Quand la nature inspire la science - Biomimétisme
Did you know that velcro is the result of the observation of an "eye-catching" plant, the Burdock? Did you know that the first alarm clock was inspired by the cricket? Did you know that the scallop shell is the origin of the invention of corrugated iron? Did you know that the anti-reflection eyes of flies led to the creation of photovoltaic panels? We are far from imagining how animals and plants have inspired inventors, engineers, architects and scientists for hundreds of years...
This largely empirical science is called "biomimicry" and was already practiced by the ancient Egyptians and Leonardo da Vinci. This book will show you how it has become one of the most promising aspects of contemporary research - promising fascinating discoveries and inventions, promising cutting-edge technologies that will not even harm the environment! Non-polluting technologies, fully recyclable materials, renewable energies, techniques that use considerably less energy?
Nature is both marvelous and generous, you just have to know how to observe it to get the most out of it!
Book in french
Author : Mathilde Fournier
Illustration : Titwane
Publisher : Plume de Carotte