Copying Nature

Humanity’s achievements in engineering have always been admired. This applies to antiquity’s Seven Wonders of the World as well as to the architectural masterpieces of modern times, such as the Eiffel Tower. The ideas of architects, physicians, mathematicians, chemists, engineers and technicians often have their origins in nature. Nature offers a huge reservoir of materials, which have proven their worth by permanent adaptation over millions of years. However, scientists do not just try to copy nature but strive to understand its principles and constructions and make them technically applicable in a modified way. Biology and technology have merged to the scientific discipline of BIONICS. Why can birds and insects fly? How do creatures live in the water without getting wet? Why is the blue morpho butterfly bright blue without the help of a colorant? Why is the lotus leaf always clean? Which building materials are there in nature? These and many more questions are answered in this DVD! Furthermore, the film gives a detailed illustration of how science implements and reconstructs nature’s ideas and makes them usable for us.

  • Article no.: 4662234
  • Targetgroups: Sek I,Sek II
  • Length: 29:02 min
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