“ Biomimetics ” Inventions that Mimic Nature. “Life has already solved the challenges that we're trying to solve, t here are literally as many ideas as there are organisms." - Janine Benyus. Biomimetics. Definition- “When humans use nature to solve an engineering problem”.
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“Life has already solved the challenges that we're trying to solve, there are literally as many ideas as there are organisms." - Janine Benyus
Innovators used ultra-fast lasers to copy the microscopic properties of the surface of a lotus leaf, below, to achieve a self-cleaning, water-repellent surface, right.
The intricate wiring of the whale's heart is being studied as a model for a device called a nanoscaleatrioventricular bridge.
One of the best ways to reduce reliance on fossil fuels is to achieve more efficient use of the energy we do consume. Inspired by the evolved ability of shark's skin to reduce drag by manipulating the boundary layer flow as the fish swims, researchers are developing coatings for ship's hulls, submarines, aircraft fuselage, and even swimwear for humans. Based on the varying shape and texture of shark's skin over its body, Speedo's Fastskin FSII swimsuits made their appearance at the Bejing Olympics and may have helped US swimmer Michael Phelps to his record eight gold medals in that competition, and the rest of the team as well.
By mimicking the way light reflects from the scales on a butterfly's wings, the Qualcomm company has developed Mirasol Displays that make use of the reflected light principle.
Paint is also being looked at as a new product using this butterfly reflective design.
For mobility, insect-like ability to cover varied terrain, climb surfaces and provide stability seems to work better.