Why take inspiration from butterfly wings?

Audio 48:30

Butterfly © Neil Doren

By: Caroline Lachowsky

49 mins

Why take inspiration from butterfly wings?

Like the lagoon blue ones of the mythical morpho, little jewels of natural engineering both economical and sublime which have everything to bio-inspire us ...

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Let's fly to the lagoon blue wings of the mythical morpho butterfly, to be inspired by these little jewels of natural engineering, economical and sublime. Both flexible and rigid, antibacterial, self-cleaning and shimmering, brilliantly shining, the wings of the morpho (which also allow it to communicate and avoid predators) have something to fascinate and enlighten us ... By showing us another way, other ways of innovating, inspired by living things and their main principles of multifunctionality. Bio get inspired 

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With

Serge Berthier

, professor emeritus of Physics at the University of Paris-Diderot and researcher at the Institut des nanosciences de Paris (CNRS-Université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie) for his book

The awakening of the morpho, repairing the Earth by inspired by the feats of nature

 published by Flammarion.

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