Richard Hammond's Invisible Worlds on BBC1 last night featured bioinspiration. Three key subjcets - the Lotus Effect, spider silk and gecko adhesion - were featured. All first appeared in The Gecko's Foot (2005), still the only popular science book on the subject. Bioinspiration is set to be a key element in the new technologies that will fill the gap left by industrial collapse and the banking implosion.
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