Designs On Nature

Mark Stephen discovers how biologists are stealing nature's tricks, refined by many millions of years of evolution.

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20050316Mark Stephen discovers how biologists are stealing nature's tricks, refined by many millions of years of evolution.

A special branch of science called biomimetics is emerging that trains the next generation of scientists to tap this living laboratory for cutting edge, technological solutions.

200503232/3. The jewel beetle seeks out forest fires, mating and feasting on dead pine trees. These ingenious insects can sense roaring infernos from many kilometres away using supersensitive infra-red detectors. Mark Stephen discovers how scientists are putting this knowledge to use to develop the next generation of infra-red detectors
200503303/3. Scientists and bio-engineers are revealing new secrets of insect flight and using these to design and build micro air vehicles.

These tiny free-flying robots are attracting major military interest as well as stimulating the toy market. Mark Stephen reveals an exciting range of biomimetic works that draws inspiration from flying creatures to provide the next generation of engineering solutions.

0120050316A special branch of science called biomimetics is emerging that trains the next generation of scientists to tap this living laboratory for cutting edge, technological solutions.

A special branch of science called biomimetics is emerging that trains the next generation of scientists to tap this living laboratory for cutting edge, technological solutions.

Mark Stephen discovers how biologists are stealing nature's tricks, refined by many millions of years of evolution.

A special branch of science called biomimetics is emerging that trains the next generation of scientists to tap this living laboratory for cutting edge, technological solutions.

0220050323The jewel beetle seeks out forest fires, mating and feasting on dead pine trees.

These ingenious insects can sense roaring infernos from many kilometres away using supersensitive infra-red detectors.

Mark Stephen discovers how scientists are putting this knowledge to use to develop the next generation of infra-red detectors.

The jewel beetle seeks out forest fires, mating and feasting on dead pine trees.

These ingenious insects can sense roaring infernos from many kilometres away using supersensitive infra-red detectors.

Mark Stephen discovers how scientists are putting this knowledge to use to develop the next generation of infra-red detectors.

2/3. The jewel beetle seeks out forest fires, mating and feasting on dead pine trees. These ingenious insects can sense roaring infernos from many kilometres away using supersensitive infra-red detectors. Mark Stephen discovers how scientists are putting this knowledge to use to develop the next generation of infra-red detectors

03 LAST20050330Scientists and bio-engineers are revealing new secrets of insect flight and using these to design and build micro air vehicles.

These tiny free-flying robots are attracting major military interest as well as stimulating the toy market.

Mark Stephen reveals an exciting range of biomimetic works that draws inspiration from flying creatures to provide the next generation of engineering solutions.

3/3. Scientists and bio-engineers are revealing new secrets of insect flight and using these to design and build micro air vehicles.

These tiny free-flying robots are attracting major military interest as well as stimulating the toy market. Mark Stephen reveals an exciting range of biomimetic works that draws inspiration from flying creatures to provide the next generation of engineering solutions.

Scientists and bio-engineers are revealing new secrets of insect flight and using these to design and build micro air vehicles.

These tiny free-flying robots are attracting major military interest as well as stimulating the toy market.

Mark Stephen reveals an exciting range of biomimetic works that draws inspiration from flying creatures to provide the next generation of engineering solutions.