‘Imagine trying to design spring.’
A field that I find absolutely fascinating is biomimicry. I would love to have a job where I just got to learn about really smart people coming up with ways to use biomimicry, and then I just got to go around bragging about how cool it is. Wouldn’t that be a great job?
Biomimicry is imitating, or studying and attempting to replicate nature’s solutions to problems that we also face. Effective and efficient speed. Incredibly tough yet flexible ways of moving heavy items. So, so many problems nature has already solved in a brilliant way because had they not solved those, those animals or insects would be dead.
This is a lazy post, I’m just going to point to intelligent things others have written about this field … but I also wanted to highlight the field in case you’d never heard of it. Because it is super cool!
For example, here’s a TED Talk (an old one).
Here’s the place that TED Talk person is associated with.
And here is an article citing some specific examples.
It’s super cool stuff! It is neat engineering, science, and respect of the amazing world that we get to occupy.