Biomimicry: how nature has inspired human innovation
For millions of years, natural selection has been shaping the animals and plants around us. It’s come up with solutions to almost every problem, and as a result, there are pretty darn amazing adaptations in nature. While we as humans have solved a lot of problems, there’s always new ones right around the corner. But scientists have been looking to nature to find solutions, and they’ve found the answers in biomimicry. Nature is inspiring solutions to all kinds of problems, from limiting dangerous microbes in hospitals to preventing athlete concussions. Nature is even offering ideas for how we can reduce our energy use and impact on the environment.