Wednesday, October 1, 2008

How Does a Namibian Fog Basking Beetle get Water?


This miraculous creature is capable of harvesting moisture in the desert air by condensing H20 on its abdomen then tilting his body towards his mouth when he needs a drink. I first heard about this
here
. One of the fellas you hear in the BBC podcast is Michael Pawlyn, not to be confused with Michael Pollen (One of my favorite contemporary writers). The British Michael can be seen in the video below sharing some more insight into the logic of biomimicry. Enjoy!

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