How cutting-edge engineering borrows nature’s innovations

PBS News Hour – February 2019

In the never-ending hunt for new designs that jump, pump, or run faster and better, scientists are finding inspiration in nature. The field of biomimicry blurs boundaries between living things — like the butterfly’s proboscis or the flea’s powerful legs — and the inanimate to spur new problem-solving technologies. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports.

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