Biomimicry Articles

  • Jan. 1, 2020

    Scientists have discovered that a surprising combination of flower oil and bee spit—the ingredient necessary for honey—may form the basis for new all-weather adhesives.

  • Jan. 1, 2019

    God uses the river—with its pebbles, bulrushes, and silt—to cleanse and sustain life. Sewage engineers are still studying its unfathomable secrets.

  • Jan. 1, 2019

    Glasses that imitate insects’ vision promise to help surgeons detect cancer cells. The glasses incorporate a camera inspired by morpho butterflies’ eyes.

  • Animals have been using echolocation since God created them to do so.

  • Researchers have been studying the properties of the shark’s well-designed skin in order to help boaters keep their boats clean.

  • A researcher in Japan observed the kingfisher diving after fish and wondered if he could apply what he’d seen to a problem he was having.

  • Lotus plants grow in ponds and rivers, which can be very muddy, but their leaves always look clean and shiny. Why is this?

  • Pulling the burrs of the burdock thistles off his clothes and his dog, George de Mestral wanted to understand how these burrs clung to his clothing and his dog's fur.

  • Jan. 25, 2018

    Soon we’ll be able to see distant galaxies the way a scallop might see them! Sadly, scientists still believe evolution is responsible for the scallop’s incredible eye. But random chance and natural processes over millions of years could not possibly be responsible for a design so precise and seamless.

  • Nov. 16, 2015

    What living creature comes in an assortment of brilliant colors, has feet that can stick to most surfaces, and is being studied by one of the largest car manufacturers in the world?

  • Oct. 26, 2012

    Did you know that many scientific discoveries are inspired by the wonders that God has created in the world around us?

  • Biomimicry Improves Solar Panels
    May 17, 2012

    An engineering team at Princeton University is using biomimicry to develop cheaper solar panels that will absorb more sunlight.

  • Stronger Than Steel
    Feb. 9, 2012

    Scientists have changed the genetic structure in some silkworms to make them produce stronger, more elastic silk. How did they do this?

  • Bombardier Beetle Inspires Technology Advance
    Feb. 10, 2011

    After closely studying the Bombardier beetle, a group of scientists has made some amazing discoveries.

  • The Amazing Eyes of the Mantis Shrimp
    March 12, 2010

    The amazing eye of the mantis shrimp is evidence of God's superior design.

  • Self-Cleaning Sticky Tape!
    Oct. 22, 2008

    One of God’s most amazing creatures is the little gecko, a lizard that is widely seen in insurance commercials.