Environment

Listen: How Scientists Observe Nature for Inspiration

Biomimicry is the imitation of models and systems that already exist in nature, through various means, for the purpose of human usage. Several useful inventions that we rely on today are a product of seeking inspiration from nature, such as Velcro, LED lights and turbines; by seeking inspiration from natural species as varied as crickets and hawks. This growingly popular science acknowledges that nature can be more advanced in design than what humans can conceive.

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