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215.74 COMFORT
  
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Green Forest, Ark. : Master Books, c2012.
Description:
79 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 21 cm.
  
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"Man's indiscriminate stealing of God's amazing design"--Cover.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 76).
Contents:
Swim like a fish : copying shark scales -- Body armor of the future : strength of fish scales -- Stronger than Kevlar : spider web strong -- Pinecone fashion coming soon to a mall near you? -- Cleaning like a lotus leaf -- Robosquids and jet propulsion -- Mantis shrimp eye improves next wave of entertainment technology -- Butterflies prevent counterfeit currency? -- Human eye : a better camera lens -- Computer virus software looks to human immune system -- The human brain inspires faster computer chips -- Anti-lasers learn from bird feathers -- Decoding the bombardier beetle -- Mosquitoes studied for painless needles -- Listen like a fly on the wall -- Healing power of the body inspires self-healing materials -- Humans give robotic design a hand -- Mussels with strong muscle-sticking power -- Velcro imagined in the woods, re-imagined in the lab -- Wasp nests and papermaking -- Cat eyes that save lives -- Gecko feet help robots go vertical -- Why fish are faster -- Fins for fans -- Termites and air-conditioned buildings -- Broken bones, healing, and the Eiffel Tower -- Wipers, eyes, and controversy -- Kingfishers break sonic boom for trains -- Worms at the center of tunnel safety -- Moth's eye inspires new solar cells -- The astonishing leaf and power supplies -- Mathematics, sunflowers, and catching some rays -- Conclusion -- A brave new world : defining the new sciences.
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9780890516690
0890516693
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