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Inspired by Biology: From Molecules to Materials to Machines

By: National Research Council

170 pages, illustrations

National Academies Press (NAP)

Paperback | Jun 2008 | #178547 | ISBN-13: 9780309117043
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Scientists have long desired to create synthetic systems that function with the precision and efficiency of biological systems. Using new techniques, researchers are now uncovering principles that could allow the creation of synthetic materials that can perform tasks as precise as biological systems.

To assess the current work and future promise of the biology-materials science intersection, the Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation asked the NRC to identify the most compelling questions and opportunities at this interface, suggest strategies to address them, and consider connections with national priorities such as healthcare and economic growth.This book presents a discussion of principles governing biomaterial design, a description of advanced materials for selected functions such as energy and national security, an assessment of biomolecular materials research tools, and an examination of infrastructure and resources for bridging biological and materials science.

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Committee on Biomolecular Materials and Processes, National Research Council

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