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Poisonous Frogs Inspire De-icing Tech for Planes

Poisonous Frogs Inspire De-icing Tech for Planes | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it

Plane wings could de-ice themselves by secreting anti-freeze.

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Nature's 3D Printer: MIND BLOWING Cocoon in Rainforest - Smarter Every Day 94

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Amazing - just amazing...the design of this moth cocoon from Peru begs the question "why"...what design principles are in play and what can we learn from them...

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Questions about butterfly wing color lead to interdisciplinary BIOMIMICRY project

Questions about butterfly wing color lead to interdisciplinary BIOMIMICRY project | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
“What we see in the natural world is far more complex than what we can create in the lab,” says Yang. “Dan is helping us to understand the ecological benefits of the many structures found in nature. Then we ask how we can re-engineer that structure efficiently with enhanced functions.”
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