April 4, 2012

Animals that Used Nanotech Before Humans

Mara Grunbaum, Discover

AP Photo

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.

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TAGGED: Insects, Nanotechnology, Animals


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