From Chicago Tribune:
Opened on March 12, the Field Museum’s latest exhibit, “The Machine Inside: Biomechanics,” focuses on the concept that all biological creatures comprise interconnected mechanical systems. The exhibit is designed to allow visitors to discover the marvels of natural engineering and see how we can apply the innovations of evolution. Guests can explore how plants and animals stay in one piece despite the force of gravity, the pressure of water and wind, and the attacks of predators. They can also 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.