Category Archives: BIO-INSPIRED TECHNOLOGY

BIOMIMETICS, BIOMIMICRY, AND BIO-INSPIRED TECHNOLOGY:

BIOMIMETICS and BIOMIMICRY: An engineered directional nanofilm mimics nature’s curious feats: http://www.physorg.com/news/2010-10-nanofilm-mimics-nature-curious-feats.html Woodpecker’s head inspires shock absorbers, http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn20088-woodpeckers-head-inspires-shock-absorbers.html and http://www.uncommondescent.com/intelligent-design/woodpecker-drumming-inspires-shock-absorbing-system/ and http://www.arn.org/blogs/index.php/literature…/2011/02/10/woodpecker_drumming_inspires_shock_absor  This example is not exactly biomimicry, but similar in that it is using nature to produce a specific … Continue reading

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BIOLOGICAL CAMOUFLAGE AND MIMICRY

According to a recent article published November 2010 in BioScience, Darwinian evolution faces “problems” that are “huge” when trying to account for the origin of biomimicry in and camouflage [http://legacy.ucpress.net/doi/pdf/10.1525/bio.2010.60.10.12].  The article reads, The balance of Dazzled and Deceived focuses … Continue reading

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