Tech Innovations Inspired by Nature


By Don Nardo

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The relatively new science of biomimicry—human industry copying various aspects of nature—has already given humanity many practical applications. Among them are improved blades for fans and turbines based on whales’ fins and tiny advanced energy-producing solar cells inspired by the shape of insects’ eyes. Increasingly, scientists are coming to realize that they can rarely outdo what nature has developed through millions of years of trial and error.

Tech Innovations Inspired by Nature