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Find out how sharkskin has helped scientists create more advantageous swimsuits.

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I n no vatio n s F ROM n atu r e 30 biomimicry (bye-oh-MI-mi-kree) the practice of copying nature in order to build or improve something denticles (DEN-ti-kuhlz) tiny structures found on shark skin that are made of material similar to teeth drag (DRAG) the force caused by water resistance on a moving object endangered (en-DAYN-jerd) low in numbers with the threat of becoming lower extinction (ek-STINGT-shun) no longer living or in use horizontal (hor-uh-ZON-tuhl) flat and parallel to the ground hydrodynamics (hye-dro-dye-NAM-iks) the study of liquids in motion and the forces acting on solid bodies in fluids organisms (OR-guh-niz-uhmz) living plants or animals resistance (ri-ZISS-tuhnss) a force that opposes the motion of an object textiles (TEK-stilez) fabrics or cloths that have been woven or knitted vortices (VOR-tih-seez) swirling masses of water or air Fr om S h ar k s t o .

Biomimicry: Inventions Inspired by Nature. Tonawanda, NY: Kids Can Press, 2011. Marsico, Katie. Sharks. New York: Children’s Press, 2012. Wagner, Kathi. The Everything Kids’ Shark Book: Dive into Fun-Infested Waters! Avon, MA: Adams Media, 2005. web sites Ask Nature—What Is Biomimicry? org/article/view/what_is_biomimicry Find out more about biomimicry, with examples, further links, and interesting video content. net Check out the latest news on the science of biomimicry, with links to other sites as well as information for those interested in choosing a career in the field.

Sw i m su i t s 31 books Freese, Susan M. Fashion. San Francisco: Essential Library, 2009. Lee, Dora. Biomimicry: Inventions Inspired by Nature. Tonawanda, NY: Kids Can Press, 2011. Marsico, Katie. Sharks. New York: Children’s Press, 2012. Wagner, Kathi. The Everything Kids’ Shark Book: Dive into Fun-Infested Waters! Avon, MA: Adams Media, 2005. web sites Ask Nature—What Is Biomimicry? org/article/view/what_is_biomimicry Find out more about biomimicry, with examples, further links, and interesting video content.

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