Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Bio mimicry

Did you know that Velcro was invented when a Swiss engineer thought long and hard about why burrs were so hard to get out of  the coat of his dog and his trousers. He analyzed the hook and loop structure over a number of years and came up with Velcro.

Using approaches from nature in engineering products is called Biomimicry. Here are some more examples...

Did you know that this approach is also scriptural?

Job 12:7 says, "But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds of the air, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish of the sea inform you."

Examples are:
  1. Bricks that can be grown with biological processes and hardened much like coral, instead of the energy intensive kiln firing.
  2. Grass fed beef.
  3. Pastured poultry.
  4. Cover crops to mimic the prairie.
  5. Coatings on glass that cause the water to bead and run off to stay clean, like some plants have.

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