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Submission + - Mimicking Materials and Structures in Nature (

eldavojohn writes: "From special organic molecules to organic surfaces with special properties to organic concrete, MIT's Technology Review takes a look at inspirations in nature that materials scientists are currently mimicking for human purposes. You may be able to name other fields that have turned to evolution for inspiration as well."
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Mimicking Materials and Structures in Nature

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