Biomimicry in Action: 13 Technologies Inspired by Nature

Learning from Nature

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inchworm robot climb biomimicry

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Sitting at the top of the food chain, it's easy for humans to think we don't have anything to learn from nature. But after millions of years of trial and error, evolution has come up with some amazing solutions to the problems facing our scientists. Fortunately for us, the burgeoning trend of biomimicry is copying those answers, leading to innovation in robotics, transportation, architecture, and other fields.

From ostrich-inspired transportation to a motorcycle helmet with "skin" to a tower based on a flower, here are 13 novel technologies inspired by the natural world.