Re: real-world nanotechnology

From: Adrian Tymes (
Date: Wed Apr 18 2001 - 22:01:22 MDT

Emlyn wrote:
> >
> "Just as man learned to fly by watching birds, so we can develop faster,
> cheaper and cleaner processes by imitating biology."
> Ummm, does anyone else see a problem with this statement?

Partially true: the airfoil is an imitation of birds' wings, and most
pre-Kitty Hawk attempts at powered aircraft got that part right. Just
don't do a blind imitation of bioligy, as shown by the crucial element
that powered aircraft needed (unless any bird species have engines on
the power range we do).

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