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Design inspiration from nature

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Science Middle School Low

Design Inspiration from Nature Makes Oyster Glue

What can nature teach us? A lot. Biomimicry is the design and production of materials based on nature. In this public radio story you learn about how shellfish can stick so stubbornly to rocks underwater. You also hear from a scientist who has devoted his life to trying to figure out the secret of why oyster glue is so strong.

Life Science Arts Oceans chemistry

Story Length: 6:40

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National Public Radio © 2013 National Public Radio, Inc. Used with the permission of NPR. All rights reserved.

AIR DATE: 03/28/2013


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