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Nature-Inspired Innovation: 9 Examples of Biomimicry in Action

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Scientist Dr. Ned Allen was inspired by the maple seeds he saw flitting to the earth as a boy, and used that memory for this remote-controlled Nano Air Vehicle that would be utilized by the military for missions in challenging weather. DARPA, the backer of this idea, in conjunction with AeroVironment, are looking towards nature for more ideas for nano air vehicles, including hummingbirds.

Photo via Lockheed Martin

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