Product design, nature's way

Eons of evolution have honed plant and animal life into the most intricately engineered things on the planet. Now a new breed of inventor is reverse-engineering Mother Earth's marvels and turning them into remarkable real-world products.

A new way to see the light
A new way to see the light
The inventor: Mark MIles

The company: Qualcomm

The innovation: Glare-proof displays for mobile phones

The inspiration: The reflective properties of butterfly wings

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