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from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The study of the structure and function of biological systems as models for the design and engineering of materials and machines.

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  • n. The study of the structure and function of living things as models for the creation of materials or products by reverse engineering.

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  • The device falls in the field of "biomimetics" - using biological design principles to inspire new technology.

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  • Shapiro's field is known as biomimetics, which involves using technology to mimic nature, and within that field is a sub-specialty that uses technology specifically to mimic animal location.

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  • (MEMS) technology to imitate the way butterfly wings shimmer -- a process called biomimetics, or imitating things found in nature.

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  • The science of copying nature, known as biomimetics, is not altogether new - think radar, Velcro and da Vinci's flying machines - but it is garnering increasing attention, with anything from the biomechanics of frog legs, to the sensing ability of rat's whiskers, being used as a basis for new inventions ...

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  • Writing should mix action adventure with scientific principles of optics and photonics, with stress on real-world applications such as biomimetics (artificial muscles), nanotechnology, lasers, distance imaging, etc.

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  • Writing should mix action adventure with scientific principles of optics and photonics, with stress on real-world applications such as biomimetics artificial muscles, nanotechnology, lasers, distance imaging, etc.

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  • The device falls in the field of "biomimetics": using biological design principles to inspire new technology.

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  • This optimistic scenario is coming closer to reality as new technologies such as biomimetics and Dye Sensitised solar Cells (DSCs) emerge with great promise for capturing or storing solar energy, and nanocatalysis develops efficient catalysts for energy-saving industrial processes.

    the Foresight Institute

  • This optimistic scenario is coming closer to reality as new technologies such as biomimetics and Dye Sensitized solar Cells (DSCs) emerge with great promise for capturing or storing solar energy, and nanocatalysis develops efficient catalysts for energy-saving industrial processes.

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  • Benyus says an examination of the Worldwide Patent Database between 1985 and 2005 shows the number of appearances of the terms "bioinspired," "biomimicry," and "biomimetics" jumped 93 percent, compared with a 2.7 percent increase in patents overall.

    Nature Is the Model Factory

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