posted on Dec, 29 2011 @ 11:15 AM
I was watching Animal Planet today, and there was a show about big cats. There was a leopard, and there was a scene where it blended in perfectly
with its surroundings. It was amazing. Later on there was a show about reptiles, and there was a lizard that blended in perfectly with its
surroundings. Also amazing.
It got me thinking, us humans borrow a lot of ideas from animals and use it in our technology. For the first example, think of camouflage gear. We
use that to blend in with our surroundings, and camo is something borrowed straight from nature.
It also brings to mind planes. They are based on the aerodynamics of birds.
Can you think of other technology that is inspired directly from nature?