National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Glenn Research Center

PeTaL

What is PeTaL?

Learn systematically from history to predict and shape our future The Periodic Table of Life (PeTaL, pronounced petal) is intended to be a design tool to enable a deeper understanding of natural systems and to enable the creation or improvement of nature-inspired...

What Is Nature-inspired Exploration?

Nature-inspired Exploration is Physiomimesis, Greek for mimicking nature. Physiomimesis includes biom*/bionics, anthropomimesis, physioteleology, biophysics and paleomimesis. These terms are explained below. While the long term vision is systematic...

What is V.I.N.E?

PeTaL (Periodic Table of Life) is intended to be a design tool to enable systematic design of nature-inspired systems. This requires vast quantities and high quality data, images, videos, publications and other forms of input. A large user base is also...

Vision, Mission, Goals and Objectives

Vision To pioneer nature-inspired pathways for the benefit of All. Mission With inspiration from nature and natural systems as its driving framework, V.I.N.E. seeks to help solve NASA’s biggest challenges – in collaboration with experts fro...

Team Members

The Biomimicry Team at NASA Glenn Research Center was established as a stepping stone to creating a successful virtual collaboration framework for bio-inspired exploration. The team's purpose is to: Create a virtual interchange for biomimicry to ...