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.
Roach Bait Story Highlights Abuse of Word "Evolution"
May 25, 2013
Evolution is one of the most carelessly-used words in science, as several recent articles show. Not all change is evolution the way Darwin meant it.
Bug-Eye Camera, Fly Robot and other Bio-Inspired Tech
May 4, 2013
Incredible advancements in technology are coming from the imitation of nature, but engineers cannot yet attain animal performance.
Inventions Inspired by Mother Nature's Designs
November 2, 2012
Biological solutions to physical challenges are inspiring new technologies.
Animal Models for Technology
October 3, 2012
Animals and microbes continue to inspire technologies that could provide better health and security.
Body Double: Your Body as a Template for Inventors
July 17, 2012
Your body contains a lot of things engineers would like to copy, and not just at the scale of C3P0-like humanoid robots.
Venter: Life Is Robotic Software
July 15, 2012
What is life? It's software that runs biological robots, says a leading geneticist.
Pitcher Plant Inspires R&D Award
June 21, 2012
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.
Living Surprises, Living Hopes
January 21, 2012
Here are ten recent discoveries about plants and animals that are surprising and inspiring. Some of them may lead to technologies that can improve our own lives.
Nature Does It Right
January 4, 2012
Scientists and engineers continue to find well-designed features in living things that are worth imitating.
Darwin Still Rules from the Grave
November 12, 2011
Darwin died in 1882, but more than any other scientist, seems to live on in the science news. Here are some recent examples. The question is: do any of these articles really have anything to do with the theory that made him famous? Or is some other dynamic at work that keeps him in the forefront?