Like many educators who incorporate biomimicry in their teaching, we at the Biomimicry 3.8 Institute love to share the story of Eiji Nakatsu’s redesign of the Shinkansen train.

Scott Sheppard, Program Manager for Autodesk Labs, recently had the opportunity to hear Mr. Nakatsu speak about his biomimicry design process, and the three inspiring adaptations… the beak of the kingfisher, the body shape of the Adelie penguin, and the wing of the owl.

Click here to read Scott Sheppard’s blog account with details of the design improvements inspired by nature!


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