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March 26th, 2004

A few billion years in development, biomimetics emerge at last

Abstract:
In the 1940s, Swiss engineer George de Mestral returned from a hike with his dog and discovered that his pants and his pooch’s coat were covered with cockleburs. Examining the burrs’ hooks under a microscope, de Mestral was struck with an idea for a fabric fastener. Velcro was born. Velcro is the quintessential example of biomimetics, or biomimicry, literally the study of nature in order to imitate it.

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