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Museum showcases biomimetic work at Royal Society Science Exhibition

Curators from the Natural History Museum and three academics from the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College London displayed research that aims to inspire novel technologies from a selection of animals found in the collections.

The developments came from the field of biomimetics in which scientists look to evolution to provide solutions to the challenges we face. The Natural History Museum is uniquely placed to assist Imperial’s Department of Bioengineering in this field due to the wealth of biological material held within the collections. These specimens may hold the secrets to solving some long-standing engineering problems.

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Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum, famous for its beautiful Victorian building, is home to the nation’s finest collection of natural history specimens.

Imperial College London

Imperial College London is a science-based university with an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research. Consistently rated amongst the world's best universities.