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January 1st, 2007

Biomimetic Nanotechnology Copying Nature On A Molecular Level

Abstract:
Biomimetics is a well explored area of materials science that deals with the science of copying or improving upon that which is found in nature. We commonly produce bulk synthetic materials with properties that improved from what occurs naturally. An example of this is synthetic versus natural rubber. An example of biomimetics that copies a naturally occurring thing are the hooks in Velcro, something that copies the hooks in burrs and some wildflower seeds.

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