Nature has some pretty funny animals. The male pufferfish was strange even before we learned about his sandy nest for attracting girl puffers. Hornets were using electricity years before Ben Franklin nearly electrocuted himself.
Rob Spiegel has covered manufacturing for 22 years, 19 of them for Design News. Other topics he has covered include automation, supply chain technology, alternative energy, and cybersecurity. For 10 years, he was the owner and publisher of the food magazine Chile Pepper.