Design: How biomimicry helps make faster, more efficient products

Engineer and birdwatcher Eiji Nakatsu helped redesign Japan’s bullet trains based on the aerodynamics of three very different species of birds. In this short piece, my man Roman Mars from the great 99% Invisible talks about how mimicking natural designs (e.g. the leaves of the lotus) helps create more functional, less wasteful products:


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