Paris: Climate change and the loss of biodiversity have exposed our dependence on the natural world from food to breathing to breathing.
But nature can also solve other problems and stimulate scientific discoveries in various unexpected ways.
Nature is “a source of inspiration for science, because it has figured out the way Earth supports life,” said Lex Amore from the Biomimicry Institute.
“It is imperative we look to the biological blueprints that have been successful over millennia to launch groundbreaking ideas faster.”
From scented durian fruits that can charge electric cars to sea sponges that can help build better spaceships, the following are scientific works inspired by nature this year.