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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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Got A Pest Problem? Call The Quack Squad

Since pesticides are dangerous both to humans and the environment, this vineyard uses ducks, nature’s pest control, to get rid of pests. They’re short, they waddle, and they’re coming to eat the snails. Meet the quack squad, nature’s very own pest control. Every morning, duck farmer Denzel Metthys releases over 1,000 Indian Runner ducks on the Vergenoegd Winery in South Africa. Trained to march in a long line en route to the vineyard, these ducks mean business. If you like this video, share it on facebook and twitter.