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Biomimicry: why the world is full of intelligent design

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posted on Jun, 9 2009 @ 04:16 AM
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Biomimicry: why the world is full of intelligent design


www.telegraph.co.uk

Forget human ingenuity - the best source of ideas for cutting-edge technology might be in nature, according to experts in 'biomimicry'

We humans like to think we're pretty good at design and technology – but we often forget that Mother Nature had a head start of 3.6 million years. Now, the way that geckoes climb walls, or hummingbirds hover, is at the centre of a burgeoning industry: biomimicry, the science of "reverse-engineering" clever ideas from the natural world.
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posted on Jun, 9 2009 @ 04:16 AM
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Wow, this is a fascinating article. It goes on to give very interesting examples of how we have used ideas borrowed from the natrual world to advance technology in various forms of production.

My particular favourites are the Sahara Forest Project, or seawater greenhouse: en.wikipedia.org...

and the recent DARPA project to create Stickybots, there was a thread all about DARPA's work recently here: www.abovetopsecret.com...

www.telegraph.co.uk
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