Recent research draws an unapologetic parallel between human engineering and biological systems.
If organisms resulted from haphazard undirected processes, their design constraints would be few and highly flexible.
Simple bilayers of lipids? No! Cell membranes have come into their own as masterful players in numerous cellular functions.
One of the reasons cockroaches are so successful is their keen sense of smell.
Your hands feel in detail thanks to tens of thousands of sensors, and detailed information encoded by their positions and firing times.