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Research inspired by animals that swarm, grip, swim or fly

There is a lot we can learn from the way animals operate and maneuver through the world.

When was the last time you observed an animal and were struck with awe? Was it a moment spent taking in the navigational prowess of birds in flight or spotting a fish camouflaged ever so cleverly, in what at first glance, appeared to be a lifeless tide pool. The abilities of animals often surpass our own, and they create a delightful sense of wonder. Read on to learn about the ways our researchers study the animal kingdom to make advances in technology, energy, health and more.