definition of biomimicry
a method which aims to create solutions and technologies which are based on, or take inspiration from, patterns and processes that can be found in nature
The most famous example of biomimicry was the invention of Velcro brand fasteners. Invented in 1941 by Swiss engineer George de Mestral, who took the idea from the burrs that stuck tenaciously to his dog's hair.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 08/11/2011 12:50:00