Five human technologies inspired by nature - from velcro to racing cars

Al-Habaibeh, A. ORCID: 0000-0002-9867-6011, 2022. Five human technologies inspired by nature - from velcro to racing cars. The Conversation. ISSN 2044-5032

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Nature has, over millions of years, evolved solutions to adapt to an array of challenges. As the challenges facing humanity become more complex, we are seeing inspiration being increasingly drawn from nature. Taking biological processes and applying them to technological and design problems is called bioinspiration. This is a fast-growing field, and our ability to copy nature is becoming more sophisticated. Here are five striking examples where nature has guided human innovation-and in some cases, could lead to even more exciting breakthroughs.

Item Type: Newspaper or popular journal contribution
Alternative Title: Five human technologies inspired by nature
Publication Title: The Conversation
Creators: Al-Habaibeh, A.
Publisher: The Conversation Trust (UK) Limited
Date: 30 December 2022
ISSN: 2044-5032
Divisions: Schools > School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 03 Jan 2023 19:47
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2023 19:47

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