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Biomimicry: The Design of the Future?

By Oliver Bean - Engineering Student @ Wadham College, Oxford


Human technological feats are staggering. We have developed computers capable of processing 2 quintillion calculations per second. We have developed telescopes that can detect light 10 billion light years away and we can accelerate particles to 299.8 million metres per second in the Hadron Collider. Despite this, in recent years innovations in a range of technological applications, from structures to smart materials, have been driven by looking back towards nature.