As a human creation is based on previously acquired knowledge and expe¬riences, it is not surprising that engineering, the arts, and any form of expression, is influenced by natures way to some extent. The design of human industry has evolved from very simple tools, to complex engineering devices. Nature has always provided us with a rich catalog of excellent materials and inspiring designs. Now, equipped with new machinery and techniques, we look again at Nature. We aim at mimicking not only its best products, but also its design principles.
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