7 Start-Ups Imitating Mother Nature

Velcro was modeled after burr seeds, which have hooks to latch onto passing-by m
Burr seeds / Velcro
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An introduction to Biomimicry

Biomimicry, or synthesizing mechanisms after biological ones, is nothing new.

The Wright brothers developed their aircraft based on sketches of pigeons.

A Swiss engineer got the idea for velcro after brushing burrs off of his dog.

Check out some inspiring start-ups that are turning Mother Nature into high end technology.
--Em Maier