Potential of biomimetics in science, engineering, and medicine

Abstract: Biomimetics is the study of nature and natural phenomena to understand the principles of underlying mechanisms, to obtain ideas from nature, and to apply concepts that may benefit science, engineering, and medicine. Read this review and sign up to receive International Journal of Nanomedicine here: https://www.dovepress.com/articles.php?article_id=23578
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Figure 1 The area of applications in biomimetics.

Figure 1 The area of applications in biomimetics.

Figure 2 Biomimicry taxonomy categorizing the research interests of biomimetics.

Figure 2 Biomimicry taxonomy categorizing the research interests of biomimetics.

Figure 3 DaimlerChrysler’s prototype bionic car (D), inspired by the box fish (A), skeleton structure of blowfish adapted for designing of vehicles (C), and tree growth patterns (B).

Figure 3 DaimlerChrysler’s prototype bionic car (D), inspired by the box fish (A), skeleton structure of blowfish adapted for designing of vehicles (C), and tree growth patterns (B).

Figure 4 SEM images illustrating the variation in dermal denticle shapes across the body surface of Scyliorhinus canicula.

Figure 4 SEM images illustrating the variation in dermal denticle shapes across the body surface of Scyliorhinus canicula.

Figure 5 The Eastgate building in Harare, Zimbabwe, adapting the design of nests of termites.

Figure 5 The Eastgate building in Harare, Zimbabwe, adapting the design of nests of termites.

Figure 6 (A) Structure of byssi in mussels. (B) Chemical structure of a Dopa-rich mussel foot protein (mfp).

Figure 6 (A) Structure of byssi in mussels. (B) Chemical structure of a Dopa-rich mussel foot protein (mfp).

Figure 7 Images of the crack-healing process in control mortar specimens before (A and B) and after 100 days of healing (C and D).

Figure 7 Images of the crack-healing process in control mortar specimens before (A and B) and after 100 days of healing (C and D).


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