If you’ve ever watched ants busily tunneling in an ant farm, you may have noticed that the intricate finished product rarely collapses. Why is that?
They appear in the early Cambrian fossil record: the first examples of the most diverse phylum on earth. Who knew their skills would become the envy of human engineers?
The author, Dean Schulz, an engineer with a PhD in computer science, takes a “bottom up” approach.
The genetic variation in any species is confined to a limited set of variables such as a finch beak’s thickness.
Design motifs such as four-bar linkages and control systems must meet exacting requirements whether implemented in a space shuttle or a fish.