Sarah Staniland and co-workers discuss the meaning of the term ‘biomimetic’, and how it differs or overlaps between disciplines. How does a physicist define biomimetics, compared to a biologist? The irridescence of butterfly wings to tiny magnetic organisms are all discussed in this interesting and thoughtful Opinion piece.
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Innovation through imitation: biomimetic, bioinspired and biokleptic research
Andrea E. Rawlings, Jonathan P. Bramble and Sarah S. Staniland
Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 2675-2679, DOI: 10.1039/C2SM25385B