Biomimicry is the imitation of models and systems that already exist in nature, through various means, for the purpose of human usage. Several useful inventions that we rely on today are a product of seeking inspiration from nature, such as Velcro, LED lights and turbines; by seeking inspiration from natural species as varied as crickets and hawks. This growingly popular science acknowledges that nature can be, more advanced in design than what humans can conceive.
Every fortnight, The Intersection narrates stories that meld culture, science and history in India. Through interviews, anecdotes and original research, Padmaparna Ghosh and Samanth Subramanian bring alive the rich breadth of human imagination and knowledge, making for a riveting listening experience. The incessant punning — well, that’s just a bonus.