Wrinkled fingertips enhance gripHuman
Fingertips of primates enhance grip in wet conditions by wrinkling
Hyoid bone secures skull during impactgolden-fronted woodpecker
The hyoid bone of the golden-fronted woodpecker protects the brain from injury by acting as a securing mechanism for the brain.
Spongey cranium absorbs impactgolden-fronted woodpecker
The skull of the golden-fronted woodpecker protects it from brain injury by absorbing shock via a plate-like spongey bone in the frontal cranium.
Beak provides streamliningcommon kingfisher
The shape of the kingfisher beak allows it to dive into the water without splashing
Hair helps cool the bodySaharan Silver Ant
The hair of the Saharan silver ant keeps it cool by efficiently reflecting light and heat energy while also dissipating excess heat.
Water vapor harvestingNamib Desert beetle
Surfaces of wing covers on some darkling beetles gather water using nanoscale bumps and body position.
Cytoplasm creates most efficient routesslime mold
Cytoplasm of slime molds creates efficient connective networks using adaptive foraging strategies.
Brushes clean off pollenBees
The basitarsal brushes of bees are used to clean the pollen off their faces while they forage.
Flowers of the red mistletoe attract specific pollinatorsmistletoe
The flowers of the red mistletoe protect from unwanted visitors by utilizing a pollinator-specific design.
Intricate relationship allows the other to flourishthe sea anemone and the clownfish
The relationship between the sea anemone and clownfish allows the other to flourish through symbiosis.
Large trunks and thick bark prevent bucklingbaobab
The large trunk and thick outer bark allow baobab trees to grow tall while resisting buckling.