Thursday, 26 December 2013

Copying God’s Design Instead of Evolution

Finnair’s Airbus A321 uses technology copied from nature. Image courtesy of Adrian Pingstone, Wikipedia.

Joel Kontinen

In recent years, researchers and engineers have increasingly turned to solutions they have seen in nature, and copied them. This trend began long before our time. The Wright brothers, for instance, drew inspiration for their flying machine from the mechanics of pigeon wings in flight.

A brief That’s a Fact video produced by ICR looks at biomimicry. You can watch it here.