Margot Holland

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Sharkskin = Swimsuit | 8 amazing examples of biomimicry | MNN - Mother Nature Network

Scientists have been able to replicate dermal denticles in swimsuits (which are now banned in major competition) and the bottom of boats.

Termite dens look otherworldly, but they are surprisingly comfortable places to live. While the temperature outside swings wildly throughout the day from lows in the 30s to highs over 100, the inside of a termite den holds steady at a comfortable (to a termite) 87 degrees.    Mick Pearce, architect of Eastgate Centre in Harare, Zimbabwe, studied the cooling chimneys and tunnels of termite dens. He applied those lessons to the 333,000 square-foot Eastgate Centre, which uses 90 percent less…

Termite dens look otherworldly, but they are surprisingly comfortable places to live. While the temperature outside swings wildly throughout the d