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Biomimetics is the study of how living organisms can be used as models to design new technologies. It is a relatively new field that is constantly evolving, as researchers find new ways to apply the principles of nature to the design of man-made objects. Some of the most famous examples of biomimetic technologies include Velcro, which was inspired by the way that burrs attach to animal fur, and the GEICO Gecko robot, which can climb walls and ceilings like its real-life counterpart.

Biomimetics is an interdisciplinary field that draws inspiration from nature to solve engineering problems. Some of the emerging trends in biomimetics include the use of nanomaterials and 3D printing to create artificial tissues and organs, the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning to design new drugs and therapies, and the use of robotics and drones to mimic the movements of animals.

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