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Biomimicry: Engineering inspired by nature

This article was published on SBS Science in December 2016.

 Flickr/CC BY 2.0

Flickr/CC BY 2.0

From the tiny ant to the humpback whale, scientists and engineers are mimicking the biology of nature's greats.

When it comes to building and improving tech – be it for explosive detection or space exploration – scientists need look no further than the animal kingdom for solutions inspired by evolution itself.

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