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Biomimicry in Action: 13 Technologies Inspired by Nature

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leaf veins smart grid biomimicry
credit: Kumaravel

Looking to Leaves

When it comes to building distribution networks, researchers have long been looking at the veins in leaves for instruction. Now biophysicists at Rockefeller University say that it matters which leaves you use- they recommend those with interconnected loops, which keep distribution going if there's a break somewhere in the network.

These new networks may be more expensive to built, but they're more robust and resilient.

Read More: Awesome Biomimicry: Leaf Veins Inspire New Model for Water and Electricity Distribution Networks

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