Biomimicking is a word that is being thrown around in the scientific space at the moment. It is when humans replicate natural forms to invent new technology. A simpler name for it is ‘innovation inspired by nature.’
It makes sense. Biological systems do function efficiently, so why not mimic them. This is a new concept to me, but Australian scientists caught onto the idea decades ago whilst searching for a solution to generate power from renewable resources.
The new Australian documentary The Future Makers showcases a few of these projects that are happening in our own backyard.