- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 3 hours
- Video: Color
- Released: January 13, 2009
- Originally Released: 2006
- Label: Smithsonian Networks
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.78
- Stereo 2.0 - English
- Subtitles - English SDH - Optional
- MAGIC OF MOTION
- THE MATERIAL WORLD
- ENERGY IS THE KEY
Performers, Cast and Crew:
The word "biomimetics" doesn't exactly roll off the tongue, but it's a fascinating field that uses nature to solve complicated modern problems. This documentary takes viewers inside some of the amazing discoveries biomimetics has uncovered, and explains how they might change the way people live, work, and treat illnesses.
Description by Infinity Entertainment Group:
Magic of Motion: An Emmy Award-winner (nominated twice), this episode shows 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.
Television / TV Series