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Life Sciences: Biomimetics

Technology to mimic Mother Nature

Researchers look to tap into a whole world of possibilities

By Ken Howard Wilan
Globe Correspondent / August 22, 2005

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If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then Mother Nature is smiling broadly. The science of imitating nature -- an approach called biomimetics -- is reaching out in deeper and more varied ways that ultimately seek to improve current technologies or create completely new ones. (Full article: 1572 words)

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