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Biomaterials review

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My friend sent me an article, “Growing shoes and furniture: a design-led biomaterial revolution” by Liat Clark, about an exhibit showcasing biomimicry in materials development.
Clark writes, “The natural world has, over millions of years, evolved countless way to ensure its survival. The industrial revolution, in contrast, has given us just a couple hundred years to play catch-up using technology. And while we’ve been busily degrading the Earth since that revolution, nature continues to outdo us in the engineering of materials that are stronger, tougher and multipurpose.”