biomimicry

Design
Design

Scientists Made a Robot That Does Parkour

SALTO is a springy machine UC Berkeley researchers created by studying the insane hops of bush babies.
Beckett Mufson
12.7.16
Art
Art

Robots Weave a Carbon Fiber Forest in London

Experimental materials inspired by beetle wings make art at the V&A Museum.
Beckett Mufson
5.18.16
Design
Design

[Exclusive] Inside MIT's Self-Replicating Objects

When we can make objects that reproduce, what does that mean for the definition of life itself?
Beckett Mufson
10.19.15
Fashion
Fashion

This Wearable Ecosystem Can Charge Your Phone

MIT professor Neri Oxman designs microbe-infested clothes that change color and produce solar energy.
Beckett Mufson
7.6.15
Design
Design

Watch a Robot Fly Like a Real Bird

Satyandra Gupta's robotic raven flies so realistically that it gets attacked by a real hawk.
Beckett Mufson
2.20.15
Design
Design

The Military's Robot Dog Just Got More Doglike

The 160lb 'Spot' quadruped can tackle mountains and tight corners thanks to a new rotating motor.
Beckett Mufson
2.9.15
Design
Design

Snakelike Pavilion Can Adjust to its Surroundings

The 'Reptile' exhibition space was developed through the collaboration between freehand tattoo artist Gakkin and architecture firm Rabatanalab.
Beckett Mufson
12.11.14
Design
Design

Neri Oxman's Bacteria-Infested Spacesuits Are Grown, Not Designed

Sure, spacesuits are cool, but the biology simulations used to design them are even cooler.
Beckett Mufson
12.1.14
Design
Design

Here's a Robot Doing the 'Karate Kid' Crane Kick

The Florida Institute for Human Machine Cognition have programmed a Boston Dynamics robot to perform karate acrobatics.
Beckett Mufson
11.11.14
Film
Film

Take An Animated Tour Through The Belly Of A Colorful Cartoon Spaceship

Future Deluxe and Twistedopoly team up to create a breath-taking living spaceship in this short animation.
Beckett Mufson
10.13.14
Art
Art

Baby X, The Intelligent Toddler Simulation, Is Getting Smarter Every Day

New Zealand-based researchers have taught a computer-generated baby how to make faces, read, and speak— could the robot apocalypse really be this adorable?
Beckett Mufson
8.22.14
Design
Design

This Is The NASA Space Suit Picked By The Internet

The people have spoken: say hello to "Technology," the winner of NASA's hunt for the next spacesuit.
Emerson Rosenthal
5.1.14