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Bioinspiration

Bioinspiration is observing a particular function performed with precision by a biologic system and then attempting to create a synthetic system that delivers the same service for technological applications.

Smart materials

Smart materials describe a general term that refers to those unique materials which are characterised by their intelligence as they can recognise appropriately to stimuli from the internal and external environment.

Structural colour

Structural colour is a term used to describe objects that do not have any pigment yet get their colours from light that is being reflected in microstructures and by this manipulating our brain’s way to see colours (like in a rainbow). In nature, tremendous numbers of orders and patterns are generated spontaneously, which enliven our surroundings.