In three programmes, Jolyon Jenkins examines the design, locomotive and pharmaceutical expertise that animals have developed over millions of years of evolution and asks how humans can learn from their examples.
1: `Animal Architects'.
In three programmes Jolyon Jenkins examines the skills that animals have developed over millions of years of evolution and asks how humans can learn from their examples.
2: Scientists are studying the humble housefly in order to develop a flying robot to investigate collapsed buildings in the aftermath of an earthquake.
Can biological systems legitimately guide the design of a man-made system?
Jolyon Jenkins asks if animals could provide humans with a new generation of antiobiotics with which to tackle increasingly resistant bacteria.
For example, Australian ants produce a powerful antibiotic which they use to prevent the spread of infection.