Fish that can project their jaws out to half their body lengths to capture prey? Spider webs stronger than steel? Discover the marvels of natural engineering—and see how we can apply the innovations of evolution.
In this new traveling exhibition opening in 2014, meet scientists who investigate these plants and animals, experiment with new adaptations and applications, and learn about the future of biomechanics and biomimicry, fields that are re-energizing the imaginations of architects, engineers, and designers alike.
Highly interactive and specimen-rich, this timely, hands-on, and fun exhibition will bring the amazing science of biomechanics to life, and explore the exciting promise it holds for the future. In surveys—including a nationwide online poll—visitors and museums consistently ranked Biomechanics #1 - #2 among possible exhibition topics.
The Machine Inside: Biomechanics was developed by The Field Museum, Chicago, in partnership with the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, with generous support provided by The Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust and ITW Foundation.