How Does Nature Sense?
Adelheid Fischer, Biomimicry Fellow and Coordinator of InnovationSpace at Arizona State University, explains how she finds inspiration in the star-nosed mole. The mole does not use its unusual nose for smell, but as a touch sensing organ. The mole can also smell under water by sending out bubbles to catch odour molecules, and then breathing them back in to smell the environment. Adelheid asks what we can learn from the sensory apparatus of the mole and its unique methods of navigation.
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|Subject(s)||Science, Biology, Engineering, Design and technology|
|Published||2010 to date|