From gripping an object on an assembly line to navigation modeled off of animals' built-in sonar, nature offers an array of enviable features for robotics researchers.
From the Pope’s Encyclical to an array of alarming reports, evidence that we need to rethink our relationship with biodiversity is all around us.
Shocks to the built environment, like the recent earthquakes in Nepal, drive home the opportunity to borrow from ecosystems.
As the world's most common building material, concrete is cheap to produce but comes with high environmental costs — pushing researchers to experiment with more sustainable self-healing road materials.
Recent developments in chemistry may have taken us closer to the Holy Grail of finding a universal kit of parts with which to "print" our world.
Biomimicry in the making of a surgical glue: scientists seek the sticky, wet, and adhesive properties of worm secretions in creating a medical glue for surgery.
Plastic is everywhere — and its environmental footprint is getting larger. But bioplastics could hold the key to a cleaner future.
It’s time for the sixth annual Tommies, a salute to the best of bio-inspired designs of the year just passed.
Made In Space worked with the agency to show what additive manufacturing can do among the stars and on the blue planet.
Whether you call them water bears, moss piglets or tardigrades, these crawly critters are masters of survival…and Biomatrica seeks their secrets.