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In this issue: Auspicious Forms: Designing the Sanyo Shinkansen 500-Series Bullet Train by Tom McKeag, Bucky, Geodesics and Biomimicry by Jay Baldwin, Interview with Tom Knittel, Portfolio by David Goodsell, Biomimetics: Ten Assumptions I Question by Nikolay Bogatyrev, The Engineering to Biology Thesaurus by Jacquelyn Nagel, and Bucky and the Shape of Nature by Curt McNamara.