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The natural world. Looking pretty for 3.5b years.

To solve old problems, study new species.

To solve old problems, study new species.

Author: Hugh Bollinger/Monday, January 23, 2017/Categories: natural history, wildlife conservation, video, space science, sustainability, art and design, environment, adventure , plants

                                      New Marine Species (credit: Alejandro Alvarado, TED)

The study of biomimicry is not new---Leonardo da Vinci studied the wings of birds to design flying contraptions and branching trees to understand how fractals worked. Designs and materials for everything from new glues for engineerers; to miniaturized robots for field exploration; to tissue replacements for doctors has come from studying what nature has created over millions of years through evolution in living animal, insect, and plant species. It has been an amazing field of study that this journal has explored before but is now really moving into 'hi-gear'. 

Biomimicry by researching new species is explained here by Alejandro Alvarado of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute:



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