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Biomimicry (aka Learning from and Mimicking Nature) May Save Us

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Biomimicry is the science of looking directly to nature's models and general "know-how" and then emulating or drawing inspiration from it in order to solve human problems. Here are just a few examples: 1.Cockroaches are serving as inspiration for prosthetic devices and robotics designs 2.Turbines, based on the humpback whale fins and flippers, are leading to a more efficient way to generate wind power 3. Energy-producing solar cells which mimic leaves are producing clean energy.

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