In this issue: Gearing Up (and away): How a little backyard bug might change engineering by Tom McKeag, Lighting by Lindsey Adelman, It’s the Mix Not the Match That Makes the Magnificent Mole by Adelheid Fischer, Portfolio by Exploration Architecture/Michael Pawlyn, The ISO/TC 266 Biomimetics Standard Initiative by Taryn Mead and Norbert Hoeller, Interviews with Ray Lucchesi, Tomislav Terzin and Megan Strickfaden, and The Systems View of Life: A Unifying Vision (Fritjof Capra and Pier Luigi Luisi) review by Janet Kübler, Michelle Y. Merrill and Randall Anway.