Xploration Nature Knows Best
Science & Nature
An entertaining marine biologist presents the fun, clever ways scientists, engineers, and innovators imitate nature to create amazing advancements.
S01:E01 - Nature That's 'Plane' to See
Flying planes in tight formation to mimic the energy-efficient flight patterns of migrating birds.
S01:E02 - Bio Based Building
The Bullit Center living building mimics a tree; nature-based inventions change buildings.
S01:E03 - The Science of Safety
A deadly creature saves lives by keeping planes in the sky during icy conditions.
S01:E04 - Under the Sea Inspiration
A reef that's full of life; an invention based on lobster eyes; turning feet into fins.
S01:E05 - How to Save Power
Energy; finding ways to improve solar power, wind power and even kinetic power.
S01:E06 - Nature's Sticky Inventions
A look at how nature has inspired inventions; Velcro was influenced by the burdock plant.
S01:E07 - The Wonders of the Whirlybird
A look at how the dragonfly and the wings of owls have inspired helicopters.
S01:E08 - Mastering the Mimicry
Biomimicry: inventors look toward nature for inspiration.
S01:E09 - Swimming With Sharks
Sharks' skin is used to fight germs; sharks' senses help to build better robots.
S01:E10 - Studying the Swarms
Scientists study animals' swarm behavior to make better robots.
S01:E11 - Muscle of Mimicry
Some of the world's strongest materials are naturally made, like the silk spiders use in their webs.
S01:E12 - Designing Drones
Drones are all the rage and are doing things humans never imagined were possible.
S01:E13 - Automated Animals
Robots' inventors look to nature to see how animals can help do things humans cannot.