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.

Going with the flow
Going with the flow
The inventor: Jay Harman

The company: Pax Scientific

The innovation: Energy-efficient fans and impellers

The inspriation: The spiral-flow patterns of water and air

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