– the abstraction of good ideas from nature. Even better is Matt’s idea
of cloning mechanisms from nature, rather than copying the mechanical
engineering principles. (remember my post about cloning spider for a
An important technique to link the learnings from bioligy with the
tinkerings of mechanical engineers is the TRIZ database. You can read
about that from my delicious tags and actually query a database from
bath university here.
Enjoy Mike Seyfang Fang Learndog http://www.economist.com/diversions/displayStory.cfm?Story_id=4031083