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The Gecko's Foot: Bio-inspiration: Engineering New Materials and Devices from Nature

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By: Peter Forbes

356 pages, Illus

Fourth Estate

Hardback | Dec 2005 | #151397 | ISBN: 0007179901
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Bio-inspiration is the new engineering: nature's own nanotechnology. Scientists, architects and engineers are now taking a leaf from nature's book by building intricate structures with surprising new properties, using techniques nature has perfected over millions of years of evolution. The quest to match the amazing adhesion of the gecko's foot is just one example of this new 'smart' science that is transforming our lives, and forcing us to look at the world in a completely new way.

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