Saturday, January 21, 2006

More Biomimetics For Space

Last year we wrote about biomimetics (here) and its possible application to space travel. Biomimetics looks to nature as an inspiration for creating materials that match what natural materials can do.

There's been a spate of stories recently about the threat to spaceships from orbital debris. (Here for example.) Perhaps part of the solution is to make spaceships that repair themselves much like organisms heal themselves. (Here.)

-tdr

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