Consider the peacock feather. Who knew that such intriguing colors could be created without manufactured paints and dyes? What about the solid, compact structure of a snail shell…could we build storm-proof housing like that for humans?
These are some basic applications of biomimicry: a field of science that promotes a ‘nature as mentor’ approach to design. The answers to humanity’s most pressing challenges, biomimicry experts say, lie in existing natural processes and structures. [Click Here to Read More at Green Schools National Network]