Bulletproof Feathers: How Science Uses Nature's Secrets to Design Cutting-Edge Technology

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Fabrics that are not only stain resistant but actually clean themselves. Airplane wings that change shape in midair to take advantage of shifts in wind currents. Hypodermic needles that use tiny serrations to render injections virtually pain free. Though they may sound like the stuff of science fiction, in fact such inventions represent only the most recent iterations of natural mechanisms that are billions of years old--the focus of the rapidly growing field of biomimetics. Based on the realization that natural selection ...

Bulletproof Feathers: How Science Uses Nature's Secrets to Design Cutting-Edge Technology 2010, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226014708

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