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Biomimetics Inspire Design

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Biomimetics (n.) [bahy-oh-mi-met-iks] – The study and development of synthetic systems that mimic the formation, function, or structure of biologically produced substances and materials and biological mechanisms and processes. That word is probably not in your vocabulary, but it will be soon. Biomimetics is more than just a study/development of synthetics. It is literally catalyzing and designing the future in more ways than one. According to Tim McGee, Senior Biologist at the Biomimicry Group, this study represents a way to shape tomorrow. “Biomimetic materials have the potential to rewrite our story of stuff. For most of the materials we use… read more