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Test your eye for biomimicry

From what living creature is this image taken? From designing packaging for consumer products and manufacturing artificial bones, to developing new materials, chemical processes and high-performing systems, designers, scientists and researchers are taking inspiration from nature to do better with less. Have you ever tried your skill at learning from nature? Here's your chance. How would you "mimic" the properties of this in a material or design? [gravityform id="4" name="Material Challenge" title="false" description="false" ajax="true"]


Updated 11/06/2013

Answer: Shark scales under the microscope.