Biomimicry – 8 Useful Technologies Inspired by Nature
Another great video from the Sci Show explaining eight different nature inspired technologies.
- mosquito – saw technology for nearly painless blood drawing.
- mussel – waterproof glue for various applications from making plywood to human skin cuts.
- shark skin – tiny bumps have lead to cleaner, safer surfaces and high tech swim suits. The bumps make it difficult for bacteria to get a grip.
- hump back whales – tubercles on the leading edge of their flippers have led to more efficient wind turbine blades.
- fish schools – wind turbine placement
- coral – earth-friendly concrete
- water bears | jericho rose | brewer’s yeast – all use trehalose to prevent drying out and provides protection from heat could be used for vaccine preservation
- burdock sticky burrs – velcro – hook and loop fasteners
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