Mimicry, in biology, phenomenon characterized by the superficial resemblance of two or more organisms that are not closely related taxonomically. This resemblance confers an advantage—such as protection from predation—upon one or both organisms through some form of “information flow” that passes between the organisms and the animate agent of selection. The agent of selection (which may be, for example, a predator, a symbiont, or the host of a parasite, depending on the type of mimicry encountered) interacts directly with the similar organisms and is deceived by their similarity. This type of natural selection distinguishes mimicry from other types of convergent resemblance that result from the action of other forces of natural selection (e.g., temperature, food habits) on unrelated organisms. Continue reading the following about mimicry in biology.
Biomimicry is an approach to innovation that seeks sustainable solutions to human challenges by emulating nature's time-tested patterns and strategies. The goal is to create products, processes, and policies—new ways of living—that are well-adapted to life on earth over the long haul. Watch the following video on Biomimicry
Tomorrow, you will be sitting as panels for the students from New Tech, who will be demonstrating ideas for healthcare on biomimicry inspired technology. I have added some videos on biomimicry. Today, you will write about what mimicry is in nature (biology) and what biomimicry is, how does nature use mimicry. How is science using biomimicry to create new ideas for better, sustainable innovations for human use. You will be emailing this to me. This is due today after class, so don't waist time. See you tomorrow.
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