Join Smithsonian Channel for this two time Emmy Award nominated look at biomimetics, the evolving science of looking to nature for answers to modern problems often in unexpected ways.
In Earth's 4 billion year history, nature has solved all of life s problems, from the highest mountain to the deepest ocean. Evolution is the ultimate inventor and many of man s most clever engineering solutions have exact counterparts in nature.
In three amazing episodes, NatureTech views our world with fresh eyes, where nature and technology stand hand in hand. Flies improve search and rescue, termite feces helps builders, pine cones inspire new age apparel and sharks Olympic swimsuits, nanotechnology mimics moths, Arctic poppies influence eco-friendly architecture, cockroaches inspire space engineers, fish become cars and airplanes take the shape of birds.
Magic of Motion, The aerodynamics of how animals walk, swim and fly. All the Wright Brothers needed to do was look up to the Turkey Vulture? Nature inspired man's earliest motion and continues to do so today.
The Material World, Nature is full of amazing materials, tougher than steel and sharper than our finest optics, and uses them in extraordinary ways. Scientists look for materials that are warmer, smarter, stronger and more eco-friendly.
Energy is the Key, Sunlight and plants, the alchemy of life. Human mastery of fire freed us from energy constraints, but at what cost? The search for new ways to live on our planet.
NatureTech received a Parent s Choice Foundation Gold Award and was named Best Limited Series at the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival.