April 4, 2012
Animals that Used Nanotech Before Humans
Mara Grunbaum, Discover
The animal kingdom boasts many an impressive form, from arching giraffe necks to spoon-shaped bird beaks to gigantic beetle claws. But evolution has worked on much smaller scales too, producing finely honed nanostructures--parts less than a millionth of a meter across, or smaller than 1/20th of the width of a human hair--that help animals climb, slither, camouflage, flirt, and thrive.
TAGGED: insects, nanotechnology, animals