Instead of consuming nature's resources, the burgeoning field of biomimicry looks to the natural world for innovation inspiration, resulting in high-tech analogs of natural materials and designs.
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Editors' Picks: Our Favorite Videos About Biomimicry
What Is Biomimicry?
Learn about the new field from the woman who coined the word.
Nature Is Smarter Than Us
Why start a design from scratch when nature has already figured out the best way to do it?
The Invention Of Velcro
Hear how a dirty dog inspired this world-changing invention.
Key Facts In This Video
George de Mestral, born in 1907, invented Velcro. 00:07
Velcro was inspired by burrs that stuck to his trousers and dog after a walk in the park. 00:22
Velcro was named by combining the words "velvet" and "crochet." 00:48
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