The Nature of Engineering (And Vice Versa)

Jonathan Strickland

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You might be surprised at how much our cutting-edge technology owes to the wonders of the natural world. Scientists and engineers have looked to nature as they developed everything from solar cells to cancer-fighting nanoparticles. In celebration of Earth Day, Google has created a microsite that goes into further detail about nature as an engineer. Check it out!