30 Jul '12, 2pm

5 Top Areas Where Nature-Inspired Innovation Works

5 Top Areas Where Nature-Inspired Innovation Works

Biomimicry is a relatively new discipline in science and technology in which researchers look at the systems and organisms in the natural world to come up with solutions for problems. We've seen some incredible uses of biomimicry , from looking at how a birds' beak is shaped for a solution to improve the aerodynamics of a train to looking at how ants swarm on enemies as a solution for computer security. Janine Benyus has been a major advocate for the study and has done incredible work towards getting more researchers to "do it nature's way." While biomimicry can be used in every aspect of our lives, there are five areas in particular where biomimicry is making big changes.

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