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Surrounded by Genius: Nature’s Take on Engineering

Sometimes, all we have to do to solve complex design problems is look to nature. Biomimicry, a design solution embraced by a growing number of engineers, draws inspiration from 3.8 billion years of research and development from the natural world. As biomimicry expert Maria O’Farrell explains, we can all learn a thing or two from the natural “lab” that surrounds us. If you like this video, like us on Facebook and Twitter.

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‘That’s Amazing’ | Meet Earth’s Minders

The Earth needs champions—people willing to go to great heights (and depths) in order to conserve the natural world. In the third episode of “That’s Amazing,” we meet a team of diver-scientists who stay underwater for weeks at a time in the name of science, a biologist growing millions of trees to plant them across the devastated forests of the American West and an extraordinarily gifted rock balancer. If you like this video, like us on Facebook and Twitter.