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Bio-inspiration (also known as biomimetics) is the new engineering: nature's own nanotechnology. Instead of – in its crudest terms – welding large pieces of hard 'dry' right-angled metal together, scientists, architects and engineers are taking a leaf from nature's book by building intricate structures with surprising new properties, using the kind of 'wet' self-assembly techniques nature has perfected over millions of years of evolution.
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