Nature Inc - Series 2: Episode 2
08 February 2012, 12:00
Natural selection is a three billion year old product design process that can’t be beaten. It’s not just Velcro… ‘Biomimicry’ is a way of profiting from nature by observing and adapting natural solutions into technical innovations. In this episode, we see how sharks, sponges and the brittle fish — equipped all over its body with thousands of optically perfect lenses with which it sees — are being studied for commercial potential.