DEFINITION: The imitation of biological entities and processes in the design and production of materials, structures and systems. Biomimicry can provide sustainable solutions to human challenges. For instance, researchers have suggested that mimicking the structure of a butterfly’s wings could boost the output of solar panels by almost 50%.

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