Scientists just replaced things that we see in nature to actually create an invention. This quality of critical thinking, observation, creativity helps the humans to get in front of the race in development. Here is a list of six things that we stole from nature
1) Kingfisher’s beak is an inspiration to our present day high-speed rails.
The kingfisher’s beak is so sharp, long and pointed that it can dive with a high speed into water, catch its prey and come out without much disturbance in the water. By making trains with a beak-shaped nose like the kingfisher’s, the trains would quickly slice through the air. The streamlined shape helps to move faster. Wow! Move quicker with a kingfisher beak! Well thought
2) The houses with slant roof are an inspiration from the distant hills.
The slanted roof is for letting water or ice come down easily and not get logged there. Still, the same idea is used in houses of hilly areas. Well, that is really a clever observation. Isn’t it?
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3) Velcro that we have today is an inspiration from burdock (plants that have prickly heads)
A Swiss engineer’s dog had burdocks attached to its fur. He kept it under a microscope and noticed the hooks getting attached to fur. This observation after a lot of research brought in the incredible invention of the Velcro.
4) Benz designed a car out of a fish
Mercedes-Benz found an inspiration for a car body in the boxfish. The fish’s body was aerodynamically superb and this design was perfect for a car. It is considered one of the best shapes for a car of its size.
5) Swim Suit From Shark Skin
At a molecular level shark skin is made up of scales to produce drag. This was observed and was used in making of boats and swim suits. Cool Invention.
6) Even Sun can’t escape our observation
The sun is powered by nuclear fusion. We replaced the same stuff in making a hydrogen bomb.