The most spectacular example of an engineered living system is the human body, toward the invention of which the whole cosmos appears to have been very carefully aimed.
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Listen in as Steve Laufmann reflects on the body’s fight against equilibrium, the Goldilocks principle, and more!
Among other design inspirations, the “ultimate non-stick coating” developed at McMaster University is based on the lotus leaf.
The metal element 42, molybdenum, is needed in the body in extremely small but vital amounts for enzymes to work properly.