Human Inventions Inspired by Nature

Here is a very short list of inventions of mankind which were made after being inspired by nature. The complete list would call for hundreds of web-pages (!)

Helicopter: Have you ever wondered that the helicopters resemble the exact design of a dragonfly! The design was improvised by observing the hovering of hummingbirds and sun birds.

Aeroplane: Hovering birds such as eagles, vultures, pelicans, albatrosses and terns look like the non-flapping planes during their flight patterns.

Solar panels: from the reptiles. The idea of using the sun as a source was kick-started by basking lizards and crocodiles.

Wind energy: Butterflies flapping their wings

Radio signals, radar, mobile phones: The bats use these for millions of years. So do the elephants which use the infrasonic signals to communicate over miles.

Sonar: The whales and dolphins use these to locate the food and mates.

Armored tanks and vehicles: Snails and tortoises are influential in these technologies.

There are many more scientific achievements that have been inspired by natural elements. Try and find them and have fun.

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17 Responses to “Human Inventions Inspired by Nature”
  1. carissimi Says...

    On July 26, 2010 at 10:14 am

    this was a very delightful surprise to find! enjoyed reading this.

  2. drelayaraja Says...

    On July 27, 2010 at 7:29 am

    Wonderful share. Many of us are not aware of the ideas that nature has in store. Nature is truly inspiring.

  3. Anuradha Ramkumar Says...

    On July 28, 2010 at 5:39 am

    What an interesting comparison. Excellent.

  4. Raj the Tora Says...

    On August 4, 2010 at 6:45 am

    Thank you for the comments friends

  5. Nykesha Alexandra Says...

    On August 25, 2010 at 6:30 am

    A very nice share! Thanks!

  6. Raj the Tora Says...

    On August 26, 2010 at 4:57 am

    Thanks for the appreciation Ishinimrod :)

  7. samee Says...

    On August 30, 2010 at 1:31 am

    Good share to know about humans innovation depends with nature. Superb.

  8. Raj the Tora Says...

    On August 30, 2010 at 3:02 am

    Thanks for the support and comments Sam

  9. Tom Says...

    On June 23, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    excellent info here

  10. Omnibus Says...

    On June 23, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    superb post

  11. Will wins Says...

    On June 23, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    well researched great write!!!

  12. Raj the Tora Says...

    On June 25, 2011 at 3:49 am

    Thanks friends

  13. Berline Says...

    On March 19, 2013 at 6:02 am

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  14. Jacqueline Says...

    On March 19, 2013 at 6:04 am

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  15. Francise Says...

    On March 19, 2013 at 6:24 am

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    On March 19, 2013 at 6:28 am

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    On March 19, 2013 at 6:33 am

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