Sometimes Engineers look up to nature for tackling some of the world’s biggest challenges. Adapting or getting inspired by nature for sustainability solutions by emulating nature’s time-tested patterns and strategies is termed Biomimicry.
Believe it or not, some of the vehicles and products you come across on daily basis are inspired by animals and nature.
The Bullet train
Japan produces some of the most efficient and fast trains in the world at speed of 300km/hr. At such speed usually, all trains produce sonic boom and contribute to noise pollution.
But with the help of Biomimicry, engineers turned to an unlikely source the Kingfisher. Kingfisher birds can travel between the air and water with a very little splash and hunting for prey.
So engineers got inspired by this and gave a long break-like shape in front of the train. It helped them o reduce around and optimize the functionality of the train.
Airplanes inspired by eagles
The goal of aviation engineers to make the flight more efficient consuming less fuel in the -process. The eagle’s wing and the tail structure provide the plane action flight control.