
The Best Science Follows the Designs in Nature
December 3, 2018
The most fruitful kind of research seeks to understand nature's workings, and when appropriate, imitate it.
Latest Bio-Inspired Technologies Will Improve Life
September 18, 2018
The world will be a better, more sustainable place if we can imitate how nature handles and organizes its materials.
Biomimetics Parade Marches Upward
April 14, 2018
Scientists continue to find amazing things about animals and plants that they wish to imitate in technology.
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.
Make Like a Snake
January 16, 2018
Here are a few more examples illustrating why the imitation of nature is one of the hottest trends in science.
Well-Adapted Underwater Animals that Defy Evolution
December 8, 2017
A wide variety of organisms spend all or part of their time under the surface of water, having just the equipment they need to thrive.
Biomimetics Continues Its Enthusiastic Winning Streak
November 13, 2017
If science continues its focus on natural designs, everyone stands to benefit.
This Is Your Brain on Intelligent Design
November 9, 2017
Your brain comes with amazing capabilities. It won't look like a fried egg unless you abuse it.
Guessing Game: Name the Organism that Inspired This Discovery
July 15, 2017
Here's a quick brain teaser. Can you guess which biological organism inspired the scientific advance? Answers and sources provided.