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 (bī′ō-mĭ-mĕt′ĭks, -mī-)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
The study of the structure and function of biological systems as models for the design and engineering of materials and machines.

bi′o·mi·met′ic adj.
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They cover photonic structures in plants, biomineralization and photonics, biomimetics and optical nanostructures, photomechanic infrared receptors in pyrophilous beetles and bugs, the commercial production of biomimetic photonic structures, a night vision algorithm inspired by the visual system of a nocturnal bee, and modeling and simulating structural colors.
CONTACT: Kearstin Patterson, Corporate Communications of BioMimetic Therapeutics, +1-615-236-4419, kpatterson@biomimetics.
Biomimetics, simply, is the use of nature-inspired technologies and range from the use of fins for swimming to sensory-enhancing microchips used to interface with the brain to assist in hearing, seeing, and controlling instruments.
One of the latest biomimetics to be offered in the U.
The Institute of Physics (Philadelphia, PA/London) has begun the publication of two new electronic journals including "Journal of Instrumentation" and "Bioinspiration & Biomimetics.
Neurobiologist Frank Grasso, an associate professor of psychology at Brooklyn College, is one of a growing number of biomimetics researchers.
FRS is a unique, patented face recognition technology that uses biomimetics -- a technology that mimics the analytical processes of the human mind by modeling the neural structure of the brain down to individual neural cell types, rather than relying on measurements for recognition.
Vice President - Chief Scientific Officer of BioMimetic Pharmaceuticals, +1-615-236-4404, or ch@biomimetics.
Just how biological structures develop seemingly industrial traits--like that light-guiding capability of spicules--is the kind of puzzle that appeals to Mehmet Sarikaya and his biomimetics group at the University of Washington.
The BioMimetic sale investigation centers on whether BioMimetic's shareholders are receiving adequate compensation for their shares in the buyout, whether the transaction undervalues BioMimetic's stock, and whether BioMimetics' board attempted to obtain the highest share price for all shareholders prior to agreeing to the deal.
Optical biomimetics reviews key research in this area, focusing on the techniques and approaches used to characterise and mimic naturally occurring optical effects.
Half the jobs biomimetic machines will be doing in 10 years don't even have a name right now" says Chuck Pell, director of science and technology for Nakton Research, a Durham, N.