10 ways we have mimicked life and its survival abilities
Biomimicry is modeling biological entities and processes.
The popular fastener hook and loop tape, or Velcro from the French for velvet velours and hook crochet, is a well-used example of biomimicry, of technological inventers mimicking biology or copying nature. Velcro’s attachment mimics the hooks on the seed capsules of the Burdock burr plant.
There is much to learn from the natural world and this has been demonstrated on the website Biomimicry 3.8, named after the 3.8…