Modeling the front-end of the Shinkansen after the beak of kingfishers, which dive from the air into bodies of water with very little splash to catch fish, resulted not only in a quieter train, but 15% less electricity use even while the train travels 10% faster.
Nature is a great inspiration for intricate and harmonious design, which leads a project like Biomimicry by Stefanie Nieuwenhuyse to embody an exquisite quality. In emulating the patterns of animals with raw material from the earth, this artist has come to create a compelling collection of fine fashions.
Burr = Velcro Velcro is widely known example of biomimicry. You may have worn shoes with velcro straps as a youngster and you can certainly look forward to wearing the same kind of shoes in retirement.