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AskNature Nugget Ep. 6: Feathers

August 24, 2012
Ep. 6: How Does Nature Attach?

We've all had our feathers ruffled at one time or another, but what exactly are birds trying to accomplish when they preen?

Let Biomimicry 3.8's Co-Founder and Visionary take you into the wilds of Montana to explain the special structural properties of feathers.

Ask yourself: if Velcro was inspired by burrs, what system of attaching could be inspired by the feather?